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George Washington dedicated his life to the economic [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2010, 13:04
George Washington dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the south with improvement of soil and diversification of corps.
A. the economic strengthening of the south with improvement of soil and diversification of corps.
B. strengthening the economy in the south with soil improvement and diversification of corps.
C. strengthening the economy of the south through soil improvement and crop diversification.
D. the strengthening of the economy of the south through improving soil and crop diversifying
E. the economic strengthening in the south with improving soil and diversifying corp.


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Re: Dedicated to [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2010, 13:33
A) the economic strengthening is akward
B) Not parallel
C) Ok
D) Not parallel
E) With is incorrect; the economic strengthening is akward

I'd go with C
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Re: Dedicated to [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2010, 13:38
what the sentence is try to say is that GW trued to strengthen south's economy by x and y

A. the economic strengthening of the south with improvement of soil and diversification of corps. < its strengthening the economy >
B. strengthening the economy in the south with soil improvement and diversification of corps.
C. strengthening the economy of the south through soil improvement and crop diversification. <correcto>
D. the strengthening of the economy of the south through improving soil and crop diversifying <not parallel>
E. the economic strengthening in the south with improving soil and diversifying corp. < same as A>
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Re: Dedicated to [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2010, 15:13
OA is C

Thank you guys. I also picked C but I wanted to confirm the reasoning.
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Re: Dedicated to [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2010, 06:12
George Washington dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the south with improvement of soil and diversification of corps.

A. the economic strengthening of the south with improvement of soil and diversification of corps. - awkward
B. strengthening the economy in the south with soil improvement and diversification of crops. - not parallel
C. strengthening the economy of the south through soil improvement and crop diversification.
D. the strengthening of the economy of the south through improving soil and crop diversifying
E. the economic strengthening in the south with improving soil and diversifying corp.
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Re: Dedicated to [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2010, 20:54
ANswer is C

While the explanation by jcurry is right , the answer is hinged on the difference between corp and crop richness of soil logically makes sense only with crop diversifcation ( which is related to farming) and not corp diversification ( which may be meant for police corps or armed corps etc.). So between C & D D is too wordy and awkward and C uses correct parallelism

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Re: Dedicated to [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2010, 21:08
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ANswer is C

While the explanation by jcurry is right , the answer is hinged on the difference between corp and crop richness of soil logically makes sense only with crop diversifcation ( which is related to farming) and not corp diversification ( which may be meant for police corps or armed corps etc.). So between C & D D is too wordy and awkward and C uses correct parallelism

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D) "improving soil and crop diversifying"

It's not only awkward but technically incorrect, you have to have the same logical structure and the same grammatical structure.. this has neither.
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Re: Dedicated to [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2010, 00:21
Can someone please explain how we have the split between the economic strengthening of the south" and "strengthening the economy of the south ".
This concept relates to Concision Principle RIght !!!! (MGMAT SC Guide)
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Re: Dedicated to [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2010, 06:21
praveenism wrote:
Can someone please explain how we have the split between the economic strengthening of the south" and "strengthening the economy of the south ".
This concept relates to Concision Principle RIght !!!! (MGMAT SC Guide)


Not 100% on this, but it seems to be a tense issue. If you changed it to 'the economy strengthening in the south is a result of ...' that also seems correct to me.. experts please give us your advice.
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