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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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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2009, 21:59
good Q

Its C

parallelism--X proposes ..Y suggests.....Z calls..

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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2009, 03:55
C for me too.
A and B can be rejected because they begin with 'by'. It since it breaks the flow of the sentence.
E can be rejected because 'to decrease' is in incorrect tense. In the sentence 'in attempting' is in continuous tense, this should follow, so 'for decreasing' would be more appropriate. This is available only in C

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

(C) suggest the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating, and still others call

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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2009, 04:57
aknine wrote:
C for me too.
A and B can be rejected because they begin with 'by'. It since it breaks the flow of the sentence.
E can be rejected because 'to decrease' is in incorrect tense. In the sentence 'in attempting' is in continuous tense, this should follow, so 'for decreasing' would be more appropriate. This is available only in C

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

(C) suggest the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating, and still others call


I think the reason of parallelism is more valid. "To decrease" and "for decrease" is not the issue here.

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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2009, 20:34
(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

It is between (D) or (E). I will go for D.
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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2009, 22:33
Thanks for correcting me on this.
After further deliberation, I think E would be the correct option.

(D) suggest the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
I think '...still other are calling...' is better than '...still others by calling...'
(E) suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling

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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 01:43
IMO C

EXPLANATION ABOVE IS CORRECT
parallelism--X proposes ..Y suggests.....Z calls
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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 06:46
I am debating between C and D. Now that you say that C in incorrect, is D the answer? What is the OA?
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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 07:39
IMO E

attempting, suggesting and calling are parallel...

In C and D, suggesting the reduction is incorrect

propose attempting ....., suggest reducing .... and still others are calling
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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2010, 21:20
this is retired Gmat test question and oa is E.
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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2010, 10:34
I feel Its C. No idea how its E :(

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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2010, 01:51
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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 - @ INGs are wrong...
(B) by suggesting the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others call not parallel
(C) suggest the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating, and still others call --- 2 simultaneous INGs are wrong
(D) suggest the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling --Not parallel
(E) suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling
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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2010, 13:23
Lack of parallelism:
by attempting.....parallel with by calling
IMO: (D) suggest the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2010, 13:28
can someone pls explain the OA?
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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2011, 05:23
OG 10. Q-160. OA: E. Period. (C and D are wrong)

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Choice E, the best answer, uses constructions that are parallel to some propose', others suggest. . . , and
still others are calling .... Choices A and B immediately lose the parallel construction, and also produce
sentence fragments, by shifting to by suggesting ... and by calling .... Choice B starts like choice A and then
shifts back to the verb call, losing the parallel with the second part (by suggesting). Choices C and D correctly
begin the second part of the parallel by using suggest. Choice C, however, introduces the nonidiomatic for
decreasing, which creates some difficulty in meaning. Choice D loses parallel construction in the third part by
shifting to by calling.
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Re: Combat widespread illegal copying [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2011, 10:08
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