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Re: SC: Sports Medicine Programs [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2011, 12:58
E FOR MAINTAINING PARALLELISM
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Re: SC: Sports Medicine Programs [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2011, 16:17
:idea: their is a possessive pronoun and can refer to possessive noun.

Is there any split btw geared towards/geared to?
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Re: The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2011, 02:38
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If I were to re word it... Athletes ' performance and athletes ' preparation ( Choice C )

Their is possessive pronoun .. so certainty refers to athletes ' ....

So why is this not PARALLEL ?

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Re: SC: Sports Medicine Programs [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2011, 10:21
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The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the United States in the Olympics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation for international competition.

a) is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation

b) is geared to enhance the performance of athletes and to prepare them

c) are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation

d) are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performance and toward preparing them

e) are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them


E is the best choice.

Subject is plural, hence A and B are out.
C and D do not have clear referent for pronoun "them" and "their" since athletes' is in possessive case.
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Re: The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2011, 11:56
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still not clear.. their is a possessive pronoun so it certainly refers to athletes '... so why this treatment ?

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Re: The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2011, 22:10
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If I were to re word it... Athletes ' performance and athletes ' preparation ( Choice C )

Their is possessive pronoun .. so certainty refers to athletes ' ....

So why is this not PARALLEL ?

Kindly explain


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Look at the main sentence (remove the modifiers, bring it down to essentials)
The programs are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation for international competition.

The programs can enhance performance of the athletes but they cannot enhance the preparation of the athletes. The programs can prepare the athletes for international competition. Focus on the meaning.
Hence the parallel elements have to be 'enhancing the performance of athletes' and 'preparing them'
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Re: The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2011, 06:54
I marked B :evil: HOW I COULD HAVE BEEN SO WRONG !!! :oops: :oops: :oops:

anyways thanks for the explanations ....
I think my mind has stopped working :(
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Re: The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2011, 13:05
Aaah i missed it..chose C

Correct ans E
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Re: The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2014, 02:14
tarek99 wrote:
The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the United States in the Olympics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation for international competition.

a) is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation

b) is geared to enhance the performance of athletes and to prepare them

c) are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation

d) are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performance and toward preparing them

e) are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them



Quick question - isnt " Sports Medicine Programs" a proper noun as all of them have initial letter in upper case? In that case , "IS" should be used. Isnt "B" the correct answer in that case? Pls clarify as I have read that proper nouns are always singular?
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The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the United States in the Olympics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation for international competition.

a) is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation

b) is geared to enhance the performance of athletes and to prepare them

c) are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation

d) are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performance and toward preparing them

e) are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them



Quick question - isnt " Sports Medicine Programs" a proper noun as all of them have initial letter in upper case? In that case , "IS" should be used. Isnt "B" the correct answer in that case? Pls clarify as I have read that proper nouns are always singular?


When the plural form is used, the word is taken as plural. Here we are talking about 'Programs' so we must use 'are'. We would take it as singular if it is explicitly used with a singular verb in the non-underlined part.
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Re: The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2014, 06:48
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tarek99 wrote:
The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the United States in the Olympics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation for international competition.

a) is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation

b) is geared to enhance the performance of athletes and to prepare them

c) are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation

d) are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performance and toward preparing them

e) are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them



Quick question - isnt " Sports Medicine Programs" a proper noun as all of them have initial letter in upper case? In that case , "IS" should be used. Isnt "B" the correct answer in that case? Pls clarify as I have read that proper nouns are always singular?


When the plural form is used, the word is taken as plural. Here we are talking about 'Programs' so we must use 'are'. We would take it as singular if it is explicitly used with a singular verb in the non-underlined part.


Thanks for the clarification Karishma.
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Re: The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2014, 19:13
programs...so are is needed a and b out. E goes well. check c and d, both have parallelism issues. answer E. 40 sec

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The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the United States in the Olympics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation for international competition.

a) is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation

b) is geared to enhance the performance of athletes and to prepare them

c) are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation

d) are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performance and toward preparing them

e) are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them

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Re: The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2015, 04:20
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The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the United States in the Olympics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation for international competition.

a) is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation

b) is geared to enhance the performance of athletes and to prepare them

c) are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation

d) are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performance and toward preparing them

e) are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them

a and B are wrong for the SVA
now left with notorious c , d and E.
D is wrong and this is how "enhancement of athletes' performance is not parallel to preparing them

Left with C and E
C plays the trick of ellipsis.
are geared to enhance athletes' performance and are geared to enhance athletes' preparation---this is how the actual sentence would look
enhance athlete's preparation is just so wordy. Prepare them is much more preferable. Moreover enhancing preparation is just so ackward.

left with E
are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and are geared toward preparing them
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