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City Planners in Detroit hope that the renewal project extending along the eastern riverfront will establish a population that lives and works downtown and also provides the office space needed to attract new businesses.

A) that lives and works downtown and also provides
B) to live and work downtown and also provide
C) that lives as well as works downtown and also provide
D) which lives as well as works downtown and also provides
E) who live as well as work downtown and also provides

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IMHO, it's C.

Th verb should be provide, as the the verb refers to the renewal project, not the population. Eliminate A, D & E.

Between B & C, I think the word population is singular in the context of this sentence, which makes B use wrong verbs.
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IMHO, it's C.

The verb should be provide, as the the verb refers to the renewal project, not the population. Eliminate A, D & E.

Between B & C, I think the word population is singular in the context of this sentence, which makes B use wrong verbs.



OA is C but I had a query.

Renewal project is singular.

I was thinking of another example.

The man will build a castle and also provide for his children.

It clearly sounds like it should be provide. Should the rule not be "one man" provides for his children. Does "the" change things.

If anybody has further clarity on this rule - would really appreciate it.

cheers in advance.

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nightwing79 wrote:

OA is C but I had a query.

Renewal project is singular.

I was thinking of another example.

The man will build a castle and also provide for his children.

It clearly sounds like it should be provide. Should the rule not be "one man" provides for his children. Does "the" change things.

If anybody has further clarity on this rule - would really appreciate it.

cheers in advance.

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In this case ==> (will) is implicit => so actually it is parallel

will build ==> (will) provide

'The' in the 'the man' => doesn't change anything.
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sudeep wrote:
nightwing79 wrote:

OA is C but I had a query.

Renewal project is singular.

I was thinking of another example.

The man will build a castle and also provide for his children.

It clearly sounds like it should be provide. Should the rule not be "one man" provides for his children. Does "the" change things.

If anybody has further clarity on this rule - would really appreciate it.

cheers in advance.

che,
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In this case ==> (will) is implicit => so actually it is parallel

will build ==> (will) provide

'The' in the 'the man' => doesn't change anything.



Of course and "will" + verb ss infinitive and therefore insists on plural.

note: be aware when will is there for parallelism

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