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Nine months after the county banned jet skis and other motor bikes from the tranquil waters of Puget Sound, a judge overturned the ban on the ground of violating state laws for allowing the use of personal watercraft on common waterways.

A. of violating state laws for allowing

B. of their violating state laws to allow

C. that it violates state laws that allowed

D. that it violated state laws allowing

E. that state laws were being violated allowing
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Is it A?

I selected A because of idiomatic expression.

on the ground that + clause.
on the ground of doing sth.
grounds for + noun

It seems #2 is valid here.
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Nine months after the county banned jet skis and other motor bikes from the tranquil waters of Puget Sound, a judge overturned the ban on the ground of violating state laws for allowing the use of personal watercraft on common waterways.

A. of violating state laws for allowing

B. of their violating state laws to allow

C. that it violates state laws that allowed

D. that it violated state laws allowing

E. that state laws were being violated allowing


will go with C. that...........that construction in idomatic. 'allowed' describes a law in the past.
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New post 29 Jul 2006, 21:49
D. "on the ground that" is a correct expression. C/D/E are left.
E is awakward. C is in simple present. so D looks good for me.
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Is it A?

I selected A because of idiomatic expression.

on the ground that + clause.
on the ground of doing sth.
grounds for + noun

It seems #2 is valid here.


If it`s a legal dispute, then always go for "on the grounds that~" idiom.

The answer here should be (D) because violated has to be in the past tense.

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ps_dahiya wrote:
Is it A?

I selected A because of idiomatic expression.

on the ground that + clause.
on the ground of doing sth.
grounds for + noun

It seems #2 is valid here.


If it`s a legal dispute, then always go for "on the grounds that~" idiom.

The answer here should be (D) because violated has to be in the past tense.

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Thanks MATT. Straight to error log.


I need another few gigs of storage space just to fill all my error log entries :lol:
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GMATT73 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
Is it A?

I selected A because of idiomatic expression.

on the ground that + clause.
on the ground of doing sth.
grounds for + noun

It seems #2 is valid here.


If it`s a legal dispute, then always go for "on the grounds that~" idiom.

The answer here should be (D) because violated has to be in the past tense.

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Thanks MATT. Straight to error log.


I need another few gigs of storage space just to fill all my error log entries :lol:


Same here.
But another question: Which one is correct:

Police arrested X on the ground of violating the law.

Police arrested X on the ground that he violated the law.
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ps_dahiya wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
Is it A?

I selected A because of idiomatic expression.

on the ground that + clause.
on the ground of doing sth.
grounds for + noun

It seems #2 is valid here.


If it`s a legal dispute, then always go for "on the grounds that~" idiom.

The answer here should be (D) because violated has to be in the past tense.

1:34

Thanks MATT. Straight to error log.


I need another few gigs of storage space just to fill all my error log entries :lol:


Same here.
But another question: Which one is correct:

Police arrested X on the ground of violating the law.

Police arrested X on the ground that he violated the law.


If it were written as:

Police arrested X on the grounds of violating the law.

Police arrested X on the grounds that he violated the law.

then it is debatable depending on the rest of the sentence, or ensuing sentence... In other words it becomes a contexual, rather than grammatical, issue.
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I think it's D.

C would have been better than D had it used "violated" instead of "violates".
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I picked D

"on the grounds THAT" also, since it was overruled the violation happened in the past -> it violated in the past... not any more, cause it was overruled... so C is out
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Too late to the fight! :cry:

D it is...
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IMO C, since as per the state law that allowed the use...it still violates that law which allowed it, should be 'violates' in the simple present not past perfect.
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It's a GmatPrep question from practice test 2.

Initially I answered B and corrected myself after seeing the violated past tense
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Before I answer, I just wanted to point on in the not-underlined section 'ground' should probably be 'grounds'. Since this is sentence correction that just popped out at me; normally I'm not this anal.

OK, on to the question. The judge overturned 'the ban' so the correct answer must incorporate reference to the ban. C & D are both OK here, but A, B & E do not reference the ban so they cannot be correct.

Between C & D, the answer can be determined by checking the tense of the preceding phrase. A judge 'overturned' the ban so the answer must correlate to this verb tense. Only D has 'violated' which is the proper tense.

I choose D.
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OA is D.
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Tricky one..picked C and later learnt why D is more correct..thanks for the explanations folks..

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Can you please edit the post to add the OA -D

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Grounds of OR
Grounds that

Logic: Idiom: Grounds that.

So A and B and are eliminated.

C. It violates OR
D. It violated OR
E. Were being Violated

Logic: It says 'Judge overturned' referring to simple past tense hence we use 'It violated'
It violates- Simple present
Were being violated- GMAT prefers 'lack of being' and active voice over passive voice.

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Between A and D I pick D because ground that is correct idiom.The sentence is in past tense so C is eliminated.B and E are awkward and wordy
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