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Most European countries offer a variety of programs for assisting work

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Most European countries offer a variety of programs for assisting working parents, which include paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and they subsidize public nurseries and kindergartens.

(A) for assisting working parents, which include paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and they subsidize

(B) for the assistance of working parents, to include paid maternity and paternity leaves, also financial allowances for families with children, and subsidizing

(C) in order to assist working parents, to include paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and to subsidize

(D) to assist working parents, which includes paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and they also subsidize

(E) to assist working parents, including paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and subsidized

Originally posted by Rocket7 on 30 May 2018, 16:33.
Last edited by hazelnut on 08 Jul 2019, 07:07, edited 2 times in total.
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I will appreciate if anyone can provide an explanation for each answer choice. Especially Option C & E. Thanks


I am not an expert, but I think I can explain this question well enough

Most European countries offer a variety of programs for assisting working parents, which include paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and they subsidize public nurseries and kindergartens.

A: for assisting working parents, which include paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and they subsidize --- Which modifies the closest noun, in this case parents so it doesn't make any sense include... kindergartners to modify parents

B: for the assistance of working parents, to include paid maternity and paternity leaves, also financial allowances for families with children, and subsidizing --- Not parallel


C: in order to assist working parents, to include paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and to subsidize ---- changes the intended meaning by doing the following:

Most European countries offer a variety of programs in order
  • to assist working parents
  • to include paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children
  • to subsidize public nurseries and kindergartens.

The meaning here is that countries offer programs to assist parents, to include paid maternity and to subsidize public nurseries, and here the intended meaning is how they assist the parents rather than which programs they offer, as well the last to sentences are in a lower level than to assist working partents

D: to assist working parents, which includes paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and they also subsidize ---- Same as A

E: to assist working parents, including paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and subsidized --- Correct has the intended meaning that countries offer a variety of programs to assist working parents, programs that include paid maternity, paternity leaves, etc.

I hope I could make myself clear enough.

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I will appreciate if anyone can provide an explanation for each answer choice. Especially Option C & E. Thanks
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Most European countries offer a variety of programs for assisting working parents, which include paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and they subsidize public nurseries and kindergartens.

A: for assisting working parents, ((which)) include paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and they subsidize
- which modifies parents. Hence, incorrect meaning is conveyed. Thus, incorrect.

B: for the assistance of working parents, ((to include)) paid maternity and paternity leaves, also financial allowances for families with children, and subsidizing
- the meaning gets distorted again. This means that a variety of programs are offered to include paid maternity and paternity leaves...... !! So, is that the intention of including a variety of programs ?? NO. Eliminate.

C: in order to assist working parents, ((to include)) paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and to subsidize - same as B.

D: to assist working parents, ((which)) includes paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and they also subsidize
- Same as A.

E: ((to assist working parents)), including paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and subsidized - bracketed portion is just a clause, defining the intention of the inclusion of a variety of programs. So, there can be slight modifiers in between. Nothing wrong. Including clearly modifies programs. Hence, E is correct.

IMO E.

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Rocket7 wrote:
Most European countries offer a variety of programs for assisting working parents, which include paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and they subsidize public nurseries and kindergartens.

(A) for assisting working parents, which include paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and they subsidize

(B) for the assistance of working parents, to include paid maternity and paternity leaves, also financial allowances for families with children, and subsidizing

(C) in order to assist working parents, to include paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and to subsidize

(D) to assist working parents, which includes paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and they also subsidize

(E) to assist working parents, including paid maternity and paternity leaves, financial allowances for families with children, and subsidized


A : WHICH AND THEY STRECH THE SENTENCE
B : TO INCLUDE WRONGLY USED
C : TO INCLUDE WRONGLY USED
D : THEY ALSO REFER TO NO BODY

E : CORRECT ANSWER COINCISE
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New post 11 Jul 2019, 23:45
please explain every single option.
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New post 17 Sep 2019, 03:26
Can someone please explain why "subsidized" is okay? The tense is different from the present tense as in "offer" at the start of the sentence. I just cannot get over this bit. Thanks.
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Here subsidized is acting as an adjective for nurseries and kindergartens

Offer in the beginning is the verb of the sentence. After including is the list of the offerings. The list items must be parallel ('and' is the parallelism marker). The list items are nouns (paid (adjective) maternity leaves, financial allowances, subsidized (adjective) nurseries)
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New post 27 Nov 2019, 04:28
Is 'for assisting' in option A wrong or simply unidiomatic?
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