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Many criminologists argue that a substantial increase in the number of police personnel "walking the beat" should lead to lowering rates of crime, as well as lowering fears about public safety, a surge in public confidence in the police, and a lessening of the economic burden of street crime.


a) lowering rates of crime, as well as lowering fears about public safety

b) a lowering of crime rates and of fears about public safety

c) a lowering of crime rates, along with fears about public safety

d) crime rates being lowered, along with fears about public safety

e) crime rates and fears about public safety being lowered, with.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2005, 04:06
B it is,

Lowering is used for crime rates and fears both...

Rest all have problems. They use along with, as well as and other unncessary wordier words...
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2005, 04:02
Yes you guys are right. OA is B.

When i posted this question I had a question regarding the use of 'and'. But i looked up a similar question in OG and found that 'along with' is wrong because it seems as if 'along with fears about public safety' is a seperate effect. But infact the 'a lowering of crime rates' is what also causes a 'lowering of fears about public safety' so it should be co-ordinated with 'and'

So from this is it safe to say: We use 'and' in a series such as the one we have here, when we want to emphasize an effect (lowering of fears about public safety ) because of another related cause (a lowering of crime rates) ?
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Re: Many criminologists argue that a substantial increase in the [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2013, 11:29
And choice 'e' is the passive voice. Incorrect. Must be 'b'.
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Re: Many criminologists argue that a substantial increase in the [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2014, 22:46
Guys,

I am not clear why " a" is wrong?
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Re: Many criminologists argue that a substantial increase in the [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2014, 02:59
I am still not clear about "and" in b and "along with" in c....can anyone explain..pls..........
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Re: Many criminologists argue that a substantial increase in the [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2014, 04:17
Many criminologists argue that a substantial increase in the number of police personnel "walking the beat" should lead to lowering rates of crime, as well as lowering fears about public safety, a surge in public confidence in the police, and a lessening of the economic burden of street crime.

a) lowering rates of crime, as well as lowering fears about public safety
'rates of crime' is wrong usage. for ex. tax rates of Europe, marginal rates of substitution. Also, 'lowering rates...' is not parallel with', 'a surge...' and 'a lessening of ..'

the entities in parallel are noun phrases == noun + prepositional phrase type.

b) a lowering of crime rates and of fears about public safety
Parallelism(stated in option a) maintained.

c) a lowering of crime rates, along with fears about public safety
Parallelism is ruined because crime rates and fears are parallel (within the parallel structure). But this option states that 'lowering of crime rates' and 'fears about public safety' are parallel. This is wrong parallelism.

d) crime rates being lowered, along with fears about public safety
e) crime rates and fears about public safety being lowered, with.
D & E not parallel for reasons mentioned in A
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