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# now even directors of off-Broadway

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Updated on: 21 Jul 2015, 04:44
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Now even directors of off- Broadway productions, desperate for actors who are talented, charismatic, and aspiring more to a solid career in the theater than to the lucrative rewards and stardom proffered by movie moguls and studios, are turning to independent casting directors for guidance in assembling their casts.

A. are talented, charismatic, and aspiring
B. are talented, who have charisma, and who are aspiring
C. have talent and are charismatic and aspire
D. are talented and have charisma, and whose aspirations are
E. are talented and charismatic, and who aspire

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Originally posted by chetan2u on 09 Feb 2015, 07:30.
Last edited by reto on 21 Jul 2015, 04:44, edited 1 time in total.
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09 Feb 2015, 08:01
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Now even directors of off- Broadway productions, desperate for actors who are
talented, charismatic, and aspiring
more to a solid career in the theater than to the
lucrative rewards and stardom proffered by movie moguls and studios, are turning to
independent casting directors for guidance in assembling their casts.

Parallel Element :
Talented
charismatic
and aspiring - Not parallel

A. are talented, charismatic, and aspiring - Not parallel -Eliminate A
B. are talented, who have charisma, and who are aspiring - are aspiring{present contineous} not parallel with rest of elements - Eliminate
C. have talent and are charismatic and aspire - are charismatic is not parallel
D. are talented and have charisma, and whose aspirations are - Whose aspiration(N)- verb is preferred over noun. charismatic is concise than have charisma
E. are talented and charismatic, and who aspire - Who aspire is preferred and parallel with other element

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12 Feb 2015, 06:49
( E)
Ideally, you want the list to have three adjectives. However, there’s no form of aspiring that fits in the sentence. You’re left looking for the answer that sucks the least.
You can keep the two adjectives and refer to aspire separately.
(A), (B), and (D) are not parallel, and the two and’s in (C) are redundant.
For parallel construction in lists, use the “apples to apples, oranges to oranges” mnemonic.
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