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# In 1990, a charitable foundation presented the local branch

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In 1990, a charitable foundation presented the local branch of a national chain of grocery stores with a humanitarian award for wheelchair access ramps that it had installed well before local law required.
A. wheelchair access ramps that it had installed well before local law required.
B. wheelchair access ramps that had been installed well before local law required it.
C. the installation of wheelchair access ramps well before local law required.
D. having intalled wheelchair access ramps well before local law required them.
E. having installed wheelchair access ramps well before local law required.
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07 Feb 2007, 15:18
gmacvik wrote:
In 1990, a charitable foundation presented the local branch of a national chain of grocery stores with a humanitarian award for wheelchair access ramps that it had installed well before local law required.
A. wheelchair access ramps that it had installed well before local law required.
B. wheelchair access ramps that had been installed well before local law required it.
C. the installation of wheelchair access ramps well before local law required.
D. having intalled wheelchair access ramps well before local law required them.
E. having installed wheelchair access ramps well before local law required.

E.

They were not awarded for the ramps, they were awarded for installing them
A&B are out

C-â€œthe installation ofâ€
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07 Feb 2007, 15:19
"having" is required because the ramp still exists, otherwise the award would not have been presented.

the "them" in D seems unnecessary to me.

Therefore, my pick is E.
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07 Feb 2007, 15:30
I will go with D. them is required here and is not ambiguous, it clearly refers to the wheel chair ramps.
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07 Feb 2007, 16:56
Why is c wrong? What is wrong with installation of can somebody explain that please.
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08 Feb 2007, 01:04
hsampath wrote:
I will go with D. them is required here and is not ambiguous, it clearly refers to the wheel chair ramps.

D is wrong... the installation was required, so you should use it
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08 Feb 2007, 02:01
Go with D.
ACE wrong because object missing after required.
B wrong because it has no correct antecedant.

D right because them refers to chairs, though I wd prefere an object referring to installa-tion.
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08 Feb 2007, 02:42
SimaQ wrote:
hsampath wrote:
I will go with D. them is required here and is not ambiguous, it clearly refers to the wheel chair ramps.

D is wrong... the installation was required, so you should use it

I believe the past perfect makes more sense here. The award was given in the past. The wheel chair ramps were installed before that.
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08 Feb 2007, 07:46
I think it's C.

I'm not familiar with this section of the forum. Are you guys posting questions that you have the answers to, or are these questions that you don't have the answers to?
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08 Feb 2007, 08:22
johnnyx9 wrote:
I think it's C.

I'm not familiar with this section of the forum. Are you guys posting questions that you have the answers to, or are these questions that you don't have the answers to?

where ya been for 177 posts??

most posting Q's have OA's (official answers) and will usually post after others have a chance to answer. Some dont have OAs and are just looking for discussion or a consensus. If there is not an OA, most will indicate so in the initial post.
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08 Feb 2007, 10:20
Guess I've been hanging out on the other boards.

Actually, all of these answers seem wrong, in other words a typical GMAT problem.

The beginning of answer C looks right but it ends wrong. I give up.
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08 Feb 2007, 14:01
guys, why 'having installed' is needed here as it is used in D and E?
does it mean the branch of local store is still installing the ramps?
Don't you think ---- " the installation" as it is used in C should be correct..

The local branch is awarded for the installation of ramps-- whats wrong in this?
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08 Feb 2007, 14:23
C seems correct but the very ending of it sounds awkward.
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08 Feb 2007, 17:56
gmacvik wrote:
guys, why 'having installed' is needed here as it is used in D and E?
does it mean the branch of local store is still installing the ramps?
Don't you think ---- " the installation" as it is used in C should be correct..

The local branch is awarded for the installation of ramps-- whats wrong in this?

A foundation presented the store with a humanitarian award for the installation of wheelchair access ramps well before local law required THEM.

law required what?
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08 Feb 2007, 21:42
this is D...

having installed is required here...

presented an award for having installed access ramp

not
presented with an award for installation of access ramp..
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08 Feb 2007, 23:04
buckkitty wrote:
gmacvik wrote:
In 1990, a charitable foundation presented the local branch of a national chain of grocery stores with a humanitarian award for wheelchair access ramps that it had installed well before local law required.
A. wheelchair access ramps that it had installed well before local law required.
B. wheelchair access ramps that had been installed well before local law required it.
C. the installation of wheelchair access ramps well before local law required.
D. having intalled wheelchair access ramps well before local law required them.
E. having installed wheelchair access ramps well before local law required.

E.

They were not awarded for the ramps, they were awarded for installing them
A&B are out

C-â€œthe installation ofâ€
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09 Feb 2007, 01:13
All other answers are faulty, misusing modifiers and pronouns.
C it is.
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09 Feb 2007, 01:24
D !

This question is 1.5 years old and still doesn't have the OA.
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09 Feb 2007, 15:41
I encountered this question in PR online test.
OA given is D...
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09 Feb 2007, 20:06
I also agree it is D.

"Local law required" what? There needs to be an object following the verb. Choices ACE are out for this reason.

Between B and D. "it" is not consistent with "ramps". Had it been "ramp" or "installation of ramps" then it would be ok.

"them" in D refers to "ramps". "award for having done something" is perfectly ok.
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