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The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2013, 00:53
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The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”


causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

causing strains in the commission and provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, with private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and that private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”
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Re: The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in th [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2013, 10:46
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Any reason why not B?

B is a change in meaning. The controversy has caused the strain and not the division of senate.

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why not D? do we need 'and' before proposed?

In the original sentence there are actually 2 parallelisms:
1. divided the Senate, caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges
2. provoked public charges bla bla bla and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

Option D is creating parallelism among all these 4 items mentioned above which is incorrect
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Re: The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2013, 23:06
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The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”


causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

causing strains in the commission and provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, with private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and that private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”




Think of choice E as a list of items with sublists. Something like this:

The controversy has:
1. divided the Senate
2. caused strains in the commission (and)
3. provoked:
3a. public charges... that the banking chief is overreaching his authority (and)
3b. private complaints that he is reckless and stubborn
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Re: The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in th [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2013, 04:21
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The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”


causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

causing strains in the commission and provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, with private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and that private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”


cutting fluff is best way to make the sentence easier.....

The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in the commission, and provoked public chargesby industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

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Re: The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in th [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2013, 01:47
manugmat123 wrote:
The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”


causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

causing strains in the commission and provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, with private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and that private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”


I like B better. Cause and Effect. Divide in senate --> causing strain and provoking
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Re: The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in th [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2013, 10:13
why not D? do we need 'and' before proposed?
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Re: The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in th [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2013, 17:19
manugmat123 wrote:
The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”


causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

causing strains in the commission and provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, with private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and that private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”


A very good question indeed. Here we have the famous -ing modifier in a couple of answer choices. Remember that -ing modifier reflect the results of the action in the previous clause or modifies the clause before it.

Here :
The controversy has divided the Senate, causing blah blah -> is incorrect. The senate is not strained as a result of the controversy rather the controversy itself did 3 things : has divided the Senate, caused strains in the commission and provoked public charges. This leaves out C and E as the contenders. Now , between C and E, E has the parallel structure. by industry officials that .....and private complaints that ....Whereas C violates parallelism. by industry officials that the banking chief..... and that private complaints that he....

C wins.
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Re: The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in th [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2013, 18:04
E is the answer
Correct Parallelism
Caused X, and provoked x and y.

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Re: The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2013, 15:52
causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”
Incorrect - becausing causing changes the meaning. It is the controversy which caused this not division over contoversy.
Verb-ed should be used.

causing strains in the commission and provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, with private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”
Same as A

caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and that private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”
that before private complaints does not have any antecendent.

caused strains in the commission, provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”
and before provoked is missing for parallelism.

caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”
This is correct.
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The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2014, 01:43
The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”


a)causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

b)causing strains in the commission and provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, with private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

c)caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and that private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

d)caused strains in the commission, provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

e)caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

First the controversy did x & y
so Controversy has divided---- and Provoked so divided & provoked should be Parallel
Eliminate A & B
In D provoked, after "," specifies action of Senate hence wrong. eliminate
left with C & E
Eliminate C that private complaints that he is wordy
Option E Correct :-D
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