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In build-to-suit projects, developers design and construct buildings to meet the needs of a primary tenant, who pays the developer a marginal fee for design and construction work and agrees to buy the completed building or will occupy all or most of it in exchange for a favorable long-term lease.

(A) will occupy all or most of it
(B) will occupy all of it, or most of it,
(C) to occupy all or most of it
(D) occupy all of it, or most,
(E) they will occupy all of it, or most,
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In build-to-suit projects, developers design and construct buildings to meet the needs of a primary tenant, who pays the developer a marginal fee for design and construction work and agrees to buy the completed building or will occupy all or most of it in exchange for a favorable long-term lease.

A). will occupy all or most of it
B). will occupy all of it, or most of it,
C). to occupy all or most of it
D). occupy all of it, or most,
E). they will occupy all of it, or most,

Posting this question as I couldn't find it in our forum :-D


Here is the answer. Items in the list are "and agrees
1. to buy ... or
2. to occupy ...

C wins!
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IMO is C...

Parallelism is maintained on both sides of 'Or'.
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C is Answer.

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In build-to-suit projects, developers design and construct buildings to meet the needs of a primary tenant, who pays the developer a marginal fee for design and construction work and agrees to buy the completed building or will occupy all or most of it in exchange for a favorable long-term lease.

A). will occupy all or most of it
B). will occupy all of it, or most of it,
C). to occupy all or most of it
D). occupy all of it, or most,
E). they will occupy all of it, or most,
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Marked D. Why is D wrong ?
......agrees to buy the completed building or [to] occupy all of it,or most [of it], in exchange
Aren't the elements inside [] implied ?

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Marked D. Why is D wrong ?
......agrees to buy the completed building or [to] occupy all of it,or most [of it], in exchange
Aren't the elements inside [] implied ?

Yes perhaps; but a characteristic of the best answer choice is also that it is most unambiguous in meaning.

The issue is that with D, to buy the completed building or occupy all of it can be itself construed as a complete set of two options, with or most just hanging around.

In reality, while to buy the completed building is one option, the other is not occupy all of it; the other option is: occupy all or most of it.

In the correct answer, to buy the completed building or to occupy all does not make sense, and so, cannot be construed as a complete set of two options (if this was a complete set of two options, then the sentence would have been: to buy or occupy the completed building or to buy the completed building or occupy it ).

So, the correction answer unambiguously depicts the following meaning:

The tenant agrees to either:
i) buy the completed building or
ii) occupy
a. all or
b. most
of the building in exchange for a favorable long-term lease.
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In build-to-suit projects, developers design and construct buildings to meet the needs of a primary tenant, who
pays the developer a marginal fee for design and construction work and
agrees to
buy the completed building or
will occupy all or most of it
in exchange for a favorable long-term lease.
1:||sm marker "or". => buy or occupy.

A). will occupy all or most of it
B). will occupy all of it, or most of it,
C). to occupy all or most of it
D). occupy all of it, or most,
E). they will occupy all of it, or most,
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Is the "to" in the OA not redundant here? "agrees to buy or occupy" is more concise. Any thoughts?

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Classic case of infinitives construction work and agrees to buy the completed building or will occupy all or most of it in exchange for a favorable long-term lease.

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AdmitJA wrote:
joseph0alexander wrote:
In build-to-suit projects, developers design and construct buildings to meet the needs of a primary tenant, who pays the developer a marginal fee for design and construction work and agrees to buy the completed building or will occupy all or most of it in exchange for a favorable long-term lease.

A). will occupy all or most of it
B). will occupy all of it, or most of it,
C). to occupy all or most of it
D). occupy all of it, or most,
E). they will occupy all of it, or most,

Posting this question as I couldn't find it in our forum :-D


Here is the answer. Items in the list are "and agrees
1. to buy ... or
2. to occupy ...

C wins!



EXPERTS PLEASE HELP! <3 I really don't understand...

Isn't the correct idiom "agree to X or Y" and NOT "agree X or Y"? IF we go with "agree to buy or to occupy" THEN don't we, by making "to buy" and "to occupy" the parallel elements (as opposed to making "buy" and "occupy" the parallel elements), submit to saying "agree X or Y" which is nonsensical and, either way, incorrect idiom-wise.

In other words, isn't saying "agree to buy or to occupy" the same as (incorrectly) saying "agree X or Y" where

X = "to buy" and
Y = "to occupy" ?

Would really appreciate if anyone can point to a passage in the Manhattan SC guide (or, otherwise, any other guide) that explains this specific issue.

Thanks in advance!

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bump! This is one of the HARDEST and most REQUESTED questions in SC right now. (see Limara1's question above). Tnx!

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