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In addition to adhering to the policies and guidelines of the State Department of Education, the successful instructor will be responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluates student learning.
A will be responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluates
B will be responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluate
C is responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluate
D is being responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and for evaluating
E is responsible for instructions in the appropriate teaching environment and will be evaluating

Can anyone guide me which one is being tested - parallelism or sub-verb agreement or idiom or...
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Let us edit the text a little to make it clearer.

In addition to adhering to the policies and guidelines of the State Department of Education, the successful instructor will (be responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and (will) evaluate student learning.) The important thing to remember here is that the – will - in the second part is elliptical, unmentioned but understood.

The instructor will have to do two things, because these are duties that are associated with his actual work in the future. . So a future tense is required and present tense is inappropriate.

In A –evaluates - does not gel with the -will - of the first part
B - will be responsible and (will) evaluate is the correct expression
C -(The instructor) is responsible …. and the instructor evaluate – miss both parallelism and SV agreement

D - Is being responsible is an untouchable expression in the GMAT domain
E - present tense in the first part and will be evaluating in the second part are unsymmetrical

So B is the best bet.
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Could someone please explain why evaluate is correct. I though successful instructor (singular) should match with evaluates (singular). Also please explain how future tense will be is parallel with evaluate.
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In addition to adhering to the policies and guidelines of the State Department of Education, the successful instructor is responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluates student learning.

are the two blue shaded portions parallel to each other?
If yes, then please explain it Daagh.
Is "responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment " a verbal phrase?
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20 Nov 2010, 12:21
I dont get,how B is the answer.There is no parallelism .OE please.

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20 Nov 2010, 13:38
It seems B as the same tense (future) is being used in both parts.

A will be responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluates (it should be "evaluate" not "evaluates" as the future tense is being used in the first part)
B will be responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluate
C is responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluate (it should be "evaluates" not "evaluate")
D is being responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and for evaluating ("is being" is wrong)
E is responsible for instructions in the appropriate teaching environment and will be evaluating (will be evaluating is not parallel)

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21 Nov 2010, 02:33
Hi all,
kindly suggest why B is preferred over A and E?
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21 Nov 2010, 18:32
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In addition to adhering to the policies and guidelines of the State Department of Education, the successful instructor will be responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluates student learning.
A will be responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluates
B will be responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluate
C is responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluate
D is being responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and for evaluating
E is responsible for instructions in the appropriate teaching environment and will be evaluating

Can anyone guide me which one is being tested - parallelism or sub-verb agreement or idiom or...

Yeah this is kind of strange.....because choice B rhyms [i]responsible ...with..evaluate [/i] but "adhereing" which is in first portion could be matched with "evaluating" but "being" is the hurdle.

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21 Dec 2010, 12:26
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Let us edit the text a little to make it clearer.

In addition to adhering to the policies and guidelines of the State Department of Education, the successful instructor will (be responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and (will) evaluate student learning.) The important thing to remember here is that the – will - in the second part is elliptical, unmentioned but understood.

The instructor will have to do two things, because these are duties that are associated with his actual work in the future. . So a future tense is required and present tense is inappropriate.

In A –evaluates - does gel with the -will - of the first part
B - will be responsible and (will) evaluate is the correct expression
C -(The instructor) is responsible …. and the instructor evaluate – miss both parallelism and SV agreement

D - Is being responsible is an untouchable expression in the GMAT domain
E - present tense in the first part and will be evaluating in the second part are unsymmetrical

So B is the best bet.

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16 Nov 2012, 22:09
The original sentence contains an error in parallel form. The successful instructor will do two things: 1) be responsible for instruction and 2) evaluate student learning. Even though the verb form is responsible is technically possible in this sentence, the answer choices that use it introduce other types of errors or redundancies.

