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Horticulturists, who are known for growing the juiciest tomatoes, frequently use a method called cross-pollination, in part because certain features should be developed in their tomatoes and partly because cross-pollination produces results more quickly than does natural selection.


(A) in part because certain features should be developed in their tomatoes

(B) in part for the development of certain features in their tomatoes

(C) partly because of their tomatoes developing certain features

(D) partly because certain features should be developed in their tomatoes

(E) partly to develop certain features in their tomatoes


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This is a question concerning parallel structures, since the word 'and' is there. Here 'and' is followed by partly so A and B are out.
C uses 'developing' -- wrong
d used should. Should is used to impose moral obligation. So this is wrong in the context.

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Even i came up with E.

But doesn't this breaks parrellilsm ???

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I went with E, "partly" in the answer choice is parallel with "partly" in the second part of the statement.
But "to develop" doesn't match "produces"

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Can anyone explain why D is wrong?

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+1 for E.

should is indicating moral obligation here. We do not need moral obligation.

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E: intended meaning of sentence correctly coveyed

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in D, it uses 'Should', should is used to introduce moral obligation.

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I chose C.

Wonder if E is not breaking prallelism between 'Partly because'. Kindly share your views
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E Wins. Parallelism issue correctly addressed. Correct use of infinitive (to develop). Infinitives suggest possible/potential activities or experiences.

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E. This one is rather easy. Parallelism.

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kostyan5 wrote:
E. This one is rather easy. Parallelism.


Hi Kostyan ,


Is chouce E completely correct , if yes can you please explain is TO DEVELOP parrallel to PRODUCES or am i missing something important here ?

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kostyan5 wrote:
E. This one is rather easy. Parallelism.


Hi Kostyan ,


Is chouce E completely correct , if yes can you please explain is TO DEVELOP parrallel to PRODUCES or am i missing something important here ?


hi option E is correect because of parallelism....
but here to develop and to produces are not parallel.
TO+VERB==>infinitive
this verb ==>never comes with S in the end.....means you will never see To killS...or To produceS

here the parallelism is :
partly X and partly Y
since in the non underlined part we have PARTLY after AND..hence to make both sides parallel ..we need partly in underlined part also.

OPTION D is wrong because of use of SHOULD.

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Really tricky one! I personally choose answer C.

But, the only way to deal with it is to kick the answers C (not parallel) and D (should is not correct). Leaving only E, even if it seems really awkward... !

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Great !! Thanks in advance

Still not sure why D is not a correct answer. Can you please explain me why "should" not be introduced even though we have chance because it is included in the main problem statement. I would be real grateful if you can explain me more clearly.


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venkat18290 wrote:
kostyan5 wrote:
E. This one is rather easy. Parallelism.


Hi Kostyan ,


Is chouce E completely correct , if yes can you please explain is TO DEVELOP parrallel to PRODUCES or am i missing something important here ?


hi option E is correect because of parallelism....
but here to develop and to produces are not parallel.
TO+VERB==>infinitive
this verb ==>never comes with S in the end.....means you will never see To killS...or To produceS

here the parallelism is :
partly X and partly Y
since in the non underlined part we have PARTLY after AND..hence to make both sides parallel ..we need partly in underlined part also.

OPTION D is wrong because of use of SHOULD.

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I went with E, "partly" in the answer choice is parallel with "partly" in the second part of the statement.
But "to develop" doesn't match "produces"

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