Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #40 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #40

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The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had long been expected to announce a reduction in output to bolster sagging oil prices, but officials of the organization just recently announced that the group will pare daily production by 1.5 million barrels by the beginning of next year, but only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, were to trim output by a total of 500,000 barrels a day.

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Harsh Singh

Mike has also given explanation to this question here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-organization-of-petroleum-exporting-countries-opec-had-24069.html

Thanks Mike

Apr 8, 2018 • Comment

Sam Kinsman, Magoosh Tutor

Yes, that's right! Thanks for sharing the link Harsh :D

Apr 11, 2018 • Reply

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Srivatsa Pillutla

HI Mike,
Regarding the Choices A and B the isn't the 'But' after the comma in underlined part redundant since there is already one in non underlined part. Hence eliminate these choices.
Also in choice C there is an IF, which means a hypothetical situation, which requires for a would .
Please let me know.
Thanks.

Jan 26, 2017 • Comment

Adam

Hi Srivatsa,

The use of "but" and "but only" is okay here. It's not pretty, but not incorrect. The second "but" is not redundant — it's just unnecessary.

Jan 26, 2017 • Reply

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Gravatar Mike McGarry, Magoosh Tutor

May 22, 2013 • Comment

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