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Consistent application of rules by an administration, even if deciding

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Consistent application of rules by an administration, even if deciding on a case-by-case basis could lead to a preferred solution, guarantees exemption from accusations of impartiality as are likely to arise.

A. Consistent application of rules by an administration, even if deciding on a case-by-case basis could lead to a preferred solution, guarantees exemption from accusations of impartiality as are likely to arise

B. An administration that consistently applies rules, even if deciding on a case-by-case basis could lead to a preferred solution, guaranteed it will be exempt from accusations of impartiality that are bound to arise

C. Consistent application of rules, even when deciding on a case-by-case basis could lead to a preferred solution, guarantees that an administration will be exempt from accusations of impartiality that are bound to arise

D. An administration's consistent application of rules is guaranteed to exempt it from accusations of impartiality as are bound to arise, even if it could lead to a preferable solution to decide on a case-by-case basis

E. Preferable than solutions based on case-by-case decisions, rules that are consistently applied by an administration are guaranteed to exempt it from accusations of impartiality that are bound to arise

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This answer choice corrects the original grammatical mistake by using the relative pronoun that (accusations of impartiality that are bound to arise) instead of as. The conjunction "as" should always be followed by a clause! But there is no subject after "as". Clauses that lack a subject are usually relative clauses.

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A. Consistent application of rules by an administration, even if deciding on a case-by-case basis could lead to a preferred solution, guarantees exemption from accusations of impartiality as are likely to arise
"even if deciding" cannot modify "administration". It should modify "rules".

B. An administration that consistently applies rules, even if deciding on a case-by-case basis could lead to a preferred solution, guaranteed it will be exempt from accusations of impartiality that are bound to arise
"guaranteed" is not a verb, hence the sentence is just a fragment.

C. Consistent application of rules, even when deciding on a case-by-case basis could lead to a preferred solution, guarantees that an administration will be exempt from accusations of impartiality that are bound to arise
1) "even when deciding" correctly modifies "rules"
2) "guarantees" acts a singular verb for this sentence.


D. An administration's consistent application of rules is guaranteed to exempt it from accusations of impartiality as are bound to arise, even if it could lead to a preferable solution to decide on a case-by-case basis
"it" has no referent. Logically it should refer to "administration" but we have "administration's" and hence "it" is not correct.

E. Preferable than solutions based on case-by-case decisions, rules that are consistently applied by an administration are guaranteed to exempt it from accusations of impartiality that are bound to arise
Opening modifier "preferable.." seems to modify "rules". Incorrect.
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I picked C because the other options have clear errors.

A: Consistent application of rules by an administration, even if deciding on a case-by-case basis could lead to a preferred solution, guarantees exemption from accusations of impartiality as are likely to arise
One word off. "That" instead of "as" corrects this.

B: An administration that consistently applies rules, even if deciding on a case-by-case basis could lead to a preferred solution, guaranteed it will be exempt from accusations of impartiality that are bound to arise
Two words off. "Guarantees that" instead of "guaranteed" corrects this.

D: An administration's consistent application of rules is guaranteed to exempt it from accusations of impartiality as are bound to arise, even if it could lead to a preferable solution to decide on a case-by-case basis

Many issues here.

The "it" in "to exempt it" is incorrect. The logical meaning of it refers to the administration, however the subject here is application, which cannot logically be referred to by the pronoun "it" in this case.

The second issue is "accusations of impartiality as are bound to arise". This is bad.

Lastly, what is the "it" in "even if it could lead to a preferable solution to decide on a case-by-case basis" referring to?

E: Preferable than solutions based on case-by-case decisions, rules that are consistently applied by an administration are guaranteed to exempt it from accusations of impartiality that are bound to arise

"Preferable than solutions" is incorrect. "More preferable than solutions" is the correct way to express this. Also, what is the opening dependent clause supposed to logically modify? To me, it would seem to be "rules that are consistently applied by an administration".

The meaning is that "Rules that are consistently applied by an administration is (is "is" the correct here? or "are"?) more perferable than solutions based on a case-by-case decisions."
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