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the end of the eighteenth century saw the emergence of prize-stock breeding, with individual bulls and cows receiving awards, fetching unprecedented prices, and excited enormous interest whenever they were put on show.
(A) exicited
(B) it excited
(C) exciting
(D) would excite
(E) it had excited
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Re: SC-parallelism? [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2005, 12:12
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the end of the eighteenth century saw the emergence of prize-stock breeding, with individual bulls and cows receiving awards, fetching unprecedented prices, and excited enormous interest whenever they were put on show.
(A) exicited
(B) it excited
(C) exciting
(D) would excite
(E) it had excited


(C) exciting.

Leads directly from the form of "fetching".
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2005, 13:00
One more for 'C'.

bulls and cows receiving ..., fetching .., and exciting......
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2005, 13:09
C as well

Choice C is a participle phrase modifying the subject prize-stock breeding acting as an adjective.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2005, 14:49
(C) - parallelism

The end of the eighteenth century saw the emergence of prize-stock breeding, with individual bulls and cows receiving awards, fetching unprecedented prices, and exciting enormous interest whenever they were put on show.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2005, 18:38
(A) excited not the correct tense
(B) 'it' has no clear referent. excited is the wrong tense
(C) present participle suggests the shows still excit interest. I'll take C.
(D) past tense 'would' suggest the shows no longer excite people.
(E) past perfect tense is wrong

I'll go with C
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Re: SC-parallelism? [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2010, 06:18
this was a very simple but very tricky question. exciting is usually used as adjective so we can be tricked. Here exciting is used as a "ing" verb.

and ys OA is C.

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Re: SC-parallelism? [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2011, 09:57
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the end of the eighteenth century saw the emergence of prize-stock breeding, with individual bulls and cows receiving awards, fetching unprecedented prices, and excited enormous interest whenever they were put on show.
(A) exicited
(B) it excited
(C) exciting
(D) would excite
(E) it had excited


Two major errors - parallelism and the it error.
Parallelism can't get any simpler! Notice the AND list. and be sure that the list is to be completed by the underlined item :)
-ing verb is required.
Lel me tell you what could go wrong here. One might think saw the emergence and excited are a part of one and list. But in that case, won't there be one more and before fetching? yeah, thats a trap!
One more common error here. I call it the it error. Like in spoken English we use it to describe a clause, the GMAT puts it as a trap because the usage is actually incorrect. I did xyz, it caused him to blah blah. Well, that is totally incorrect! this trap is designed in choice B and E. Technically we say that it refers to no noun in the sentence. and D cannot simple by correct to be used for a past action.

C it is :-D
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Re: SC-parallelism? [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 10:34
sarahtw wrote:
the end of the eighteenth century saw the emergence of prize-stock breeding, with individual bulls and cows receiving awards, fetching unprecedented prices, and excited enormous interest whenever they were put on show.
(A) exicited
(B) it excited
(C) exciting
(D) would excite
(E) it had excited


C. This choice runs parallel with the other -ing forms.
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