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

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New post 21 Jan 2020, 04:05
if we see comma+doing after the main clause, doing phrase can work as an adverb modifying the whole preceding clause grammatically.
but this modification must be logical. this focus of gmat test. if this modification is not logical, this error is terribly difficult for us to realize.

if we see comma+doing, do not eliminate it because we feel that doing phrase is not logical to attach to the main clause. our feeling can be incorrect.
instead, solving this error only when two choices remains. this will enhance the chance of success.

when choice A and E remains, we consider "providing and milking". this phrase is not fit with the "who take care to keep them cool". the action of doing must be part of, and not separate from, the action of the main clause. so, providing and milking can not be part of "take care to make cool". this is hard point of doing
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New post 16 Apr 2020, 13:54
Don't you think that provided modifier is modifying "cool", which is wrong?
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lakshya14 wrote:
Don't you think that provided modifier is modifying "cool", which is wrong?

Hello, lakshya14. To answer your question, no, provided is not modifying cool. How do you know? Because just before cool, we have this pronoun them, and we need to know to what them refers to attribute the modifier. Examine the correct sentence:

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.

This is a case in which the referent to the pronoun comes after the pronoun itself, but you can see how placing the cows back into the prepositional phrase clarifies the meaning:

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

A farmer cannot provide the adjective cool with anything. In fact, the adjective brings attention to the parallel construct in a series of adjectival modifiers: cool, provided, and milked. It makes perfect sense.

I hope that helps with this difficult question. Every part has to count, even if the sentence has some trickier sections to navigate.

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New post 16 Jun 2020, 07:34
I had a different take altogether, The sentence starts with "FOR"- So it means - FOR SOMEONE WHO DOES SOMETHING, HE WILL YIELD A DESIRE RESULT.
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