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The demand for airplane mechanics is expected to grow about [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2004, 22:23
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The demand for airplane mechanics is expected to
grow about ten percent a year in the next decade,
largely because <new federal rules calling for major
modifications to older planes >and because the air-
lines are adding hundreds of new jets.

(A) new federal rules calling for major modifica-
tions to older planes
(B) new federal rules, which call for major modifi-
cations to older planes
(C) new federal rules call for major modifications
to older planes
(D) major modifications to older planes called for
by new federal rules
(E) major modifications to older planes are called
for according to new federal rules
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2004, 02:35
I think (A) is the only choice that maintains the parallelism.

"Calling" ...... "Adding"
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2004, 02:47
mba wrote:
I think (A) is the only choice that maintains the parallelism.

"Calling" ...... "Adding"


I agree with you MBA. But then there should be "...rules are calling..." in place of just "calling". whats say ? Is it a typo ?


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C for me...............A would have been good if an "of" preceeded new federal rules......................................!!
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2004, 05:55
I agree with you MBA. But then there should be "...rules are calling..." in place of just "calling". whats say ? Is it a typo ?


"rules calling" is also fine, "are" is not needed.

I am doubtfull about (C), but one can always argue on choice (C) as the parallelism is constituted by "because"..... "because" and not by "Adding"....."calling".
Looking at this point, it seems (C) is good enough!!

Bit confused here, any comment.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2004, 06:43
Let me hop in on this discussion. You folks are right that the paralellism is being tested here.
The sentence has following structure

The demand for airplane mechanics is expected to
grow about ten percent a year in the next decade,
largely because + X(clause) + and because + Y(clause)

or

The demand for airplane mechanics is expected to
grow about ten percent a year in the next decade,
largely because of + X(Noun/Noun Phrase) + and because + of + Y(Noun/Noun Phrase)

In the problem stem the choice Y is already given and that is
"the airlines are adding hundreds of new jets."

The underlined portion is verb in present tense. Hence Y is a clause in active voice.
To maintain the paralellism you have to have X to be a clause also.

Let us look at the choices

A) is a noun phrase because there is no verb here.
B) is a noun "new federal rules" followed by non restrictive clause

C) is a clause with verb "call"

D) is a noun phrase with head noun ""major modifications"
E) is a clause but in the wrong tense an also has passive construction.

I hope I have clarified the important issue here.

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 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2004, 10:09
:pray Anandnk. Yes, C it is
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