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One question a day Q#23 SC 26032014 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2014, 20:55
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Presently the East African country is focussed on privatization of state-owned enterprises, expansion of democracy and political freedom, and de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and ousting corruption.

(A)Presently the East African country is focussed on privatization of state-owned enterprises, expansion of democracy and political freedom, and de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and ousting corruption.

(B)Presently the East African country is focussed on privatization of state-owned enterprises, expansion of democracy and political freedom, de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and ouster of corruption.

(C)Presently the East African country is focussed on privatization of state-owned enterprises, expansion of democracy and political freedom, and de-escalating interethnic conflicts and on ousting corruption.

(D)Presently the East African country is focussed on privatization of state-owned enterprises, on expansion of democracy and political freedom, and de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and on ousting of corruption.

(E)Presently the East African country is focussed on privatization of state-owned enterprises, expanding democracy and political freedom, and on de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and ousting corruption.


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Re: One question a day Q#23 SC 26032014 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2014, 19:49
My thoughts are still pinned to A. Whats the source?

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Re: One question a day Q#23 SC 26032014 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2014, 23:11
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My thoughts are still pinned to A. Whats the source?

Parellelism structure with focused on+ noun form(gerunds) I thought B suits fine. Whats wrong with B.
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Re: One question a day Q#23 SC 26032014 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2014, 00:03
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Re: One question a day Q#23 SC 26032014 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2014, 00:33
Choice B looks best

For choices A, C, D , E - there is an and between expansion of democracy and political freedom and de-escalation of..

This means the last parallel phrase de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and ousting corruption says that The East African country is focussing on de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and de-escalation of ousting corruption, which is clearly not the intended meaning.

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Re: One question a day Q#23 SC 26032014 [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2014, 04:09
I picked B based on the parallel structure. Can somebody please explain why B is wrong?
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Re: One question a day Q#23 SC 26032014 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2014, 11:42
IMO B

(A) privatization of, expansion of, and de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and ousting corruption.
All action noun parallel.
de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and
de-escalation of ousting corruption (not meaningful)

(B)privatization of, expansion of, de-escalation of and ouster of corruption.
All action noun parallel. looks ok.

(C)privatization of, expansion of, and de-escalating interethnic conflicts and on ousting corruption.
Action nouns and simple gerund nouns cant be parallel.

(D)on privatization of, on expansion of, and on de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and on ousting of corruption.
Highlighted on is required to maintain parallelism.

(E)on privatization of , expanding , and on de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and ousting corruption.
Action noun cant be parallel to simple gerund noun further on is missing before expanding;

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Re: One question a day Q#23 SC 26032014 [#permalink] New post 08 May 2014, 08:43
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Presently the East African country is focussed on privatization of state-owned enterprises, expansion of democracy and political freedom, and de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and ousting corruption.

(A)Presently the East African country is focussed on privatization of state-owned enterprises, expansion of democracy and political freedom, and de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and ousting corruption.

(B)Presently the East African country is focussed on privatization of state-owned enterprises, expansion of democracy and political freedom, de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and ouster of corruption.

(C)Presently the East African country is focussed on privatization of state-owned enterprises, expansion of democracy and political freedom, and de-escalating interethnic conflicts and on ousting corruption.

(D)Presently the East African country is focussed on privatization of state-owned enterprises, on expansion of democracy and political freedom, and de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and on ousting of corruption.

(E)Presently the East African country is focussed on privatization of state-owned enterprises, expanding democracy and political freedom, and on de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and ousting corruption.


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@daagh - Since you mentioned that you compiled this question, can you please explain what exactly is wrong with B. In C I can spot that there is a parallelism error.
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Re: One question a day Q#23 SC 26032014 [#permalink] New post 08 May 2014, 08:52
there is a genuine problem of parallelism in option C
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