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president of the block association [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2004, 12:43
The president of the block association tried to convince her neighbors they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized.

(A) they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized
(B) they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continue to be victimized
(C) about joining forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood instead of continuing to be victimized
(D) for the joining of forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continue to be victimized
(E) to join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized

I can't figure out the answer. Do you think there is a typo?
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2004, 15:55
I don't think so, I'm pretty sure the answer is E, but you didn't post the OA so I guess I won't try to explain my response. Please post OA.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2004, 16:16
I will post the OA soon, after more people try have a chance to try this one. One more thing, I am not conviced that the OA is right.

I don't think it is E though

to join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized

x rather than y ->
x and y have to be parallel (they have to be noun, noun or gerund, gerund or infinitive, infinitive or clause, clause etc.)

Here 'to join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood' is infinitive , but 'continuing to be victimized' is not an infinitive'

If it were 'to continue to be victimized', it would have been OK.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2004, 20:00
I would also pick E. If we had that in B, I would have pciked B. "...THAT they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continue to be victimized."

My pick now is E.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2004, 02:40
Answer should be 'C'.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2004, 20:58
I am between C and E. The key question if usage of rather than. should it be followed by infinitive or xxx-ing form? does anyone know?
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2004, 09:27
nocilis,
I think there is a typo in choice B, it should start with that. Please check your source. Thanks
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2004, 11:11
i will go with B

"convince they should" sounds good to me, plus "to prevent" is parallel with "to be victimized".

OA plz
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2004, 11:32
I am between 'B' & 'E'.
'B' is missing 'that' while 'E' is not parallel.
Can you post the OA please
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2004, 22:24
OA is B

Like Praveen mentions B I think is missing a that.
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