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# The United Nations, in response to the ongoing Liberian

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The United Nations, in response to the ongoing Liberian Civil War, has recently approved the imposition of some strict policies, which are specifically applicable to the volatile situation there
A. strict policies, which are specifically applicable to the volatile situation there
B. strict policies, where the volatile situation can have these measures specifically applied to it
C. policies that are strict, measures specifically applicable to their volatile situation
D. strict policies, measures specifically applicable to Liberia’s volatile situation
E. policies that are strict and specifically applicable to the volatile situation there

Why A is wrong?
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
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03 Feb 2013, 05:48
ranjeet75 wrote:
The United Nations, in response to the ongoing Liberian Civil War, has recently approved the imposition of some strict policies, which are specifically applicable to the volatile situation there
A. strict policies, which are specifically applicable to the volatile situation there
B. strict policies, where the volatile situation can have these measures specifically applied to it
C. policies that are strict, measures specifically applicable to their volatile situation
D. strict policies, measures specifically applicable to Liberia’s volatile situation
E. policies that are strict and specifically applicable to the volatile situation there

Why A is wrong?

There is no referent for "there" in A and E.
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The United Nations, in response to the ongoing Liberian Civil War, has recently approved the imposition of some strict policies, which are specifically applicable to the volatile situation there
A. strict policies, which are specifically applicable to the volatile situation there
B. strict policies, where the volatile situation can have these measures specifically applied to it
C. policies that are strict, measures specifically applicable to their volatile situation
D. strict policies, measures specifically applicable to Liberia’s volatile situation
E. policies that are strict and specifically applicable to the volatile situation there

Why A is wrong?

A. strict policies, which are specifically applicable to the volatile situation there - Use of THERE is incorrect.

What is the antecedent of THERE - Liberia (Noun).
Is Liberia actually mentioned in the previous clause - The answer is NO because Liberia is used as an Adjective rather than Noun.
Because only Nouns can be antecedents for pronoun, the use of THERE is incorrect.

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03 Feb 2013, 09:18
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This question specifically tests the concept of pronoun ambiguity i.e. pronoun does not have a clear antecedent.

The United Nations, in response to the ongoing Liberian Civil War, has recently approved the imposition of some strict policies, which are specifically applicable to the volatile situation there
A. strict policies, which are specifically applicable to the volatile situation there incorrect-there cannot refer to Liberian Civil War
B. strict policies, where the volatile situation can have these measures specifically applied to it incorrect-modifier issue
C. policies that are strict, measures specifically applicable to their volatile situation incorrect-again their has no clear antecedent
D. strict policies, measures specifically applicable to Liberia’s volatile situation -correct
E. policies that are strict and specifically applicable to the volatile situation there incorrect-there cannot refer to Liberian Civil War
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04 Feb 2013, 09:10
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22 Feb 2014, 18:57
This question specifically tests the concept of pronoun ambiguity i.e. pronoun does not have a clear antecedent.

The United Nations, in response to the ongoing Liberian Civil War, has recently approved the imposition of some strict policies, which are specifically applicable to the volatile situation there
A. strict policies, which are specifically applicable to the volatile situation there incorrect-there cannot refer to Liberian Civil War
B. strict policies, where the volatile situation can have these measures specifically applied to it incorrect-modifier issue
C. policies that are strict, measures specifically applicable to their volatile situation incorrect-again their has no clear antecedent
D. strict policies, measures specifically applicable to Liberia’s volatile situation -correct
E. policies that are strict and specifically applicable to the volatile situation there incorrect-there cannot refer to Liberian Civil War

In D measures refers to policies or the imposition?
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20 Apr 2015, 11:11
I believe that it should be a noun+noun modifier
otherwise D looks suspicious.
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