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The Forbidden City in Beijing, from which the emperors ruled

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The Forbidden City in Beijing, from which the emperors ruled by heavenly mandate, was a site which a commoner or foreigner could not enter without any permission, on pain of death.
(A) which a commoner or foreigner could not enter without any permission,
(B) which a commoner or foreigner could enter without any permission only
(C) which no commoner or foreigner could enter without permission,
(D) which, without permission, neither commoner or foreigner could only enter,
(E) which, to enter without permission, neither commoner or foreigner could do,
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Re: SC # Forbidden City [#permalink]

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27 Nov 2005, 12:52
Hammer it with C.

The other don't use correct idiom (neither..or) or a simple weird.

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27 Nov 2005, 12:57
chose C.

although i really donot understant what is the structure of this sentence.

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27 Nov 2005, 16:13
Weird question, but I'm going with C.

The other questions don't appear to be structurally sound.

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27 Nov 2005, 19:47
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ht=#134401 ....looks like we never get the OA

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27 Nov 2005, 21:16
I think it should be 'B'.

Only 'B' sounds logical, "X could enter without permission only on death"

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28 Nov 2005, 03:21
You may have a look at this explanation copied from sentencecorrection.com

"Just to jump in here:

B: This answer choice means that a commoner or foreigner COULD enter. This is the opposite of the intended meaning.

Also, without any permission is unidiomatic--sounds like there are degrees of permission: w/o any water, w/o any money, etc. are okay; permission is absolute--either you have it or you don't. Therefore, any is wrong.

C: No problems here; this is the correct answer.
This one employs one of GMAT's favorite tricks--usage of the double negative to make the sentence harder to understand: no one can enter without permission = everybody needs permission to enter.
Make sense??? Hope so!!

NB: Please notice that this is one of the VERY few questions that does NOT have a comma before which. "

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28 Nov 2005, 03:57
laxieqv wrote:
You may have a look at this explanation copied from sentencecorrection.com

"Just to jump in here:

B: This answer choice means that a commoner or foreigner COULD enter. This is the opposite of the intended meaning.

Also, without any permission is unidiomatic--sounds like there are degrees of permission: w/o any water, w/o any money, etc. are okay; permission is absolute--either you have it or you don't. Therefore, any is wrong.

C: No problems here; this is the correct answer.
This one employs one of GMAT's favorite tricks--usage of the double negative to make the sentence harder to understand: no one can enter without permission = everybody needs permission to enter.
Make sense??? Hope so!!

NB: Please notice that this is one of the VERY few questions that does NOT have a comma before which. "

I disagree.

(B) does not say people can enter the palace. Instead, it says that if they enter without permission, they will die.

Consider these sentences;

Do not come closer.
= Come closer, and you are a dead man.

Do not enter without permission.
= Enter without permission only on pain of death.

I still vote for (B).[/b]
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28 Nov 2005, 07:44
B sounds choppy and ungrammatical.

This is a clear A.

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28 Nov 2005, 08:36
laxieqv wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ht=#134401 ....looks like we never get the OA

are you sure? try again.

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28 Nov 2005, 09:38
HIMALAYA wrote:
laxieqv wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ht=#134401 ....looks like we never get the OA

are you sure? try again.

thank you for shedding light on a "mystery"

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28 Nov 2005, 12:02
I don't have the OA or OE

but I am still thinking it should be B.

but seems like the answer actually is C. probably I will get this question wrong on the exam day
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