Even I don't get this one. Coincidentally , I have the same doubt as posted by the thread starter.
The Crash demonstrated that MARKETS ARE INTEGRATED MORE THAN EVER BEFORE
AS A RESULT
EVENTS ARE TRANSMITTED.
Implicitly, the markets are so integrated now than ever before that events are transmitted blah blah.....
What is wrong with option (B).
I know there is a parallel structure of ...that and ....that. However, knowing that GMAT is becoming meaning based now a days, the meaning would get preference over grammatical structure.
So first we will have to get the idea presented in the original sentence then only we can come to grammar, and IMHO my observation like thread starter's is correct.
Original :BBC reported that tsunami destroyed the nearby coastal villages and that the people of the nearby villages went missing.
Per the meaning of this sentence we know that the DESTRUCTION LED 'people of the nearby villages went missing'.So, even if we have a "...that....that" parallel marker , we cannot justify the parallelism here.
Corrected version: BBC reported that tsunami destroyed the nearby coastal villages , and THUS the people of the nearby villages went missing.
Notice the use of THUS as a connector in COMBO with AND.
I hope I would have given a better example, but I am handicapped to think a better one.
Please advise !
Let me try.
Going by the meaning:Original
: BBC reported that tsunami destroyed the nearby coastal villages and that the people of the nearby villages went missing.
Your interpretation of the above sentence is wrong. The above sentence means that BBC reported two things :
-> Tsunami destroyed the nearby coastal villages.
-> The people of the villages are missing.
So, this is the intended meaning and is the correct choice
: BBC reported that tsunami destroyed the nearby coastal villages , and THUS the people of the nearby villages went missing.
Here, this sentence is connected by Conjunction "and", thereby joining two clauses.
It implies that BBC reported some event and as a result of reporting done by BBC, the people of the villages went missing. WRONG
The people of the villages did not go missing because of the reporting done by BBC.
If you apply the above logic, Only D is the correct choice as per the meaning. Let me know if it makes sense.
The financial crash of October 1987 demonstrated two things:
1) the world’s capital markets are more closely integrated than ever before
2) events in one part of the global village may be transmitted to the rest of the village—almost instantaneously.
+1 KUDOS if my post helps.
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