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It is no surprise that Riyadh, the Saudi capital where people revere birds of prey and ride camels regularly, is home to the largest hospital for falcons, a place where falcons from all over the world are treated in operating rooms, an ophthalmology department, and a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.

1 an ophthalmology department, and a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
2 an ophthalmology department, a pox area, and the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
3 an ophthalmology department, to a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
4 to an ophthalmology department, and to a pox area and the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
5 an ophthalmology department and a pox area, and the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
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It is no surprise that Riyadh, the Saudi capital where people revere birds of prey and ride camels regularly, is home to the largest hospital for falcons, a place where falcons from all over the world are treated in operating rooms, an ophthalmology department, and a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.

Structure of the sentence:
The city is home to two separate things:
-the largest hospital for falcons
-the largest veterinary clinic
Since those two thing express a similar attribute of the city, they must be parallel:

"Riyadh (...) is home to the largest hospital for falcons, (a place...description), and to the largest veterinary clinic, (a place...description)"

In B E they are not parallel, eliminate them. D uses an wrong structure:

D to an ophthalmology department, and to a pox area and the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.


This sentence uses parallelism to describe the hospital and not to put on the same level the hospital and the clinic: wrong structure.

A and B are left

A an ophthalmology department, and a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
B an ophthalmology department, to a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.

B says that the city is home to the largest hospital, to a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic. By using "to a pox area", B places it at the same level as the hospital and the clinic, so the clause "a pox area" is no more part of description of the hospital itself.

Hope it's clear.

Use parallelism to put on the same level things that express a similar concept.( a parallel idea)
Example:
1)I lived in Miami, a city in Florida, and in Boston. From this sentence you get that I lived in Miami and in Boston.
2)I lived in Miami, in Florida and in Boston. From this sentence you get that I lived in Miami, in Boston AND in Florida(unspecified city).
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Re: It is no surprise that Riyadh, the Saudi capital where peopl [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 09:04
It's a parrallelism question.

You have to interpret the meaning:

The largest hospital for falcons has 1. An opthamology dept and 2. The pox area. Then the camel hospital, which is seperate from the hospital for falcons, is the place where camels are expertly cared for.

If you can put the items in the proper order, and know which are subordinated to which, the answer should become clear. (E).
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Re: It is no surprise that Riyadh, the Saudi capital where peopl [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 17:06
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It is no surprise that Riyadh, the Saudi capital where people revere birds of prey and ride camels regularly, is home to the largest hospital for falcons, a place where falcons from all over the world are treated in operating rooms, an ophthalmology department, and a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.

1 an ophthalmology department, and a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
2 an ophthalmology department, a pox area, and the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
3 an ophthalmology department, to a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
4 to an ophthalmology department, and to a pox area and the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
5 an ophthalmology department and a pox area, and the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.


Wow this sentence exemplifies parallelism construction.

The core parallel elements are :

It is no surprise that Riyadh is home

A ) to to the largest hospital for falcons,a place where falcons from all over the world are treated in operating rooms
an ophthalmology department, and
a pox area[/highlight]
B) and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for

A is the answer. All the other answers have parallelism Error.
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Re: It is no surprise that Riyadh, the Saudi capital where peopl [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 17:11
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It's a parrallelism question.

You have to interpret the meaning:

The largest hospital for falcons has 1. An opthamology dept and 2. The pox area. Then the camel hospital, which is seperate from the hospital for falcons, is the place where camels are expertly cared for.

If you can put the items in the proper order, and know which are subordinated to which, the answer should become clear. (E).


You are correct in identifying the list here, but their is a parallelism error in E. Check my earlier response.
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Re: It is no surprise that Riyadh, the Saudi capital where peopl [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 21:17
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dave785 wrote:
It's a parrallelism question.

You have to interpret the meaning:

The largest hospital for falcons has 1. An opthamology dept and 2. The pox area. Then the camel hospital, which is seperate from the hospital for falcons, is the place where camels are expertly cared for.

If you can put the items in the proper order, and know which are subordinated to which, the answer should become clear. (E).


You are correct in identifying the list here, but their is a parallelism error in E. Check my earlier response.


whoops, you're right. I went totally ADD and put the wrong answer in my post even though I got it right on the question.

I should probably stop posting here from work haha
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Re: It is no surprise that Riyadh, the Saudi capital where [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2013, 22:27
Lets breakdown the sentence

It is no surprise
that Riyadh, the Saudi capital
where people revere birds of prey and ride camels regularly,
is home to the largest hospital for falcons, a place where falcons from all over the world are treated in 1)operating rooms, 2)an ophthalmology department, and 3)a pox area,
and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.

The important part is to realize there are 2 lists and shouldn't mix them up

1,2 and 3 are different elements and the portion highlighted in red are the main elements of the sentence!

The main sentence talks about it is home to the largest hospital and is home to the largest vet clinic for desert animals

There is a description of the first element ( highlighted in bold black color) of the second element describes that falcons all over the world are treated in operating rooms, opthalmology dept and a pox area.

once you understand the meaning and structure this sentence is a cake walk :)
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Re: It is no surprise that Riyadh, the Saudi capital where [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2013, 09:57
It is no surprise that Riyadh, the Saudi capital where people revere birds of prey and ride camels regularly, is home to the largest hospital for falcons, a place where falcons from all over the world are treated in operating rooms, an ophthalmology department, and a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.

1 an ophthalmology department, and a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
2 an ophthalmology department, a pox area, and the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
3 an ophthalmology department, to a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
4 to an ophthalmology department, and to a pox area and the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
5 an ophthalmology department and a pox area, and the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.

This focuses on Parallelism. B E they are not parallel, eliminate them. D uses an wrong structure
Let's look at why A is right:
.....is home to the largest hospital for falcons, a place where falcons from all over the world are treated in operating rooms, an ophthalmology department, and a pox area, and to the largest veterinary clinic for desert mammals, a place where camels and other desert species are expertly cared for.
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