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Re: Under the Department of Transportation's old rules [#permalink]
Under the Department of Transportation's old rules, salt could be transported loosely, and so it was not necessary to have advanced packaging facilities.

A) loosely, and so it was not necessary to have advanced packaging facilities. -use of loosely/ it is incorrect
B) loose, so advanced packaging facilities were unnecessary. -Correct
C) loosely, and so there was no necessity for advanced packaging facilities. -use of loosely is incorrect
D) loose, there being no necessity for advanced packaging facilities. -use of being is incorrect ,since we are using could already in non underlined part
E) loosely, as no advanced packaging facilities were necessary. use of loosely is incorrect.
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You have use "loose" rather than "loosely".

Than only remaining options are B and D.
Than obiviously B looks much better than D.

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I believe "unnecessary" is preferred over not necessary/no necessity.
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this question seems incorrect

loosely has to be used (transported is a verb)

there is a difference bew. unnecessary and not necessary (if you guys have done critical reasoning, you all will know the difference)
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It's also important to look at the meaning. In D and E, the meaning changes. It says BECAUSE there were no advanced packaging facilities, the salt was sold loose. But the intended meaning is- BECAUSE salt was sold loose, there was no need for packaging facilities.

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I think the best way to analyze the sentence is...

'Loosly' is an adverb which is modifying the word 'transported' . However looking at the sentence we can clearly say that this sentence is discussing whether loose salt is allowed to transport or packaging is necessary ? Based on the sentence construction, we can say that loose should be used as adjective which can modify salt. Therefore, loose is the right word to pick.

Other way to write the sentence is

Under the Department of Transportation's old rules, loose salt could be transported, so advanced packaging facilities were unnecessary.

Now within option B and D, B is the right answer.
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Re: Under the Department of Transportation's old rules [#permalink]
Mike03 wrote:
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I believe "unnecessary" is preferred over not necessary/no necessity.


Definitely not a strong decision point.
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Re: Under the Department of Transportation's old rules [#permalink]
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this question seems incorrect

loosely has to be used (transported is a verb)

there is a difference bew. unnecessary and not necessary (if you guys have done critical reasoning, you all will know the difference)


Here loose or loosely needs to be used for salt, and not for how it's transported. Since loose is an adjective, it is the correct word to describe salt.
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shaarang wrote:
Under the Department of Transportation's old rules, salt could be transported loosely, and so it was not necessary to have advanced packaging facilities.

A) loosely, and so it was not necessary to have advanced packaging facilities.
B) loose, so advanced packaging facilities were unnecessary.
C) loosely, and so there was no necessity for advanced packaging facilities.
D) loose, there being no necessity for advanced packaging facilities.
E) loosely, as no advanced packaging facilities were necessary.

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My approach -
"loose" is an adjective and "loosely" is an adverb, here we want to modify "salt" so we can not use adverb for that and thus we have to use adjective "loose", left with options B & D.
The sentence is trying to show the advancement here, the use of "so" is perfect. B is the answer.

GMATNinja generis I read in one of your posts that we can not have 2 coordinating conjunction next to each other, can this be a general rue?
And can this be the basis for us to remove options A & C?

Also, please help me in understanding whether my approach used above is correct? Thanks a lot :)
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