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# The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring

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The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturers provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.

provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to
provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures in order that it
provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures and
to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to
to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so that it can

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The proper idiom is "require that X Y" or "require X to Y" (where X is a noun and Y is a verb). For example, the proper construction here would be either (i) "an ordinance requiring that certain manufacturers provide" or (ii) "an ordinance requiring certain manufacturers to provide". In this case, (i) (the "require that X Y" construction) is not one of the five options, so the correct answer must use (ii) (the "require X to Y" form). Thus, a quick vertical scan allows us to eliminate (A), (B) and (C) which all lack the required "to provide".

(D) contains a problem that (A) also contains – by using "so as to", the sentence implies that the manufacturers themselves would be monitoring waste disposal. This is incorrect. It is the city that would be monitoring waste disposal by using the documentation provided by the manufacturers. (E) eliminates this problem by using the pronoun "it", which clearly refers to the city. Thus, (E) is correct.

Hi, I could come down to 2 choices (D) and (E). I want to know how I can pick the right answer from here, please.
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The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturers provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.

IDIOM: REQUIRING ------ TO
ONLY D AND E ARE CONTENDERS............

D. to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to

E. to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so that it can.....CORRECT.....
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16 Feb 2014, 19:20
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The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturers provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.

IDIOM: REQUIRING ------ TO
ONLY D AND E ARE CONTENDERS............

D. to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to

E. to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so that it can.....CORRECT.....

In the option E, Whom does 'it' refer to?
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Updated on: 08 Apr 2014, 22:36
gauravkaushik8591 wrote:
semwal wrote:
The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturers provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.

IDIOM: REQUIRING ------ TO
ONLY D AND E ARE CONTENDERS............

D. to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to

E. to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so that it can.....CORRECT.....

In the option E, Whom does 'it' refer to?

SEE OPTION "E" FITTED IN THE SENTENCE-----

The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturersto provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so that it can monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.
HERE " it" COULD ONLY REFER TO THE CITY ... LETS REPLACE "IT" WITH "THE CITY"---------

The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturersto provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so that THE CITY can monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.

I PROVIDE THE CITY THE ZONAL PLAN SO THATIT CAN PLAN THE NEW DRAIN SYSTEM.
IT REFERS TOTHE CITY.........it cannor refer to the ZONAL PLAN, hence it has only one antecedent--- therefore use of "IT" is correct...
Actually it's a good question.........

Originally posted by semwal on 17 Feb 2014, 06:33.
Last edited by semwal on 08 Apr 2014, 22:36, edited 1 time in total.
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08 Apr 2014, 07:03
Though E looks ok but I feel what does "it" refer to. Is it referring to "councilwoman" in this case it is referring to a Noun but dont people nouns are referred to as She/him in this case?

pls illuminate
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08 Apr 2014, 07:16
semwal wrote:
gauravkaushik8591 wrote:
semwal wrote:
The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturers provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.

IDIOM: REQUIRING ------ TO
ONLY D AND E ARE CONTENDERS............

D. to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to

E. to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so that it can.....CORRECT.....

In the option E, Whom does 'it' refer to?

SEE OPTION "E" FITTED IN THE SENTENCE-----

The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturersto provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so that it can monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.
HERE " it" COULD ONLY REFER TO THE CITY ... LETS REPLACE "IT" WITH "THE CITY"---------

The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturersto provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so that THE CITY can monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.

I PROVIDE THE CITY THE ZONAL PLAN SO THATIT CAN PLAN THE NEW DRAIN SYSTEM.
IT REFERS TOTHE CITY.........
Actually it's a good question.........

How can "the city" monitor waster disposal. It has to be city council, or any body which can monitor??
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08 Apr 2014, 08:06
The GMAT usually doesn't like "personification", i.e. ascribing human qualities or emotions to non-human elements. But it excepts words such as "country" (e.g. The US is taking measures to do X.) and "City". The implied meaning is that the officials in charge take those measures.

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08 Apr 2014, 13:29
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The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturers provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.

provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to
provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures in order that it
provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures and so as to
to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so that it can

Hi, I could come down to 2 choices (D) and (E). I want to know how I can pick the right answer from here, please.

The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturers to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.

In option D "so as to" is the culprit.
One should always be careful while dealing with "so as to" in identifying the subject who is associated with the final purpose.

The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance so as to blah blah blah...
manufacturers to provide the city with documentation so as to blah blah blah...
Thus if a sentence has multiple eligible subjects or nouns which can perform the task mentioned after so as to then it raises ambiguity in deciding who will perform that part...

Congress requiring certain employers to provide workers unpaid leave so as to care for sick at home... Here can you identify who should care for sick... ambiguous .. right?

Similar issue is with option D, who will monitor waste disposal.

Mug up every single word explained on following link : hunt down 4 with 1 arrow.
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/so- ... 13833.html
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11 Apr 2014, 11:13
I get that E is the answer but the pronoun "it" must have a corresponding antecedent. The antecedent for "it" in this sentence is "the city". There is no mention of the "the city" anywhere only "the city's factory district" which is referring the factory district, not the city.
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26 Aug 2014, 12:08
PiyushK wrote:
goodyear2013 wrote:
The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturers provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.

provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to
provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures in order that it
provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures and so as to
to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so that it can

Hi, I could come down to 2 choices (D) and (E). I want to know how I can pick the right answer from here, please.

The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturers to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.

In option D "so as to" is the culprit.
One should always be careful while dealing with "so as to" in identifying the subject who is associated with the final purpose.

The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance so as to blah blah blah...
manufacturers to provide the city with documentation so as to blah blah blah...
Thus if a sentence has multiple eligible subjects or nouns which can perform the task mentioned after so as to then it raises ambiguity in deciding who will perform that part...

Congress requiring certain employers to provide workers unpaid leave so as to care for sick at home... Here can you identify who should care for sick... ambiguous .. right?

Similar issue is with option D, who will monitor waste disposal.

Mug up every single word explained on following link : hunt down 4 with 1 arrow.
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/so- ... 13833.html

Although I accept that your explanation shows the error in op tion Dis by far the , I feel that the option E is not correct either.
The reason is as follows:
According to options E, the sentence is - The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturers to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so that it can monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.
Clause 1: (main clause) The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturers to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures .
Clause 2: (Subordinate) so that it can monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.
By virtue of parallelism , the IT in the subordinate clause should refer to the subject. Hence IT refers to "councilwoman " which is incorrect. Please explain why should we not apply the parallelism principles here.
Let us consider the following sentence :
The headmaster asked the teacher to ask the students to solve the problem so that he can judge the student's progress. >>> Here he refers to the headmaster by virtue of parallelism. Please let me know whether my understanding is correct.
I admit that this topic has been confusing to me.
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04 Jan 2016, 01:07
The outgoing councilwoman introduced an ordinance requiring certain manufacturers provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to monitor waste disposal in the city's factory district.

A. provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to
B. provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures in order that it
C. provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures and
D. to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so as to
E. to provide the city with documentation of waste disposal procedures so that it can

Since we need require X to do Y idiom here, we can easily eliminate options A, B and C coming to D and E.

I selected D without thinking much(I think so) but realised it is incorrect later.

so as...to indicates result
so that....intention behind the task to attain the result

Since we have an intention(monitor waste) behind the task(documentation), we need so that idiom here.
Thinking by meaning sense, the correct answer is E.
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