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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 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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22 Jun 2008, 17:35
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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

Interesting...if it is on parallel, hen A should be the answer. But idiom perspective, as a means OF...is a correct usage. But...as a means to...sounds okay...I went for a //. A should be the answer.

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22 Jun 2008, 18:56
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I think the Answer is A.

Find the actions the city is doing. Cities are stressing and investing.

The verbs, when used together with one subject, must be parallel. Only A & B make this parallel. B uses "development economically", which sounds ok, but in English we usually put our adjectives BEFORE the modified noun.

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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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I think C is parallel

More and more in recent years, cities are stressing the arts as a means to (C) of greater economic development and invest
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22 Jun 2008, 20:13
Straight A.

Parallelism: are stressing to do X and investing.

I will say though that ARE investing would be better and clearer..

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22 Jun 2008, 21:58
Are stressing and [are] investing.

Choose A.

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22 Jun 2008, 22:11
x2suresh wrote:
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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...

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22 Jun 2008, 23:32
Parallelism: stressing... and investing...

Going with A

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23 Jun 2008, 03:03
Easy to A.
Elimination of B is the catch. "Economically" changes the meaning.

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24 Jun 2008, 19:39
Thanks guys...

OA is A
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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.

The key here is parallelism. Cities are "stressing" and "investing". So eliminate C, D and E.
"Greater economic development" is better than "greater development economically". Greater is an adjective here. Eliminate B.

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09 Nov 2009, 03:07
Hi yangsta8,

I noticed the parallelism but I think I don't know the idiom "as a means..."

When should I use "as a means to" and when should I use "as a means of" ?

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I think "a means to" in this case is similar to "a way to", so the correct answer is saying that cities are stressing the arts as a way to achieve greater economic development.

I believe that saying "a means of" is like saying "a way of". For example, while you wouldn't write "cars are a way of transport" you can say "cars are a means of transport".

I am sure there is a better explanation for this, I quickly googled it and couldn't find one, can anyone else offer a better explanation?

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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 - stressing and investing are parallel, also means to greater economic development is correct
(B) to greater development economically and investing
(C) of greater economic development and invest - stressing and invest is not parallel
(D) of greater development economically and invest - stressing and invest is not parallel
(E) for greater economic development and the investment of - stressing and invest is not parallel

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02 Jan 2011, 02:48
(A)

(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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07 Jan 2011, 18:24
A parallelism.
tense present to present continuous

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12 Jul 2011, 15:55
Chose C but A makes sense for parallelism.

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13 Jul 2011, 04:42
I will go with A, can anyone please enlighten me on the use of "means of " and "means to"?

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13 Jul 2011, 05:03
A.
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.To greater development economically in B is awkward.

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13 Jul 2011, 06:12
i th
ought means of is an idiom not means to

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