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# The decision by one of the nation's largest banks to admit

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The decision by one of the nation's largest banks to admit [#permalink]  17 Jun 2008, 02:55
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The decision by one of the nation's largest banks to admit to $3billiion in potential losses on foreign could mean less lending by commercial banks to developing countries and increasing the pressure on multigovernment lenders to supply the funds. (A) increasing the pressure (B) the increasing pressure (C) increased pressure (D) the increased pressure (E) the pressure increasing Manager Joined: 27 May 2008 Posts: 203 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 0 Re: SC- pressure on Banks [#permalink] 17 Jun 2008, 03:55 Answer is A Parellelism 1) lending by commercial banks to developing countries 2) increasing the pressure on multigovernment lenders to supply the funds. CEO Joined: 17 May 2007 Posts: 2994 Followers: 59 Kudos [?]: 481 [0], given: 210 Re: SC- pressure on Banks [#permalink] 17 Jun 2008, 03:56 C sounds right for ||ism less lending by || increased pressure on Senior Manager Joined: 10 Mar 2008 Posts: 375 Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 0 Re: SC- pressure on Banks [#permalink] 17 Jun 2008, 08:55 C is definitely the correct answer. I dont have a good explanation though. I think in order to maintain parallelism you have to use the past participle - Increased. Any one with an explanation? Manager Joined: 07 Jan 2008 Posts: 76 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0 Re: SC- pressure on Banks [#permalink] 17 Jun 2008, 08:57 C for me. potential losses on foreign could mean less lending and increased pressure Manager Joined: 21 Mar 2008 Posts: 244 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 0 Re: SC- pressure on Banks [#permalink] 17 Jun 2008, 09:44 Go with C... ||ism on less lending with increased Pressure...bingo.. Senior Manager Joined: 10 Mar 2008 Posts: 375 Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 0 Re: SC- pressure on Banks [#permalink] 17 Jun 2008, 09:51 Can someone please explain why C is the correct answer? Manager Joined: 07 Jan 2008 Posts: 76 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0 Re: SC- pressure on Banks [#permalink] 17 Jun 2008, 10:54 vksunder for u... increasing uses wrong tense...so eliminate A, B and E between C and D, they both use the correct tense, but to maintain parallelism....we dont need the before increased. SVP Joined: 07 Nov 2007 Posts: 1824 Location: New York Followers: 29 Kudos [?]: 562 [0], given: 5 Re: SC- pressure on Banks [#permalink] 17 Jun 2008, 13:48 ritula wrote: The decision by one of the nation's largest banks to admit to$3billiion in potential losses on foreign could mean less lending by commercial banks to developing countries and increasing the pressure on multigovernment lenders to supply the funds.
(A) increasing the pressure
(B) the increasing pressure
(C) increased pressure
(D) the increased pressure
(E) the pressure increasing

less lending || increased pressure || more pressure

lending ---gerund acting as noun
less --- adjective modifying the noun
pressure --noun
increased - ajectve modifying the noun

another e.g
"at increased risk for heart disease" (i.e augumented risk)

Hope this will help!!

So C is the correct answer.
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Re: SC- pressure on Banks [#permalink]  17 Jun 2008, 23:23
The OA is C. thanks guys for the detailed discussion
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