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Congress is debating a bill requiring certain employers provide worker

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

Originally posted by sperinko on 25 Jul 2006, 03:39.
Last edited by Bunuel on 03 Jul 2018, 19:56, edited 1 time in total.
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219.Congress is debating a bill requiring certain employers provide workers with unpaid leave so as to care for sick or newborn 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

I am slightly confused in this question.
I thought we should have a bare form of a verb " to provide".
E.g. Correct (IMO)- I require them do this.
Incorrect (IMO)-I require them to do this.

Can someone clarify on this?
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219.Congress is debating a bill requiring certain employers provide workers with unpaid leave so as to care for sick or newborn 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

I am slightly confused in this question.
I thought we should have a bare form of a verb " to provide".
E.g. Correct (IMO)- I require them do this.
Incorrect (IMO)-I require them to do this.

Can someone clarify on this?


require X to do Y - idiom

with that B,D left.

but B is meaning that congress is caring about children

so D - correct
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Actually now I know why,

so that makes it clear who "they" is referring to.

eg:

Use "so as" if there is only one noun which can be modified by "so as".
Ex. Jim worked hard so as to get promotion. [promotion is only for Jim]
Use "so that" if there are more then one noun, then go for "so that"
InCorrect: Jim divorced Jeniffer so as to marry. [Notclear: who wants to marry]
Correct: Jim divorced Jeniffer so that he could marry. [Clear: Jim wants to marry]
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My choice would be D.

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


‘a bill requiring employers’ should be followed by infinitive (with ‘to’). It means A, C, E are out.

Now, look at the remaining:

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

Who should care for children? Congress? Doesn’t look right.

D: Congress is debating a bill requiring certain employers to provide workers with unpaid leave so that they can care for sick or newborn children

Well, we still could say that ‘they’ may refer to employers as well as workers, but IMO, overall, the ambiguity is less here than in the case of B.
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New post 27 Dec 2014, 20:15
Good tricky question checks idioms and logical approach

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

If you look the highlighted part in the sentence you will easily find out that after 'employers' 'to' is necessary.

'Require .... that' is correct idiom expression

(A) provide workers with unpaid leave so as to :Incorrect ( not starting with 'to')
(B) to provide workers with unpaid leave so as to : Incorrect (Trap) ( so as to is not preferred much on GMAT , if you check 'AS' alone then as is used to compare clauses with similar actions which is also not correct here logically )
(C) provide workers with unpaid leave in order that they : Incorrect ( not starting with 'to')
(D) to provide workers with unpaid leave so that they can : Correct ( also fulfills 'Require ...that' correct idiomatic expression usage and starts with 'to' ) here 'they' refers to workers because if you choose 'employers' logically it will be wrong because employers will not take care of sick and newborn children . Workers will take care.
(E) provide workers with unpaid leave and : Incorrect ( not starting with 'to') wrong usage of 'and'


Kindly clarify if i have missed anything

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robinantony wrote:
Actually now I know why,

so that makes it clear who "they" is referring to.

eg:

Use "so as" if there is only one noun which can be modified by "so as".
Ex. Jim worked hard so as to get promotion. [promotion is only for Jim]
Use "so that" if there are more then one noun, then go for "so that"
InCorrect: Jim divorced Jeniffer so as to marry. [Notclear: who wants to marry]
Correct: Jim divorced Jeniffer so that he could marry. [Clear: Jim wants to marry]


Can someone confirm on this usage. So as for one noun & so that for more than one ??

So as to & So that : implies "in order to". But not sure on the difference in their usage.
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robinantony wrote:
Actually now I know why,

so that makes it clear who "they" is referring to.

eg:

Use "so as" if there is only one noun which can be modified by "so as".
Ex. Jim worked hard so as to get promotion. [promotion is only for Jim]
Use "so that" if there are more then one noun, then go for "so that"
InCorrect: Jim divorced Jeniffer so as to marry. [Notclear: who wants to marry]
Correct: Jim divorced Jeniffer so that he could marry. [Clear: Jim wants to marry]


Can someone confirm on this usage. So as for one noun & so that for more than one ??

So as to & So that : implies "in order to". But not sure on the difference in their usage.


Numer of nouns has nothing to do "so as" and "so that". The usages are as follows:

"so as" is followed by an infinitive. .. I left early so as to reach on time.
"so that" is followed by a clause.... I left early so that I reach on time.
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