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The Kenyan government, working closely with conservation groups

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The Kenyan government, working closely with conservation groups, has proposed a plan that would require developers who own land within elephant habitats follow strict rules limiting new developments so as to protect the elephant population.


[*]follow strict rules limiting new developments so as to protect


[*]to follow rules strictly limiting new development in order to protect


[*]follow strict rules which would be limiting new development, thereby protecting


[*]to follow strict rules limiting new development for the protection of


[*]for the following strict rules which limit new development for the protection of
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Why is B wrong? ... I am confused between B and D both seem to be right

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Why is B wrong? ... I am confused between B and D both seem to be right


B was the official answer. I rechecked! Sorry.

and here is the explanation

A. No. Idiom ("require...to...in order to").

B. Yes. Idiom ("require...to...in order to").

C. No. Idiom ("require...to...in order to").

D. No. Meaning. The plan is to limit development in order to protect the elephant. Here it seems as if the development we're limiting is "development for the protection of the elephant."

E. No. Idiom ("require...to...in order to").

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Isn't there a difference between the phrases "follow rules strictly" and "follow strict rules" used in option B and D respectively? What is the intended meaning of the original sentence? I marked D because B doesn't follow the phrase as given in original sentence.

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Hi,
Isn't there a change in the meaning in B? "follow strict rules " to " follow rules strictly"

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New post 03 Oct 2017, 16:38
It's an easy one but I still got it wrong because of "strictly"

adverbs DO NOT modify noun or pronoun, BUT "limiting", gerund, is acting as a verb here.

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Subanta wrote:
The Kenyan government, working closely with conservation groups, has proposed a plan that would require developers who own land within elephant habitats follow strict rules limiting new developments so as to protect the elephant population.


[*]follow strict rules limiting new developments so as to protect


[*]to follow rules strictly limiting new development in order to protect


[*]follow strict rules which would be limiting new development, thereby protecting


[*]to follow strict rules limiting new development for the protection of


[*]for the following strict rules which limit new development for the protection of



The confusion around this question is because of use of strictly between rules and limiting .
But strictly is an adverb so it must modify anything other than nouns here it is modifying limiting so it is correct .
I think a comma before strictly limiting would have been more appropriate

Experts any thought on this ?
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