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Before advertising on the second-hand market, many owners invest in repairing, painting, and polishing their cars as it increases the vehicle's retail value.

a) repairing, painting, and polishing their cars as it
b) repairs, painting, and polishing their cars as doing so
c) repairing, painting, and polish their cars as doing so
d) repairing, painting, and polishing their cars because it
e) repairing, painting, and polishing their cars because to do so

Originally posted by eMJ on 11 Aug 2013, 21:53.
Last edited by fameatop on 27 Aug 2013, 07:46, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 21 Aug 2013, 21:44
IMO E.

A. "repairing, painting and polishing" is plural. Hence "it" (singular pronoun) cannot be used.
B. wrong parallelism
C. wrong parallelism
D. "It"
E. eliminates the above errors
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Before advertising on the second-hand market, many owners invest in repairing, painting, and polishing their cars as it increases the vehicle's retail value.
a) repairing, painting, and polishing their cars as it - IT must have an antecedent, but in this case IT refers to the action of Investing. Thus Incorrect

b) repairs, painting, and polishing their cars as doing so
- The items listed are not parallel. Thus Incorrect

c) repairing, painting, and polish their cars as doing so
-All the items are parallel. The structure of the sentence is
Owners Invest in X,Y and Polish.
Thus CORRECT


d) repairing, painting, and polishing their cars because it
- IT must have an antecedent, but in this case IT refers to the action of Investing. Thus Incorrect

e) repairing, painting, and polishing their cars because to do so
Use of TO is incorrect in this case. If we want to use TO, we must discard DO SO. Thus Incorrect
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eMJ wrote:
Before advertising on the second-hand market, many owners invest in repairing, painting, and polishing their cars as it increases the vehicle's retail value.

a) repairing, painting, and polishing their cars as it
b) repairs, painting, and polishing their cars as doing so
c) repairing, painting, and polish their cars as doing so
d) repairing, painting, and polishing their cars because it
e) repairing, painting, and polishing their cars because to do so


A, D - incorrect, "it" is not the right word to be used in reference to -ing form
B - parallelism mistake, "repairs" are not parallel with "painting" and "polishing"
C - similarly like in answer B, there is a parallelism mistake - the verb "polish" is not parallel with "repairing" and "painting"
E - correct
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