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# Although most large public relations firms can afford to run

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Although most large public relations firms can afford to run information technology centers in-house, some niche firms are discovering that the cost associated with maintaining an information technology staff and from continuously improving hardware and software are larger than they initially estimated.
A) cost associated with
B) costs associated from
C) costs associated with
D) cost arising from
E) costs arising from

cud eliminate a and d , after i am unable to find the error in the remaining, any help is appreciated
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08 Dec 2009, 07:05
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IDIOM and Parallel-ism

right side starts with "...from"
hence it has to be BDE
now we need plural hence BE remains
costs associated from
is not Idiomatic

...............maintaining an information technology staff and from bla bla..........continuously improving hardware and software are larger than they initially estimated.
A) cost associated with
B) costs associated from
C) costs associated with
D) cost arising from
E) costs arising from

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Although most large public relations firms can afford to run information technology centers in-house, some niche firms are discovering that the cost associated with maintaining an information technology staff and from continuously improving hardware and software are larger than they initially estimated.
A) cost associated with
B) costs associated from
C) costs associated with
D) cost arising from
E) costs arising from

cud eliminate a and d , after i am unable to find the error in the remaining, any help is appreciated

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nitya34 wrote:
IDIOM and Parallel-ism

right side starts with "...from"
hence it has to be BDE
now we need plural hence BE remains
costs associated from
is not Idiomatic

...............maintaining an information technology staff and from bla bla..........continuously improving hardware and software are larger than they initially estimated.
A) cost associated with
B) costs associated from
C) costs associated with
D) cost arising from
E) costs arising from

xcusemeplz2009 wrote:
Although most large public relations firms can afford to run information technology centers in-house, some niche firms are discovering that the cost associated with maintaining an information technology staff and from continuously improving hardware and software are larger than they initially estimated.
A) cost associated with
B) costs associated from
C) costs associated with
D) cost arising from
E) costs arising from

cud eliminate a and d , after i am unable to find the error in the remaining, any help is appreciated

costs associated with and costs associated from improving are not parallel
in E
costs arising from maintaining and costs arising from improving
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08 Dec 2009, 20:56
thanks and OA is
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E

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20 Jan 2010, 10:43
"Arising from" is the correct phrase, but the sentence must also be parallel. So, option E is our best bet.
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22 Jan 2010, 07:06
Although most large public relations firms can afford to run information technology centers in-house, some niche firms are discovering that the cost associated with maintaining an information technology staff and from continuously improving hardware and software are larger than they initially estimated.
A) cost associated with
B) costs associated from
C) costs associated with
D) cost arising from
E) costs arising from

from maintaining... and from continuously improving arre parallel

that leaves us with choice B ,D an E

arising from is more idiomatic than associated from... and also costs should be plural

so choice E is the best
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25 May 2016, 22:42
Tricky one. Cost should be plural "costs" because of two noun phrases: maintaining and improving. Cross off A and D
Because of parallelism E stands.
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