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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.

Parallelism rule.
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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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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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Meaning of sentence: primary tenant does two things with respect to the property: buy or occupy.

Parallel marker present: or

A: Look to the right of the parallel marker and I have will occupy. To the left I have "agrees to buy." So I have
Agrees to buy or will occupy.
- verbs don't match

B: Same as A

C: Looks good. Agrees to buy or to occupy

D: Verbs don't match.

E: tenant is singular, so the pronoun "they" doesn't work here

My selection: C
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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.

The tenant will agree to two things: (1) buy the completed building; OR (2) occupy all or most of it.
These two things need to be represented grammatically parallel to convey that^.
A and B are incorrect because "will occupy" converts the second option into a verb phrase, showing certainty
(A) will occupy all or most of it
(B) will occupy all of it, or most of it,

Keeping the infinitives: "to buy OR to occupy" show the clear relationship between the two options the buyer has with the sentence as a whole.
(C) to occupy all or most of it

D is incorrect for reasons similar to A and B
(D) occupy all of it, or most,

E is incorrect because 'they' does not agree in number with the subject "the primary tenant" (singular)
(E) they will occupy all of it, or most,
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A pure parallelism question.
to X or to y
Did it within 30 sec


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A pure parallelism question.
to X or to y
Did it within 30 sec


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A pure parallelism question.
to X or to y
Did it within 30 sec


Kudos please if you like my explanation. I also welcome Critical analysis of my post that will help me reach 700+ level.

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Here's some critical analysis.

No one gives a crap about how long it took you to solve this question.

You either type out explanations for your own benefit (feynman technique) or you engage in discussion with other members. No one likes someone who gloats.

What if it took me 10 seconds? Should I include it in my post? No. That information serves no benefit.
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