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While some propose to combat widespread illegal copying of computer programs by attempting to change people's attitudes toward pirating, others by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling for the prosecution of those who copy software illegally.
(A) by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(B) by suggesting the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(C) suggest the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(D) suggest the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(E) suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling
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14 Mar 2006, 07:52
I think C is more parallel to the original tone and uses the right idiom Suggest For. I would go with C. do correct me if I am wrong
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14 Mar 2006, 08:05
(A) while combat by ~, others by ~, and still others by ~

(B) while combat by ~, others by ~, and still others ~ => out

(C) while combat by ~, others ~, and still others ~

(D) while combat by ~, others ~, and still others by ~ => out

(E) while combat by ~, others ~, and still others are ~ing => out

Among A and C, I would go A. "by sth."s are ways for preventing illegal copying.
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14 Mar 2006, 10:11
while some propose A, while others suggest B, still others 'call for' C

Between B & C, B is wordy. C is my choice
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14 Mar 2006, 12:24
^ C ^

While some propose to combat widespread illegal copying of computer programs by attempting to change people's attitudes toward pirating, others suggest the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating, and still others call for the prosecution of those who copy software illegally.

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14 Mar 2006, 13:12
(E) suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling
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14 Mar 2006, 14:54
I choose B witout much confidence. A will be my choice now. What is OA?
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14 Mar 2006, 15:18
E iis the OA but I have no explanation for it. Has someone an idea?
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14 Mar 2006, 17:11
karlfurt wrote:
E iis the OA but I have no explanation for it. Has someone an idea?

it is a atter of parallel structure. every clauses are seperated by coma so need to be parallel as under:

E. While some propose to combat widespread illegal copying of computer programs by attempting to change people's attitudes toward pirating, others suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling for the prosecution of those who copy software illegally.
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14 Mar 2006, 18:57
A, B -> not parallel (propose ... suggesting ... calling)
D, E -> not parallel (propose ... suggest ... calling)

C is best (for me).
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14 Mar 2006, 20:28
Surprised by OA.
C seems to be the correct one.
Propose, suggest, and call are parallel.
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15 Mar 2006, 10:27
Surprised by 'E'.
Professor please explain why we should use 'are calling'?
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15 Mar 2006, 16:53
Professor wrote:
karlfurt wrote:
E iis the OA but I have no explanation for it. Has someone an idea?

it is a atter of parallel structure. every clauses are seperated by coma so need to be parallel as under:

E. While some propose to combat widespread illegal copying of computer programs by attempting to change people's attitudes toward pirating, others suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling for the prosecution of those who copy software illegally.

OA is E but can you please dissect this

While some propose

to combat widespread illegal copying of computer programs by attempting to change peopleâ€™s attitudes toward pirating,

others suggest

reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and

still others are calling ????????

now let us look at C

While some propose

to combat widespread illegal copying of computer programs by attempting to change peopleâ€™s attitudes toward pirating,

others suggest

the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating,
(I agree 'a reduction in software prices' might have been more correct)

and still others call

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15 Mar 2006, 16:58
opps!!!

some times writing (typing) things out makes me aware of my mistake.

"are calling" is necessary. I get your point professor.

Thank you,

while some propose and few suggest, still others are calling ~
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15 Mar 2006, 18:13
karlfurt wrote:
While some propose to combat widespread illegal copying of computer programs by attempting to change people's attitudes toward pirating, others by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling for the prosecution of those who copy software illegally.
(A) by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(B) by suggesting the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(C) suggest the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(D) suggest the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(E) suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling

nothing wrong with C except an idiom. "suggest to" in E is better than "suggest for" in C.

in E, "still others are calling" is in present contineous form and "some propose ...., and "others suggest..." are in simple present form and all these forms of tense can be put in a sentence.
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