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Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
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04 Aug 2010, 02:44
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Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
Pls explain ur ans.

IMO E.
"monitoring"
"to act"
"receiving"
E appropriatey changes "to act" to "acting"
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04 Aug 2010, 03:52
IMO its C.. I believe the second 'to' is not needed..
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04 Aug 2010, 08:00
why not D ???

monitoring the ward, acting as guardian and to sound parallel
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05 Aug 2010, 20:56
rohitgoel15 wrote:
Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
Pls explain ur ans.

I am with D, for Parallelism - Monitoring, acting and recieving , A, B and C are out.
E out for Superficial Parallelism, E distorts the meaning by making Sounding parallel with to other actions.
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06 Aug 2010, 02:04
I'm with E.

Can you please explain in detail, how you figured out this is superficial parallelism?

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Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
Pls explain ur ans.

Without doubt "D"

Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

"to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger"
should modify monitoring the wards therefore we need "acting as guardians " and not "to act as guardians".

E is a trap of misleading parallelism where acting and sounding have been made parrallel without any good reasons....The sentence should be to sound a warning not sounding a warning....

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06 Aug 2010, 12:04
rohitgoel15 wrote:
Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
Pls explain ur ans.

Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as [highlight]monitoring[/highlight] the wards, [highlight]acting[/highlight] as guardians and to sound at the first sign of a patient in danger, [highlight]and receiving[/highlight] new patients who require hospitalization.

'and sounding' is wrong as the list does not ends there.
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07 Aug 2010, 02:24
rohitgoel15 wrote:
Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
Pls explain ur ans.

I'll go with B
here is what I think:
B is right because of parallelism between to act and to sound, on the other hand c is creating parallelism between guardian and sound, which doesn't make any sense, if you go with d or e "acting" is an adverb modifying the previous clause but it doesn't make any sense with the subject (some hospitals), and you shouldn't make it parallel with monitoring, because the underlined phrase is describing the act of monitoring. The last AND in the sentence should give us a hint of what elements we need to make them parallel.
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07 Aug 2010, 06:20
should be D.

Almost all the options are debated.
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07 Aug 2010, 07:30
IMO E. "And" before sound makes me think it should be parralel with others. Hence 'sounding'
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07 Aug 2010, 10:50
from where did you get this question
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Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound i feel that ''sounding'' is used to modify the ''guardians''
C to act as guardians and (lacks to) sound
D acting as guardians and to sound unparellel
E acting as guardians and sounding

my choice is A? wierd?
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01 Sep 2010, 04:43
I go for 'D' below is my explanation -
A to act as a guardian sounding - not llel to moniterting and recieving
B to act as guardians and to sound - not llel to moniterting and recieving
C to act as guardians and sound - not llel to moniterting and recieving
D acting as guardians and to sound - Correct
E acting as guardians and sounding - it is llel but it sounds like two roles acting, sounding).
If i am wrong, could someone explain in detail.
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01 Sep 2010, 05:02
Stuck between D & E.

Would like to point out that the 'and' conjunction used in between brings the reason of doubt.
D would sound better if it had been as ' acting as guardians to sound'. But that is not mentioned.

E sounds better as it is parallel ( acting/ sounding and receiving). Also, as the rule goes in GMAT we need to pick the best among the options we have.
So would go for E.
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01 Sep 2010, 13:42
Why does the original poster not give the source and OA. It is confusing to read everybody's opinion if we don't know who is right..

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rohitgoel15 wrote:
Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
Pls explain ur ans.

Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as [highlight]monitoring[/highlight] the wards, [highlight]acting[/highlight] as guardians and to sound at the first sign of a patient in danger, [highlight]and receiving[/highlight] new patients who require hospitalization.

'and sounding' is wrong as the list does not ends there.

>> why do I need acting as guardians and to sound? why is the and needed before to sound?
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01 Sep 2010, 18:10
IMO :
A to act as a guardian sounding > to act is not parallel. sounding is not parallel
B to act as guardians and to sound > to act is not parallel.
C to act as guardians and sound > to act is not parallel
D acting as guardians and to sound > here "acting" and "to sound" both are parallel -correct
E acting as guardians and sounding > sounding not parallel
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01 Sep 2010, 18:59
how is "acting" and "to sound" parallel? can you explain?
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24 Sep 2010, 05:20
I'll go with A (I dont know what the hell I was thinking in my initial post)
A to act as a guardian sounding
Between A and C, the decision of which one to choose depends on logic, are the doctors who are monitoring have two duties (which guarding and sounding) or only one duty that is guarding(and the only duty for the guard is to sound a warning) I would think the latter, otherwise what are they janitors guarding the hospital from I dont know thieves.
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
There is no difference between B and C, both of them have the same structure
D acting as guardians and to sound
There is no way this can be the right answer, because of the presence of the AND both Sound and act has to be parallel, and you cant parallel infinitive with a participle even if they were both NOUNS or ADJECTIVES.
E acting as guardians and sounding
If you want to parallel MONITORING with ACTING, SOUNDING and RECEIVING then the AND before SOUNDING shouldn't exist.

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