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# The original building and loan associations were organized

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The original building and loan associations were organized as limited life funds, whose members made monthly payments on their share subscriptions, then taking turns drawing on the funds for home mortgages.

(A) subscriptions, then taking turns drawing
(B) subscriptions, and then taking turns drawing
(C) subscriptions and then took turns drawing
(D) subscriptions and then took turns, they drew
(E) subscriptions and then drew, taking turns

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18 Mar 2011, 14:45
This SC is checking parallelism

made || took. C and D left.
D has ambiguous "they"
C left.
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18 Mar 2011, 22:32
i don't understand what makes this a 700 level question, and as correctly stated in the above post, 'they' in D is ambiguous , so C is the correct answer.
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18 Mar 2011, 22:59
garimavyas wrote:
i don't understand what makes this a 700 level question, and as correctly stated in the above post, 'they' in D is ambiguous , so C is the correct answer.

May be this question is easy for you and thats why u r not finding it worth 700.... but this question is very confusing for some ....
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I picked C for this question:

A. There are parallelism issues here because we are trying to describe the 2 things that members do: made payments...and took turns. "Taking" is not parallel to "made." My initial thought was that "taking" was actually a modifier - in either case, this answer choice is still incorrect.

B. The coordinating conjunction separates 2 independent clauses. "Then taking..." is not an independent clause making this answer choice incorrect. Also, it suffers from parallelism issues.

C. This answer is correct because the verbs are parallel: made monthly payments...and took turns drawing.

D. There is a comma splice. 2 independent clauses are separated by a comma - this is incorrect.

E. "Taking..." seems to be modifying the entire clause preceding it - this makes no sense.
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