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It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in 1935 led

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It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in 1935 led the Saudi authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of Aramco.

(A) authorities' granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of

(B) authorities' granting a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as named

(C) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of

(D) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company that later will be known as being

(E) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as


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It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in 1935 led the Saudi authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of Aramco.

(A) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of ( led x to y is the correct construction)

(B) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as named ( led x to y is the correct construction)

(C) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of ( led x to y is the correct construction)

(D) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company that later will be known as being ( use of being is awkward)

(E) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as ( Correct )


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I would go for choice "E" as "led to" is the correct idiom. Further, in the later part of the sentence, "known" should be followed by "as" and "verb".

"known by named"/"known as being" make the sentence verbose and redundant.
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New post 12 Dec 2018, 20:46
The use of Present participle is incorrect in A,B,C as the grant has already been given in 1935.
In D,generally use of "being" is avoided and it's awkward too.
So,Choice E fits the case perfectly.

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Is there a typo in the answer choices? (A) and (C) are identical



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It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in 1935 led the Saudi authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of Aramco.

(A) authorities' granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of

(B) authorities' granting a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as named

(C) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of

(D) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company that later will be known as being

(E) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as

The loss of revenue led to something
(A), (B), and (C) are out for the reason above.
(D) is awkward construction with the use of "known as being"
(E) is the best one

I think a better construction is, led authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company "that would later be known as ...
I have a question regarding "later to be known" in option (E)

Ans: (E)
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Official Explanation :

In this sentence, the verb led requires that a person or persons perform an action indicated by the infinitive, or "to ____" form, of the verb, and so choices A, B, and C can be faulted because led is completed by granting.

Choice B is also faulty because the phrase known as here requires a noun, and named is a past participle.

Choice D has to grant but inappropriately uses will rather than would and employs being unidiomatically.

The best choice is E because it supplies authorities for led, the infinitive to grant, and an idiomatic use of known as.
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It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in 1935 led the Saudi authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of Aramco.

(A) authorities' granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of

(B) authorities' granting a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as named

(C) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of

(D) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company that later will be known as being

(E) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as

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It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in 1935 led the Saudi authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of Aramco.

(A) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of

(B) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as named

(C) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of

(D) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company that later will be known as being

(E) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as

A gerund construction is not grammatically correct here. "to grant" must be used in this instance. Hence A,B,C are all out. Between D and E, the correct form is "to be known as x". "Known as being x" is awkward and not correct. E is the right answer.
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I suppose E is right. It correlates with grammar rules
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It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in 1935 led the Saudi authorities' granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of Aramco.

Approach-1: led X to Y -> A, B, C out -> "known as being" in (D) awkward --> E is the answer
Approach -2: --> In "known by the name", known & named are redundant, so A, B, C out -> "known as being" in (D) awkward --> E is the answer

(A) authorities' granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of

(B) authorities' granting a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as named

(C) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of

(D) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company that later will be known as being

(E) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as --> correct
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