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Frederick Winslow Taylor, a machinist and engineer who worked in the early twentieth century, believed that the productivity of a job could be improved if one were to separate the components of a task into its individual motions and found the best way to perform each motion, then redesign the job so that each motion could be done as efficiently as possible.

(A) if one were to separate the components of a task into its individual motions and found the best way to perform each motion, then redesign
(B) if one separated the components of a task into individual motions, found the best way to perform the motions, and then redesigning
(C) if the components of a task were separated into individual motions, finding the best way of performing the motions, and then redesigned
(D) by separating the components of a task into individual motions, finding the best way to perform each motion, and then redesigning
(E) by separating the components of a task into individual motions, finding the best way of performing each motion, then redesign
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D is the correct answer as it maintain the parallelism

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A and B has found instead of finding, if then structure is not done correctly so C is out, best way of performing ...is not correct..e is out, d has correct parallelism and to perform is used correctly.

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A and B has found instead of finding, if then structure is not done correctly so C is out, best way of performing ...is not correct..e is out, d has correct parallelism and to perform is used correctly.

Hi sasidharrs, actually finding would not have been correct in A and B, because in A and B, that would have violated parallelism:).
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Oh... Then does it need to be infinitive form.. like to find..will that make parallelism correct?.. i appreciate your inputs..

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Yes, it will fix the parallelism issue with A, but obviously other issues would remain.
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Frederick Winslow Taylor, a machinist and engineer who worked in the early twentieth century, believed that the productivity of a job could be improved if one were to separate the components of a task into its individual motions and found the best way to perform each motion, then redesign the job so that each motion could be done as efficiently as possible.

(A) if one were to separate the components of a task into its individual motions and found the best way to perform each motion, then redesign
(B) if one separated the components of a task into individual motions, found the best way to perform the motions, and then redesigning
(C) if the components of a task were separated into individual motions, finding the best way of performing the motions, and then redesigned
(D) by separating the components of a task into individual motions, finding the best way to perform each motion, and then redesigning
(E) by separating the components of a task into individual motions, finding the best way of performing each motion, then redesign


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D . It reflects the best parallelism

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mohnish104 wrote:
Frederick Winslow Taylor, a machinist and engineer who worked in the early twentieth century, believed that the productivity of a job could be improved if one were to separate the components of a task into its individual motions and found the best way to perform each motion, then redesign the job so that each motion could be done as efficiently as possible.

(A) if one were to separate the components of a task into its individual motions and found the best way to perform each motion, then redesign
(B) if one separated the components of a task into individual motions, found the best way to perform the motions, and then redesigning
(C) if the components of a task were separated into individual motions, finding the best way of performing the motions, and then redesigned
(D) by separating the components of a task into individual motions, finding the best way to perform each motion, and then redesigning
(E) by separating the components of a task into individual motions, finding the best way of performing each motion, then redesign


In option A : then redesign ...' introduces a run-on sentence. 'were to separate' is not parallel to 'found'. (It is parallel to 'were to find'). 'separate components of a task into its (task's) individual motions' is incorrect. (its must refer to components).
In option B: then redesigning' is not parallel to 'separated' and 'found'.
In option C: finding the best way of ...' does not really make sense as a modifier to 'if the components were separated ...' (these are 2 separate ideas that have no causal relationship to each other.)
Option D maintains the correct parallel structure.
In option E: redesign' is not parallel to 'separating' and 'finding'.
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