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# There are very strict rules at the apartment complex where I live

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There are very strict rules at the apartment complex where I live about residents could not be allowed to have pets in the building.
a) could not be allowed to have
b) shouldn’t allow having
c) are not allowed having
d) cannot allow having
e) not being allowed to have
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21 Feb 2017, 10:33
nitiny wrote:
There are very strict rules at the apartment complex where I live about residents could not be allowed to have pets in the building.
a) could not be allowed to have
b) shouldn’t allow having
c) are not allowed having
d) cannot allow having
e) not being allowed to have

E-- presence of 'being' still makes it correct?

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21 Feb 2017, 22:02
I went with E. since it seemed most logical but still can't get a hang of the whole sentence structure. Waiting for expert's analysis.
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22 Feb 2017, 01:07
What's wrong with Option C ..?? Can you please explain..

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22 Feb 2017, 01:59
sampark02 wrote:
What's wrong with Option C ..?? Can you please explain..

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It should be allowed "to have" and not allowed "having". Plus, the tense is wrong for that usage.
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22 Feb 2017, 11:58
Is the below sentence correct?

There are very strict rules at the apartment complex where I live about residents not being allowed to have pets in the building.

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AR15J wrote:
Is the below sentence correct?

There are very strict rules at the apartment complex where I live about residents not being allowed to have pets in the building.

No, it is not - this seems to be a flawed question.

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16 Apr 2017, 00:59
nitiny wrote:
There are very strict rules at the apartment complex where I live about residents could not be allowed to have pets in the building.
a) could not be allowed to have
b) shouldn’t allow having
c) are not allowed having
d) cannot allow having
e) not being allowed to have

i was confused between A and E.

'being' is generally wrong in GMAT.

i opted for option A.

there is no punctuation in the entire sentence.

and what could be the correct form of this sentence if it appears in GMAT.

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