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# Even baseball players with high batting averages will occasionally

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Updated on: 03 Feb 2019, 01:14
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Even baseball players with high batting averages will occasionally take a swing at a pitch far outside the strike zone and not swing at pitches directly in the strike zone.

A. take a swing at a pitch far outside the strike zone and not swing at pitches directly in the strike zone.

B. swing at pitches far outside the strike zone and not swing at pitches directly in the strike zone.

C. be swinging at pitches far outside the strike zone and not swing at them when they are in the strike zone.

D. swing at pitches far outside the strike zone and not swing at a pitch when they are in there.

E. take a swing at a pitch far outside the strike zone and not swing when they are in the strike zone.

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Originally posted by Shrattitude on 02 Feb 2019, 09:16.
Last edited by Bunuel on 03 Feb 2019, 01:14, edited 2 times in total.
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02 Feb 2019, 09:31
Shrattitude wrote:
Even baseball players with high batting averages will occasionally take a swing at a pitch far outside the strike zone and not swing at pitches directly in the strike zone.
A. take a swing at a pitch far outside the strike zone and not swing at pitches directly in the strike zone.
B. swing at pitches far outside the strike zone and not swing at pitches directly in the strike zone.
C. be swinging at pitches far outside the strike zone and not swing at them when they are in the strike zone.
D. swing at pitches far outside the strike zone and not swing at a pitch when they are in there.
E. take a swing at a pitch far outside the strike zone and not swing when they are in the strike zone.

Intent of the sentence will be that, the baseball players will take a swing when they are in one region and not take a swing, when they are outside the strike zone.

Lets see now

A. take a swing at a pitch far outside the strike zone and not swing at pitches directly in the strike zone.
singular pitch and plural pitches -> not parallel

B. swing at pitches far outside the strike zone and not swing at pitches directly in the strike zone.
Parallel.

C. be swinging at pitches far outside the strike zone and not swing at them when they are in the strike zone.
be swinging and not swing -> Not parallel

D. swing at pitches far outside the strike zone and not swing at a pitch when they are in there.
there , what is this referring to ?? ->Unclear

E. take a swing at a pitch far outside the strike zone and not swing when they are in the strike zone
and not swing at what ?? -> unclear
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03 Feb 2019, 07:19
I opted for B over A but not able to understand why A is really incorrect. Can any one help?
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03 Feb 2019, 08:39
Gmatprep550 wrote:
I opted for B over A but not able to understand why A is really incorrect. Can any one help?

Choice A structures the sentence as follows:

take a swing ... not swing

This leaves the sentence without parallel structure. Choice B:

Swing ... not swing

Therefore, you’re better off with B.

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Updated on: 04 Feb 2019, 01:23
Gmatprep550 wrote:
I opted for B over A but not able to understand why A is really incorrect. Can any one help?

The underlined portion of the sentence contains two prepositional phrases separated by "And".
In option A, take a swing at a pitch & not swing at pitches are not parallel.

I hope that clarifies your doubt.
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Originally posted by Shrattitude on 03 Feb 2019, 08:48.
Last edited by Shrattitude on 04 Feb 2019, 01:23, edited 2 times in total.
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03 Feb 2019, 11:06
Hi Jbrandl1,

Only reason behind that is parallel? As I opted B for kind of that reason only but felt still missing something.

Jbrandl1 wrote:
Gmatprep550 wrote:
I opted for B over A but not able to understand why A is really incorrect. Can any one help?

Choice A structures the sentence as follows:

take a swing ... not swing

This leaves the sentence without parallel structure. Choice B:

Swing ... not swing

Therefore, you’re better off with B.

Does this help?

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Re: Even baseball players with high batting averages will occasionally   [#permalink] 03 Feb 2019, 11:06
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