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# Disturbed by unfair treatment such as low pay and long

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Disturbed by unfair treatment such as low pay and long hours, the idea of the work visa was improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU.
(A) the idea of the work visa was improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU.
(B) the work visa was an idea for improvements of the immigration law suggested by the ACLU.
(C) the ACLU suggested the work visa as an improvement to the immigration law.
(D) the ACLU suggested that immigration laws be improved by the work visa.
(E) the work visa was suggested to be an improvement of immigration law by the ACLU.

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17 Oct 2010, 00:55
I'll go for C
A, B and E - Modifier error - "Disturbed by unfair treatment..." + "comma" is modifying "ACLU"
D - distorted meaning
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17 Oct 2010, 01:16
Thanks Fremontian,

I think also that C is a right answer.
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17 Oct 2010, 03:06
feruz77 wrote:
Disturbed by unfair treatment such as low pay and long hours, the idea of the work visa was improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU.
(A) the idea of the work visa was improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU.
(B) the work visa was an idea for improvements of the immigration law suggested by the ACLU.
(C) the ACLU suggested the work visa as an improvement to the immigration law.
(D) the ACLU suggested that immigration laws be improved by the work visa.
(E) the work visa was suggested to be an improvement of immigration law by the ACLU.

Absolutely C.
Simply discount the answer choices A, B, and E on incorrect use of the modifier.
D is incorrect as work visa cannot be used to immigration laws,rather it is used as a tool to improve immigration laws.
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17 Oct 2010, 09:35
IMO D , verbs such as sugges t require a 'that' and 'be'.
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Disturbed by unfair treatment such as low pay and long hours, the idea of the work visa was
improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU.

(A) the idea of the work visa was improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU.

(B) the work visa was an idea for improvements of the immigration law suggested by the ACLU.

(C) the ACLU suggested the work visa as an improvement to the immigration law.

(D) the ACLU suggested that immigration laws be improved by the work visa.

(E) the work visa was suggested to be an improvement of immigration law by the ACLU.

According to me, the answer should be D. In C, ACLU is suggesting to work visa...it is like- 'I suggest you to read the book.' That's why I eliminated this option. Can anyone explain whether my reasoning is correct? And whats wrong with D?
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13 Nov 2010, 21:24
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Modifier error & Passive voice error:

Disturbed by unfair treatment such as low pay and long hours, the idea of the work visa was
improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU.

(A) the idea of the work visa was improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU. - Clause, disturbed by unfair treatment .... modifies idea. It should modify ACLU,
(B) the work visa was an idea for improvements of the immigration law suggested by the ACLU.- Clause disturbed by unfair treatment .... modifies work visa. It should modify ACLU,
(C) the ACLU suggested the work visa as an improvement to the immigration law. - Correct option. Clause disturbed by unfair treatment .... correctly modifies ACLU.
(D) the ACLU suggested that immigration laws be improved by the work visa. -Clause disturbed by unfair treatment .... correctly modifies ACLU but 2nd portion of the sentence uses passive voice.
(E) the work visa was suggested to be an improvement of immigration law by the ACLU. - Clause disturbed by unfair treatment .... modifies work visa. It should modify ACLU also uses passive voice
Correct option : C
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14 Nov 2010, 00:59
Is the sentecne construction correct in (D) for ....immigration laws be improved by the work visa.....???

I think be must be accompnied by would also.
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14 Nov 2010, 01:05
There is no need for the word would. But as pointed out option C is the better choice because it modifies correctly and uses active voice.

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14 Nov 2010, 07:57
soumanag wrote:
Modifier error & Passive voice error:

Disturbed by unfair treatment such as low pay and long hours, the idea of the work visa was
improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU.

(A) the idea of the work visa was improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU. - Clause, disturbed by unfair treatment .... modifies idea. It should modify ACLU,
(B) the work visa was an idea for improvements of the immigration law suggested by the ACLU.- Clause disturbed by unfair treatment .... modifies work visa. It should modify ACLU,
(C) the ACLU suggested the work visa as an improvement to the immigration law. - Correct option. Clause disturbed by unfair treatment .... correctly modifies ACLU.
(D) the ACLU suggested that immigration laws be improved by the work visa. -Clause disturbed by unfair treatment .... correctly modifies ACLU but 2nd portion of the sentence uses passive voice.
(E) the work visa was suggested to be an improvement of immigration law by the ACLU. - Clause disturbed by unfair treatment .... modifies work visa. It should modify ACLU also uses passive voice
Correct option : C

Suggested that is appropriate usage and is required to remove the ambiguity from the sentence.
Passive voice does play an important role in fine tuning options but cannot play a vital role in eliminating the "Suggest that" system.

I am still not convinced that OA is C. I go with D
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14 Nov 2010, 11:06
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IMO, D can not be the choice, because, it changes the text’s meaning altogether; the passage means to say that the ACLU suggested the institution of the work visa as a means of improvement to the immigration laws. On the contrary, D says that immigration laws be improved by the work visa itself. There is a hell of lot of difference between the work visa as an improvement and the work visa improving the immigration laws.
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14 Nov 2010, 20:24
Choosing correct modifier reduces them to C and D. I opted for D, bt realised later - it has to be C. D has passive construction.
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15 Nov 2010, 15:27
I would be glad if someone could explain the passive voice rule as I also chose D?
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15 Nov 2010, 22:12
vertigo777 wrote:
I would be glad if someone could explain the passive voice rule as I also chose D?

IMO

Their isn't any big rule for Passive construction. Acc to MGMAT - avoid passive construction until u have a better choice. Passive voice based options may be correct when other answer choices have serious grammatical flaws.

Action performed BY subject type of statement generally represents passive voice.
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16 Nov 2010, 03:23
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Disturbed by unfair treatment such as low pay and long hours, the idea of the work visa was
improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU.

(A) the idea of the work visa was improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU.

(B) the work visa was an idea for improvements of the immigration law suggested by the ACLU.

(C) the ACLU suggested the work visa as an improvement to the immigration law.

(D) the ACLU suggested that immigration laws be improved by the work visa.

(E) the work visa was suggested to be an improvement of immigration law by the ACLU.

According to me, the answer should be D. In C, ACLU is suggesting to work visa...it is like- 'I suggest you to read the book.' That's why I eliminated this option. Can anyone explain whether my reasoning is correct? And whats wrong with D?

I'd pick C. D makes sound as if the work visa is responsible for improvement to the immigration law.
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19 Jan 2011, 05:09
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OA is C.

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22 Jan 2011, 10:24
I don't know why it's not D? Pls explain.
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26 Jan 2011, 11:03
C because the ACLU was disturbed by the unfair treatment and low wages, and their suggestion was the work visa.
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18 Oct 2013, 11:28
feruz77 wrote:
Disturbed by unfair treatment such as low pay and long hours, the idea of the work visa was improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU.
(A) the idea of the work visa was improvements of the immigration law by the ACLU.
(B) the work visa was an idea for improvements of the immigration law suggested by the ACLU.
(C) the ACLU suggested the work visa as an improvement to the immigration law.
(D) the ACLU suggested that immigration laws be improved by the work visa.
(E) the work visa was suggested to be an improvement of immigration law by the ACLU.

C is the correct answer, 'suggested' is NOT a bossy verb

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09 Aug 2017, 05:18
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
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