Option "B" displays correct parallel form between the words will be responsible and evaluate, and this answer choice introduces no other errors.
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17 Nov 2012, 04:20
Hii daagh.
I have just been through this question and chose the correct answer, found B better than E.
But I feel E only changes the meaning, nothing else. As per the explanation provided by you, the two tenses are not parallel. But consider this:-" The instructor is responsible for instruction and will be evaluating student learning". This implies that currently instructor is instructing students and later on he will be evaluating the student learning. Can you please take the pain and elaborate why B is better than E.
Moreover, in D "is being responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and for evaluating...". In this option, since evaluating is a verb, can it stand after a preposition.
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17 Nov 2012, 05:37
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The text does not say that these are attributes of existing teachers. If so, then the use of the present tense for one factor and the future progressive for the other factor is asymmetrical and grammatically incorrect. This is clear shift of tense. To say that the teacher is responsible for instruction now and will evaluate learning later on is not how stipulations are expressed.
Both are simultaneous processes. So E isn’t my choice.

In D: Evaluating as such cannot become a verb, unless it is attached to a helping verb such as be, is or are etc as in is evaluating, are evaluating, am evaluating and will be evaluating etc. Here it is used as gerund, in the place of evaluation just as in - for instruction- for instructing- etc
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Hii daagh.
I have just been through this question and chose the correct answer, found B better than E.
But I feel E only changes the meaning, nothing else. As per the explanation provided by you, the two tenses are not parallel. But consider this:-" The instructor is responsible for instruction and will be evaluating student learning". This implies that currently instructor is instructing students and later on he will be evaluating the student learning. Can you please take the pain and elaborate why B is better than E.
Moreover, in D "is being responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and for evaluating...". In this option, since evaluating is a verb, can it stand after a preposition.

Hi Marcab,

I ll try to brief... If not v ll get help from others

In addition to adhering to the policies and guidelines of the State Department of Education, the successful instructor is responsible for instructions in the appropriate teaching environment and will be evaluating student learning.

This distorts actual meaning... This sentence is a additional qualities needed for instructor...
So this states Successful instructor will be X and will be Y...
But in above sentence i hope we cant infer this meaning..

But this helps...
In addition to adhering to the policies and guidelines of the State Department of Education, the successful instructor will be responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and [will] evaluate student learning.

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The text does not say that these are attributes of existing teachers. If so, then the use of the present tense for one factor and the future progressive for the other factor is asymmetrical and grammatically incorrect. This is clear shift of tense. To say that the teacher is responsible for instruction now and will evaluate learning later on is not how stipulations are expressed.
Both are simultaneous processes. So E isn’t my choice.

In D: Evaluating as such cannot become a verb, unless it is attached to a helping verb such as be, is or are etc as in is evaluating, are evaluating, am evaluating and will be evaluating etc. Here it is used as gerund, in the place of evaluation just as in - for instruction- for instructing- etc

But I would like to ask one more thing. How did you infered that these attributes are not representative of the current teachers. Suppose, if there had been an option which stated these attributes in present tense, then could that option be a correct one. Moreover, I would really appreciate if you please write such an option. I tried writing option E in the above manner but could'nt since responsible and evaluate cannot become parallel.
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A simple current situation sentence will be:

In addition to adhering to the policies and guidelines of the State Department of Education, the successful instructor is responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluates student learning.

If this choice were there, I don’t think B would have been there, because there is no room for two correct choices in AGMAT topic. But between B and this present tense choice, I would rather prefer this, since a) this obviates the need for an elliptical writing and b) a present tense can stand for generalizations that may happen in the future too.

I have also given the reason why I surmise that this is talking about the future questions.
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A simple current situation sentence will be:

In addition to adhering to the policies and guidelines of the State Department of Education, the successful instructor is responsible for instruction in the appropriate teaching environment and evaluates student learning.

If this choice were there, I don’t think B would have been there, because there is no room for two correct choices in AGMAT topic. But between B and this present tense choice, I would rather prefer this, since a) this obviates the need for an elliptical writing and b) a present tense can stand for generalizations that may happen in the future too.

I have also given the reason why I surmise that this is talking about the future questions.

In the sentence you wrote, what is the grammatical role played by "responsible"? Is it a noun?
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Responsible is normally an adjective. But it becomes part of the verb when added to the helping verb ‘is’
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I am afraid you are ignoring the linking verb ‘is’, without which ‘responsible’ by itself can’t stand. ‘Is responsible’ is a present tense verb and perectly // to another present tense verb ‘evaluates’. For more info on such adjective uses, please see

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