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# The inmates of Arizona state prison who are selected by the state fore

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The inmates of Arizona state prison who are selected by the state forest department to work as wilderness firefighters eat in the same cafeterias, sleep in the same campsites, and wear the same uniforms as their professional counterparts do, defying the rigid relationship barriers enforced inside prison walls.

A. defying the rigid relationship barriers enforced

B. defying the relationship barriers enforced rigidly

C. they defy the rigid relationship barriers enforced

D. an arrangement to defy the relationship barriers that are enforced rigidly

E. an arrangement that defies the rigid relationship barriers enforced

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The following is a question from the EGMAT Verbal Ability Quiz. It seems choice (E) is the correct answer as opposed to, probably (A). The explanation provided is that the arrangement allows Arizona inmates to defy barriers, rather than them doing this of their own accord. I feel like in another voice might say that that is implied and choice (E) is wordier and the addition of the word "Arrangement" is probably redundant. How can one navigate a confusion like this?
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26 Jul 2019, 11:21
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Hi

The following is a question from the EGMAT Verbal Ability Quiz. It seems choice (E) is the correct answer as opposed to, probably (A). The explanation provided is that the arrangement allows Arizona inmates to defy barriers, rather than them doing this of their own accord. I feel like in another voice might say that that is implied and choice (E) is wordier and the addition of the word "Arrangement" is probably redundant. How can one navigate a confusion like this?

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Don't understand how E could be correct when we have A and B as better options.
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03 Aug 2019, 22:41
However, I think B is the right answer.

They eat, sleep, and wear the same uniforms defying the barrier that is enforced rigidly.
defying properly modifies the activities, and it is the barrier that is enforced rigidly.
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03 Aug 2019, 23:47
Prasannathawait wrote:
However, I think B is the right answer.

They eat, sleep, and wear the same uniforms defying the barrier that is enforced rigidly.
defying properly modifies the activities, and it is the barrier that is enforced rigidly.

Does that mean that there are barriers outside prison which are enforced not as rigidly as they do in prison? It seems like B is trying to do some comparison between the barriers inside prison and outside prison.

A makes more sense to me. Even if we discard the word 'rigid', the sentence will still make sense and the meaning of the sentence is intact.
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04 Aug 2019, 06:47
MoulikaSaxena wrote:
Hi

The following is a question from the EGMAT Verbal Ability Quiz. It seems choice (E) is the correct answer as opposed to, probably (A). The explanation provided is that the arrangement allows Arizona inmates to defy barriers, rather than them doing this of their own accord. I feel like in another voice might say that that is implied and choice (E) is wordier and the addition of the word "Arrangement" is probably redundant. How can one navigate a confusion like this?

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You can solve this by asking a simple question. Who is the doer of the action? Inmates or arrangement. Why can't be inmates? Because they were selected by the arrangement. So the arrangement created is defying the rigid relationship, not inmates.
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