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Before 1988, insurance companies in California were free to charge whatever rates the market would bear, needing no approval from regulators before raising rates.

(A) needing no approval from regulators before raising
correctly modifies the preceding clause "were free to charge whatever rates the market would bear"
What was free to charge? The insurance companies were

(B) and it needed no approval by regulators before raising
"it" can only refer to market. Market need no approval from regulators is not the intended meaning of the original sentence.
Insurance companies don't need approval.

(C) and needing no approval from regulators before they raised
"were" is not parallel with "needing". It is also unclear what "they" is referring to. Regulators? Insurance companies?

(D) with approval not needed by regulators before they raised
Same problem with (C)

(E) with no approval needed from regulators before the raising of
Passive voice, seems inferior to answer (A)

Please correct my explanation in (A) if I did it wrong.
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Why option E is wrong?


Hey gmatacer40 ,

E is wrong because it is following the incorrect usage of "with".

Refer to below article to learn more on the usage.

With Usage on GMAT

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Why option E is wrong?



Hello gmatacer40,

I will be glad to help you with this one. :-)

Choice A explicitly says that insurance companies in California did not need any approval from regulators.

But Choice E just says with no approval needed. It does not specify who did not need approval, an information explicitly mentioned in the original sentence. Hence, Choice E leads to a distortion in meaning and stands incorrect.

It's always easier to approach the sentence from meaning standpoint rather than learn a whole lot of grammar rules that you may or may not remember at the time when you may need to use them. :-)


Hope this helps. :-)
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