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# It is an oversimplified view of cattle raising to say that all one

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It is an oversimplified view of cattle raising to say that all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and to drive them to market when the time is ripe.

(A) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and to

(B) all one has to do with cattle is to leave them alone to feed themselves, to corral them, and

(C) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves and then corral them and

(D) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and

(E) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is to leave them alone while they feed themselves, to corral them, and

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C sounds better to me than A.

(A) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and to--- incorrect usage.
(C) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves and then corral them and

D and E are incorrect because they say " the only thing..." and then give two 'things' that need to be done
1) to leave them alone ... and
2) corral them and drive them to the market...
(D) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and
(E) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is to leave them alone while they feed themselves, to corral them, and
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24 Jul 2009, 04:05
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C sounds better to me than A.

(A) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and to--- incorrect usage.
(C) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves and then corral them and

D and E are incorrect because they say " the only thing..." and then give two 'things' that need to be done
1) to leave them alone ... and
2) corral them and drive them to the market...
(D) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and
(E) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is to leave them alone while they feed themselves, to corral them, and

What about B, does it change the meaning by saying " leave them alone to feed..." rather than "leave them alone while they feed..."
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What about B, does it change the meaning by saying " leave them alone to feed..." rather than "leave them alone while they feed..."

(B) all one has to do with cattle is to leave them alone to feed themselves, to corral them, and
(C) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves and then corral them and

The main issue with B is not '...while they feed...", it is the use of '...to corral them, and to...'
".... all one has to do with cattle is to leave them alone to feed themselves, to corral them, and to drive them (now it appears that the cattle would do all these things and not the owner)..."
whereas in C, the sentence has a better flow stating that the cattle needs to be left alone only while they feed themselves.

Does that help..?
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THIS QUESTION IS CHECKING FOR PARALLELISM + CONJUNCTION.LETS LOOK AT THE OPTIONS
A. all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and to
ALL ONE HAS TO DO IS A) LEAVE THEM ALONE B) CORRAL THEM C) AND TO DRIVE
LACK OF PARALLELSIM..OUT
B. all one has to do with cattle is to leave them alone to feed themselves, to corral them, and
A)TO LEAVE B) TO CORRAL C) AND DRIVE..PARALLELISM BREAKS..OUT
C. all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves and then corral them and
A) LEAVE THEM B)AND CORAL THEM C)AND DRIVE THEM
PARALLEL BUT CONJUNCTION USAGE INCORRECT.2 "AND" USED WHEN A COMMA SHOULD HAVE BEEN USED TO SEPARATE 3 ELEMENTS..OUT
D. the only thing that has to be done with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and
PARALLEL AND CORRECT CONJUNCTION USAGE..CORRECT
E. the only thing that has to be done with cattle is to leave them alone while they feed themselves, to corral them, and
LACK OF PARALLELISM..OUT
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22 Sep 2009, 02:48
OA is C. I searched in other forums for the explaination.
C is correct because it mantains correct parallel structure and there are two phrases (and not 3) that shud be considered for parallelism in C.
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Error of parallelism:
There are 3 actions: leave them, corral them, drive them. These actions need to be parallel.

It is an oversimplified view of cattle raising to say that all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and to drive them to market when the time is ripe.
(A) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and to - third action not parallel.
(B) all one has to do with cattle is to leave them alone to feed themselves, to corral them, and - third action not parallel.
(C) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves and then corral them and - parallel with drive them
(D) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and - Changes meaning, has to be done is passive form. In GMAT active tone is always preferred.
(E) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is to leave them alone while they feed themselves, to corral them, and - Changes meaning, has to be done is passive form. In GMAT active tone is always preferred.
Correct option - C
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24 Apr 2012, 00:44
Could you please explain why C is correct? There is no comma before the second "and". And is it correct to use "all one"? My ear was confused with this combination.

