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Broccoli thrives in moderate to cool climates and propagated by seeds, either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed for producing transplants.

(A) propagated by seeds, either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed for producing
(B) propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed so as to produce
(C) is propagated by seeds either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed so that they produce
(D) is propagated by seeds sown either directly in the field or in plant beds designed to produce
(E) is propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed for producing

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21 Jul 2012, 15:20
Used X to produce Y- Idiom

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Broccoli thrives in moderate to cool climates and propagated by seeds, either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed for producing transplants.

(A) propagated by seeds, either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed for producing
(B) propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed so as to produce
(C) is propagated by seeds either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed so that they produce
(D) is propagated by seeds sown either directly in the field or in plant beds designed to produce
(E) is propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed for producing

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Used X to produce Y- Idiom

maybeam wrote:
Broccoli thrives in moderate to cool climates and propagated by seeds, either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed for producing transplants.

(A) propagated by seeds, either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed for producing
(B) propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed so as to produce
(C) is propagated by seeds either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed so that they produce
(D) is propagated by seeds sown either directly in the field or in plant beds designed to produce
(E) is propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed for producing

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explain the logic of choosing OA over E

is used X for producing Y wrong in all cases?
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21 Jul 2012, 17:18
(A) propagated by seeds, either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed for producing
(B) propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed so as to produce
-- same as (A)
(C) is propagated by seeds either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed so that they produce
-- designed so that they produce makes it wordy
(D) is propagated by seeds sown either directly in the field or in plant beds designed to produce
-- Correct Answer. present tense in second part and correct use of idiom " designed to"
(E) is propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed for producing
-- designed for is not correct idiom
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21 Jul 2012, 17:26
(E) is propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed for producing
is not correct because you have:
sown either _____or Sown_____, this introduces parallelism error (Adverbial phrase (directly in the field) is not parallel to Verb Phrase (Sown in plant beds).
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21 Jul 2012, 21:03
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While dealing with either or I simply follow this rule" what is before either should not be tagged with or".Here sown is before either so you should not tag it with or.

That makes me choose D.
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21 Jul 2012, 21:31
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in (E) sown is used twice, we have to be careful to avoid redundancy while using "either"

If you have to say that you want to eat one option of dishes to eat how would you say?

i want to eat either ice-cream or pan cake.
OR
I want to either eat ice cream or eat pan cake.

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22 Jul 2012, 02:42
sidbond wrote:
(E) is propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed for producing
is not correct because you have:
sown either _____or Sown_____, this introduces parallelism error (Adverbial phrase (directly in the field) is not parallel to Verb Phrase (Sown in plant beds).

hey!
reading the replies i understood using sown twice is redundancy.

Still on clarification would be helpful. Had the sentence structure was either sown ___________ or sown______________ would it be correct?
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maybeam wrote:
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reading the replies i understood using sown twice is redundancy.

Still on clarification would be helpful. Had the sentence structure was either sown ___________ or sown______________[/color] would it be correct?

umm.. grammatically correct but concision wise not too concise. You can take sown common (in algebraic terms, I find it easy to correlate it with algebra )..
it is more concise to say .. --> sown either blah or Blah.. however, if both verbs were different it makes sense to include them after either.. for example, either sown .. or thrown .. in this case you can't take verb out as common.
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22 Jul 2012, 02:58
maybeam wrote:
sidbond wrote:
(E) is propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed for producing
is not correct because you have:
sown either _____or Sown_____, this introduces parallelism error (Adverbial phrase (directly in the field) is not parallel to Verb Phrase (Sown in plant beds).

hey!
reading the replies i understood using sown twice is redundancy.

Still on clarification would be helpful. Had the sentence structure was either sown ___________ or sown______________ would it be correct?

I guess , this will make a confusion over any other AC with either X OR Y, you are not incorrect though.
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maybeam wrote:
sidbond wrote:
(E) is propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed for producing
is not correct because you have:
sown either _____or Sown_____, this introduces parallelism error (Adverbial phrase (directly in the field) is not parallel to Verb Phrase (Sown in plant beds).

hey!
reading the replies i understood using sown twice is redundancy.

Still on clarification would be helpful. Had the sentence structure was either sown ___________ or sown______________ would it be correct?

Here using "sown" twice is not redundancy error.

............................either verb phrase.............or verb phrase
..........................either noun phrase..............or noun phrase......
.........................either prep phrase..................or prep phrase
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22 Jul 2012, 15:56
IMO:D
E IS OUT BECAUSE OF THE PARALLELISM ERROR "EITHER X OR Y" , WHERE X AND Y MUST BE IN PARALLEL .ITS NT HERE ..
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23 Jul 2012, 01:27
Please check put "Thursday's with Ron" video on parallelism some rules that becomes quite handy in answering such questions!

Either xxxxx or yyyy

Here yyyyy must be parallel to xxxxx

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Broccoli thrives in moderate to cool climates and propagated by seeds, either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed for producing transplants.

I have a small doubt this question. Parallelism of correlative conjunction, ‘either----or’ demands that we have to maintain parallel structures after ‘either—or’ i.e. either X or Y. I am not clear whether this is a rigid rule, going by this example. Notwithstanding the other errors in these choices, we have to assume that none of the choices is correct.

(A) propagated by seeds, either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed for producing --- either sown or in plant bed is not parallel --- should be ‘either sown or sown

(B) propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed so as to produce –either directly or sown in plant beds is not parallel. Should be ‘either directly or indirectly’

(C) is propagated by seeds either sown directly in the field or in plant beds designed so that they produce --- either sown directly or in plant beds --- is not parallel – Should be ‘sown directly or sown indirectly’

(D) is propagated by seeds sown either directly in the field or in plant beds designed to produce--- either directly or in plant beds is not parallel. Should be ‘either directly or indirectly’

(E) is propagated by seeds, sown either directly in the field or sown in plant beds designed for producing--- either directly or sown is not parallel --- Should be ‘either directly or indirectly.

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