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Asea Brown merged with Boveri hoping that this merger would eventually lead to increasing in their revenues, and strengthening of their competitive advantage in the highly competitive power and heavy engineering industry.

A. increasing in their revenues,

B. an increasing in the revenues of them,

C. an increasing in revenues,

D. an increase in their revenues,

E. their increase in revenues,

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Although I got this correct, I have a confusion regarding the structure of the sentence.
In this sentence, the clause -"strengthening of their competitive advantage in the highly competitive power and heavy engineering industry" is not an independent one, yet is separated by comma and ( ---, and ). Is it correct?
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the question here is list.

Asea Brown merged with Boveri hoping that this merger would eventually lead to an increase in their revenues, and strengthening of their competitive advantage in the highly competitive power and heavy engineering industry.

The highlighted part is the two part of a list where action verb || complex gerund.

Hope it helps.
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Hi arun6765,
Why is A incorrect. Is there a parallelism error?

Asea Brown merged with Boveri hoping that this merger would eventually lead to increasing in their revenues, and strengthening of their competitive advantage in the highly competitive power and heavy engineering industry.
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You see the non-underlined part in the sentence(strengthening of their competitive advantage) we have to make the first part parallel to it.

So, strengthening of their... is a complex gerund (acc to Mgmat) and should be parallel to Complex gerund or action verb increase, growth etc.

So if choice A would be (the increasing of their revenues) than it probably be one contender. And if this new A and present E are the choices you are given to choose from then go with action verb because MGMAT says if action verb there is appropriate action verb than no need of complex gerund.

Presently option A is a Simple gerund form(not sure but it is absurd to say that something leads to increasing in, after all, who says like that :lol: :lol:) . For more clarification, you can go through the MGMAT SC Guide.

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Gagoosh

the question here is list.

Asea Brown merged with Boveri hoping that this merger would eventually lead to an increase in their revenues, and strengthening of their competitive advantage in the highly competitive power and heavy engineering industry.

The highlighted part is the two part of a list where action verb || complex gerund.

Hope it helps.



Agreed..which is why picked the answer. My question was about the placement of the comma. Is it correct? Also, what is the source of this question?
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