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# Horticulturists, who are known for growing the juiciest

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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

Can anyone explain?
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12 Oct 2011, 21:33
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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.

Hence E
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13 Oct 2011, 05:04
Even i came up with E.

But doesn't this breaks parrellilsm ???
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13 Oct 2011, 05:39
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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13 Oct 2011, 06:17
Can anyone explain why D is wrong?
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13 Oct 2011, 09:09
+1 for E.

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

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18 Oct 2011, 11:50
E: intended meaning of sentence correctly coveyed
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19 Oct 2011, 20:34
in D, it uses 'Should', should is used to introduce moral obligation.
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20 Oct 2011, 06:26
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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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30 Oct 2011, 02:06
E Wins. Parallelism issue correctly addressed. Correct use of infinitive (to develop). Infinitives suggest possible/potential activities or experiences.
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01 Nov 2011, 16:00
E. This one is rather easy. Parallelism.
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30 Jul 2013, 09:57
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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15 Oct 2013, 14:03
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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... !

OA : E
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25 Nov 2013, 04:21
Good question and excellent explanations...
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19 Jun 2014, 12:28

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.

Hope it helps
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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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05 Aug 2015, 13:03
Why is "D" wrong?

Is it just because "E" is more concise or because of some other reason that I am failing to see? To me, "E" seems to violate some kind of parallelism, "partly to...and partly because of" though I have not read of such a parallelism so far. Is such a use of "partly" fine?
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05 Aug 2015, 14:59
Meaning of the sentence matters here.. E makes sense but D wont
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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.

The Horticulturists use a particular method in order to achieve something. An infinitive is always preferred to indicate such a purpose.

We can safely remove choices A and D for using the word ‘should’, which is more recommendatory than being intentional; Between B ,C and E:

(B) in part for the development of certain features in their tomatoes --- Think of the VAN principle; A verbal is always preferred over a noun; to develop, an infinite verbal is always preferred over ‘the development of’, a noun

(C) partly because of their tomatoes developing certain features --- ‘Developing’ is inferior to ‘to develop’

(E) partly to develop certain features in their tomatoes -- The best choice
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