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# More and more in recent years, cities are stressing the arts

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510. More and more in recent years, cities are stressing the arts as a means to greater economic development and investing millions of dollars in cultural activities, despite strained municipal budgets and fading federal support.
(A) to greater economic development and investing
(B) to greater development economically and investing
(C) of greater economic development and invest
(D) of greater development economically and invest
(E) for greater economic development and the investment of
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13 Mar 2006, 18:02
I am for A. Only A conveys the correct meaning.
investing should be parallel to stressing.
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13 Mar 2006, 19:34
A

'means to' is a proper idiom

Moreover A is clearer thann the other choice, B which also has proper idiom 'means to'
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13 Mar 2006, 21:02
alavalathi wrote:
510. More and more in recent years, cities are stressing the arts as a means to greater economic development and investing millions of dollars in cultural activities, despite strained municipal budgets and fading federal support.

Nothing wrong with A.

IIism - ... cities are stressing ... and investing.
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13 Mar 2006, 21:40
need investing at the end to maintain parallelism
stressing the arts.... and investing millions of dollars ....

Between A and B, A is better.
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14 Mar 2006, 06:44
I am a bit confused here

>> means to do sth.

I am not sure if it is also used before a noun.

But in this question we should consider ||lism too. So ^ A ^ would be the best choice.
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29 May 2006, 05:29
Given 2 choices

(A) to greater economic development and investing
(B) to greater economic development and are investing

Which one would be better?
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29 May 2006, 06:17
stressing ... investing ... hence A is correct

B is not as "greater development economically" sounds awkward
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29 May 2006, 06:21
a means of~ is idiomatic but answer choices C and D are just plain sloppy.

Select (B) and click confirm.
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29 May 2006, 19:05
A for :

1. parallelism stressing..investing
2.correct idiom - means to
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30 May 2006, 03:25
avomc wrote:
Given 2 choices

(A) to greater economic development and investing
(B) to greater economic development and are investing

Which one would be better?

A is likely to be option...

in case B..use of "are" is unnecessary and can be avoided....
30 May 2006, 03:25
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