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By providing such services as mortgages, home improvement [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2010, 07:35
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By providing such services as mortgages, home improvement loans, automobile loans, financial advice and staying within the metropolitan areas, Acme Bank has become one of the most profitable savings banks in the nation.
a)
b) financial advice and by staying
c) and financial advice, staying
d) and financial advice, and staying
e) and financial advice and by staying

I understand why it needs "and" before financial advice.

why do we have to include "by" before staying as the E says?

I thought "by" is understood in D, so chose D for simplicity.

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Re: OG 11th edition #47 [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2010, 07:39
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By providing such services as mortgages, home improvement loans, automobile loans, financial advice and staying within the metropolitan areas, Acme Bank has become one of the most profitable savings banks in the nation.
a)
b) financial advice and by staying
c) and financial advice, staying
d) and financial advice, and staying
e) and financial advice and by staying

I understand why it needs "and" before financial advice.

why do we have to include "by" before staying as the E says?

I thought "by" is understood in D, so chose D for simplicity.

answer:
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E


To keep the sentence parallel. "by staying" is not part of the list. By providing.....and by staying..That part is parallel.
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Re: OG 11th edition #47 [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2010, 09:34
I agree with lagomez.

This list contains several items, such as mortgages, homeimprovement loans, automobile loans, and financial service. Then there's a sudden switch in sentence meaning, from providing services to "staying within the metropolitan areas". Since the beginning of the sentence started with "By providing", the sensible construct of this sentence would haev to be "by staying".
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Re: OG 11th edition #47 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2010, 05:14
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we require and before financial advice as it is the last one in the listed items and that leaves us with c,d and e

by staying in choice E is parallel with by statying

so my choice is E
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Re: By providing such services as mortgages, home improvement [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2014, 01:33
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Re: By providing such services as mortgages, home improvement [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2014, 23:38
one possible reason is that the distance between "providing" and "staying" is far , so, we need to repeat "by" to make the sentence clear.

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By providing such services as mortgages, home improvement [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2014, 23:49
lys8207 wrote:
By providing such services as mortgages, home improvement loans, automobile loans, financial advice and staying within the metropolitan areas, Acme Bank has become one of the most profitable savings banks in the nation.
a)
b) financial advice and by staying
c) and financial advice, staying
d) and financial advice, and staying
e) and financial advice and by staying

I understand why it needs "and" before financial advice.

why do we have to include "by" before staying as the E says?

I thought "by" is understood in D, so chose D for simplicity.

answer:
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E


Ans is E....

There are 2 lists here

ACME Bank has become one of the most profitable savings banks in the nation.
List 1 by providing services such as

List 2 : Mortgages, Home Improvement Loans.... and Financial advice (Follows structure w,x,y,and z)

and

List 1 Contd: staying within Metropolitan area

List 1 follows structure X and Y...Where X and Y are 2 things done by by the bank...By Providing and By staying... is parallel here..
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Re: By providing such services as mortgages, home improvement [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2014, 03:52
Could somebody please tell me that why did we use 'and' before financial advice?
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Re: By providing such services as mortgages, home improvement [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2014, 04:36
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Could somebody please tell me that why did we use 'and' before financial advice?


My answer is E too (had to burn time to get to E).

The first "and" is to end the list of items. The second "and" is to start a new clause. "By" is need to keep the second clause in parallel with the first.
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