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One of Krishna Menon's many dreams for his dear homeland was

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Re: krishna monon's dreams [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2010, 06:29
Just like Krishna's dream --- seems like getting correct explanation to this question is itself a dream.

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Re: krishna monon's dreams [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2010, 07:44
weird question.. a dream wasting so much time..
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Re: krishna monon's dreams [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2010, 06:21
This is real confusing.. though C is OK
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Re: krishna monon's dreams [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2010, 09:56
It seems like there 2 issues with parallelism here, one of them can be easiliy overlooked, and that's the reason why it's a 700-level question. it's not hard to realize that "to convert" and "to remove" are //. But the more obscure issue, here is to realize that A dream is a noun. A noun can be parallel to another noun or a gerund, but not to an infinitive form of the verb. Answer C picks it up.
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Re: krishna monon's dreams [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2010, 09:46
This might help.

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This is certainly not a real GMAT question. There is nothing wrong with A.

Here is how parallelism works with infinitives:

Correct: I like to eat, to sleep, and to run. (The list starts after the word "like".)

Correct: I like to eat, sleep, and run. (The list starts after the "to".)

Incorrect: I like to eat, sleep, and to run.

You must stay consistent! Use "to" in every item, or parallel items can be just the base verb after the "to".

As for dear/dearly:

This a matter of adjectives versus adverbs.

"Dear" is an adjective. Adjectives describe ONLY NOUNS.

"Dearly" is an adverb. Adverbs describes words that are NOT NOUNS.

In this sentence, we are trying to describe the word "homeland," which is a noun.

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Re: krishna monon's dreams [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2010, 19:22
will go with A

on a side note , D and E are the same.
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Re: krishna monon's dreams [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2010, 00:35
i will go with A coz to convert is required Bcoz infinitive show not only pupose but also intenion ...
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