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By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central Intelligenc

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By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central Intelligence Agency broad discretionary powers enabling it to withhold from the public the identities of its sources of intelligence information.

(A) enabling it to withhold from the public

(B) for it to withhold from the public

(C) for withholding disclosure to the public of

(D) that enable them to withhold from public disclosure

(E) that they can withhold public disclosure of


The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 11th Edition, 2005

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Question No.: SC 93
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https://www.nytimes.com/1985/04/17/us/justices-grant-cia-wide-discretion-on-secrecy.html

The Supreme Court today gave the Central Intelligence Agency broad discretion to withhold the identities of its sources of intelligence information from public disclosure.


The question can be solved on the basis of of pronoun mismatch , and Idiom.

"They and Them" cannot be used for Supreme court , hence option D and E are eliminated.

The correct usage is "With Hold FROM",option c is eliminated

we are left with option A and B.

Option B is awkard "For it to ....." hence eliminated.

Correct answer is A.
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I agree with payalkhndlwl comment. Don't we need a comma before enabling?

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Enabling is modifying "powers" --> enabling should modify CIA. Is my understanding incorrect?
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I agree with payalkhndlwl comment. Don't we need a comma before enabling?

payalkhndlwl wrote:
Enabling is modifying "powers" --> enabling should modify CIA. Is my understanding incorrect?

mview , this question is official. The answer is correct.
No, we do not need a comma before "enabling." If we needed a comma, the OA would have a comma.

Rather than argue with the correct answer, try to figure out why GMAC constructed the answer as it did. I explained one reason in my post immediately above, (here.

Which part of my answer do you disagree with, and why?
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Thanks for your reply generis. I had missed the part about reducing relative clauses. "that enable" becomes "enabling", got it now.
Very interesting, thanks for your help.
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New post 23 Sep 2019, 04:58
Dear experts, please confirm/dismiss my following idea:
B - "withholding disclosure" has redundant meaning
C - "to withhold from public disclosure" has redundant meaning
E - "withhold public disclosure" has redundant meaning
All these options in average mean that one intents to conceal information in order not to reveal this information. Sounds redundant, does not it?
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