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Hi,

According to the MGMAT SC book, parallel clauses should start with the same word. For example:
I want to retire a place WHERE I can relax and WHERE the taxes are low.

However, what about this sentence. Is it correct? Why? For me, it sounds fine.

I want to retire a place WHERE I can relax and the taxes are low.

Please explain. Thanks!
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Re: Parallel clauses [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2011, 00:54
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it is not incorrect but is definitely awkward

I want to retire a place WHERE I can relax AND the taxes are low.
if you read it first, it looks like AND is joining relax with another verb ... but as there's no verb , you realize that the sentence is describing the place

so, to avoid this confusion ... use WHERE because the taxes ... it not only clears that confusion but removes the awkwardness

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Re: Parallel clauses [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2011, 08:04
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