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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] New post 12 May 2010, 01:17
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] New post 06 Jul 2010, 10:44
Hi guys,

Can you please elaborate why D is not the correct answer?
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] New post 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] New post 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] New post 31 Jul 2010, 06:08
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i guess i have seen this question earlier ..its c
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Re: subscriptions [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2010, 07:28
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IMO C.. Parallelism..
This is an OG question.. OG12 !
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Re: subscriptions [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2013, 00:48
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Can you please elaborate why D is not the correct answer?
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] New post 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] New post 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] New post 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] New post 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] New post 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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