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For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool - Old Thread [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2005, 20:31
For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year.
A. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
B. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
C. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
D. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
E. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce

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Re: Holstein cows [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2009, 01:01
A - parallel

and "them" relates to "cows"
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Re: SC-- Holstein Cows [#permalink] New post 30 May 2011, 23:06
I'll go with Option (A)

Step 1:
2/3 split "providing them" and "provided"

Step 2:
The beginning of the sentence that is not underlined refers to the farmer rather than the cows. So, to be specific about the reference "them" is required otherwise the meaning of the sentence changes. So rule out the option (C), (D) and (E).

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Eliminate option (B) - parallelism issue with tense

The answer is Option (A)
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Re: SC-- Holstein Cows [#permalink] New post 31 May 2011, 03:29
abhinava wrote:
Q)For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year.

A. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
B. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
C. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
D. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
E. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce


"them" is non-underlined, thus presence of "cows" is a must. B and D out.
E changes the tense from present continuous to simple future and eventually changes the meaning; the cows ARE already producing milk. Out
C- provided and milking not parallel
A-fits and is the best.

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

A. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
B. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
C. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
D. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
E. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce


IMO E.
A - This answer was very tempting, everything is lined up perfectly, but providing and milking are acting as modifiers of Holstein cows, therefore, them is not required here.
B - The non-underlined part of the sentence reads - gallons of milk each per year . This implies that we are referring to more than one Holstein cows. The singular use in this construction is incorrect.
C - Sentence not balanced. Them is used for one modifier and not in the other.
D - Same reasoning as B
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Re: For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2012, 19:28
paralel problems make us face 3 actions which is presented by

a verb with tense

a verb-ing

we have to realize the logic relations among 3 verbs. The logic relation can be

verb 1, doing 1 and doing 2

verb 1, and verb 2, doing

verb 1, doing, and verb 2.

and so on and so forth.

let logic help us choose.

I can say well but in the test room I do not know what I do

pls, comment on the tactic to do parallel questions,
Re: For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing   [#permalink] 10 Nov 2012, 19:28
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