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# Congress is debating a bill requiring certain employers

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Congress is debating a bill requiring certain employers provide workers with unpaid leave so as to care for sick or new born children.

A. provide workers with unpaid leave so as to
B. to provide workers with unpaid leave so as to
C. provide workers with unpaid leave in order that they
D. to provide workers with unpaid leave so that they can
E. provide workers with unpaid leave and

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Originally posted by GODSPEED on 24 Oct 2008, 21:16.
Last edited by GODSPEED on 01 Aug 2012, 03:21, edited 2 times in total.
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24 Oct 2008, 21:22
Easily narrowed down to B & D

D - "they" no clear referent/antecedent..."employers" / "workers"
B - only choice

OA is D......why???? Explain
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24 Oct 2008, 22:04
Congress is debating a bill requiring certain employers provide workers with unpaid leave so as to care for sick or new born children.

A. provide workers with unpaid leave so as to -- not clear who is going to take care "They" is required
B. to provide workers with unpaid leave so as to -- same as A
C. provide workers with unpaid leave in order that they -- "in order" is wordy here
D. to provide workers with unpaid leave so that they can -- "they" refers to workers and goes well....therefore IMO this is correct
E. provide workers with unpaid leave and -- it totally changes the meaning of sentence.....it sounds like employer is going to take care...which is wrong.

I will go with D
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24 Oct 2008, 22:21
Congress is debating a bill requiring certain employers provide workers with unpaid leave so as to care for sick or new born children.

B. to provide workers with unpaid leave so as to -- not clear who is going to take care "They" is required
D. to provide workers with unpaid leave so that they can -- "they" refers to workers and goes well....therefore IMO this is correct

I will go with D

Don't u think usage of "they" will be ambiguous in presence of TWO antecedents i.e. employers and workers?
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24 Oct 2008, 22:28
ask question Who is going to take care.....in choice B there is no answer....subject (?) is missing "they"....but D will answer you properly that workers are going to take care, there fore They is required.

Does that make sense? I am guessing on some facts which I feel right.....
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24 Oct 2008, 23:08
I think i read this somewhere --- "so as to" is wrong usage on GMAT. Not sure though.... lets see what the experts have to comment
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24 Oct 2008, 23:23
ask question Who is going to take care.....in choice B there is no answer....subject (?) is missing "they"....but D will answer you properly that workers are going to take care, there fore They is required.

Does that make sense? I am guessing on some facts which I feel right.....

I can't deny your point over here. But sometimes we omit/avoid ambiguous pronoun (s)/ in absence of clear antecedents, which is a case with problem at hand. Secondly, usage of "so as to" on GMAT. ...not sure abt tht.
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25 Oct 2008, 00:01
GODSPEED wrote:
Easily narrowed down to B & D

D - "they" no clear referent/antecedent..."employers" / "workers"
B - only choice

OA is D......why???? Explain

i think the ambiguous they is the lesser of the evils
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25 Oct 2008, 05:26
GODSPEED wrote:
Easily narrowed down to B & D

D - "they" no clear referent/antecedent..."employers" / "workers"
B - only choice

OA is D......why???? Explain

I remember seeing a similar question in OG with the explanation that "so as to" does not give clear subject in the clause. That is why, B is not correct.

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