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Ergenekon wrote:
Mike, thanks for your quick reply. My problem with this question was that I could not understand official guide explanation : adverb economically conveys incorrect meaning.
I understand why B is wrong. However, I think economically was used correctly here from the meaning standpoint, it is jut a wrong part of speech. Don't you agree with me?

Dear Ergenekon,
My friend, you are trying to separate meaning from grammar, and that doesn't work. Changing the part of speech changes the meaning. That's what I explained above. On the one change, "as a means to greater economic development" = the precise meaning we want: we know what kind of development is meant. On the other hand, "as a means to greater development economically" = now, as I have said, we have no idea what kind of development this is: that's a colossal change in meaning. Which meaning we are taking from "economically" is also debatable, not clearly wrong but open to interpretation in a way that is less than ideal; furthermore, how it would be modifying the verb of the sentence changes the meaning even further. Changing a single adjective to an adverb leaves a noun strangely un-modified and a verb strangely modified: both are undesirable changes in meaning.
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29 Mar 2015, 23:52
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
"and" shows the \\sm +stressing and investing are || hence correct

(B) to greater development economically and investing
Usage of economically is almost avoided on gmat hence meaning also distorts

(C) of greater economic development and invest
stressing and invest are not || + usage of idiom "means of" is not correct here

(D) of greater development economically and invest
same as B and C

(E) for greater economic development and the investment of
Changes the meaning and not ||

Hence A
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27 Jul 2016, 12:27
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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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14 Nov 2016, 07:14
What is the intended meaning here ?

Is it

Cities are investing millions of dollars in cultural activities

or

Arts is a method to achieve investment of millions of dollars in cultural activities

?

If it is the latter and we ignore the idiom error in option E, can option E not be considered as a correct choice ? That way this sentence can be interpreted as :

arts is a method to achieve greater economic development and investment of millions of dollars in cultural activities.

I know, I am somewhere wrong in comprehending this statement. Please help me to point out the flaw in my understanding.
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14 Nov 2016, 15:54
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What is the intended meaning here ?

Is it

Cities are investing millions of dollars in cultural activities

or

Arts is a method to achieve investment of millions of dollars in cultural activities

?

If it is the latter and we ignore the idiom error in option E, can option E not be considered as a correct choice ? That way this sentence can be interpreted as :

arts is a method to achieve greater economic development and investment of millions of dollars in cultural activities.

I know, I am somewhere wrong in comprehending this statement. Please help me to point out the flaw in my understanding.

Dear AK700,

I'm happy to respond. Frankly, I wouldn't endorse either of the meanings you propose. Let's look at the prompt.
1) ... cities are stressing the arts as a means to greater economic development ...
That's the first and most important thing the cities are doing. By stressing the arts, these cities hope to stimulate business growth in general.

It's quite typical, in American cities, that a city will encourage an arts program, say, a gallery walk on the first Friday of the month, and inevitably the people who participate wind up going out to dinner and spending money that supports the downtown businesses in general.

The goal is general economic development of all the businesses in the city. That's what the city really want to achieve. While it may not be obvious, supporting the arts is a way to achieve that goal.

That's action #1, and the cities are also pursuing separate action #2.

2) ... cities are ... investing millions of dollars in cultural activities ...

This second action is clearly something supportive to the first, which contains the bigger idea. Presumably investing in these culture activities will have a similar effect, and also will have beneficial effects on the whole economy.

The relationship between these two activities is clear in the correct parallelism of (A). The relationship between them is blurred and unclear in (E): choice (E) makes it sound as if the city's goal is investing millions of dollars in something non-essential. That's absolutely illogical and completely absurd from an economics point of view.

Does this make sense?
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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

IMO its C... for correct usage of idiom and parallelism...

exactly my line of thinking.

cities INVEST, not cities INVESTING...still don't understand how OA = A. Sure "investing" is parallel to "stressing" but I find this lacking in terms of meaning

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19 Mar 2017, 14:24
cities INVEST makes sense, not cities INVESTING...

Sure "investing" is parallel to "stressing" but I don't think it makes sense

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19 Mar 2017, 21:18
parallel structure investing and stressing
and X is a means to Y is correct usage here

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20 Mar 2017, 06:34
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parallel structure investing and stressing
and X is a means to Y is correct usage here

you didn't answer my main point which is "cities stressing" doesn't make sense

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Pl. do not parse 'investing' in isolation. Read it along with the helping verb 'are' ---are stressing and (are) investing. We can now see the correct meaning in context.
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21 Mar 2017, 15:10
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Pl. do not parse 'investing' in isolation. Read it along with the helping verb 'are' ---are stressing and (are) investing. We can now see the correct meaning in context.

just to understand (and correct me if I'm wrong), are you saying that "and" here indicates a list containing 2 actions?

Meaning: cities (1) are stressing, AND (2) (cities are) investing? That is why there is a need to be parallel?

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daagh wrote:
Pl. do not parse 'investing' in isolation. Read it along with the helping verb 'are' ---are stressing and (are) investing. We can now see the correct meaning in context.

just to understand (and correct me if I'm wrong), are you saying that "and" here indicates a list containing 2 actions?

Meaning: cities (1) are stressing, AND (2) (cities are) investing? That is why there is a need to be parallel?

Yes, your understanding is correct - "are" covers both "stressing" and "investing". The usage is similar to the following:

I am reading a book and listening to music.

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25 Mar 2017, 11:15
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
Is CORRECT

(B) to greater development economically and investing
meaning changes:

greater economic development is NOT greater development
economically (by spending less money/ resource)
wrongs: investing missing
(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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02 Jul 2017, 09:23
"investing" parallel to "stressing" + "economic development" correct idiom whereas "development economically" incorrect idiom
Therefore A
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10 Jul 2017, 17:25

B and D are out.

Stressing and Investing..

But I thought are stressing should be parallel to are investing..

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11 Jul 2017, 00:11
Imo A
Option A correctly maintains parallelism .
Economic should modify development .
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11 Jul 2017, 04:18
a. cities are stressing.....and investing...parallel
b. greater development economically changes the meaning....
c. stressing ....and invest...not parallel
d. greater development economically....changes the meaning....stressing and invest not parallel
e. stressing ....and the investment of....not parallel.

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