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24 Apr 2012, 01:06
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Could you please explain why C is correct? There is no comma before the second "and". And is it correct to use "all one"? My ear was confused with this combination.

nothing wrong with 'all one'....your ears feel wierd coz 'all' cant be 'one'...but the referrants are different here.....all refers to the list of things...'one' is the subject doing those things..

Comma before and comes only while writing a list of three or more....
A, B , and C

option C has a structure like: A and {B and C}....that is there are two separate items...and item 2 has a list within itself that contains only two elements, so comma not required....u can cal this a 'nested list' if u like....these have been explained in MGMAT SC guide in the parallelism chapter i think...
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04 Dec 2013, 13:41

the is of course a case of parallelism but not with infinitive form. once you opt infinitive such as in option D " the only thing that has to be done with cattle is to leave them alone while they feed themselves, to corral them, and..., the only thing it communicates that one has to do three things: to leave them..., to corral them..., and to..
but here the meaning is to do one thing so after the only thing that has to be done with cattle is there should be only one thing as one object.
consider this example. Why all elephants ran away is the only point of concern. in this sentence main verb is singular as it is not linked with elephants but the phrase " why all elephants ran away" as a singular subject.

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The first thing to remember here is the there are only two items in this list and not three as one would be led to believe. This is the essence of this tricky question. The two items of the list are 1. Leave them alone while they feed themselves (meaning graze) and 2. Corral them and drive them. The first of the lists is the one that the cattle themselves can do without outside help and the second is the one wherein somebody as the rancher has to do those things for them. You need the conjunction ‘and’ at appropriate places to conjugate the two items in the overall list and to join the two items in the second arm. You do not need any commas before any of the ‘ands’ in the choice, since there are only two items in each of the master list and in the sub-list. As per this tenet, only C fits in and you can dump all the other four. Thus you can hit four mangos with a single stone.

If you still want, you can ponder with infinitive parallelism and so on
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Could anyone explain why the use of "to" before the first verb of the list ("leave") is not needed in correct answer?

It is an oversimplified view of cattle raising to say that all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and to drive them to market when the time is ripe.

(A) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and to
(B) all one has to do with cattle is to leave them alone to feed themselves, to corral them, and
(C) all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves and then corral them and
(D) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and
(E) the only thing that has to be done with cattle is to leave them alone while they feed themselves, to corral them

Option C is correct for above Qstn but not for below One. Can someone Explain why!!

It has been said that all one can do for a sprained ankle is leave it alone while it heals itself, ice it, and to lie with it in a slightly elevated position

(A) all one can do for a sprained ankle is leave it alone while it heals itself, ice it, and to
(B) all one can do for a sprained ankle is to leave it alone to heal itself, to ice it, and
(C) all one can do for a sprained ankle is leave it alone while it heals itself, and then ice it and
(D) the only thing that can be done for a sprained ankle is leave it alone while it heals itself, ice it, and
(E) the only thing that can be done for a sprained ankle is to leave it alone while it heals itself, to ice it, and
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It is an oversimplified view of cattle raising to say that all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them and to drive them to market when the time is ripe.

A. all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them and to -- infinitive parallelism is bad -- wrong

B. all one has to do with cattle is to leave them alone to feed themselves, to corral them and --since 'to' is missing in the third arm, this is unparallel. -- wrong

C. all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves and then corral them and -- C is the only one left; here the parallelism is : the first series of A and B, in which A is the feeding and B is the corralling is duly separated by a conjunction and both are without the infinitive 'to'; The second series is a single item list that has been appropriately separated by the conjunction from the other list and happens to have the 'to' infinitive. Since it is a separate list, there is no need to maintain parallelism with the first list. correct choice. ( the template here is 'A and B' and 'C"

D. the only thing that has to be done with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them, and ----There are three actions, not one - drop
E. the only thing that has to be done with cattle is to leave them alone while they feed themselves, to corral them, and-- There are three actions, not one - drop

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