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The cost of the El Paso tour includes admission to two

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The cost of the El Paso tour includes admission to two museums, a play, and two other cultural attractions, but anyone wishing to cross the border should bring their passport.

A but anyone wishing to cross the border should bring their passport
B and everyone who wishes to cross the Mexican border should be bringing their passport
C but anyone wishing to cross the border should bring his or her passport
D and everyone wishing to cross the border should bring his or her passport
E to such an extent that anyone who wishes to cross the border should bring his or her passport

OA : C
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19 Apr 2008, 16:14
Only C gets the SV right. B,D,E change the meaning.
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The cost of the El Paso tour includes admission to two museums, a play, and two other cultural attractions, but anyone wishing to cross the border should bring their passport.

A but anyone wishing to cross the border should bring their passport
B and everyone who wishes to cross the Mexican border should be bringing their passport
C but anyone wishing to cross the border should bring his or her passport
D and everyone wishing to cross the border should bring his or her passport
E to such an extent that anyone who wishes to cross the border should bring his or her passport

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Re: El Paso ":ugly SC [#permalink]

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19 Apr 2008, 20:21
YEP C.Need to have but and not and and as stated by bsd_lover,a is wrong because of usage of their.Kyatin one request,please do not post the Oa while posting the question so that every1 has an opportunity to give their reasoning.
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19 Apr 2008, 20:46
The whole sentence sounded kinda weird to me...but I see the elimination would have helped here.
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Re: El Paso ":ugly SC [#permalink]

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11 Nov 2010, 21:35
There is no apparent contradiction between two clauses.

While C maintains the original sentence's meaning and fixes the pronoun error, I feel that D can easily be an answer too.
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Re: El Paso ":ugly SC [#permalink]

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11 Nov 2010, 23:52
The first thing to decide in this case is, whether we need the contrast at all! I don’t think so. Is the second part contrasting the first one by saying 'but the cost does not include this and that". Both arms are entirely different and therefore the use of -but - is inappropriate and we need to use -and - in the given context

Between C and D, D is the clear winner because of logical predication
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12 Nov 2010, 04:26
C is the most logical one. A and B incorrectly use 'their'.
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Re: The cost of the El Paso tour includes admission to two [#permalink]

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16 Feb 2012, 04:14
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why not D
where is the "contrast"?
OA - The word anyone is a singular antecedent requiring singular pronouns, his or her specifically, in order to maintain rules of agreement. The sentence also includes an implied contrast between the cultural events in El Paso and potential unpaid-for events across the border. This contrast requires the conjunction but.
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Re: The cost of the El Paso tour includes admission to two [#permalink]

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18 Oct 2015, 09:53
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"There is no contrast between the 2 parts of the sentence". That is what I thought when I was answering this Q during my GMAT CAT 2. Later I found that this Q has been questioned by a number of people here for its validity. Won't it be legitimate to just remove this Q from the database, at least form the pool of CAT. It is not at all encouraging to find a 'not good' question during CAT.

Reviewing my CAT 2, so far, I have found at least 3 these kind of Qs having 'very bad' reputation on the forum and even warned by experts to keep a safe distance with.

I request to take some action.

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Re: The cost of the El Paso tour includes admission to two [#permalink]

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23 Nov 2017, 23:46
b9n920 wrote:

"There is no contrast between the 2 parts of the sentence". That is what I thought when I was answering this Q during my GMAT CAT 2. Later I found that this Q has been questioned by a number of people here for its validity. Won't it be legitimate to just remove this Q from the database, at least form the pool of CAT. It is not at all encouraging to find a 'not good' question during CAT.

Reviewing my CAT 2, so far, I have found at least 3 these kind of Qs having 'very bad' reputation on the forum and even warned by experts to keep a safe distance with.

I request to take some action.

Binit.

there is a subtle difference between everyone and anyone, but I do not think gmat will test this issue, dont you agree?
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