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# The Kenyan government, working closely with conservation groups

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Updated on: 08 Jul 2015, 02:42
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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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Originally posted by Subanta on 07 Jul 2015, 13:09.
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30 Aug 2018, 02:03
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The difference is in the modifiers. "For the protection of" is a noun modifier, so it would (incorrectly) apply to development. "In order to protect" is an adverbial modifier, so it can refer back to the action: "follow rules."

This kind of switch between noun and adverbial modifiers is fairly common. For instance, in the problem linked below, notice how "of the 1930's"--a noun modifier--incorrectly applies to "daytime hours," creating an absurd meaning. Other answer choices fix this by using "in the 1930's"--an adverbial modifier--to refer back to the verb, "moved."

https://gmatclub.com/forum/although-ear ... 19819.html
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07 Jul 2015, 18:37
Why is B wrong? ... I am confused between B and D both seem to be right
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08 Jul 2015, 02:45
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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").

Hope this helps!
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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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03 Oct 2017, 11:51
Hi,
Isn't there a change in the meaning in B? "follow strict rules " to " follow rules strictly"
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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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04 Oct 2017, 08:48
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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26 Aug 2018, 05:06
Hi gmat experts, just for my understanding, do we use "follow" instead of "to follow" if the sentence is as such (note the comma before "who" and after "habitats":

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.
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27 Aug 2018, 23:52

B and D both seem correct. How do we eliminate one of these?
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14 Sep 2018, 05:12
DmitryFarber wrote:
The difference is in the modifiers. "For the protection of" is a noun modifier, so it would (incorrectly) apply to development. "In order to protect" is an adverbial modifier, so it can refer back to the action: "follow rules."

This kind of switch between noun and adverbial modifiers is fairly common. For instance, in the problem linked below, notice how "of the 1930's"--a noun modifier--incorrectly applies to "daytime hours," creating an absurd meaning. Other answer choices fix this by using "in the 1930's"--an adverbial modifier--to refer back to the verb, "moved."

https://gmatclub.com/forum/although-ear ... 19819.html

Re: The Kenyan government, working closely with conservation groups   [#permalink] 14 Sep 2018, 05:12
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