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In an attempt to produce premium oysters [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2013, 23:22
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In an attempt to produce premium oysters, a firm in Scotland has developed a prototype of a submersible oyster farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean, and it provides ideal conditions for the mollusks' growth.
A. farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean, and it provides
B. farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean for providing
C. farm that sits below the surface of the ocean and providing
D. farm that sits below the surface of the ocean and provides
E. farm that is sitting below the surface of the ocean and it provides
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Re: In an attempt to produce premium oysters [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2013, 23:28
In an attempt to produce premium oysters, a firm in Scotland has developed a prototype of a submersible oyster farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean, and it provides ideal conditions for the mollusks' growth.

If you use COMMA + ING, you are modifying the whole preceding clause. This is mainly used to presents the results of an action, to add info to the preceding clause.

A. farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean, and it provides
B. farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean for providing


Options A B use that, and it's clearly wrong.

Now, the remaining options start with "that" <==a noun modifier so we are referring to the "submersible oyster farm" alone.
C. farm that sits below the surface of the ocean and providing
D. farm that sits below the surface of the ocean and provides
E. farm that is sitting below the surface of the ocean and it provides

The only parallel option is D, hence is the correct one. The verb must be parallel as both express an idea about the "submersible oyster farm".
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Re: In an attempt to produce premium oysters [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2013, 23:31
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In an attempt to produce premium oysters, a firm in Scotland has developed a prototype of a submersible oyster farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean, and it provides ideal conditions for the mollusks' growth.
A. farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean, and it provides
B. farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean for providing
C. farm that sits below the surface of the ocean and providing
D. farm that sits below the surface of the ocean and provides
E. farm that is sitting below the surface of the ocean and it provides


hi,

a)farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean, and it provides ==>
sitting is modifying FIRM..use of IT is ambiguous

B. farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean for providing
==>sitting is modifying FIRM

C. farm that sits below the surface of the ocean and providing
non parallel structure...providing is not parallel to sits

D. farm that sits below the surface of the ocean and provides ===>correct

E. farm that is sitting below the surface of the ocean and it provides
==>use of IT is ambiguous..../// is sitting is wrong verb tense

hence D
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Re: In an attempt to produce premium oysters [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2013, 23:32
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In an attempt to produce premium oysters, a firm in Scotland has developed a prototype of a submersible oyster farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean, and it provides ideal conditions for the mollusks' growth.

A. farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean, and it provides
Wrong. "sitting below the surface of the ocean" is modifier ==> Technically, it should modify the preceding clause ==> Does not make sense

B. farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean for providing
Wrong.
Modifier problem like that of A.
Changes meaning: sit below the surface of the ocean for providing....

C. farm that sits below the surface of the ocean and providing
Wrong. Not parallel.

D. farm that sits below the surface of the ocean and provides
Correct. "Sits" || "provides".

E. farm that is sitting below the surface of the ocean and it provides
Wrong.
Not parallel.
"it" is not clear, it refers to "a firm" or "a prototype"? ==> when see it, its, they, them, their (the deadly five), we need to determine antecedents correctly.

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Re: In an attempt to produce premium oysters [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2013, 19:35
I get the parallelism in D. But a farm that "sits", I dunno.
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Re: In an attempt to produce premium oysters [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2013, 10:08
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I get the parallelism in D. But a farm that "sits", I dunno.

Yes, but since all options use this, we don't need to bother about it.
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