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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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A. 'making it' looks like modifying 'immigrants'.
C. a conjunctive word is missing.
E. 'being' is useless.


Between B and D, I pick D.

The immigrants had to surrender golds BECAUSE OF a law, not WITH a law.
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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


Choice D is the best.
A is not the best because, "for" should follow "making it a crime punishable by imprisonment"'
B is awkward.
C creates a run-in sentence
D - "Due to" means "Caused by" so is not appropriate.
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D is correct. because is require here to express the cause and effect..........................

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Vote for B.

"a crime that a US citizen hold gold..." is better.

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D is correct. because is require here to express the cause and effect..........................


In addition, is the usage "Due to a law "being" passed in 1933 correct?
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D is correct. because is require here to express the cause and effect..........................


In addition, is the usage "Due to a law "being" passed in 1933 correct?


with some exceptions, the use of bing in GAMT is incorrect...........

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I choose D as well.

But OA is B.

Can someone explain it little more detail. why not D?
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I really hate this question, Could someone explain me???
I will take D in the exam becaues of its concise, but only my doudt is......

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, thus officers making it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold
In ETS---structure is " s+v, thus s+v " (cause-effect)
ex1 I would like to have a high Gmat score, so it makes me insane.
ex2 I would like to have a high Gmat score, thus it makes me insane.
ex3 I would like to have a high Gmat score, thus making me insane.
ex4 I would like to have a high Gmat score, making me insane.
ex1-ex4 is correct answer, reling on what your emotion is. ;-)
In very formal writting----you can eliminate "thus" that make many people confused, including me. So I really hate this type of question coz readers must be guessed what an auther dream. If you not exactly understand structure of "S+V, thus S+make", you might be confused with relative pronoun. I try to understand many hundred times, before get this insane rule.
(if the question is true, it must answer A)

B. With a law (which a law was)passed in 1933 (that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment) that a United States citizen hold
1.you have double relative pronoun,
2. what " that make it a crime...." modifies" in 1933"or "a law"(but subject is too far),
3.and "it " mean a law. so B is so confused,awkward and weird.

C. A law passed in 1933 that made it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen holding
like answer B.

D. Because of a law passed in 1933 making it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold
"Mayur".... I agree with your answer that "for" should follow "making it a crime punishable by imprisonment"'. Only my missgiving is that is it double relative pronoun??like answer B. I would like to pick this awswer only if it has a comma behind "in 1933".it is unquestionable for me that choic D is more concise than A and look like the best answer. Finally, I think "nakib 77" must be fallen a comma, when she types this question.

E. Due to a law (which was)being passed in 1933 that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold
Because of+ noun
due to + noun
on account of + noun
thanks to+noun
owing to +noun
all of these group are the same function, except "Due to" you must not put before clause. In toefl, it may be right, but not in GMAT
ex1 He succeed due to his indomitalbe will.
ex2 because of/ thanks to/on account of/owing to/ the height of the wall, the house con't be seen from the road.
ex3 It was due to the fog that the rain was delayed. 555

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Hi,

when you send in an exmaple, havent u got the answers?

it would help all of us...

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The participle "making" starts a dangling modifier which incorrectly modifies the "law". Therefore the only possible solution is B. That's my pick!

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I checked the same question in the Test Magic Forum, which gives D as the OA.
You can refer the thread: -
http://www.urch.com/forums/showthread.p ... light=1933
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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 1993 that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold

(C) A law passed in 1993 that made it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen holding

(D) Because of a law passed in 1993 making it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold

(E) Due to a law being passed in 1993 that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold

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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 hat to surrender all of the gold they hat 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 1993 that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold
C. A law passed in 1993 that made it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen holding
D. Because of a law passed in 1993 making it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold
E. Due to a law being passed in 1993 that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold
Please hepl me, thanks!!!


US citizen hold gold in the form of... --> incorrect
US citizen "to hold"/"holding" gold in the form of... --> correct

A, B are out.

C --> modifier problem.. rewrite the setence

immigrants,A law passed in 1993 that made , found that .. they had to surrender ..,
--> means immigrants -- are a law passed in 1993

Between D and E
D) immigrants,Because of a law passed in 1993 ..., found that .. they had to surrender .
--> LOOKS GOOD
E) immigrants,Due to a law being passed in 1993 ..., found that .. they had to surrender . --. No modifer problem but being passed ... always (most of the time) incorrect in GMAT.. strike out.
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Thank x2suresh, I agree with you, I went with D. But the OA* is B. It makes me so confused.


No way B is correct.. I bet...What is the source of this question?
B has modifer problem too..
immigrants,With a law passed in 1993 .., found that .. they had to surrender .
--> suggest that ---> immigrants with a law passed... (immigrants has law.. with them..)..
hmmm how come this is correct..???? unless if I am missing something..
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fiesta wrote:
Thank x2suresh, I agree with you, I went with D. But the OA* is B. It makes me so confused.


No way B is correct.. I bet...What is the source of this question?
B has modifer problem too..
immigrants,With a law passed in 1993 .., found that .. they had to surrender .
--> suggest that ---> immigrants with a law passed... (immigrants has law.. with them..)..
hmmm how come this is correct..???? unless if I am missing something..


OA is actually D: 11-t58377

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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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Because of ...., immigrants found that on arrival in the United States they had to surrender all of the gold they had brought with them.

and

Due to ..., immigrants found that on arrival in the United States they had to surrender all of the gold they had brought with them.

sounds good to me. I would go with the first one out of this two as
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My choice - D.

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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


I guess its D,

Reverse the sentence to make more sense out of it

immigrants found that on arrival in the United States they had to surrender all of the gold they had brought with them Because of a law passed in 1933 making it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold gold in the form of bullion or coins.

Clearly because of seems to make more sense here. This SC looks weird because the orig. sentence is sort of reversed. The best way to attack is FLIP THE SENTENCE :)

BTW, I found out this method while I was solving this SC. I did not read this anywhere so don't follow it blindly. Use it at your discretion :)
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OA is B for some obscure reason. I wonder how ?

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