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Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

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Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

IMO "A" pressure is on country clubs to allow
so this part of sentence shd be toether.
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22 Sep 2008, 17:57
bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

I rather go for A. We need to have "country clubs" to get the sense of subject who allows the joining. But we don't need to have the clubs (though it could be useful to have it for more clarity). And I think "allow the joining" is awkward expression. So I went to A.
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22 Sep 2008, 19:29
bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

IMO B.

Only B and C clears the modifier issues with "They"

that prevents <-- in the non-underlined section means there should be a singular subject in this clause. Hence B
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22 Sep 2008, 20:21
I'll go with C. The use of "they" is not very clear in other choices (A,D&E). B doesn't look good either (Despite the political pressure to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained that prevents membership by these groups.) It doesn't tell you who is maintaining the policy of discrimination.

Choice C explains this clearly "Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policythat prevents membership by these groups."
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22 Sep 2008, 21:26
bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

why not C?

only the clubs clearly modifies the preceding phrase.
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22 Sep 2008, 21:46
bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

Please underline the required portion in the SC.... it makes life much easy
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22 Sep 2008, 21:47
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bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

why not C?

only the clubs clearly modifies the preceding phrase.

as per my comment above: "that prevents" <-- in the non-underlined section means there should be a singular subject in this clause. Hence B
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22 Sep 2008, 22:34
I will go with (C).
A, D and E has issue with "they"- does not tell what they refer to.
In (B)- A policy has been maintained- It doesn't say anything about, who maintained the policy...
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22 Sep 2008, 23:08
bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

The answer must be C coz all A, D & E have pronoun 'they' with unclear antecedent. B is passive voice that must be avoided.
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23 Sep 2008, 07:40
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GMAT TIGER wrote:
bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

why not C?

only the clubs clearly modifies the preceding phrase.

as per my comment above: "that prevents" <-- in the non-underlined section means there should be a singular subject in this clause. Hence B

You are correct but "a policy" should be placed close to "that". thats what C does.
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