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19. To help preserve ancient Egyptian monuments threatened by high water tables, a Swedish engineering firm has proposed installing pumps, perhaps solar powered, to lower the underground water level and dig trenches around the bases of the stone walls.

(A) to lower the underground water level and dig trenches

(B) to lower the underground water level and to dig trenches

(C) to lower the underground water level and digging trenches

(D) that lower the underground water level and that trenches be dug

(E) that lower the underground water level and trench digging
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New post 14 Jul 2009, 03:21
I think B is the ans.what is the OA?
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IMO C

Only option C is maintaining parallelism "proposed installing pumps,...and digging trenches "
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IMO B..to lower.....to dig..maintains parallelism..whats the OA
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IMO B..to lower.....to dig..maintains parallelism..whats the OA


Hi sanoasis, I think B is incorrect. Its not actually the pump which is going to lower... as well as dig..
Its the Swedish engineering firm , which has proposed installing pumps... and digging trenches. "to lower the underground water level " is just modifying the "pumps"
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IMO B..to lower.....to dig..maintains parallelism..whats the OA


Hi sanoasis, I think B is incorrect. Its not actually the pump which is going to lower... as well as dig..
Its the Swedish engineering firm , which has proposed installing pumps... and digging trenches. "to lower the underground water level " is just modifying the "pumps"


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New post 14 Jul 2009, 10:41
I go with 'A'.

I really don't see a problem with A. It's parallel, and precise.

C is not parallel, In B, the second 'to' redundant.

A for me!
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.....proposed installing pumps.................and digging trenches....

So C could be right.
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New post 20 Jul 2009, 14:06
definitely C...

installing pumps and digging trenches are parallel here...
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Correct answer is D. A, B, and C are out because they have infinitive starting after a comma. Infinitive preceded with a comma is always wrong.

Now that leaves D and E. I chose E as the answer but correct but correct answer is D.

(E) that lower the underground water level and trench digging - wrong. trench be dug, trenches can not dug.

(D) that lower the underground water level and that trenches be dug <<subjunctive and correct>>
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'C' .

Maintains parallelism..

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