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All-terrain vehicles have allowed vacationers to reach many previously inaccessible areas, but they have also been blamed for causing hundreds of deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging the nation's recreational areas.

(A) deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging
(B) deaths and injuring thousands, and serious damage to
(C) deaths, thousands who are injured, as well as seriously damaging
(D) deaths and thousands of injuries, as well as doing serious damage to
(E) deaths, thousands are injured, and they do serious damage to

Originally posted by nitya34 on 18 Mar 2009, 12:22.
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All-terrain vehicles have allowed vacationers to reach many previously inaccessible areas, but they have also been blamed for causing hundreds of deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging the nation's recreational areas.

(A) deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging
(B) deaths and injuring thousands, and serious damage to
(C) deaths, thousands who are injured, as well as seriously damaging
(D) deaths and thousands of injuries, as well as doing serious damage to
(E) deaths, thousands are injured, and they do serious damage to



(D).

Interesting sentence structures to pay attention to here.

"Causing hundreds of X and thousands of Y" - this is X & Y consistency demonstrated in answer choice (D).

This X&Y is actually NESTED inside another X&Y framework:

"blamed for causing [X], and seriously damaging [Y]"

So notice the double nested X&Y frameworks. When you spot these sentence structures, it's a lot easier to answer the question by simply applying the appropriate core framework (any 1 of 10) to the question.

In this case you check that "causing" is consistent with "damaging" - CHECK.

You also check the phrasing "hundreds of X" is consistent with "thousands of Y" - CHECK.

Mark (D) and move on.
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12) All-terrain vehicles have allowed vacationers to reach many previously inaccessible areas, but they have also been blamed for causing hundreds of deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging the nation's recreational areas.

(A) deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging
(B) deaths and injuring thousands, and serious damage to
(C) deaths, thousands who are injured, as well as seriously damaging
(D) deaths and thousands of injuries, as well as doing serious damage to
(E) deaths, thousands are injured, and they do serious damage to


A. deaths, injury to thousands and damaging - not parallel
B. causing deaths and injuring thousands, and damage - not parallel
C. deaths, thousands, ... damaging - not parallel
D. causing deaths and thousands of injuries, as well as doing serious damage - parallel
E. causing deaths, thousands are injured, and they do... - not parallel

Answer: D
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(A) deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging --- bad parallelism
(B) deaths and injuring thousands, and serious damage to --- bad parallelism
(C) deaths, thousands who are injured, as well as seriously damaging --- as well as is not a marker for parallelism.
(D) deaths and thousands of injuries, as well as doing serious damage to ---- correct parallelism around 'and' + 'as well as' is used to add thing up. best option.
(E) deaths, thousands are injured, and they do serious damage to --- they ??? what for???
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injuring thousands and thousands of injuries ?
Aren't they both different ?
Can you please brief ?
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The context demands parallelism of causing " hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries" as well as doing serious, which the correct option D maintains — no need to bother about other choices. Structurally injuring thousands doesn't sync with serious damage in B
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All-terrain vehicles have allowed vacationers to reach many previously inaccessible areas, but they have also been blamed for causing hundreds of deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging the nation's recreational areas.

In the sentence we are told that all-terrain vehicles are blamed for a few things.

A is incorrect because "causing X,Y, and causing seriously damaging" does not make sense. This literal interpretation is because "causing" can logically must refer to the three things that follow "causing", so "seriously damaging" should be cut off this list.

B is missing a verb, so the items just don't make sense: "Causing X and Y, and Serious damage to..."

C taken literally means "causing thousands who are injured" - does not make sense.

D is correct because we state: "causing X and Y, as well as (additive) doing (verb) Z" which is an accepted structure to communicate that two things were caused and a separate thing, the serious damage to recreational areas, also resulted.

E taken literally doesn't make sense "causing thousands are injured"...
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All-terrain vehicles have allowed vacationers to reach many previously inaccessible areas, but they have also been blamed for causing hundreds of deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging the nation's recreational areas.

(A) deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging
(B) deaths and injuring thousands, and serious damage to
(C) deaths, thousands who are injured, as well as seriously damaging
(D) deaths and thousands of injuries, as well as doing serious damage to
(E) deaths, thousands are injured, and they do serious damage to

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B)
blamed for
causing hundreds of deaths and injuring thousands(verbing as gerund)
,and
serious damage to the nation's area (noun +modifier)

so is this not parallel beacuse of gerund vs noun +modifier

Also this part :
causing hundreds of deaths and injuring thousands
is causing vs injuring parallel?
i am thinking of causing hundreds of deaths as one thing and injuring thousands as others since both are gerunds so should be parallel

why it has to be this way to be parallel
causing
hundreds of deaths and
thousands of injuries

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causing[ hundreds of deaths ]
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injuring [thousands]
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My point is that we must first decide how many items are there in the given list. Are there two or three? A, B and E consider the list as containing three items by using the fanboys 'and' give 'serious damage' as one more equal item as the other two.

Unfortunately, it is not so. One is death and the other injury is potential death. One cannot consider them on par with damage to recreational areas. That is the reason C and D separate the damage as a lesser evil by joining it with an additive 'as well as '
You must consider separating the first two items with fanboys as done in D.
Now you may not have doubts about the parallelism of hundred of deaths and thousands of injuries.
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