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Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #21 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #21

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The commission has directed advertisers to restrict

The commission has directed advertisers to restrict the use of the word "natural" to foods that do not contain color of flavor additives, chemical preservatives, or nothing that has been synthesized.

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Juan Uriel Sarmiento Cordero

I want to know, how would you infer that to restrict the use of the word "natural" is needed all three together or only one is sufficient (why or, and not and)?, Is it just common sense, or is there any grammatical clue that makes us conclude is or...

Dec 1, 2020 • Comment

Adam , Magoosh Tutor

Hi Juan!
We can use common sense, and it's much more likely that just one artificial ingredient is needed instead of all three. More importantly, though, the original prompt used "or," not "and." We always want to keep the meaning of the original prompt, unless the meaning is illogical. And since "or" is logical here, we want to keep it. That's a good rule to know for the GMAT! Always keep the original meaning.
Hope that helps!

Dec 8, 2020 • Reply

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Gravatar Mike McGarry, Magoosh Tutor

May 22, 2013 • Comment

Anurag Patnaik

good 1

Apr 12, 2015 • Reply

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