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# For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with h

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For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year.

A. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
B. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cows produces
C. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them reglarly Holstein cows are producing
D. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
E. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce

Ok , its a question of parallelism. The first parallel part is non underlined : to keep them cool. So the other options have to be verbs.ie it has to be : to provide. Elimninate A and B. Another reason to eliminate A and B is ing modifier modifies the entire sentence before it. Farmer doesn't keep cows cool by providing them with food and mliking them. D is eliminated as it uses singular cows wheres the author clearly uses them to refer to the cows. Between C and E. C misses a comma plus are producing is incorrect. The affect of the farmers services should be in future. E wins.

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23 Nov 2012, 12:40
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For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year.

A. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing - This gives a the meaning that all the three actions are done simultaneously. however, that is not the case. The last action should be a result of the first two.
B. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cows produces - Not parallel. "Cows" is plural and cannot "produces" Eliminate.
C. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them reglarlym Holstein cows are producing - Not parallel . Eliminate.
D. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces- Them cannot refer to a single cow. Eliminate.
E. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce - As a result of the first two actions, Holstein cows will produce xyz gallons of milk each per year !

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Hi Sreeviji,

I would say that E is parallel. Here is my thinking.

E in full: For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year.

You are asking whether 'provided' is parallel to 'takes care', but they don't need to be. The sentence structure in my opinion is something like:

For the farmer who takes care to:

a) keep them cool
b) keep them provided with high energy feed
c) keep them milked regularly

Holstein cows will produce an average of 2275gallons per year

In the sentence we have the 'keep them' is not repeated but is implied.

Does that help?

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09 Dec 2012, 05:06
Hi Marcab,

Now my doubt is in E, "provided" is referring to whom: farmers or cows?

The full sentence of this would be.

The farmers keep them (the cows) provided with high energy feed

So the cows are provided with high energy feed by the farmers.

The sentence is about the 3 things the farmers have to do to get the Cows producing lots of milk.
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09 Dec 2012, 06:18
Hey marcab,

I don't think B and D have SV issues. B has incorrect usage of the article "the" since we are talking about Holstein cows in general.

I can't find a reason to rule out D? something wrong with the question?

D has present tense
E has future tense

this question isn't testing past/present/future concept

if its a GMATPREP question there won't be ambiguity..

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09 Dec 2012, 08:12
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Hi Marcab,

Now my doubt is in E, "provided" is referring to whom: farmers or cows?

The full sentence of this would be.

The farmers keep them (the cows) provided with high energy feed

So the cows are provided with high energy feed by the farmers.

The sentence is about the 3 things the farmers have to do to get the Cows producing lots of milk.

Hii James.

Don't you think that the construction of the red portion is ambigous? I understood you explanation but can't "provided" refer to farmers.
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09 Dec 2012, 09:04
Hi Marcab,

I'm struggling to understand exactly what you mean. I think you mean can logically it be the farmers who are provided (rather than are providing) with high energy feed?

I don't see it.

Here is E again for reference:

For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year.

The way I look at this is to put a colon between 'to' and the list.

For the Farmer who takes care to:
a)
b)
c)
Holstein cows will....

Maybe I don't see it though, explain further your thinking if you wish.

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09 Dec 2012, 09:58
plumber250 wrote:
Hi Marcab,

I'm struggling to understand exactly what you mean. I think you mean can logically it be the farmers who are provided (rather than are providing) with high energy feed?

I don't see it.

Here is E again for reference:

For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year.

The way I look at this is to put a colon between 'to' and the list.

For the Farmer who takes care to:
a)
b)
c)
Holstein cows will....

Maybe I don't see it though, explain further your thinking if you wish.

James

Hi James.

In the list of items you mentioned i.e.
1)keep them cool
2)provided with high energy feed
3)milked regularly

my doubt lies here only. The items in the list are not parallel and thats why I thought that "provided and milked" ambigouslly refer to farmers.
Moreover I think "to provide" is much better than "providing" AND these two are much much better than "to provided" if in case "to" is implicit for the list.
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09 Dec 2012, 10:29
Hi,

I understand.

How about if you split the sentence here:

For the farmer who takes care to keep them:
a)cool
b) provided with high-energy feed
c) and milked regularly
Holstein cow produces an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year.

