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High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.


A. High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

B. Close to seven million tourists are attracted annually to the Hawaiian Islands by high temperatures, expansive beaches, and volcanoes that are active.

C. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes annually attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

D. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

E. The Hawaiian Islands, having high temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes, attract close to seven million tourists each year.

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+1 for D.

A. High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

B. Close to seven million tourists are attracted annually to the Hawaiian Islands by high temperatures, expansive beaches, and volcanoes that are active.

C. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes annually attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

D. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year. --> Correct, maintains parallel construct, and is less wordy

E. The Hawaiian Islands, having high temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes, attract close to seven million tourists each year.

Hence, D.
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A. High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

Parallelism issue. INCORRECT

B. Close to seven million tourists are attracted annually to the Hawaiian Islands by high temperatures, expansive beaches, and volcanoes that are active.

Parallelism issue. INCORRECT

C. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes annually attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

annually seems to be modifying volcanoes. INCORRECT.

D. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

I don't see any issues. Also this states an observation in simple present tense

E. The Hawaiian Islands, having high temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes, attract close to seven million tourists each year.

Parallelism issue. INCORRECT.

Hence option D
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High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.


A. High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

B. Close to seven million tourists are attracted annually to the Hawaiian Islands by high temperatures, expansive beaches, and volcanoes that are active

C. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes annually attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

D. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

E. The Hawaiian Islands, having high temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes, attract close to seven million tourists each year.



This question is about parallelism . Time modifiers come last in the sentence. Having , being or passive construction must be avoided.

The best answer is D.
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High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

A. High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year. parallelism error

B- Close to seven million tourists are attracted annually to the Hawaiian Islands by high temperatures, expansive beaches, and volcanoes that are active. passive voice, parallalism

C. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes annually attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year. redundancy( each year and annually)

D. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.CORRECT

E. The Hawaiian Islands, having high temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes, attract close to seven million tourists each year. parrallelism error
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High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.


A. High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

B. Close to seven million tourists are attracted annually to the Hawaiian Islands by high temperatures, expansive beaches, and volcanoes that are active.

C. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes annually attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

D. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

E. The Hawaiian Islands, having high temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes, attract close to seven million tourists each year.



A list is presented -

    High temperatures,
    expansive beaches, and
    active volcanoes
attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

Answer must be (D) for the highlighted errors in other options...
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Answer is D


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There are certain rules to be followed while you post your answer to a question in the forum, your one word answer is not of any help to others.

Please be specific about why do you feel the option is a correct answer.
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Oh. Didn't know that. Where can I find these rules?

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Answer is D


Hi funsogu

There are certain rules to be followed while you post your answer to a question in the forum, your one word answer is not of any help to others.

Please be specific about why do you feel the option is a correct answer.[/quote]
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High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.


A. High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

B. Close to seven million tourists are attracted annually to the Hawaiian Islands by high temperatures, expansive beaches, and volcanoes that are active.

C. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes annually attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

D. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

E. The Hawaiian Islands, having high temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes, attract close to seven million tourists each year.


Dear GMATGuruNY

While I choose OA: D as it conscience and direct, I have a question.

The official explanation from Manhattan:

The original sentence lacks parallel structure. “Beaches that are expansive” disrupts the adjective-noun pattern of “High temperatures” and “active volcanoes.” Furthermore, the phrase “beaches that are expansive” is wordy and a more concise form “expansive beaches” is preferred.

Can I cancel A based on parallelism problem only? Is not temperatures, beaches and volcanoes are all nouns but modified differently? temperatures and volcanoes are in form of adjective modifier while beaches is in form of relative clause modifier , is it justifiable to delete OA based on parallelism issue only here? Must all noun modified either by adjectives only or relative clauses only?
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Can I cancel A based on parallelism problem only? Is not temperatures, beaches and volcanoes are all nouns but modified differently? temperatures and volcanoes are in form of adjective modifier while beaches is in form of relative clause modifier , is it justifiable to delete OA based on parallelism issue only here? Must all noun modified either by adjectives only or relative clauses only?


NOUN + that-modifier can be parallel with MODIFIER + NOUN.
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The commission has directed advertisers to restrict the use of the word “natural” to foods that do not contain flavor additives, chemical preservatives, or anything that has been synthesized.
In this OA, the green portion (NOUN + that-modifier) is considered parallel with the preceding blue portions (each composed of MODIFIER + NOUN).
That said, entries in a list should be AS PARALLEL AS POSSIBLE.
In the Manhattan SC, D is more parallel than A -- as well as more concise than A -- and is free of errors.
For these reasons, eliminate A and choose D.
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Experts I have a question, which option one should pick between D and B if B would have been "Close to seven million tourists are attracted annually to the Hawaiian Islands by high temperatures, expansive beaches, and Active Volcanoes." ?

Bunuel wrote:
High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.


A. High temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

B. Close to seven million tourists are attracted annually to the Hawaiian Islands by high temperatures, expansive beaches, and volcanoes that are active.

C. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes annually attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

D. High temperatures, expansive beaches, and active volcanoes attract close to seven million tourists to the Hawaiian Islands each year.

E. The Hawaiian Islands, having high temperatures, beaches that are expansive, and active volcanoes, attract close to seven million tourists each year.

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Experts I have a question, which option one should pick between D and B if B would have been "Close to seven million tourists are attracted annually to the Hawaiian Islands by high temperatures, expansive beaches, and Active Volcanoes." ?
Option B would still be passive:

Tourists are attracted annually to the Hawaiian Islands by X, Y, and Z.

Although the passive voice is not always wrong, you should generally prefer an option that is in the active voice to one that is in the passive voice, at least on the GMAT exam.
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