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# Many freshmen find the first year of college quite challenging and are

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Many freshmen find the first year of college quite challenging and are unable to balance responsibilities such as attending class, reading assignments, and to write papers with the wide and sometimes bewildering array of new social opportunities.

A. reading assignments, and to write

C. to read assignments, and write

D. to read assignments, and to write

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06 Jan 2019, 04:18
IMO C

parallelism and meaning issues

A. reading assignments, and to write---incorrect, parallelism with last underline part

B. reading assignments, and writing---incorrect, parallelism with last underline part

C. to read assignments, and write---correct,

D. to read assignments, and to write--incorrect parallelism

E. to read assignments, writing----incorrect, parallelism
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06 Jan 2019, 05:10
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B

Consider attending classes which is not highlighted...

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07 Jan 2019, 10:35
Many freshmen find the first year of college quite challenging and are unable to balance responsibilities such as attending class, reading assignments, and to write papers with the wide and sometimes bewildering array of new social opportunities.

A. reading assignments, and to write( parallelism is not maintained)

B. reading assignments, and writing( correct choice)

C. to read assignments, and write( parallelism is distorted)

D. to read assignments, and to write( not parallel with attending)

E. to read assignments, writing( parallelism is not maintained)

Will go with choice B

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08 Jan 2019, 02:12
Bunuel wrote:
Many freshmen find the first year of college quite challenging and are unable to balance responsibilities such as attending class, reading assignments, and to write papers with the wide and sometimes bewildering array of new social opportunities.

A. reading assignments, and to write

C. to read assignments, and write

D. to read assignments, and to write

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

B

The underlined portion of this sentence follows a comma, includes another comma and the conjunction "and," and is preceded by the key words "such as." These clues indicate a series, in which all the elements must have parallel form. The first element is attending class. Because it is not underlined, the rest of the series must be adapted to match it. Reading assignments matches attending class, but to write does not, so (A) is out. The answer needs to replace to write with writing. Only (B) does so.
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22 Feb 2019, 04:33
The original sentence has parallelism error.

List of parallel entities:
1) attending class,
3) writing papers

The original sentence uses to + verb form for "write". Instead verb+ing form should be used to make "write" parallel with "attending" and "reading".

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