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Finding itself unable to keep up with the new competitors that had recently entered its industry, the company was forced to begin closing plants, laying off workers, and reduced its research and marketing budgets.


A. reduced

B. it reduced

C. reducing

D. would reduce

E. it had reduced

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Finding itself unable to keep up with the new competitors that had recently entered its industry, the company was forced to begin closing plants, laying off workers, and reduced its research and marketing budgets.

Parallelism Problem:
the company was forced to begin closing plants, laying off workers, and reduced its research and marketing budgets.

A. reduced

B. it reduced


C. reducing This is the CORRECT ANSWER..!!!

D. would reduce

E. it had reduced

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IMO C

Considering parallelism rule

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Finding itself unable to keep up with the new competitors that had recently entered its industry, the company was forced to begin closing plants, laying off workers, and reduced its research and marketing budgets.


A. reduced ( not parallel with closing,laying)

B. it reduced ( same as in A)

C. reducing( correct)

D. would reduce( same as in A)

E. it had reduced( same as in A)

Will go with choice C

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Finding itself unable to keep up with the new competitors that had recently entered its industry, the company was forced to begin closing plants, laying off workers, and reduced its research and marketing budgets.


A. reduced

B. it reduced

C. reducing

D. would reduce

E. it had reduced


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C

When you see items in a list, consider whether there is a problem with parallelism. Here we have a list of 3 things the company was forced to do: close plants, lay off workers, and reduce budgets. In the original sentence, the first 2 items have the gerund -ing form (closing, laying), so the third item must be reducing. (C) is correct.
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Finding itself unable to keep up with the new competitors that had recently entered its industry, the company was forced to begin closing plants, laying off workers, and reduced its research and marketing budgets.


A. reduced --> not parallel w/ "losing plants, laying off workers"

B. it reduced --> same as A

C. reducing --> correct: parallel w/ "losing plants, laying off workers"

D. would reduce --> same as A

E. it had reduced--> same as A
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