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Off late, the interest in nano systems is increasing due to their applicability in various tasks such as micro surgeries, operating in critical micro environments, and minute operations.

A. operating in critical micro environments, and minute operations.
B. operations in critical micro environments, and in minute operations.
C. and operations in minute or critical micro environments.
D. operations in critical micro environments, and operations that are minute.
E. minute and critical micro environments operations.
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Off late, the interest in nano systems is increasing due to their applicability in various tasks such as micro surgeries, operating in critical micro environments, and minute operations.

A. operating in critical micro environments, and minute operations.
B. operations in critical micro environments, and in minute operations.
C. and operations in minute or critical micro environments.
D. operations in critical micro environments, and operations that are minute.
E. minute and critical micro environments operations.


A: Parallelism issue. Surgeries can't be parallel to simple gerund - Operating
B: Parallelism issue. "in" after and is causing parallelism issue.
E: No conjunction to join 2 parallel elements - surgeries and minute and critical operations. We need "and" here.

C/D: Not really sure here. Would request experts to chime in.

In this situation, I would pick C over D because "operations that are minute" is too wordy and GMAT would prefer an adjective "minute" over a clause (that are minute). (NOTE: I only did this because I couldn't decide between C and D).
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rohan2345 wrote:
Off late, the interest in nano systems is increasing due to their applicability in various tasks such as micro surgeries, operating in critical micro environments, and minute operations.

A. operating in critical micro environments, and minute operations.
B. operations in critical micro environments, and in minute operations.
C. and operations in minute or critical micro environments.
D. operations in critical micro environments, and operations that are minute.
E. minute and critical micro environments operations.


A: Parallelism issue. Surgeries can't be parallel to simple gerund - Operating
B: Parallelism issue. "in" after and is causing parallelism issue.
E: No conjunction to join 2 parallel elements - surgeries and minute and critical operations. We need "and" here.

C/D: Not really sure here. Would request experts to chime in.

In this situation, I would pick C over D because "operations that are minute" is too wordy and GMAT would prefer an adjective "minute" over a clause (that are minute). (NOTE: I only did this because I couldn't decide between C and D).


I agree with your reasoning. Moreover logically "minute operations" include "micro surgeries" - thus separating them with "and" is incorrect.
(In case there is a technical difference between "minute operations" and "micro surgeries", GMAT would not expect the candidate the know the same and hence would not test on that aspect.)
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