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# Parliament did not accord full refugee benefits to twelve of

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574. Parliament did not accord full refugee benefits to twelve of the recent immigrants because it believed that to do it rewards them for entering the country illegally.

(A) to do it rewards
(B) doing it rewards
(C) to do this would reward
(D) doing so would reward
(E) to do it would reward
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Re: SC1000 #574 [#permalink]

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21 Jan 2008, 15:16
D for me.

first I think the right construction is "believed that +ing"
-> eliminate A, C and E

Then Parliament's belief is a supposition -> it would reward...
-> eliminate B

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21 Jan 2008, 16:01
I kicked out A, B, E because of "it"
Not sure about C, D.

C sounds better to me.

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21 Jan 2008, 17:53
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574. Parliament did not accord full refugee benefits to twelve of the recent immigrants because it believed that to do it rewards them for entering the country illegally.

(A) to do it rewards
(B) doing it rewards
(C) to do this would reward
(D) doing so would reward
(E) to do it would reward

it is mainly about using SO or IT. here D is the right answer.
it is a past tense sentence so A and B are out.
in C THIS spoils the meaning
in D perfect
in E again, IT spoils all

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21 Jan 2008, 19:42
"..do this" "..do it" etc. are all grammatically unsound. "..do so" and option D are correct!

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21 Jan 2008, 21:04
574. Parliament did not accord full refugee benefits to twelve of the recent immigrants because it believed that to do it rewards them for entering the country illegally.

(A) to do it rewards (Eliminate because unsound meaning of "to do" and "it")
(B) doing it rewards (Eliminate : "it" is unclear)
(C) to do this would reward (Eliminate : "to do" and "this")
(D) doing so would reward (Pick this one!)
(E) to do it would reward (Eliminate : "to do")

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21 Jan 2008, 21:12
(A) to do it rewards ( “it” has no clear referent - eliminate it)
(B) doing it rewards ( “it” has no clear referent - eliminate it)
(C) to do this would reward ( “this” has no clear referent - eliminate it)
(D) doing so would reward ( adverb “so” clearly referring the verb “accord” – Hold it)
(E) to do it would reward ( “it” has no clear referent - eliminate it)

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22 Jan 2008, 00:35
OA is D
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