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For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each year.

1. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing
2. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, the Hobstein cow produces
3. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing
4. provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, the Hobstein cow produces
5. provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, Hobstein cows will produce

Parallelism ?
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Re: For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2013, 12:17
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For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each year.

1. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing
2. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, the Hobstein cow produces
3. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing
4. provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, the Hobstein cow produces
5. provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, Hobstein cows will produce

Parallelism ?


Option 5 is correct.
In the first part "them" is used so "cows" would be correct.We can eliminate Option 2,4 .In option 1,3 present continuous tense is incorrect.In option 3 parallelism is also incorrect.
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Re: For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2013, 15:12
I got this one right, but it took me obscenely long time. I tried to think about the sentence in a reverse-form.

Hobstein cows are producing an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each year for the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly.





1. Hobstein cows are producing...providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly
2. The Hobstein cow produces...providing them with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly
3. Hobstein cows are producing...provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly
4. The Hobstein cow produces... provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly
5. Hobstein cows will produce...provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly


My question is - does "takes" have to be parallel with provided / milked? Though I thought #5 worked the best, is it incorrect to say "who took care to keep them cool, provided them with..."?
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Re: For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2013, 23:34
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I got this one right, but it took me obscenely long time. I tried to think about the sentence in a reverse-form.

Hobstein cows are producing an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each year for the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly.





1. Hobstein cows are producing...providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly
2. The Hobstein cow produces...providing them with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly
3. Hobstein cows are producing...provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly
4. The Hobstein cow produces... provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly
5. Hobstein cows will produce...provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly


My question is - does "takes" have to be parallel with provided / milked? Though I thought #5 worked the best, is it incorrect to say "who took care to keep them cool, provided them with..."?


If you will use "took"...it will change the meaning.

And "provided" and "milked" are modifiers and they are parallel...no error in parallelism.
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Re: For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2014, 05:36
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For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each year.

1. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing
2. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, the Hobstein cow produces
3. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing
4. provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, the Hobstein cow produces
5. provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, Hobstein cows will produce

Parallelism ?


Would someone explain this one? I don't really get how provided can follow for the farmer... it sounds like the farmer itself is provided with high energy feed which doesn't make any sense.

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Re: For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2014, 06:40
THIS QUESTION IS WRITEN WRONG

if we learn like this, we can not win gmat

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Re: For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2014, 16:57
1. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing Wrong - nonsensical to use present progressive tense (present progressive indicates action is taking place)

2. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, the Hobstein cow produces Wrong - "them" modifier requires a plural referent

3. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing Wrong - nonsensical to use present progressive tense (present progressive indicates action is taking place)

4. provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, the Hobstein cow produces Wrong - "them" modifier requires a plural referent

5. provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, Hobstein cows will produce Best choice among not good answer choices - "will produce" not as good as "produce", but it is better than present progressive "are producing"

IMO E

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Re: For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2014, 17:12
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For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each year.

1. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing
2. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, the Hobstein cow produces
3. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Hobstein cows are producing
4. provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, the Hobstein cow produces
5. provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, Hobstein cows will produce

Parallelism ?


Would someone explain this one? I don't really get how provided can follow for the farmer... it sounds like the farmer itself is provided with high energy feed which doesn't make any sense.

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IMO The author wants the reader to know that the cows provide milk for the farmer. Since "provided, and milked.." are separated by commas, they are non-restrictive modifiers. These modifiers do not have to describe the noun immediately preceding it. Furthermore, "For" is a preposition, so "farmer" must be the object of the preposition. ("who..." modifies the farmer.) Thus, because "farmer" is the object of the preposition, it cannot take any participle modifiers. The only eligible noun to take the modifiers is the subject of the sentence, "Hobstein" cows. This must be the correct answer. After all, you'll notice the correct answer E is "as-clean-as-a-whistle" -- it doesn't contains any pronouns.

I hope the helps.

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Re: For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2014, 17:17
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THIS QUESTION IS WRITEN WRONG

if we learn like this, we can not win gmat


With that attitude, you won't win GMAT either. Keep your cool mate! :beer

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Re: For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2014, 17:29
vietmoi999 wrote:
THIS QUESTION IS WRITEN WRONG

if we learn like this, we can not win gmat


exactly. this is why I stopped doing practice questions unless they were from my study materials (Manhattan or Magoosh) or official GMAT. Too much risk of inconsistency to mess with your studying mojo. The only reason I even clicked on this link is that I remember this question from the OG and was surprised to see an official question on GC. I thought you couldn't post official GMAT questions here??
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Re: For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2014, 01:40
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5. provided with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, Hobstein cows will produce Best choice among not good answer choices - "will produce" not as good as "produce", but it is better than present progressive "are producing"

IMO E


Does it make sense to say "...milked them regularly, Hobstein cows will produce...". What is the antecedent of "them"?
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