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# As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters

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As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters will enable fisheries to sell the shellfish year-round, taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize its sizes and colors, and to predict sales volume in advance.
(A) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize
(B) taking advantage of off-season demand, to standardize
(C) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardizing
(D) take advantage of off-season demand, standardizing
(E) take advantage of off-season demand, to standardize

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07 Sep 2005, 11:54
I think the answer is B.

the to standardize and to predict should be parallel. I got confused about the taking advantage, but re-read it and realized that they are taking advantage of the offseason to...and to....

What is OA/OE?

gmacvik wrote:
As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters will enable fisheries to sell the shellfish year-round, taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize its sizes and colors, and to predict sales volume in advance.
(A) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize
(B) taking advantage of off-season demand, to standardize
(C) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardizing
(D) take advantage of off-season demand, standardizing
(E) take advantage of off-season demand, to standardize

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07 Sep 2005, 15:02
desiguy wrote:
I think the answer is B.

Excellent pick. B should be it.

My 2 cents.

"taking advantage of off-season demand" is a phrase modifying the selling of the shellfish year around.
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07 Sep 2005, 15:38
riteshgupta1 wrote:
desiguy wrote:
I think the answer is B.

Excellent pick. B should be it.

My 2 cents.

"taking advantage of off-season demand" is a phrase modifying the selling of the shellfish year around.

Same here. I think this is one of the parallelism type traps that they throw out at you every now and then.
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07 Sep 2005, 18:35
Another B.

The trick here is to ignore the "taking advantage of off-season demand" when looking for the parallelism. B has "to sell"/"to standardize"/"to demand". Parallel. And it's not E because we need "taking" in the modifier phrase because it's not an active verb.
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07 Sep 2005, 18:59
I fell into this trap and picked E, didn't think of modifier acting here, excellent explaination.

OA is B
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