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Obtaining an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protect its already-tattered image, and increase its ability to buy bond insurance.

(A) Obtaining an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protect

(B) To obtain an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, and protect

(C) Having obtained an investment-grade rating will, in keeping the county's future borrowing costs low, protect

(D) To obtain an investment-grade rating would keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protecting

(E) Obtaining an investment-grade rating, keeping the county's borrowing costs low, would be protecting
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01 Sep 2008, 08:37
Answer: A ; The concept tested is parallelism.
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01 Sep 2008, 18:05
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01 Sep 2008, 18:21
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Obtaining an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protect its already-tattered image, and increase its ability to buy bond insurance.

(A) Obtaining an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protect

(B) To obtain an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, and protect

(C) Having obtained an investment-grade rating will, in keeping the county's future borrowing costs low, protect

(D) To obtain an investment-grade rating would keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protecting

(E) Obtaining an investment-grade rating, keeping the county's borrowing costs low, would be protecting

Obtaining here is used as gerund.hence is a noun.Again use of Would is unnecessary since its a prediction and not uncertain clause.
D is out,
C is out since awkward construction
E is out since would be is not required here making the prediction continuous
B is out since and protect is not required , To obtain X will do Y is wrong ,obtaining X will do Y sounds better
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01 Sep 2008, 18:25
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Answer: A ; The concept tested is parallelism.

D) To obtain an investment-grade rating would keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protecting

This is also paralel .Can u explain a bit y you rejected this option?
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01 Sep 2008, 23:30
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chalven1 wrote:
Answer: A ; The concept tested is parallelism.

D) To obtain an investment-grade rating would keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protecting

This is also paralel .Can u explain a bit y you rejected this option?

What kind of parallelism are you talking about? I can see the parallism in the original sentence "will keep....., protect..... and increase"?....not in option D.
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29 Jul 2013, 12:46
Obtaining an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protect its already-tattered image, and increase its ability to buy bond insurance.

(A) Obtaining an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protect

(B) To obtain an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, and protect

(C) Having obtained an investment-grade rating will, in keeping the county's future borrowing costs low, protect

(D) To obtain an investment-grade rating would keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protecting

(E) Obtaining an investment-grade rating, keeping the county's borrowing costs low, would be protecting
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will keep X's borrowing costs low, protect its ..., and increase its ......

Obtaining an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protect its already-tattered image, and increase its ability to buy bond insurance.

(A) Obtaining an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protect
Correct.

(B) To obtain an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, and protect
Wrong.

(C) Having obtained an investment-grade rating will, in keeping the county's future borrowing costs low, protect
Wrong. Awkward.

(D) To obtain an investment-grade rating would keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protecting
Wrong.

(E) Obtaining an investment-grade rating, keeping the county's borrowing costs low, would be protecting[/quote]
Wrong.

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03 Jul 2016, 04:46
honestly by POE crossed all choices leaving A

A is concise and parallel
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04 Jul 2016, 00:35
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Obtaining an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protect its already-tattered image, and increase its ability to buy bond insurance.

(A) Obtaining an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protect

(B) To obtain an investment-grade rating will keep the county's future borrowing costs low, and protect

(C) Having obtained an investment-grade rating will, in keeping the county's future borrowing costs low, protect

(D) To obtain an investment-grade rating would keep the county's future borrowing costs low, protecting

(E) Obtaining an investment-grade rating, keeping the county's borrowing costs low, would be protecting

I go with A
make more sense than the others
plus B C D E are not parallel if you know the structure of parallelism
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