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# Geopolitical advisors believe that introducing neutral third

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02 Oct 2008, 07:37
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Geopolitical advisors believe that introducing neutral third parties into disputes between two nations may result in less bickering over peripheral issues of the dispute and increasing the cooperation between representatives of the disputing nations.

(A) increasing the cooperation
(B) increase the cooperation
(C) the increasing cooperation
(D) the cooperation increased
(E) increased cooperation

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02 Oct 2008, 07:46
tarek99 wrote:
Geopolitical advisors believe that introducing neutral third parties into disputes between two nations may result in less bickering over peripheral issues of the dispute and increasing the cooperation between representatives of the disputing nations.

(A) increasing the cooperation
(B) increase the cooperation
(C) the increasing cooperation
(D) the cooperation increased
(E) increased cooperation

Thanks

|| sm --> less bickering and ... cooperation.

Down to C and E. GOing with E
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02 Oct 2008, 08:26
it should be E

less bickering ....increased cooperation

i think the addition of "less" has made "less bickering" a noun so we need a noun after "and".

is this understanding correct?
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02 Oct 2008, 09:10
tarek99 wrote:
Geopolitical advisors believe that introducing neutral third parties into disputes between two nations may result in less bickering over peripheral issues of the dispute and increasing the cooperation between representatives of the disputing nations.

(A) increasing the cooperation
(B) increase the cooperation
(C) the increasing cooperation
(D) the cooperation increased
(E) increased cooperation

Thanks

IMO E
"...result in X & Y". X & Y must be parallel. It is correctly done by E. B uses increased as a verb rather we need to use it as an adjective. E uses it correctly as an adjective.
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02 Oct 2008, 09:15
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tarek99 wrote:
Geopolitical advisors believe that introducing neutral third parties into disputes between two nations may result in less bickering over peripheral issues of the dispute and increasing the cooperation between representatives of the disputing nations.

(A) increasing the cooperation -> eliminate
(B) increase the cooperation -> E is better ,here result in needs to be followed by a noun hence increased cooperation is correct
(C) the increasing cooperation -> eliminate
(D) the cooperation increased -> eliminate
(E) increased cooperation -> result in cooperation is correct

Thanks

Initially i marked B too but then it clicked that result in should be followd by noun hence may result in X and Y is the usage here
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02 Oct 2008, 09:18
It should be E. result in -------------->increased cooperation. Put other options after result in. None except E is right.
tarek99 wrote:
Geopolitical advisors believe that introducing neutral third parties into disputes between two nations may result in less bickering over peripheral issues of the dispute and increasing the cooperation between representatives of the disputing nations.

(A) increasing the cooperation
(B) increase the cooperation
(C) the increasing cooperation
(D) the cooperation increased
(E) increased cooperation

Thanks
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02 Oct 2008, 15:45
OA is E. Here's why:

Less bickering: "less" is an adjective and "bickering" is a noun.

increased cooperation: "increased" is an adjective and "cooperation" is a noun, making the second part parallel to the first one.

Hope this helps.
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