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The General Agreement on Trade & Tariffs was a landmark deal in commit

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The General Agreement on Trade & Tariffs was a landmark deal in committing at its signing in 1973 to reduce trade restrictions around the world.

A. in committing at its signing in 1973 to reduce
B. by committing at its signing in 1973 on the reduction of
C. at its 1973 signing for committing to reduce
D. for the commitment at its 1973 signing to reduce
E. when it was signed in 1973 for its commitment to reduce
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in committing at its signing in 1973 to reduce -- 1973 signing is better than signing in 1973
by committing at its signing in 1973 on the reduction of -- purpose to reduce is needed
at its 1973 signing for committing to reduce --- for commiting is wrong
for the commitment at its 1973 signing to reduce -- correct
when it was signed in 1973 for its commitment to reduce -- when should modify time

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in d, commitment refers to who.
we should have its commitment.

so, i dont like d.
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thangvietnam wrote:
in d, commitment refers to who.
we should have its commitment.

so, i dont like d.



B, C, E -- we can easily eliminate for the reasons that i have highlighted in my post.

Between A and D, i have chosen D because the phrase 1973 signing is better than signing in 1973.

Also it's refers to Agreement here but not any company/thing to show possessive as its commitment .

Agreement cannot have commitment i believe.

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it became a landmark deal by signing, therefore to convey the correct intended meaning, showing reason the preposition 'in' has to be used, to show that it was the commitment which made it a landmark deal. 'to reduce' is better than the other wordier forms.

1. CORRECT.
2. 'on the reduction of' is wordy
3. 'at its 1973 signing' does not convey the reason properly.
4. landmark deal for the commitment does not convey reason properly
5. the deal was not a landmark deal when it was signed.


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The General Agreement on Trade & Tariffs was a landmark deal in committing at its signing in 1973 to reduce trade restrictions around the world.

A . in committing at its signing in 1973 to reduce CORRECT
B. by committing at its signing in 1973 on the reduction of
Wordy
C. at its 1973 signing for committing to reduce
D. for the commitment at its 1973 signing to reduce
Both C and D are utterly wrong. 1973 is year not a number so "in" required.
E. when it was signed in 1973 for its commitment to reduce
Change the meaning

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+1 for D, it places all the modifiers at the right place without losing the holistic meaning of the original sentence

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This question is inspired from the question give bellow.

Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept both men and women as students.
(A) at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept
(B) for the decision at its 1833 founding to accept
(C) when it was founded in 1833 for its decision to accept
(D) in deciding at its founding in 1833 to accept
(E) by deciding at its founding in 1833 on the acceptance of

Its OA is D. Since I am prohibited from posting urls, I can not post the links of forum. so please check it yourself.

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Experts please help!!

Is the word "signing" rightly used here?

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Hi Experts,
Could you please help clarify the answer for this question?
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a good one to learn the correct forms of commit.. thanks to all and one who gave some insightful explainations

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New post 07 Jul 2017, 11:03
Just a friendly reminder to please please please include the source whenever you post new questions on the forum!

nguyendinhtuong wrote:
This question comes from the quesion on GMAT Paper Test. The answer should be A.

Check here.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/oberlin-coll ... 72278.html

Changed OA.


And huge thanks for pointing us toward the inspiration for this question, raghaw and nguyendinhtuong! For anybody who's still struggling with the original question in this thread, I strongly recommend turning your attention to the official version about Oberlin College instead.
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To me, it sounds like "in committing" is the wrong idiom. Should be "for its commitment to." The question doesn't exactly parallel the original... Experts - some help please?

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