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3. In a plan to stop the erosion of East Coast beaches, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed building parallel to shore a breakwater of rocks that would rise six feet above the waterline and act as a buffer, so that it absorbs the energy of crashing waves and protecting the beaches.
(A) act as a buffer, so that it absorbs
(B) act like a buffer so as to absorb
(C) act as a buffer, absorbing
(D) acting as a buffer, absorbing
(E) acting like a buffer, absorb
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 05:07
From the last part of the original sentence, we can see "...and protecting". To be parrellel with this, we need "absorbing".

I vote for (C).
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2005, 08:59
C is correct.
llism. absorbing ......crashing... and protecting.....
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yup OA is C. good job guys.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2005, 16:09
C here , yupeee - :]] its parallel :-D
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