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Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still pose big risks, ranging from the potential for political instability in some countries to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others.

(A) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others

(B) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and in others a serious lack of information about investments

(C) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others

(D) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors to a serious lack of information about investments in others

(E) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors in others and a serious lack of information about investments

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Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still pose big risks, ranging from the potential for political instability in some countries to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others.

we need "in others" in the latter clause as the former uses "in some countries" - using this theory we can drop B & E

C makes idiom blunder and does not use from x to y format - so even c is out

now left with A & D

(A) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others


(D) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors to a serious lack of information about investments in others

abhimahna :I have a question: why can't we bundle in below manner the option D

Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still pose big risks,
ranging
from <the potential for political instability in some countries and the shortage of regulations to protect investors >
to <a serious lack of information about investments in others.>
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"ranging from X in some countries to Y in others" would be the only correct way to use the "ranging from..." construction, and only answer A does that.
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Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still pose big risks, ranging from the potential for political instability in some countries to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others.
(A) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others
(B) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and in others a serious lack of information about investments
(C) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others
(D) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors to a serious lack of information about investments in others
(E) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors in others and a serious lack of information about investments


Correct construction: from X to Y.

Incorrect construction: from X and Y. So C and D are out.

Misplaced Modifier = "in others" = in other countries

B. "in others" modifies ONLY "a serious lack of information..". That is NOT sufficient since "in others" is supposed to modify both "the shortage..." and "a serious lack of information..."

E. "in others" modifies ONLY "the shortage...". That is incorrect because "in others" should ALSO modify "a serious lack of information..."

A. avoids misplaced modifier issue in B and E.

So, IMO A is correct answer.

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Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still pose big risks, ranging from the potential for political instability in some countries to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others.

we need "in others" in the latter clause as the former uses "in some countries" - using this theory we can drop B & E

C makes idiom blunder and does not use from x to y format - so even c is out

now left with A & D

(A) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others


(D) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors to a serious lack of information about investments in others

abhimahna :I have a question: why can't we bundle in below manner the option D

Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still pose big risks,
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to <a serious lack of information about investments in others.>


Hi Leo8 ,

The original sentence conveys Range from X to Y and Z.

But you are saying Range from X and Y to Z.

Did you notice the change in meaning?

We are not allowed to change the original meaning unless we don't have the right answer.
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The correct idiom: ranging from...to
Boils down to A,B and E.

B has misplaced modifier 'in others'. Changes meaning
E same as B.
A correct.

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Correct idiom is Range from X to Y.

(A) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others

(B) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and in others a serious lack of information about investments --> X in some countries and Y in some countries makes it ||

(C) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others --> Wrong Idiom.

(D) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors to a serious lack of information about investments in others --> Wrong Idiom.

(E) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors in others and a serious lack of information about investments --> Change in meaning.
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Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still pose big risks, ranging from the potential for political instability in some countries to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others.
(A) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others
(B) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and in others a serious lack of information about investments
(C) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others
(D) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors to a serious lack of information about investments in others
(E) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors in others and a serious lack of information about investments

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Is B wrong because of parallelism?
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Is B wrong because of parallelism?


Hi stne ,

yes, B has parallelism issues and hence is incorrect.
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Thanks abhimahna - I see what you mean. Thanks for replying
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Imo A
It maintains correct parallelism and has correct idiom range from X to Y.
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"ranging from X in some countries to Y in others" would be the only correct way to use the "ranging from..." construction, and only answer A does that.


Hi IanStewart,
Why option B is wrong although it follows the same construction but the placement of in others is different.
Could you please explain why option B is wrong.
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Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still pose big risks, ranging from the potential for political instability in some countries to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others.
(A) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others
(B) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and in others a serious lack of information about investments
(C) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others
(D) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors to a serious lack of information about investments in others
(E) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors in others and a serious lack of information about investments


From X to Y.
C,D are out.

We are comparing what happens in some countries Vs. what happens in some other countries.

B - 'in others' is referring to other countries and in this sentence, only lack of info happens in other countries. But what about shortage of regulation? Out.
E - 'in others' is only modifying shortage of regulation. And then, there is serious lack of info about investments, but where? Out.
A - From X to Y (Correct Idiom) and 'in others' correctly modifies the list before i.e. shortage of reg. and lack of info in other countries.

