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At the completion of World War II, Japan agreed to abandon [#permalink] New post 16 May 2010, 09:51
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At the completion of World War II, Japan agreed to abandon its position as an imperial power, allocated funds for victims in war crimes, and the Treaty of San Francisco was signed.

(A) allocated funds for victims in war crimes, and the Treaty of San Francisco was signed
(B) to allocate funds for victims in war crimes, and to sign the Treaty of San Francisco
(C) allocated funds for victims of war crimes, and signed the Treaty of San Francisco
(D) allocating funds for victims of war crimes, and signing the Treaty of San Francisco
(E) to allocate funds for victims of war crimes, and the Treaty of San Francisco was signed


Whats the correct answer and why?

sorry no OA....

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Re: Japan after World War II [#permalink] New post 16 May 2010, 10:28
DAYNE wrote:
At the completion of World War II, Japan agreed to abandon its position as an imperial power, allocated funds for victims in war crimes, and the Treaty of San Francisco was signed.

(A) allocated funds for victims in war crimes, and the Treaty of San Francisco was signed>>> Not parallel and passive construction
(B) to allocate funds for victims in war crimes, and to sign the Treaty of San Francisco >>>IMO, CORRECT
(C) allocated funds for victims of war crimes, and signed the Treaty of San Francisco >>> Not parallel >>> Japan agreed to abandon....allocated....and signed
(D) allocating funds for victims of war crimes, and signing the Treaty of San Francisco>>> Not parallel
(E) to allocate funds for victims of war crimes, and the Treaty of San Francisco was signed >>> Not parallel and passive construction


Whats the correct answer and why?


Parallelism case: Japan agreed to abandon....to allocate....and to sign...

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Re: Japan after World War II [#permalink] New post 17 May 2010, 07:09
B is correct as it maintains parallelism.

Japan agreed.....to abandon, to allocate...., and to sign....
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Re: Japan after World War II [#permalink] New post 17 May 2010, 09:27
B is the answer because of parallelism
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Re: Japan after World War II [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2010, 08:43
DAYNE wrote:
At the completion of World War II, Japan agreed to abandon its position as an imperial power, allocated funds for victims in war crimes, and the Treaty of San Francisco was signed.

(A) allocated funds for victims in war crimes, and the Treaty of San Francisco was signed
(B) to allocate funds for victims in war crimes, and to sign the Treaty of San Francisco
(C) allocated funds for victims of war crimes, and signed the Treaty of San Francisco
(D) allocating funds for victims of war crimes, and signing the Treaty of San Francisco
(E) to allocate funds for victims of war crimes, and the Treaty of San Francisco was signed



I would say B is wrong because of victims in (should be of) war crimes. That leaves C,D and E.
Among these I see only C as || because of agreed, allocated and signed
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Re: Japan after World War II [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2010, 08:46
Answer should be B.. PARALLELISM
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Re: Japan after World War II [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2010, 23:57
One hell of a question !

My gut feeling is B is wrong. Japan was not doing social service in the World War :-D . Even if does its hard to digest that allocation of funds was result of the recanting the position - so I don't agree that --->

Japan agreed to abandon its position to allocate funds for victims in war crimes

But still difficult to pin point the answer.

IMO : C
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Re: Japan after World War II [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2010, 03:56
C. Japan did 3 things.
1. Agreed to abandon
2. Allocated Funds
3. Signed.

Parallelism of the past tense verbs of Agreed, Allocated and Signed is necessary.
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Re: Japan after World War II [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2010, 05:46
But then there one more way to interpret the sentence with the base verb "agreed"

agreed to abandon
agreed to allocate funds
agreed to sign the treaty

This makes B as a contender.
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Re: Japan after World War II [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2010, 06:03
It has to be C.

B follows //sm -- but "victims in war " is wrong.
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