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01 Nov 2006, 20:44
126. As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters will enable fisheries to sell the shellfish year-round, taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize its sizes and colors, and to predict sales volume in advance.
(A) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize
(B) taking advantage of off-season demand, to standardize
(C) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardizing
(D) take advantage of off-season demand, standardizing
(E) take advantage of off-season demand, to standardize

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01 Nov 2006, 20:52
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01 Nov 2006, 21:21
B.

DE are out, because htey are without "to".

A is wrong because no "to" in front of standardize.

C is wrong because there should be an "and" in between.

and based on the meaning of the sentence, A and C are wrong too.
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01 Nov 2006, 21:22
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126. As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters will enable fisheries to sell the shellfish year-round, taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize its sizes and colors, and to predict sales volume in advance.
(A) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize
(B) taking advantage of off-season demand, to standardize
(C) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardizing
(D) take advantage of off-season demand, standardizing
(E) take advantage of off-season demand, to standardize

Parallelism is being tested. B is correct.

The elements - to sell, to standardize and to predict are all infinitives.

Notice that "taking advantage of off-season demand" is a participial phrase which modifies fisheries -- the fisheries will be able to sell the shellfish year round, taking advantage of the off-season demand

Since this is a non-restrictive clause, it is rightly set off from both ends by commas.

The other choices break parallelism.
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01 Nov 2006, 21:25
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01 Nov 2006, 21:36
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126. As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters will enable fisheries to sell the shellfish year-round, taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize its sizes and colors, and to predict sales volume in advance.
(A) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize
(B) taking advantage of off-season demand, to standardize
(C) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardizing
(D) take advantage of off-season demand, standardizing
(E) take advantage of off-season demand, to standardize

Parallelism is being tested. B is correct.

The elements - to sell, to standardize and to predict are all infinitives.

Notice that "taking advantage of off-season demand" is a participial phrase which modifies fisheries -- the fisheries will be able to sell the shellfish year round, taking advantage of the off-season demand

Since this is a non-restrictive clause, it is rightly set off from both ends by commas.

The other choices break parallelism.

Thanks for the explanation
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01 Nov 2006, 23:48
|| in B.
to standardize and and to predict...
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03 Nov 2006, 20:32
Yes, B to maintain ||ism
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