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# On account of a law passed in 1993, making it a crime

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On account of a law passed in 1993, making it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold gold in the form of bullion or coins, immigrants found that on arrival in the United States they had to surrender all of the gold they had brought with them.

A. On account of a law passed in 1993, making it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold
B. With a law passed in 1933 that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold
C. A law passed in 1933 that made it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen holding
D. Because of a law passed in 1933 making it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold
E. Due to a law being passed in 1933 that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold

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28 Nov 2008, 19:40
twilight wrote:
On account of a law passed in 1993, making it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold gold in the form of bullion or coins, immigrants found that on arrival in the United States they had to surrender all of the gold they had brought with them.

A. On account of a law passed in 1993, making it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold
B. With a law passed in 1933 that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold
C. A law passed in 1933 that made it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen holding
D. Because of a law passed in 1933 making it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold
E. Due to a law being passed in 1933 that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold

1. "making" in A cannot modify "a law" but rather "immigrants", suggesting that "immigrants make it a crime..."---> awkward

2. "immigrants" with a law passed sounds awkward

3. should include a conjunction to join two indepent clauses

4. "Because of" cannot modify "immigrants"

5. E win the game
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07 Jun 2009, 19:52
OA is actually D, please see http://gmatclub.com/forum/sc-a-law-passed-in-67987.html
for explanation.

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Re: SC: With/Because/Due to?   [#permalink] 07 Jun 2009, 19:52
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