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# The shipbuilding industry in eighteenth-centry England

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The shipbuilding industry in eighteenth-centry England [#permalink]

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The shipbuilding industry in eighteenth-centry England created a need that pine and flax from Russia be made into masts and sails.

A) ....
B) for pine and flax from Russia that are made into masts and sails
C) that there be a production of masts and sails out of pine and flax from Russia
D) that masts and sails are made out of pine and flax from Russia
E) for pine and flax from Russia to be made into masts and sails

explain your answer. This is from Kaplan GMAT 800, their OE sucks!

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Re: SC - The Shipbuilding industry [#permalink]

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10 Jul 2008, 18:14
B for me...!!! I think "need for" is better off than "need that" so it is between B and E...

In B use of restrictive "that" go well with original sentence since there is a need for only those pine and flax that can be converted into mast and sail,but not for pine and flax in general.

while E implies all pine and flax from Russia can be made into masts and sails

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Re: SC - The Shipbuilding industry [#permalink]

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10 Jul 2008, 18:43
This is from Kaplan GMAT 800.
OA is E

OE:
the corect idiom is "created a need for"
"B is incorrect because it wrongly subordinates that are made into masts and sails. The subordination changes the meaning of the original sentence. While the sentence originally emphasizes the need for masts and sails, option B emphasizes the fact that pine anf flax were needed from Russia; the purpose of the pine anf flax become less important. E it is."

The idom part makes sense, and I got that right. The second part about the subordinate makes no sense to me.

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Re: SC - The Shipbuilding industry [#permalink]

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11 Jul 2008, 08:41
x-ALI-x wrote:
The shipbuilding industry in eighteenth-centry England created a need that pine and flax from Russia be made into masts and sails.

A) ....
B) for pine and flax from Russia that are made into masts and sails
C) that there be a production of masts and sails out of pine and flax from Russia
D) that masts and sails are made out of pine and flax from Russia
E) for pine and flax from Russia to be made into masts and sails

explain your answer. This is from Kaplan GMAT 800, their OE sucks!

My understanding is that there had been supply of pine and flax from Russia before the shipbudilding industry emerged. The need of the shipbuilding industry was to make masts and sails from the pine and flax from Russia.

B) is out. "That" seems to describe Russia. And it also changed the meaning a bit. Here it says the industry requires the pine and flax that are made into masts and sails. But the industry actually wants the masts and sails.

C) is not correct idiom. Be should be used instead of are

E) is wrong, russia to be made...

among A) and C), I think C) is more clear

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