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paralell structure [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2011, 06:52
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To help preserve ancient Egyptian monuments threatened by high water tables, a
Swedish engineering firm has proposed installing pumps, perhaps solar powered, to lower
the underground water level and dig trenches
around the bases of the stone walls.
(A) to lower the underground water level and dig trenches
(B) to lower the underground water level and to dig trenches
(C) to lower the underground water level and digging trenches
(D) that lower the underground water level and that trenches be dug
(E) that lower the underground water level and trench digging
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Re: paralell structure [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2011, 07:01
answer is c.
digging is parallel to installing
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Re: paralell structure [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2011, 07:16
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The firm has proposed two different things. 1 installing pumps to bail out water and 2. digging trenches around the base of the walls. These two functions re required to be represented in // terms, i.e. Installing and digging. C is the only choice.
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