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The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

(A) have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
(B) are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
(C) have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
(D) receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
(E) are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

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I really don’t like this question very much, to be honest. But it’s a good “inside the mind of the GMAT” sort of example. Basically, the question is entirely about picking up on the details that slightly tweak the meaning of the sentence. And meaning is easily half the battle on SC.

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(A) have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support

I wish that there were some nice, clean grammatical errors here, but unfortunately, we have to think about the meaning of the sentence right off the bat. “Unqualifying” basically means “fails to meet a standard or threshold”, and that doesn’t make sense here. We’re not saying that labor’s support is “unqualifying” or inadequate in some way; the sentence is clearly trying to say that labor’s support is not limited.

So we’re much better off with the word “unqualified”, which means “without reservation or limitation” in this case. (A) is out.

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(B) are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor

“Unqualifying” is wrong for the same reasons as in (A). I'm not convinced by the verb tense, either: it seems much more reasonable to use present perfect (“have received”), since that tense is used for an action that starts in the past and continues into the present. The support MUST have started in the past for this sentence to make sense, so the use of present tense is inappropriate. Eliminate (B).

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(C) have consistently received the unqualified support of labor

This fixes the verb tense issue, and “unqualified” makes much more sense than “unqualifying.” Keep (C).

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(D) receive consistent and unqualified support by labor

As discussed in (B), the verb tense doesn’t really work here: how could that support be “consistent and unqualified” if it didn’t start in the past? I also think it makes more sense to say “of labor” than “by labor,” but that’s not nearly as important. Either way, (D) is out.

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(E) are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

Same issue as in (B) and (D): the use of present tense doesn’t make a whole lot of sense here. (E) is gone, and (C) is the correct answer.
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The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

(A) have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support -unqualify is a modifier modifying support. And the support is given by labor. So, better way to write is unqualified support of labor.
(B) are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor -Change of tense. We need to show continuity so present perfect is required. Present continuous changes the intended meaning.
(C) have consistently received the unqualified support of labor -CORRECT
(D) receive consistent and unqualified support by labor -support by? We need support of
(E) are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor -support by? We need support of

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clear C

the support still received,,,so present perfect required...

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The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

(A) have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
(B) are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
(C) have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
(D) receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
(E) are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

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A. Labour's is wrong.
B. We need present perfect
C. Bingo
D. Changes meaning (consistently is used as adverb in the original sentence). This option considered it as a diff action
E. same as D

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The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

(A) have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
(B) are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
(C) have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
(D) receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
(E) are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

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The answer is C

'Unqualified" should modify support
The women were not supported by the labor rather they were given support .

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The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

(A) have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
(B) are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
(C) have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
(D) receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
(E) are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

'Unqualified means without reservation or hesitation, unconditional; unqualifying means undue, undeserving

You might see why A and B are out for meaning absurdly. C is the best because of the idiom as well as the use of the present perfect rather than the out of context present tense and present progressive.
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The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

(A) have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support - unqualifying is incorrect
(B) are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor - Present continuous tense,
(C) have consistently received the unqualified support of labor - Correct
(D) receive consistent and unqualified support by labor - usage of and changes the meaning
(E) are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor - Present continuous tense, usage of and changes the meaning

Answer C
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Unqualifying = The opposite of qualifying.

Qualifying = training, serving to make fit or competent; limiting, restricting; attributing particular characteristics or qualities; moderating, modifying.

One definition of to qualify is "to limit".
In the SC above, to have "unqualified support" means to have "unlimited support".

In A and B, "unqualifying support" means that the support is not limiting something else. The intended meaning of the sentence is that the activists have the "unqualified support" (meaning the unlimited support) of labor. Eliminate A and B.

In D and E, "by labor" is not the correct idiom. X is "supported by" Y, but X receives the "support of" Y. Eliminate D and E.

The correct answer is C.

Unqualified = Giving support without any reservation/condition.

==> A and B are out.

D and E do not convey the meaning consistent with "consistently".

Answer is C.
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