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Japan's abundant rainfall and the typically mild temperature throughout most of the country have produced a lush vegetation cover and, despite the mountainous terrain and generally poor soils, it has made possible the raising of a variety of crops.

(A) it has made possible the raising of

(B) has made possible for them to raise

(C) have made it possible to raise

(D) have made it possible for raising

(E) thus making it possible for them to raise.

Originally posted by wahi00 on 02 Oct 2005, 19:17.
Last edited by hazelnut on 21 Oct 2017, 22:52, edited 4 times in total.
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New post 02 Oct 2005, 19:43
I choose C for correct parallelism. X & Y have produced... and have made...
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New post 02 Oct 2005, 22:25
We need the passive voice, so C.

Have is also required because both the rainfall and mild temperatures contribute to the lush vegetation. (problem is though, it still feels like summer!! :angry )
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New post 03 Oct 2005, 06:33
C

A - out cause 't'
B- has is wrong, have to have 'have' since we're dealing with a compound noun.
D- for raising is not correct
E-them doesn't refer to anything
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New post 03 Oct 2005, 09:38
C for parallelism

the begining portion of the underlined section should refer to rainfall and temperature...we need a plural term here.

A - singular
B - singular
C - plural
D - plural...but is not paralleil to rest of sentence because of 'ing'
E - singular.


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Japan's abundant rainfall and the typically mild temperature throughout most of the country have produced a lush vegetation cover and, despite the mountainous terrain and generally poor soils, it has made possible the raising of a variety of crops.

A. it has made possible the raising of
B. has made possible fro them to raise
C. have made it possible to raise
D. have made it possible for raising
E. thus making it possible for them to raise.
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We need the passive voice, so C.

Have is also required because both the rainfall and mild temperatures contribute to the lush vegetation. (problem is though, it still feels like summer!! :angry )


I also chose C but why does it need to be the passive voice?
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wahi00 wrote:
Japan's abundant rainfall and the typically mild temperature throughout most of the country have produced a lush vegetation cover and, despite the mountainous terrain and generally poor soils, it has made possible the raising of a variety of crops.

A. it has made possible the raising of
B. has made possible fro them to raise
C. have made it possible to raise
D. have made it possible for raising
E. thus making it possible for them to raise.


For A, 'It' cannot refer to rainfall and temp.
B >> has is singular ..need plural
C >> correct
D >. for raising
E >> thus hits the parallelism in the question
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wahi00 wrote:
Japan's abundant rainfall and the typically mild temperature throughout most of the country have produced a lush vegetation cover and, despite the mountainous terrain and generally poor soils, it has made possible the raising of a variety of crops.

A. it has made possible the raising of
B. has made possible fro them to raise
C. have made it possible to raise
D. have made it possible for raising
E. thus making it possible for them to raise.


Guys, don't you think that "it" in C is ambiguous, because it doesn't have a clear antescedant?
Somebody, please explain. THX!
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wahi00 wrote:
Japan's abundant rainfall and the typically mild temperature throughout most of the country have produced a lush vegetation cover and, despite the mountainous terrain and generally poor soils, it has made possible the raising of a variety of crops.

A. it has made possible the raising of
B. has made possible fro them to raise
C. have made it possible to raise
D. have made it possible for raising
E. thus making it possible for them to raise.


Guys, don't you think that "it" in C is ambiguous, because it doesn't have a clear antescedant?
Somebody, please explain. THX!


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It in this case is a placeholder,which doesn't need to have an antecedent. Also, from reading around i have noticed that the GMAT is not very picky about pronoun ambiguity provided you can make sense out of the sentence. Also, in this case you can clearly eliminate the other options [read the above explanations].
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New post 24 Oct 2014, 02:26
The question is not that difficult and getting to the correct answer is easy..

Good discussion on another point of elimination of answer choices

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/pot ... t3550.html
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New post 24 Oct 2014, 23:23
Hello,
guys I think the answer is " D "

why???
firstly, using of Have made is correct due to plural antecedent : "the mountainous terrain and generally poor soils", and now we have to decide whether to use "to" or "for", which are not related to parallelism because the modifier is not affecting the parallelism, so now we have to check between the two idioms :

to + verb is used to present propose while for +verb-ing is used for presents what the action is for,

so lets ask " why the mountainous terrain and generally poor soils made it or what made it for

no propose so choosing for is better ,

please advise if my analysis is wrong ??
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Hello,
guys I think the answer is " D "

why???
firstly, using of Have made is correct due to plural antecedent : "the mountainous terrain and generally poor soils", and now we have to decide whether to use "to" or "for", which are not related to parallelism because the modifier is not affecting the parallelism, so now we have to check between the two idioms :

to + verb is used to present propose while for +verb-ing is used for presents what the action is for,

so lets ask " why the mountainous terrain and generally poor soils made it or what made it for

no propose so choosing for is better ,

please advise if my analysis is wrong ??


Hi it's an idiomatic construction when talking about an action

possible + infinitive
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Japan's abundant rainfall and the typically mild temperature throughout most of the country have produced a lush vegetation cover and, despite the mountainous terrain and generally poor soils, it has made possible the raising of a variety of crops.

(A) it has made possible the raising of - parallelism issue - has needs a singular subject

(B) has made possible for them to raise - same as A ; usage of them

(C) have made it possible to raise - Correct

(D) have made it possible for raising - unidiomatic "possible for ___ing"

(E) thus making it possible for them to raise. - parallelism issue ; usage of them


Answer C
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wahi00 wrote:
Japan's abundant rainfall and the typically mild temperature throughout most of the country have produced a lush vegetation cover and, despite the mountainous terrain and generally poor soils, it has made possible the raising of a variety of crops.

(A) it has made possible the raising of

(B) has made possible for them to raise

(C) have made it possible to raise

(D) have made it possible for raising

(E) thus making it possible for them to raise.


Imo C

Subject is plural so we have to use plural verb have .C also maintains the parallelism .
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