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Question on Parallelism [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2013, 11:41
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The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and the creation of software patches to block those viruses.

My Ans-1
The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and creating software patches to block those viruses.

Q-2
He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and the capture of its crew.

My Ans-2
He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and capturing its crew.

Not sure why, but both of my answers are incorrect :roll: . Please help and thanks in advance :-D
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Re: Question on Parallelism [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2013, 21:07
Q1- The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and the creation of software patches to block those viruses.

Ans - The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and for creating software patches to block those viruses.

Reasoning - "for detecting new viruses" should be parallel to "for creating software patches"

Q-2 - He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and the capture of its crew.

Ans- He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and capturing the ship's crew.

Reasoning - the it's does not have a definite antecedent.
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Re: Question on Parallelism [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2013, 22:05
Aniketa wrote:
Q1- The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and the creation of software patches to block those viruses.

Ans - The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and for creating software patches to block those viruses.

Reasoning - "for detecting new viruses" should be parallel to "for creating software patches"

Q-2 - He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and the capture of its crew.

Ans- He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and capturing the ship's crew.

Reasoning - the it's does not have a definite antecedent.


Hi mneeti, your answer 1 is correct.
At Aniketa: both options are parallel

The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and creating software patches to block those viruses.
detecting // creating
The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and for creating software patches to block those viruses.
for detecting // for creating

At Aniketa: its have a definite antecedent: the ship.
At mneeti: answer 2 is correct as well

He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and capturing its crew.

For more about the argument, refer here any-real-estate-professional-will-tell-you-that-155081.html#p1241081
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Re: Question on Parallelism [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2013, 22:53
Thanks a ton both of you!
@Zarolou: I see your status as "on vacation" and you still spared time to answer the question. This is commendable!
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