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# Many economic analysts believe that a substantial increase in the numb

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Many economic analysts believe that a substantial increase in the number of nonprofessionals using online trading services should lead to raising the overall volume of the market, as well as lowering fears about investing, and a surge in public confidence in the economy.

A. raising the overall volume of the market, as well as lowering fears about investing
B. a raising of the overall volume of the market, a lowering of fears about investing
C. a raising of the overall volume of the market, along with lowering fears about investing
D. the overall volume of the market being raised, along with fears about investing being lowered
E. the overall volume of the market raising, and fears about investing lowering

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Many economic analysts believe that a substantial increase in the number of nonprofessionals using online trading services should lead to raising the overall volume of the market, as well as lowering fears about investing, and a surge in public confidence in the economy.

A. raising the overall volume of the market, as well as lowering fears about investing
B. a raising of the overall volume of the market, a lowering of fears about investing
C. a raising of the overall volume of the market, along with lowering fears about investing
D. the overall volume of the market being raised, along with fears about investing being lowered
E. the overall volume of the market raising, and fears about investing lowering

PRINCETON REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

B

This sentence contains a list—raising, lowering, and a surge—so you should expect an error in parallel construction. All the parts of the list must be the same part of speech for the list to be parallel. Since a surge is not underlined, you will need to find an answer choice that changes raising and lowering to nouns to match a surge.

(A) No. Look for parallel construction. The other list item is a surge so we need a raising and a lowering.

(B) Yes. This choice fixes the stem’s parallel construction problem. The other list items are now a raising, a lowering, and a surge.

(C) No. Although this choice fixes the stem’s incorrect raising by making it a raising, it introduces a nonparallel phrase: along with lowering fears about investing.

(D) No. This is not parallel—the nonunderlined portion of the sentence contains a surge, which is a noun, so we need nouns in the underlined portion of the list. Also, don’t forget that ETS hates being.

(E) No. We know ETS hates being, so we should eliminate this answer choice. It isn’t parallel either. The other list item is a surge so we need a raising and a lowering. Also, for you grammar buffs, raising and lowering are transitive verbs, so they need a direct object (something that’s raised or lowered).
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28 Apr 2017, 07:50
I got the answer right. I selected B. However, can everyone explain to me why each answer choice is incorrect.
D is out because of "being"
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28 Apr 2017, 09:28
Is the option B correct? Raising, lowering and surge does not maintain parallelism.
Please correct me if I am wrong.

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28 Apr 2017, 10:16
Jat wrote:
Is the option B correct? Raising, lowering and surge does not maintain parallelism.
Please correct me if I am wrong.

Jat

Hi, all three of the them are noun. Raising = gerund (noun) lowering = gerund ( noun)and Surge .

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28 Apr 2017, 21:36
Many economic analysts believe that a substantial increase in the number of nonprofessionals using online trading services should lead to raising the overall volume of the market, as well as lowering fears about investing, and a surge in public confidence in the economy.

A. raising the overall volume of the market, as well as lowering fears about investing
B. a raising of the overall volume of the market, a lowering of fears about investing
C. a raising of the overall volume of the market, along with lowering fears about investing
D. the overall volume of the market being raised, along with fears about investing being lowered
E. the overall volume of the market raising, and fears about investing lowering

B is best here ..
A and C lacks ||ism
D is too wordy , passive .
E-||ism issue
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29 Apr 2017, 02:27
I got this question right just by using pure parallelism concepts. But from the meaning prospective, Choice c also looks good.

Please explain why C is wrong? Just because it lacks parallelism?
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29 Apr 2017, 03:09
RMD007 wrote:
I got this question right just by using pure parallelism concepts. But from the meaning prospective, Choice c also looks good.

Please explain why C is wrong? Just because it lacks parallelism?

Yes, your understanding is correct - a simple gerund ("lowering") cannot be parallel to a complex gerund ("raising").
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