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# City Planners in Detroit hope that the renewal project

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31 Jul 2010, 02:14
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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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31 Jul 2010, 08:05
+1 for C - for the same reason-||ism
What is the OA ?
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31 Jul 2010, 08:30
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IMO C...

along the eastern riverfront will establish a population that lives as well as works downtown and also provide
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31 Jul 2010, 09:37
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Good job. Yes the OA is C.

Parallelism is with respect to "will" which never takes the singular verb. In one of the previous post I saw "population" which will take the singular verb. Population = singular subject.

will establish || will also provide
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31 Jul 2010, 11:59
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population is singular
people is plural
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31 Jul 2010, 14:31
killer question .. i narrowed down on singular verb, pity
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31 Jul 2010, 14:32
killer question .. i narrowed down on singular verb, pity
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31 Jul 2010, 21:37
Oh God.. Messed it up Chose A.. Tricked me with "that lives ".. Need to be more careful. answered within 10 sec only to find it wrong..

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C it is.

City Planners.........hope that the renewal project.........will establish a population that lives and works downtown and also provide the office space........
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02 Aug 2010, 10:07
Yeah C lol. I was down to C and A but C "sounded" better.
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02 Aug 2010, 19:18
Got me tricked! Chose A
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05 Apr 2012, 01:34
IMO C........

lives i not singular here it means in the near future that will happen .......

eg. When obama leaves white house ..........

it doesn't mean every time.... it means he will in some time in future.......
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05 Apr 2012, 07:20
anhnguyen990 wrote:
why not d?

Using "provides" in D is incorrect.

Think of the sentence like this:

The project will provide

Or

The project will provides.

Clearly, the second one is wrong, so you should go with "provide"
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25 Apr 2012, 12:42
IMO OA should be C

This is subject verb agreement and parallelism.
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25 Apr 2012, 13:02

The city planners hope that the project will establish....and also provide....

Good question!
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25 Apr 2012, 19:41
Nice one, C IMO... The parallelism between establish and provide made me go with C.
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08 May 2012, 23:12
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.

Step wise elimination:
1. Renewal project(Singular)
Verb - establish(Singular), provide(Singular)

A,D and E are out
2. Population- singular
So, it requires singular verb - 'lives and works' rather than 'live and work'

B is out

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[/quote]
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09 May 2012, 07:00
We should be careful whenever we see AND in GMAT and must figure out the things it is compounding. Failure to do so may cost us badly and this question is a very good example of that.
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15 May 2012, 11:22
Guys why is B wrong ????

I mean C definitely sounds better but why is B wrong ?? any grammatical reasons ??
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16 May 2012, 10:45
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shikhar wrote:
Guys why is B wrong ????

I mean C definitely sounds better but why is B wrong ?? any grammatical reasons ??

Hi Shikhar,

We generally use to + verb to show the purpose of any action. For example:
• Joe started the campaign to spread awareness about the importance of literacy.
• My grandparents shifted to countryside to live in peace and tranquility.

Now with Choice B, the sentence reads:
• City Planners in Detroit hope that the renewal project extending along the eastern riverfront will establish a population to live and work downtown and also provide the office space needed to attract new businesses.

With to + verb here, the sentence now seems to suggest that the renewal project will establish a population “in order to live and work downtown”. This is absolutely illogical. The renewal project cannot live and work. Hence, Choice B is grammatically incorrect.

Hope this helps.
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