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# 19) Some hospitals have doctors that take on different

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19) Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

Pl discuss.

Oa is e
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04 Jun 2009, 06:12
19) Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

The sentence is not correct because acting as guardian and sounding a warning is a clause which explains more about monitoring the wards.

The doctors here take 2 activities.. monitoring and receiving..

so acting as a guardian and sounding a warning shud be parallel

A to act as a guardian sounding .. to act is wrong.. shud be present participle.
B to act as guardians and to sound .. to act is wrong..
C to act as guardians and sound.. to act is wrong...
D acting as guardians and to sound .. acting and to sound is not parallel
E acting as guardians and sounding .. acting and sounding are parallel.. hence correct.
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04 Jun 2009, 11:39
Neochronic wrote:
19) Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

The sentence is not correct because acting as guardian and sounding a warning is a clause which explains more about monitoring the wards.

The doctors here take 2 activities.. monitoring and receiving..

so acting as a guardian and sounding a warning shud be parallel

A to act as a guardian sounding .. to act is wrong.. shud be present participle.
B to act as guardians and to sound .. to act is wrong..
C to act as guardians and sound.. to act is wrong...
D acting as guardians and to sound .. acting and to sound is not parallel
E acting as guardians and sounding .. acting and sounding are parallel.. hence correct.

agree with option E as the answer

Last edited by tarek99 on 05 Jun 2009, 03:34, edited 1 time in total.
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04 Jun 2009, 12:01
IMO D

Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as X(monitoring the wards),Y ( to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger), and Z (receiving new patients who require hospitalization )

The Usage of "such as" here is as in "for example" X,Yand Z.

Also X,Y and Z need to be maintain the parallel structure.

hence the answer shall be in lines with monitoring,acting and receiving, which zeroes in our options to D and E.

Option D rightly maintains Logical Parallelism and usage of correct idiomatic expression "to sound"

In E, "acting as guardians and sounding" ,Sounding breaks the flow of the parallel structure giving a false impression that the sentence has another element to be compared X,Y,P and Z. If we try to insert P we would be resorting to Superficial parallelism. Hence eliminating Option E.

also i read earlier that, "Act" is followed by "like" to mean to behave or comport oneself and describe actions of a Person while "Act" is followed by "as" to describe or mean the function of an inanimate object.

Here "to act as guardian" in Option A,B and C make the mistake of following act by as when trying to mean a person.,viz gaurdian
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04 Jun 2009, 14:05
krishireddy wrote:
IMO D

Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as X(monitoring the wards),Y ( to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger), and Z (receiving new patients who require hospitalization )

The Usage of "such as" here is as in "for example" X,Yand Z.

Also X,Y and Z need to be maintain the parallel structure.

hence the answer shall be in lines with monitoring,acting and receiving, which zeroes in our options to D and E.

Option D rightly maintains Logical Parallelism and usage of correct idiomatic expression "to sound"

In E, "acting as guardians and sounding" ,Sounding breaks the flow of the parallel structure giving a false impression that the sentence has another element to be compared X,Y,P and Z. If we try to insert P we would be resorting to Superficial parallelism. Hence eliminating Option E.

also i read earlier that, "Act" is followed by "like" to mean to behave or comport oneself and describe actions of a Person while "Act" is followed by "as" to describe or mean the function of an inanimate object.

Here "to act as guardian" in Option A,B and C make the mistake of following act by as when trying to mean a person.,viz gaurdian

there is receiving in the end you can not break parallelism like that

Ans should be E.

Last edited by rs2010 on 04 Jun 2009, 17:26, edited 1 time in total.
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05 Jun 2009, 03:16
I guess people are getting confused between D and E. Can SC experts put in light on this. I agree with E to be OA, but not able to delete D as the one of the possibilities. Thanks. Waiting for the observations.
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05 Jun 2009, 07:59
As i said earlier, guarding and sounding a warning signal are explaining more about the monitoring activity and should not be treated as a sepearate entity al together.. hence there is no need to parallel them with the monitoring and receiving..
Re: Hospitals and Doctors   [#permalink] 05 Jun 2009, 07:59
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