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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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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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New post 11 May 2005, 18:13
E - because of the parallel composition and "cow will produce" . . . "for the farmer . . "

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New post 11 May 2005, 23:00
I think its A.

Parallel construct is missing in B C

D is out as keep them cool, the Holstein cow produces. singular plural error.

E is incorrect as provided and milked doesn't sound right with will produce.

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New post 12 May 2005, 06:50
E.

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.

Because of the use of them, we must finish the sentence with the plural cows. This eliminates B and D.

The difference between A, C, and E is potential. Only E uses the passive voice accurately to note the Holstein`s potential.

E all the way

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this SC is messing with tenses. does this qualify to be on GMAT?
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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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New post 07 Oct 2005, 17:01
E for me

them in the first line has to agree with the cows so we can eliminate A and D

in B and C, two different tenses are used which is not correct

in E, taking out the first part of the sentence leaves us with "provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year"

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New post 07 Oct 2005, 20:44
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E for me

them in the first line has to agree with the cows so we can eliminate A and D

in B and C, two different tenses are used which is not correct

in E, taking out the first part of the sentence leaves us with "provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year"

OA?

E doesn't tell you whom "provided" refers to... to the farmer or to "them". Also, since you have them in the first place, it seems better to have them in the later parts too. It might seem redundant, but IMO, it is not, in this particular case. So, I'll go with A, which makes the most sense for me!

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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


A for me.
B and C are out because tenses are different in the same relative clause.
D and E should be added " and being...." in front of "provided" because they seem to talk about the subject " holstein cows" rather than "the farmer".

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New post 07 Oct 2005, 22:23
A for me.

C, D and E suggest that it is the farmer who is provided the high energy feed.
B - Use of Inconsistent tenses

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A it is! This is a wierd sentence. I chose A through POE! No logic for me here! :twisted:
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New post 08 Oct 2005, 06:28
First of all, remove choice B as singular 'cow' does not go with plural 'them'
The same can be done with choice D
Finally, we can rule out choice E as it breaks the parallelism here. For the entire question, we are concerned with providing the cows (them) with something, but in E, it breaks that up by using "and milked regularly".

A is the best choice.

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New post 09 Oct 2005, 11:44
good discussion.
OA is E.

Good explanation kimmyg.
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New post 09 Oct 2005, 19:23
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E for me

them in the first line has to agree with the cows so we can eliminate A and D

in B and C, two different tenses are used which is not correct

in E, taking out the first part of the sentence leaves us with "provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year"

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I don't think it is coz you can use them in "take cares to keep them cool" as to refer to the cows. Then why not the two other them refer to the cows again?
I think E gonna be fine if the whole underlined part is "for.........produce".[/i][/b]

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New post 09 Oct 2005, 22:41
Go with A for parallelism.

B, C parallelism error
D tense error
E didn't like the use of "will"

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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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New post 09 Oct 2005, 23:12
Except from the tense choice, it seems more logical to have PROVIDING than PROVIDED. Normally, considering the begining of the sentence, it should be the action of the farmer just after.
It is not a case of modifier because it is not said : "the farmer who takes...", nevertheless it seems that it would be better to get this than "provided".

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I think this is a conditional sentence, although it does not have if.

let me use the "if" and rearrange the sentenct...

if the farmer who takes care ........... Holstein cows will produce .................

Only E uses that sturcture properly.
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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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JAI HIND 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


C / D / E are wrong since all are in ast tense (provided)

B is wrong since it uses milked.

Hence A.

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My answer is A for ||ism and also the use of present partciple to show cause/effect
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