A is the answer IMO.
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IanStewart wrote:
"ranging from X in some countries to Y in others" would be the only correct way to use the "ranging from..." construction, and only answer A does that.


Hi IanStewart,
Why option B is wrong although it follows the same construction but the placement of in others is different.
Could you please explain why option B is wrong.


Hopefully the replies above addressed your question, but in B, the "in others" is in the wrong place. B says that only the "lack of information" problem happens "in other" countries, and it's not clear what the middle part of the sentence is doing there (where is the "shortage of regulations" problem happening)? The "in others" needs to go with both items in the list at the end of the sentence.
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Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still pose big risks, ranging from the potential for political instability in some countries to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others.

(A) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others

(B) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and in others a serious lack of information about investments

(C) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others

(D) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors to a serious lack of information about investments in others

(E) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors in others and a serious lack of information about investments


Option A-PErfect
Option B-Parallelism issue- Preposition IN after and is not going with previous clause.
Option C-Idiom Error..Idiom is from A to B
Option D-Idiom Error..Idiom is from A to B
Option E-wrong placement of in others it should be at the end.
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Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still pose big risks, ranging from the potential for political instability in some countries to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others.

(A) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others

(B) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and in others a serious lack of information about investments

(C) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others

(D) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors to a serious lack of information about investments in others

(E) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors in others and a serious lack of information about investments


Option A-PErfect
Option B-Parallelism issue- Preposition IN after and is not going with previous clause.
Option C-Idiom Error..Idiom is from A to B
Option D-Idiom Error..Idiom is from A to B
Option E-wrong placement of in others it should be at the end.



Hello gmatify17,

You have done a very good analysis of this official sentence. Keep up the good work. :-)

I would just like to present my approach for Choice B.

In this choice, I do not see any parallelism issue as such. Choice B is incorrect because per this choice, only a serious lack of information about investments associates with in others. This is not the intended meaning of the original sentence.

The original sentence intends to convey that risks can range from A in some countries to B and C in others. Both the risks - B and C - can be present in others. However, per Choice. only risk C can be present in other other countries.

The change in intended meaning makes Choice B incorrect.


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TheMechanic wrote:
Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still pose big risks, ranging from the potential for political instability in some countries to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others.

(A) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others

(B) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and in others a serious lack of information about investments

(C) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others

(D) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors to a serious lack of information about investments in others

(E) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors in others and a serious lack of information about investments


Right idiom is Range from X to Y.


this narrows down to A,B and E....

A conveys the meaninig properly...
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New post 10 Jun 2019, 08:46
the pattern can be
from x to y and z
or
from x to y to z

the second pattern can be correct. but in this problem, we have "in others" which tell us about parallelism. this make only the first pattern is fit.
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hi - I am not sure why E is incorrect. Can I get some clarity on this please?
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hi - I am not sure why E is incorrect. Can I get some clarity on this please?

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(E) Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still pose big risks, ranging from the potential for political instability in some countries to the shortage of regulations to protect investors in others and a serious lack of information about investments.

Simplifying that a bit, we get, "Investing abroad can pose risks, ranging from (X) in some countries to (Y) in others and a lack of information..."

The big problem here is that the very last bit of the sentence ("and a lack of information...") is just dangling there, and it's really tough to understand what it's doing. Because the phrase begins with "and", it needs to be parallel to something, and I can't quite figure out what it's parallel to.

Put another way: the intent of the sentence is clearly to say that there are big risks to investing abroad, and that the risks range "from (X) in some countries to (Y and Z) in others..." In (E), it's not clear that "a lack of information about investments" is among the risks in "other countries", just because the phrase "in others" is misplaced.

Notice that (A) solves that problem nicely:

Quote:
(A) Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still pose big risks, ranging from the potential for political instability in some countries to the shortage of regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of information about investments in others.

Now, it's clear that the risks range from "political instability" in some countries to "the shortage of regulations... and a lack of information..." in others. The improved placement of "in others" clarifies the sentence enormously.

I hope this helps a bit!
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