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# The original building and loan associations were organized

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The original building and loan associations were organized [#permalink]  12 May 2010, 00:53
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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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Re: subscriptions [#permalink]  12 May 2010, 01:17
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IMO C.

The two verbs in the subclause should be parallel: made....took
A one after the other relationship is occuring here >>>
made monthly payments on their share.....and then took turns

DRAWING is correct usage here to indicate the ongoing activity.

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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

For me is between C and E.

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Re: subscriptions [#permalink]  06 Jul 2010, 10:44
Hi guys,

I thought as the sentence is in the past tense, 'they drew' makes much more sense then 'drawing'
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Re: subscriptions [#permalink]  06 Jul 2010, 10:48
IMO C,

made and took the 2 verbs are parallel. Drawing modifies turns........ informing what the turns were for.
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Re: subscriptions [#permalink]  06 Jul 2010, 11:43
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it is C.

homeowners made monthly payments on their..... and took turns drawing on the funds....conveys the correct meaning.

homeowners made monthly payments on their.....and then drew, taking turns on the funds....is awkward
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Re: subscriptions [#permalink]  31 Jul 2010, 06:08
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Re: subscriptions [#permalink]  31 Jul 2010, 07:28
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IMO C.. Parallelism..
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Re: subscriptions [#permalink]  02 Mar 2013, 00:48
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Hi guys,

I thought as the sentence is in the past tense, 'they drew' makes much more sense then 'drawing'

After comma its a independent clause and there is no 'and' or 'but'
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Re: The original building and loan associations were organized [#permalink]  02 Mar 2013, 07:38
is the usage of drawing correct in this context because , it answers the question ... they take turns to do what? ...
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Re: The original building and loan associations were organized [#permalink]  16 Sep 2013, 00:44
The original building and loan associations were organized as limited life funds, whose members made monthly payments on their share subscriptions and then took turns, they drew on the funds for home mortgages.

Can someone explain the run-on in option D do we need a semi-colon (;)?

semi-colon is used to join 2 IC's but doesn't "whose" start a DC?
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Re: The original building and loan associations were organized [#permalink]  16 Sep 2013, 11:45
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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 and then took turns, they drew on the funds for home mortgages.

Can someone explain the run-on in option D do we need a semi-colon (;)?

semi-colon is used to join 2 IC's but doesn't "whose" start a DC?

Yes, semi-colon is used to join 2 ICs or we can also use conjunctions (FANBOYS) to join 2 ICs.

But, here the clause after the comma is not an IC but a relative clause. Also, who, whom, whose, which can only act as relative clauses because they are referring back to some noun in the sentence. Like in this case, whose is referring back to the noun "limited life funds".

You can read the below sentence and see whether it makes sense by itself, it won't. Thus, it'll always be a relative or a dependent clause.
whose members made monthly payments on their share subscriptions and then took turns, they drew on the funds for home mortgages

Choice C: Both the verbs made and took are parallel in the relative clause.

Let me know if it makes sense.
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Re: The original building and loan associations were organized [#permalink]  09 May 2014, 21:17
Is usage of drawing correct here?
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Re: The original building and loan associations were organized [#permalink]  13 Jul 2014, 10:34
Tricky one

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 (Not parallel -there should be took)
(B) subscriptions, and then taking turns drawing (Not parallel -there should be took)
(C) subscriptions and then took turns drawing (C is good -correct)
(D) subscriptions and then took turns, they drew (here parallelism maintained but two independent clause must be joined so wrong
(E) subscriptions and then drew, taking turns (Wrong meaning )
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Re: The original building and loan associations were organized [#permalink]  03 Jul 2015, 02:26
Please some tell me meaning if the sentence. I got the answer right by using rules.
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Re: The original building and loan associations were organized [#permalink]  15 Jul 2015, 09:57
I got confused between options C and E.
In terms of meaning someone please explain the difference between those options.
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Re: The original building and loan associations were organized [#permalink]  21 Jan 2016, 19:26
Nevernevergiveup wrote:
I got confused between options C and E.
In terms of meaning someone please explain the difference between those options.
E has a bunch of issues:
1. By making drew the second action instead of took, it alters the original meaning.
2. It is not clear what did they drew.
3. "taking turns on the funds.." is non-sensical.
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