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09 Dec 2012, 11:18
Yeah...this one was fine.
But how can I train myself to view the sentence in such a manner and that too in 1.5 mins.
Honestly speaking, if this one had appeared on the real thing i would have skipped it.
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19 Dec 2012, 07:50
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For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and
milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each
per year.

A. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
B. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
C. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
D. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
E. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce
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There is a list of things that the farmer takes care of.

For the farmer who takes care to keep them:
1) cool
2) provided with high energy feed/providing them with
3) milked /milking them

All the items of this list have to be parallel.
The first one is 'cool'. The rest of items will also have to be parallel to this.
Therefore, one should choose "provided with high energy feed" over "providing them with"
and "milked" over "milking them".

Options A, B and C are thus eliminated.
Option D uses "the Holstein cow" which does not act as the correct antecedent for "them".
Option E uses "Holstein cows" which fits correctly.

Hence, E is the right answer.

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The non-underlined part contains a plural pronoun – them-; so, the subject should be a plural one namely cows and not cow. So, B and D are out. The let’s look into //ism.

A. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows is producing--- This is trap of pseudo-//ism. Providing and milking are present participles, modifying the noun Holstein cows. Are progressing is wholesome verb; there is no need to look into parallelisms between these two different parts of speech. So A is out’

B. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces --- subject- pronoun mismatch

C. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing ---provided with and milking --- unparallel.

D. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces --= pronoun –subject mismatch

E. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce --- correct parallelism of past participles.
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19 Dec 2012, 08:14
skamal7 wrote:
For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and
milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each
per year.

A. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
B. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
C. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
D. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
E. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce
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the POE , Since ' them' is in the non-underlined portion so the now has to plural. we can eliminate options B and D straight away
now the usage of . providing VS provided with. --ing forms/modifiers are used to show a ongoing action OR a consequence of that action , here none of them fits , hence A is out
b/w C and E , C violates //m provided ---milking are not //. SO E it is
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25 Feb 2013, 11:41
Good question. I also chose A.

Is The need of future tense the only factor to make option E correct????
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For the farmer who takes care to [keep them cool] ,[provided with high-energy feed], and [milked regularly], Holstein cows will produce ....

considering the 3 items in [] above ,to be in a list format

why is there no them used in each fragment , I mean ..... keep then cool,provided them with .., and milkes/milked them regulatly

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26 Feb 2013, 10:24
i think everyone is missing the intent of the sentence .in this sentence the initial part "For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool" is just a warm up sentence .the real sentence goes like this : "provided .....and milked .....,subject .....

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ramanujanu wrote:
For the farmer who takes care to [keep them cool] ,[provided with high-energy feed], and [milked regularly], Holstein cows will produce ....

considering the 3 items in [] above ,to be in a list format

why is there no them used in each fragment , I mean ..... keep then cool,provided them with .., and milkes/milked them regulatly

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I disagree about the list because to ..keep, provided ...and milked doesn't make sense.
for e.g. For the farmer who takes care to provided with high-energy feed. Is not correct.
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The prepositional phrase ‘ for the former ------ to keep them cool-, is no more than an inconsequential piece of additional info, not interfering with the main clause that comes after it. The real portion that matters is--- providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing an average of 2,275
gallons of milk each per year. Viewed from this perspective, the picture is clear now.

The participial modifier --- providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly modifies the noun Holstein cows. This is essentially meaningless, since you don’t expect the cows to provide themselves with high energy feed. So, A and B are out at the first shot.

In C, one can see the lack of //ism in ‘provided with -----and milking them’.

In D, the singular Holstein Cow doesn't chime with the plural pronoun ‘them’ in the non-underlined part.

E is the final choice with no //ism or subject –pronoun mismatch

It is too trivial to muse whether -are producing- or –produces- or -will produce- is the right diction, given the larger issues in the context.
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The yield is an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year is described for each Holstein cow so the cow should be noted in singular. A, C, E can be eliminated since they have plural cows.

And indicates that both phrases should be parallel - Milked and Provided - Hence the answer is D

Note that the sentence is inverse - subject comes after the verb. Using parallelism Milked and Provided and plural them in the non underlined portion E is the OA

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For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year.

A) providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
B) providing them with high-energy feed, and milked them regularly, Holstein cow produces
C) provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
D) provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cow produces
E) provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce

Can any expert explain this one?
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http://gmatclub.com/forum/for-the-farmer-who-takes-care-to-keep-them-cool-providing-153690.html
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