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

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

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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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17 Sep 2006, 13:57
I'm with (A)

The idiom is 'means to', 'economic developpemnt' is ok and the sentence has a parrallel construction.
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17 Sep 2006, 17:45
Will go for 'A'

Stressing and Investing are in parallel.
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17 Sep 2006, 17:53
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Parallelism

are stressing.........and investing........

means to is idiomatic.
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Re: SC: as a means of/to/for ? [#permalink]

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17 Sep 2006, 19:31
Hindustan wrote:
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

(A) wins : cities are stressing and investing ll

B distorts the original meaning..
Re: SC: as a means of/to/for ?   [#permalink] 17 Sep 2006, 19:31
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