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# Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service

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Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service economy is leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or displacing the physical production of goods.

(A) leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or
(B) leading neither to lower standards of living nor a more unequal distribution of income, or
(C) not leading to either lower standards of living nor to more of an unequal distribution of income, and neither is it
(D) not leading to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, and it is not
(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it
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04 Dec 2008, 15:22
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spiridon wrote:
Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service economy is leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or displacing the physical production of goods.

(A) leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or
(B) leading neither to lower standards of living nor a more unequal distribution of income, or
(C) not leading to either lower standards of living nor to more of an unequal distribution of income, and neither is it
(D) not leading to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, and it is not
(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it

E

A-Neither or is incorrect . It must be Neither X , Nor Y -X and Y must be grammatically and logically parallel

B- Idiom is right but X and Y are not parallel

C-Either Nor is incorrect

D- Not X, More Y and Z and X, Y and Z are no way parallel

E- very imp

Nor, or can be used individually also

Nor for negative connotations, such as this statement

Or for positive connotations

and most imo when we used them idividually, there is an inversion e.g. "is it" ( normally we write "it is")

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04 Dec 2008, 19:06
iamcste wrote:

E

A-Neither or is incorrect . It must be Neither X , Nor Y -X and Y must be grammatically and logically parallel

B- Idiom is right but X and Y are not parallel

C-Either Nor is incorrect

D- Not X, More Y and Z and X, Y and Z are no way parallel

E- very imp

Nor, or can be used individually also

Nor for negative connotations, such as this statement

Or for positive connotations

and most imo when we used them idividually, there is an inversion e.g. "is it" ( normally we write "it is")

Choose E

Agree with E. Already nicely explained by imcste.
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28 Oct 2014, 20:06
iamcste wrote:
spiridon wrote:
Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service economy is leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or displacing the physical production of goods.

(A) leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or
(B) leading neither to lower standards of living nor a more unequal distribution of income, or
(C) not leading to either lower standards of living nor to more of an unequal distribution of income, and neither is it
(D) not leading to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, and it is not
(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it

E

A-Neither or is incorrect . It must be Neither X , Nor Y -X and Y must be grammatically and logically parallel

B- Idiom is right but X and Y are not parallel

C-Either Nor is incorrect

D- Not X, More Y and Z and X, Y and Z are no way parallel

E- very imp

Nor, or can be used individually also

Nor for negative connotations, such as this statement

Or for positive connotations

and most imo when we used them idividually, there is an inversion e.g. "is it" ( normally we write "it is")

Choose E

Could u please explain how B is not parallel?Displacing and Leading seem to be parallel.
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30 Oct 2014, 01:43
First, B is wrong because you can't say "neither . . . or"--you need "nor." However, the flaw in parallelism isn't between "leading" and "displacing," but between "neither to lower standards" and "nor a more unequal distribution."

We need to say "This leads neither to X nor to Y" or "This leads to neither X nor Y." This is a general rule of parallelism. It's the same principle that make this wrong:

I don't like my new laptop because it is buggy, cumbersome, and it is crash-prone.

I should say "it is buggy, cumbersome, and crash-prone," or (if I must) "it is buggy, it is cumbersome, and it is crash-prone." (This latter approach, which uses repetition for emphasis, would be more likely to show up in a speech or an essay than on an SC problem.) In any case, do you see the issue? Since "neither . . . nor" serves as our pair of parallelism markers, the items after those markers need to match precisely. An extra part of speech, such as a preposition ("to") or a pronoun ("it") breaks the parallelism spell!
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