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Though he declared himself eligible for the National Basketball Association draft, the college basketball player avoided hiring an agent so as to retain the option of keeping his amateur status.

A) so as to retain
B) and so could retain
C) to retain
D) so that he could retain
E) in order that he would retain

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Though he declared himself eligible for the National Basketball Association draft, the college basketball player avoided hiring an agent so as to retain the option of keeping his amateur status.

A) so as to retain
B) and so could retain
C) to retain
D) so that he could retain
E) in order that he would retain


pronoun referrant is to be considered here ' he'
option D so that he could retain is correct
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New post 07 Mar 2019, 16:27
Options A, C&D are close.

all of them convey the intended meaning. is there any thumb rule to eliminate incorrect options?
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New post 07 Mar 2019, 20:07
I am confused between A & D.
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New post 07 Mar 2019, 21:26
Here "To retain.....status " is a reason why the basketball player avoided hiring
Therefore the use of that is necessary.


I have just started to learn Verbal concepts of GMAT Please correct me if I am wrong. :) :)
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New post 09 Mar 2019, 22:51
Why is C wrong? I picked D but I want to know reasoning for C
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New post 10 Mar 2019, 04:53
A) / C) hiring an agent + so as to retain / to retain: READ PARTIAL, THERE IS A MEANING ERROR
B) and so could retain: TWO RELATED IDEAS CANNOT BE SPLICED AS TWO MAIN CLAUSES
D) so that he could retain: CORRECT
E) in order that he would retain: WORDY
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