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# SC-Law

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24 Apr 2007, 12:47
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Guys,

Q18. 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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24 Apr 2007, 16:04
Ignoring the modifier "punishable by imprisonment", it seems that D's "making it a crime for a citizen to hold" is correctly formed.

I am only starting in the GMAT prep world, so perhaps my answer is wrong, anyway.
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24 Apr 2007, 17:24
mNeo wrote:
Ignoring the modifier "punishable by imprisonment", it seems that D's "making it a crime for a citizen to hold" is correctly formed.

I am only starting in the GMAT prep world, so perhaps my answer is wrong, anyway.

Agree with D.
Also, D correctly gives the required cause-effect relationship.
" Because of X, immigrants had to Y "
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24 Apr 2007, 22:41
It is D

The usage is because of X, Y

Only A comes close, but is incorrect because of wrong usage of subjunctive
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25 Apr 2007, 10:37
Thanks guys,

I myself had picked D before posting this SC. IMO was B. But B is akward because of "with", so I'll go with D on this SC.
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25 Apr 2007, 11:58
dvtohir wrote:
Guys,

Q18. 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 remember reading on one for the forums, "because of" has a higher precedence than "On account of" and "Due to".Can anyone please confirm this?
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25 Apr 2007, 12:04
goalsnr:

You are right. On the GMAT almost always "because" or "because of" is preferable to "on account of" and "due to". Like the case with the word "being" GMAT writers don't like "on account of" and "due to"
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26 Apr 2007, 04:26
AimHigher wrote:
It is D

The usage is because of X, Y

Only A comes close, but is incorrect because of wrong usage of subjunctive

Hi AimHigher...hows A wrong usage of subjunctive??
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08 Sep 2007, 23:19
abhinava wrote:
I will also go with D

I too chose D but the OA that I have is B. Any other takes ???
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08 Sep 2007, 23:43
Amit05 wrote:
abhinava wrote:
I will also go with D

I too chose D but the OA that I have is B. Any other takes ???

Most places quote the answer as D. I don't agree with B either. Does anyone know the source of this question?
08 Sep 2007, 23:43
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