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Tropical bats play important roles in the rain forest

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Tropical bats play important roles in the rain forest [#permalink] New post 12 May 2012, 04:27
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Tropical bats play important roles in the rain forest ecosystem, aiding in the dispersal of cashew, date, and fig seeds; pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help produce tequila by pollinating agave plants

A. pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help produce
B. pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly helping to produce
C pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and they indirectly help to produce
D they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help producing
E they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; indirectly helping the producing of
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Re: Tropical bats play important roles in the rain forest ecosys [#permalink] New post 12 May 2012, 07:43
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This is pertaining to the use of semi-colan to separate lists, and the maintenance of symmetrical present participle parallelism – aiding, pollinating and helping. These two functions are neatly done in B
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Re: Tropical bats play important roles in the rain forest ecosys [#permalink] New post 12 May 2012, 09:48
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This is a new usage of semi-colon validated in OG13. Checkout http://www.beatthegmat.com/pollination- ... tml#468947
A minor use of the semicolon is to separate items that themselves contain commas
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Re: Tropical bats play important roles in the rain forest [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 10:09
This SC has puzzled me... I thought that semicolon can be used ONLY if both the clauses before and after the semicolon are independent, that means that they MUST have a subject and a verb. Here "pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees" has neither the subject (which is conveyed in the first clause) nor the verb (that should be pollinate) so how can it supports semicolon?!
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Re: Tropical bats play important roles in the rain forest ecosys [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 10:41
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This is a new usage of semi-colon validated in OG13. Checkout http://www.beatthegmat.com/pollination- ... tml#468947
A minor use of the semicolon is to separate items that themselves contain commas


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Re: Tropical bats play important roles in the rain forest ecosys [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 23:55
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This is a new usage of semi-colon validated in OG13. Checkout http://www.beatthegmat.com/pollination- ... tml#468947
A minor use of the semicolon is to separate items that themselves contain commas


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Re: Tropical bats play important roles in the rain forest [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2014, 18:17
Tropical bats play important roles in the rain forest ecosystem, aiding in the dispersal of cashew, date, and fig seeds; pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help produce tequila by pollinating agave plants

A. pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help produce
B. pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly helping to produce...imo correct ans... all clauses are parallel....
C pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and they indirectly help to produce
D they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help producing
E they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; indirectly helping the producing of
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