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# OG 60) More and more in recent years, cities are stressing

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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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22 Jun 2008, 17:35
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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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22 Jun 2008, 18:56
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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22 Jun 2008, 19:02
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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22 Jun 2008, 20:13
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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22 Jun 2008, 21:58
Are stressing and [are] investing.

Choose A.
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22 Jun 2008, 22:11
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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22 Jun 2008, 23:32
Parallelism: stressing... and investing...

Going with A
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23 Jun 2008, 03:03
Easy to A.
Elimination of B is the catch. "Economically" changes the meaning.
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24 Jun 2008, 19:39
Thanks guys...

OA is A
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Re: OG 60) More and more in recent years, cities are stressing [#permalink]

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01 Jul 2014, 22:11
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

The answer to this is definitely A...based on parallelism and more so, "development economically" means "development by saving some money"...whereas "economic development" means "financial development" as intended by the question.

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Tricky idioms:

as a means to : Outcome/Result
as a means of : action: Not fitting here.
as a means for : Always wrong on Gmat

You can take a note of these Idioms.

As a means to correct, C, D and E are out.

investing Vs Invest Vs Investment only investing is verb and is parallel to stressing(verb), but the decision point between A and B is tricky and need some more insight: Adjective Vs Adverb
economic development Vs Development economically

Economic(adjective) should modify the Noun development as soon as we change it to economically(adverb) it modifies the verb: stressing (it economically) and that doesn't make sense here, changes meaning. We need adjective here not adverb that's the take away.
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