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As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2007, 15:18
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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

The question obviously tests for parallelism. Please explain.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2007, 15:55
To be supportive, the use of "taking" is needed. So D and E are out.

Parellelism needs "to standardize" (Note: The matching has to be between "to sell, to standardize and to predict)

So, B is correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2007, 18:35
to sell ,to predict in non underlined section narrow down the choices to
B and E.
E will break parallelism.
so B
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Re: SC - lobster [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2007, 20:37
[quote="leeye84"]126. As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters will enable fisheries to sell the shellfish year-round, [u]taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize [/u]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

The question obviously tests for parallelism. Please explain.[/quote]

B for me, parallelism "to sell, to standarize, and to predict"

A, C- it must read 'to standarize' to keep parallelism
D,E - 'tak advantage' doesn't need to be parallel to the other items as it should be modifying the sale of shellfish; the correct phrase is 'taking advantage...'
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Re: SC - lobster [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2007, 00:38
leeye84 wrote:
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

The question obviously tests for parallelism. Please explain.


Another B.
Parallel structures: enable to sell, to standardize, and to predict
the trick is "taking advantage". It is a gerund structure which describes the verb "sell".
- To sell how?
-Taking advantage of .....
When choosing among the answers first eliminate D and E, because "take" is not parallel to "to sell". Then realize that "taking" describes the infinitive "to sell" and then among A,B and C choose the one with "standardize" in the parallel form.
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Re: SC - lobster [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2007, 04:38
leeye84 wrote:
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

The question obviously tests for parallelism. Please explain.


to X, to y and to Z -> A,C,D
"Taking" is required ->Answer:B
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Re: SC - lobster [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2007, 07:21
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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

The question obviously tests for parallelism. Please explain.


Another B.
Parallel structures: enable to sell, to standardize, and to predict
the trick is "taking advantage". It is a gerund structure which describes the verb "sell".
- To sell how?
-Taking advantage of .....
When choosing among the answers first eliminate D and E, because "take" is not parallel to "to sell". Then realize that "taking" describes the infinitive "to sell" and then among A,B and C choose the one with "standardize" in the parallel form.



It is not really a gerund structure. It's a participial phrase.

Commercial farming of lobsters will enable fisheries to sell the shellfish year-round, taking advantage of off-season demand, to standardize its sizes and colors, and to predict sales volume in advance.
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Re: SC - lobster [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2007, 07:24
leeye84 wrote:
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

The question obviously tests for parallelism. Please explain.



B for llism.

"taking............" is participle modifying phrase.
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Re: As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2014, 10:49
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Re: As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2014, 13:35
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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


As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters will enable fisheries
1.to sell the shellfish year-round--modifier modifying this action --taking advantage of off-season demand,
2.standardize its sizes and colors, and
3.to predict sales volume in advance.

Clearly sentence structure 2 is not a parallel entity in the list..and it is the only error here..

to standardize is the required change..B it is
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Re: As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2014, 15:35
leeye84 wrote:
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

The question obviously tests for parallelism. Please explain.


To standardize is a must, only B and E left.
Taking is more accurate. My answer is B too
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