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OG 60) More and more in recent years, cities are stressing [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 14:36
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More and more in recent years, cities are stressing the arts as a means to greater economic development and investing millions of dollars in cultural activities, despite strained municipal budgets and fading federal support.
(A) to greater economic development and investing
(B) to greater development economically and investing
(C) of greater economic development and invest
(D) of greater development economically and invest
(E) for greater economic development and the investment of
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Re: SC economic development [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 16:35
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More and more in recent years, cities are stressing the arts as a means to greater economic development and investing millions of dollars in cultural activities, despite strained municipal budgets and fading federal support.
(A) to greater economic development and investing
(B) to greater development economically and investing
(C) of greater economic development and invest
(D) of greater development economically and invest
(E) for greater economic development and the investment of


Interesting...if it is on parallel, hen A should be the answer. But idiom perspective, as a means OF...is a correct usage. But...as a means to...sounds okay...I went for a //. A should be the answer.
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Re: SC economic development [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 17:56
I think the Answer is A.

Find the actions the city is doing. Cities are stressing and investing.

The verbs, when used together with one subject, must be parallel. Only A & B make this parallel. B uses "development economically", which sounds ok, but in English we usually put our adjectives BEFORE the modified noun.

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More and more in recent years, cities are stressing the arts as a means to greater economic development and investing millions of dollars in cultural activities, despite strained municipal budgets and fading federal support.
(A) to greater economic development and investing
(B) to greater development economically and investing
(C) of greater economic development and invest
(D) of greater development economically and invest
(E) for greater economic development and the investment of

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Re: SC economic development [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 18:02
I think C is parallel

More and more in recent years, cities are stressing the arts as a means to (C) of greater economic development and invest
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Re: SC economic development [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 19:13
Straight A.

Parallelism: are stressing to do X and investing.

I will say though that ARE investing would be better and clearer..
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Re: SC economic development [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 20:58
Are stressing and [are] investing.

Choose A.
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Re: SC economic development [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 21:11
x2suresh wrote:
OG 60)
More and more in recent years, cities are stressing the arts as a means to greater economic development and investing millions of dollars in cultural activities, despite strained municipal budgets and fading federal support.
(A) to greater economic development and investing
(B) to greater development economically and investing
(C) of greater economic development and invest
(D) of greater development economically and invest
(E) for greater economic development and the investment of


IMO its C... for correct usage of idiom and parallelism...
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Re: SC economic development [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 22:32
Parallelism: stressing... and investing...

Going with A
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Re: SC economic development [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2008, 02:03
Easy to A.
Elimination of B is the catch. "Economically" changes the meaning.
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Re: SC economic development [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2008, 18:39
Thanks guys...

OA is A
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