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Any time an underlined portion begins with a preposition - especially if some answer choices contain a preposition and some do not - it's likely that the GMAT is testing IDIOMS.

In option B, ‘because of allowing the transfer’ is unidiomatic.
‘because of’ must be followed by a noun.
The command subjunctive applies only when there is some ‘bossiness’ involved. ‘allow’ is clearly not bossy and we don’t need a bossy word here. Therefore, ‘allows that’ doesn’t make sense.

BECAUSE + OF must be followed by a noun only:
Because of you, I never strayed too far from the sidewalks... (remember that song?)

BECAUSE + [no preposition] will be followed by an action - a clause. Compare these two:
I couldn't play kickball because of my sprained ankle.
I couldn't play kickball because I sprained my ankle.
Since we're discussing the action of allowing the transfer of money, we shouldn't use OF. Eliminate A and B.
D contains a violation of subject-verb agreement: "the transfer of money have been placed..."
Between C and E, we have two different idiomatic structures: ALLOW THAT and ALLOW TO. Both of these could be correct, but in different contexts. Option C is unidiomatic.
Correct structure is –
allow X to do Y – infinitive
Structure of option D is incorrect
It allows X have been … Two verbs with no connector
it allows the transfer of money have been placed in a bank

ALLOW THAT is not very common in modern English, though it may still be considered correct by some grammarians. It is used primarily in the context of acknowledgment / belief: "I allow that she is very accomplished" = I admit or acknowledge.
If it's used in the context of permission, it must be used in the command subjunctive:
"... it allows that money... BE transferred..." rather than "is transferred." C is therefore incorrect.

ALLOW ___ TO BE ____ is the much more common version of the idiom. (More common versions of idioms are almost always found in correct answers). The correct answer is E.
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The globalization of financial-services companies has been a boon to money launders,
because of allowing money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be
transferred
to a branch in a more regulated one.
A. of allowing money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be
transferred
B. of allowing the transfer of money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction
C. it allows that money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction is transferred
D. it allows the transfer of money have been placed in a bank in a less regulated
jurisdiction
E. it allows money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be transferred




Cant "it" refer to both BOON and Globalization?
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The globalization of financial-services companies has been a boon to money launders,
because of allowing money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be
transferred
to a branch in a more regulated one.

A. of allowing money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be
transferred
B. of allowing the transfer of money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction
C. it allows that money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction is transferred
D. it allows the transfer of money have been placed in a bank in a less regulated
jurisdiction
E. it allows money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be transferred


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Kindly request you to please see that in option E-Two independent clausea are joined by(,Plus because), but as far as my knowledge is concerned to connect two independent clauses we use ,+fanboys-in this b stands for but..
Kindly request you to please explain
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A is wrong b/c "because" demonstrates a clear causal relationship, while "because of" demonstrates a reason for a conclusion.
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The globalization of financial-services companies has been a boon to money launders, because of allowing money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be transferred to a branch in a more regulated one.
A. of allowing money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be transferred - BECAUSE + OF must be followed by a noun only . Since we're discussing the action of allowing the transfer of money, we shouldn't use OF .
B. of allowing the transfer of money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction - Same as A
C. it allows that money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction is transferred - It is used primarily in the context of acknowledgment/belief: "I allow that she is very accomplished" = I admit or acknowledge.
If it's used in the context of permission, it must be used in the command subjunctive:
"... it allows that money... BE transferred..." rather than "is transferred." C is therefore incorrect.
D. it allows the transfer of money have been placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction - subject-verb agreement issue - the transfer needs HAS
E. it allows money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be transferred - Correct

Answer E

BECAUSE + [no preposition] will be followed by an action - a clause. Compare these two:
I couldn't play kickball because of my sprained ankle.
I couldn't play kickball because I sprained my ankle.
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The globalization of financial-services companies has been a boon to money launders, because of allowing money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be transferred to a branch in a more regulated one.
A. of allowing money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be transferred - BECAUSE + OF must be followed by a noun only . Since we're discussing the action of allowing the transfer of money, we shouldn't use OF .
B. of allowing the transfer of money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction - Same as A
C. it allows that money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction is transferred - It is used primarily in the context of acknowledgment/belief: "I allow that she is very accomplished" = I admit or acknowledge.
If it's used in the context of permission, it must be used in the command subjunctive:
"... it allows that money... BE transferred..." rather than "is transferred." C is therefore incorrect.
D. it allows the transfer of money have been placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction - subject-verb agreement issue - the transfer needs HAS
E. it allows money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be transferred - Correct

Answer E

BECAUSE + [no preposition] will be followed by an action - a clause. Compare these two:
I couldn't play kickball because of my sprained ankle.
I couldn't play kickball because I sprained my ankle.


