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Agricultural scientists continue to search for a strain of wheat that is hardy, disease-resistant and yields more grain per acre.

A.hardy, disease-resistant and yields

B.hardy, resists disease, and that yields

C.hardy and disease-resistant and that yields

D.hardy and resist disease, yielding

E.hardy, disease-resistant, and yielding
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Tough one. This question is about parallelism.

Agricultural scientists continue to search for a strain of wheat that is hardy, disease-resistant and yields more grain per acre.

A.hardy, disease-resistant and yields
Wrong. Because "hardy" || disease-resistant, so there should be "and" between "hardy" and "disease-resistant" to make the parallel structure clear.

B.hardy, resists disease, and that yields
Wrong. If "that is"|| resists || yields ==> the second "that" is wrong. The correct structure should be: a strain of wheat that is hardy, resists disease and yields.....

C.hardy and disease-resistant and that yields
Correct.
"hardy" || "disease-resistant;
"that is ...." || "that yields

D.hardy and resist disease, yielding
Wrong. "a strain" is singular ==> "resist" is wrong. Should be "resists".

E.hardy, disease-resistant, and yielding
Wrong. Although the structure is parallel, the meaning is wrong. "Hardy" and "disease-resistant" are characteristics of the strain of wheat, but "yielding" is the advantage of the grains, so we cannot put them together in a parallel structure.
For example:
My professor who is tall, black-hair and who teaches math is very smart.
We can put "tall" and "black-hair" in one parallel structure, but cannot put "tall" + "black-hair" + "teach math". They are in different categories.

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Agricultural scientists continue to search for a strain of wheat that is hardy, disease-resistant and yields more grain per acre.

A.hardy, disease-resistant and yields

B.hardy, resists disease, and that yields
do not have connection between parallel list: "hardy" and "resists disease"

C.hardy and disease-resistant and that yields

D.hardy and resist disease, yielding
change the meaning of the sentence

E.hardy, disease-resistant, and yielding
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27 Apr 2014, 06:57
very good example of Parallelism . Initially i got wrong but after going to Pqhai explanations , i understood this .
We should take "and" as a parallel marker and look for words joined by "and" ,check whether these words (joined by and ) have a similar priority or make up similar idea.
Here in this question , hardy and disease -resistant are properties of strain of wheat. So these two properties have to made parallel by combing hardy "and" disease-resistant. These two properties make up similar idea/or of same rank.

Yields is advantage of Wheat and this should not be in parallel to Properties(hardy and disease resistant).So this is separated by "and" is made parallel to first "that is"
"that yields " || "that is".

Hence C:)
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07 Dec 2015, 00:08
"is" should not be underlined.
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Re: Agricultural scientists continue to search for a strain of [#permalink]

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29 Jan 2016, 07:30
vibhav wrote:
Agricultural scientists continue to search for a strain of wheat that is hardy, disease-resistant and yields more grain per acre.

A.hardy, disease-resistant and yields

B.hardy, resists disease, and that yields

C.hardy and disease-resistant and that yields

D.hardy and resist disease, yielding

E.hardy, disease-resistant, and yielding

Moderators,

verb is should be out of underlined portion. Otherwise it does not make any sense.
When verb comes out of underline then Parallelism - that is X ,Y and that yields - makes sense
When verb is inside the underlined portion , it will be replaced by hardy in the beginning and form a fragment - that hardy, disease-resistant and that yields

Hence the question should be
Agricultural scientists continue to search for a strain of wheat that is hardy, disease-resistant and yields more grain per acre.
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29 Jan 2016, 13:12
tryambaks wrote:
vibhav wrote:
Agricultural scientists continue to search for a strain of wheat that is hardy, disease-resistant and yields more grain per acre.

A.hardy, disease-resistant and yields

B.hardy, resists disease, and that yields

C.hardy and disease-resistant and that yields

D.hardy and resist disease, yielding

E.hardy, disease-resistant, and yielding

Moderators,

verb is should be out of underlined portion. Otherwise it does not make any sense.
When verb comes out of underline then Parallelism - that is X ,Y and that yields - makes sense
When verb is inside the underlined portion , it will be replaced by hardy in the beginning and form a fragment - that hardy, disease-resistant and that yields

Hence the question should be
Agricultural scientists continue to search for a strain of wheat that is hardy, disease-resistant and yields more grain per acre.

Good observation, thanks. ...changed.
Re: Agricultural scientists continue to search for a strain of   [#permalink] 29 Jan 2016, 13:12
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