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Many environmentalists, and some economists, say that free trade encourages industry to relocate to countries with ineffective or poorly enforced anti pollutions laws, mostly in the developing world, and that, in order to maintain competitiveness, rich nations have joined this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution.

A) that, in order to maintain competitiveness, rich nations have joined this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution.
B) that, for maintaining competitiveness, rich nations join in this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution
C) that rich nations join this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution because of wanting to maintain competitiveness
D) that in rich nations, joining this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution is a result of wanting to maintain competition
E) that wanting to maintain competition is making rich nations join in this downward slide toward an attitude about pollution that is more lax
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spriya wrote:
Many environmentalists, and some economists, say that free trade encourages industry to relocate to countries with ineffective or poorly enforced anti pollutions laws, mostly in the developing world, and that, in order to maintain competitiveness, rich nations have joined this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution.

A) that, in order to maintain competitiveness, rich nations have joined this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution.
B) that, for maintaining competitiveness, rich nations join in this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution
C) that rich nations join this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution because of wanting to maintain competitiveness
D) that in rich nations, joining this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution is a result of wanting to maintain competition
E) that wanting to maintain competition is making rich nations join in this downward slide toward an attitude about pollution that is more lax


is it B ?

no OA is A

that was exactly my confusion !!
i found have unnecessary !!so used B !!!
aNY TAKERS ????????????
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I got A.

Let me try to explain, wonn 'economist say that rich nations join' in B make it universal truth and hence always always true? There is no universal truth here.
Also this sentence is about cause and effect, a free trade encouragement may not always have same effect.

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A it is.

B looks good too, but I've learned from my weeks of practice, that if there's nothing wrong with A stay with A. Some other choices might sound a little better, but if there are no grammar flaws in A, in most cases that's the correct answer.

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I got A.

Let me try to explain, wonn 'economist say that rich nations join' in B make it universal truth and hence always always true? There is no universal truth here.
Also this sentence is about cause and effect, a free trade encouragement may not always have same effect.

This is convincing :)
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B is wrong - also because maintaining is not parallel to encourages.

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