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The proposed ordinance on the Employees Provident Fund will give more

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The proposed ordinance on the Employees Provident Fund will give more regulatory teeth to the enforcement agencies, widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors like construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, who may not be covered at all.


(A) widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors like construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, who
(B) widening the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers who often change jobs and who
(C) to widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, that
(D) for widening the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help, to migratory laborers often changing jobs, and who
(E) so as to widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, which


Verbal Diagnostic Test No : 6 – SC Q No:11

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A: There is only one purpose for the ordinance as given in the text, which is the main clause. Widening the ambit of coverage is a corollary of the main function; If it were the second function of the ordinance, it should be conjugated by the conjunction-and-. In addition, use of like to denote an example is wrong.
B: Correct choice
C: Changing jobs, that—jobs are not covered; it is the men that are covered.
D: meaning changed, parallelism sacrificed
E: so as to widen is wrong idiom; - “Which” touch rule flouted.

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The proposed ordinance on the Employees Provident Fund will give more regulatory teeth to the enforcement agencies, widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors like construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, who may not be covered at all.


(A) widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors like construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, who
widen is wrong here as there is a cause and effect relationship in the sentence so it should be widening. Also usage of like is incorrect here. As we are presenting examples here so we should "such as" instead of like.
(B) widening the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers who often change jobs and who
Correct choice
(C) to widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, that
to widen is not the correct way to show cause and effect relationship. We have to have a modifier here in verb-ing form. "may not be covered at all" is actually meant for laborers so correct word to refer to laborers is 'who' rather than 'that'.
(D) for widening the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help, to migratory laborers often changing jobs, and who
"for widening" is wrong as here as it somewhat gives that teeth is for widening but there should be cause and effect relationship between widening and teeth. Also and before "who" is wrong.
(E) so as to widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, which
"so as to" is unidiomatic. Also usage of which is wrong for laborers.
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[quote="daagh"]The proposed ordinance on the Employees Provident Fund will give more regulatory teeth to the enforcement agencies, widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors like construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, who may not be covered at all.


(A) widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors like construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, who
(B) widening the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers who often change jobs and who
(C) to widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, that
(D) for widening the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help, to migratory laborers often changing jobs, and who
(E) so as to widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, which

[spoiler=]OA: B
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This question covers multiple aspects of SC questions
1. Correct idiom usage such as
2. .......to the enforcement agencies........... should be parallel to ........to the migratory laborers........
3. Correct modifier " widening the ambit........... modifying proposed ordinance
4. usage of pronoun who after jobs is also ambiguous
incorporating all correct answer is B, a good practice question
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The proposed ordinance on the Employees Provident Fund will give more regulatory teeth to the enforcement agencies, widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors like construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, who may not be covered at all.


(A) widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors like construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, who
(B) widening the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers who often change jobs and who
(C) to widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, that
(D) for widening the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help, to migratory laborers often changing jobs, and who
(E) so as to widen the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers often changing jobs, which


The proposed ordinance on the Employees Provident Fund will give more regulatory teeth to the enforcement agencies, widening the ambit of coverage to workers in the unorganized sectors such as construction and domestic help and to migratory laborers who often change jobs and who may not be covered at all.

Correct answer must be (B) , for correct use of -

1. Verb-ing Modifiers
2. Comparison
3. Parallelism
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Hi daagh and Abhishek009, I came to the correct answer because comma placed before to/for did not seem right. Only modifier with -ing seemed correct. Is it always correct that there can never be comma directly before a to or for? And I do not mean it in the case of lists.
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As far as 'to' is concerned, a comma will not precede the word; 'to' is used in two structures namely 1. as a preposition before a noun and 2. as an infinitive marker before a verb as in 'to' sing, 'to' play etc. In both situations placing a comma before 'to' will be a mistake .

However in the case of 'for', which can be also used both as a conjunction as well as a preposition. Look at this following example

I am confident I will get 700 plus in GMAT, for I have been preparing for a couple of years. Here the first 'for is used as a conjunction with a comma before , effectively meaning 'because' while the second 'for' is used as a preposition before the noun phrase '-a couple of years- without a comma before.
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