Source: Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 Sentence Correction; #83

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When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected

When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from rural states will try and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas.
(A) and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage
(B) and establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain able to be grown by farmers and encouraging
(C) establishing tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are allowed to grow and to encourage
(D) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain capable of being grown by farmers and encouraging
(E) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage

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Gravatar Catherine Guivencan, Magoosh Tutor

Aug 18, 2015 • Comment

ZOE ZHUYAN

my doubt:

dear experts,
would you please clarify further on E?
IMO, there is an error about two complete sentence without conjunction,

1/
members will try to establish restriction on amount,-- complete sentence
2/
farmers will be allowed to grow --- complete sentence, but I guess it works as a modifier

why these two sentences are without a conjunction?
if "farmers will be allowed to grow" is a modifier, shouldn't need "that" to introduce a modifier?
does it omit "that" here?
as I know, if "that" introduces a modifier, then "that" can not be omitted ? (I forget where I got it, sorry for that)

did I misunderstanding?

please point out my fault

thanks in advance

have a nice day
>_~

Sep 26, 2016 • Reply

Adam

Hi Shu,

This is a case wherein we are allowed to omit "that." The sentence would still be correct with "that" between "amount" and "farmers," but it is also correct without it.

Most of the time, the GMAT prefers not to omit "that," but it will some of the time. (E) is better than all the other choices, so we're stuck with it :)

Oct 1, 2016 • Reply

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