Hi Skywalker,
Cant we eliminate C on the basis that allows that takes subjunctive form and for that the verb be is required. Subjunctive form- Noun/ Pronoun allows that X be Y.
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GMATNinja verbal expert can you please point out what exactly is wrong with option C apart from the fact that it sounds strange i.e. has a weird sentence construction.Thanks.
Wondering if 'allow that' is an incorrect use of idiom??
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GMATNinja verbal expert can you please point out what exactly is wrong with option C apart from the fact that it sounds strange i.e. has a weird sentence construction.Thanks.
Wondering if 'allow that' is an incorrect use of idiom??
Hey VQ,

I would like to help you with this one.
The word allow always need to along with it. The other words which fall in this category-

To allow
To forbid
To chose
To decide
To persuade.


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GMATNinja verbal expert can you please point out what exactly is wrong with option C apart from the fact that it sounds strange i.e. has a weird sentence construction.Thanks.
Wondering if 'allow that' is an incorrect use of idiom??

Skywalker18 succinctly summarized the issues with (C) in this post: https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-globaliz ... l#p1968383. There's a longer-winded explanation here as well.

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I would like to help you with this one.
The word allow always need to along with it. The other words which fall in this category-

To allow
To forbid
To chose
To decide
To persuade.

I would respectfully caution against thinking that the word "allow" must always be accompanied by the word "to." Sure, "to allow" is the infinitive form of the verb, but like any other verb, we can use it in all sorts of other ways, depending on the grammatical subject of the sentence and the verb tense. All of the following are completely acceptable:

  • The fun-loving mother allows her daughter to use avocado as a type of hair gel.
  • Tax evasion is allowed only if the taxpayer is a personal friend of the president.
  • The admissions committees of several elite MBA programs allow applicants to eat burritos during their interviews.

Maybe you're thinking that the word "allow" frequently is FOLLOWED by another verb in the infinitive form? But even that isn't necessary -- see the 2nd of my examples above.

I hope this helps!
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VQ wrote:
GMATNinja verbal expert can you please point out what exactly is wrong with option C apart from the fact that it sounds strange i.e. has a weird sentence construction.Thanks.
Wondering if 'allow that' is an incorrect use of idiom??

Skywalker18 succinctly summarized the issues with (C) in this post: https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-globaliz ... l#p1968383. There's a longer-winded explanation here as well.

sumit411 wrote:
I would like to help you with this one.
The word allow always need to along with it. The other words which fall in this category-

To allow
To forbid
To chose
To decide
To persuade.

I would respectfully caution against thinking that the word "allow" must always be accompanied by the word "to." Sure, "to allow" is the infinitive form of the verb, but like any other verb, we can use it in all sorts of other ways, depending on the grammatical subject of the sentence and the verb tense. All of the following are completely acceptable:

  • The fun-loving mother allows her daughter to use avocado as a type of hair gel.
  • Tax evasion is allowed only if the taxpayer is a personal friend of the president.
  • The admissions committees of several elite MBA programs allow applicants to eat burritos during their interviews.

Maybe you're thinking that the word "allow" frequently is FOLLOWED by another verb in the infinitive form? But even that isn't necessary -- see the 2nd of my examples above.

I hope this helps!
Thanks a lot for this Gmatninja. Surely it helps.

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The globalization of financial-services companies has been a boon to money launders, because of allowing money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be transferred to a branch in a more regulated one.

(A) of allowing money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be transferred

(B) of allowing the transfer of money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction

(C) it allows that money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction is transferred

(D) it allows the transfer of money have been placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction

(E) it allows money placed in a bank in a less regulated jurisdiction to be transferred


when comma+doing or comma+preposition+doing is added to main clause, this phrase work as adverb modifying the main clause and the doing refers to the subject of the main clause. but not every preposition can stand in this position . only a few preposition can stand before doing in this pattern.

look at choice A and B, because of can not stand before allowing and so, allowing dose not refer to the subject of the main clause. this is vital and basic grammar point we have to know
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