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New post 22 Jun 2003, 18:55
18. Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still
VT> pose big risks, ranging from the potential for political
VT> instability in some countries to the shortage of
VT> regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of
VT> information about investments in others.

VT> (A) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors
VT> and a serious lack of information about invest-
VT> ments in others
VT> (B) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors
VT> and in others a serious lack of information about
VT> investments
VT> (C) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors
VT> and a serious lack of information about invest-
VT> ments in others
VT> (D) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors
VT> to a serious lack of information about invest-
VT> ments in others
VT> (E) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors
VT> in others and a serious lack of information about
VT> investments

VT> B) Why is "in others" wrong?

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In my oppinion "B" is wrong because "in others" comes after "and". It has to be before the "and" to reference "some countries".

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What is the right answer?

A?

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Dmitry wrote:
What is the right answer?

A?


Ans is A

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Curly05 wrote:
18. Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad can still
VT> pose big risks, ranging from the potential for political
VT> instability in some countries to the shortage of
VT> regulations to protect investors and a serious lack of
VT> information about investments in others.

VT> (A) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors
VT> and a serious lack of information about invest-
VT> ments in others
VT> (B) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors
VT> and in others a serious lack of information about
VT> investment
VT> (C) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors
VT> and a serious lack of information about invest-
VT> ments in others
VT> (D) and the shortage of regulations to protect investors
VT> to a serious lack of information about invest-
VT> ments in others
VT> (E) to the shortage of regulations to protect investors
VT> in others and a serious lack of information about
VT> investments

VT> B) Why is "in others" wrong?


"in others" is misplaced in (b). To keep the parallel construction, "in others" needs to come at the end of the clause, as it does in (a).

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