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Federal incentives now encourage investing capital in commercial offic

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New post 18 May 2019, 01:52
AjiteshArun wrote:
angarg wrote:
But in answer option B, what is the antecedent of there?
As I could not find any antecedent for there, I prefered D to B.
But why? I'm sure that you're comfortable using there is/are/was... to discuss something about something.

Okay, that was not a very precise way to put it :). But that's what sentences like the ones below do.

1. There is no train at that time.
2. There are two students in the classroom.

This is common usage. Option D on the other hand, has errors that are "worse" than any possible ambiguity introduced by the there.



In general we do use these words but we might be using them in wrong way.
Plus in sentence correction, pronouns usually have antecedents. There are multiple cases in which usage of there sounds correct but option is wrong because it does not have antecedent.
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New post 18 May 2019, 03:08
AjiteshArun wrote:
krishnabalu wrote:
Hi,

Can anyone explain how parallelism is maintained in B? Even though vacancy rates in existing structures are exceptionally high vs Even though no demand for new construction.
Also why C and D are wrong? I don't see any meaning errors in these two options.
This is the sentence that option B leads to:

Federal incentives now encourage capital investment in commercial office buildings, even though vacancy rates in existing structures are exceptionally high and there is no demand for new construction.

(1) Federal incentives now encourage capital investment in commercial office buildings
even though
(2a) vacancy rates in existing structures are exceptionally high
and
(2b) there is no demand for new construction.

As for options C and D, we can't really say encourage money to be invested and encourage investing money. Also, existing structures with no demand makes it sound as if the existing structures don't have any demand.


Can you help me in identifying how parallelism is maintained between 2a and 2b.

I know capital to be invested and investing capital in C and D aare awkward, but I am still unable to interpret why the last part
" with no demand for new construction" is wrong
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New post 18 May 2019, 07:49
krishnabalu wrote:
Can you help me in identifying how parallelism is maintained between 2a and 2b.

I know capital to be invested and investing capital in C and D aare awkward, but I am still unable to interpret why the last part
" with no demand for new construction" is wrong
The and joins two clauses. Let's look at them separately:

2a. Federal incentives now encourage capital investment in commercial office buildings even though vacancy rates in existing structures are exceptionally high
and
2b. Federal incentives now encourage capital investment in commercial office buildings even though there is no demand for new construction.
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New post 19 May 2019, 01:49
any idea on where i could get some information on proper usage of "with" - Thanks
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