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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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New post 29 Mar 2014, 19:49
My thoughts are still pinned to A. Whats the source?
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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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The source is my own creation , exclusively done for gmatclub

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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.

What's the OA?
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I picked B based on the parallel structure. Can somebody please explain why B is wrong?
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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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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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New post 08 May 2014, 08:52
there is a genuine problem of parallelism in option C
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My reaction, though belatedly, is that the given OA -- C is certainly wrong and a typo. The answer is B; sorry for the mess; I am changing the OA to B in the spoiler --- daagh
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My reaction, though belatedly, is that the given OA -- C is certainly wrong and a typo. The answer is B; sorry for the mess; I am changing the OA to B in the spoiler --- daagh



hi daagh

I have a query for option B

the East African country is focussed on following 3 things.
1. privatization of state-owned enterprises
2. expansion of democracy and political freedom
3.de-escalation of interethnic conflicts and ouster of corruption.

here i just want to know how the elements of this list are connected. as there should be comma (,) before final element . but this option is not having this.

Could you please clarify this

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You are correct. The correct choice should have a comma before the last element; But in fact, there are four elements.Ouster of corrruption is the fourth element and not part of the third. So kindly put a comma after confilcts and the issue could be solved. Let me also edit it. Thanks for pointing out the crucial error. One kudo to you for your keen vision
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In A, besides the two "ands" which clearly are redundant, is "ousting corruption" wrong parallelism?
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Hi,

The main decision point in this Q is the word oust - Ouster is a noun || to privatization, expansion, and de-escalation. So, B clearly conveys logical meaning.
A is wrong because 'ousting corruption' is totally nonsensical. That's it.
C, D, E are not parallel.

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