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# Open to the public and operated like conventional hotels condominium

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Open to the public and operated like conventional hotels, condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as a proportionate interest in the rest of the establishment.

(A) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as
(B) buyers are permitted to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as
(C) a specific room or suite in condominium hotels may be acquired by buyers, as well as acquiring
(D) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as acquiring
(E) it is permitted for buyers to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as the acquisition of

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26 Apr 2019, 10:40
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The prompt
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Open to the public and operated like conventional hotels, condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as a proportionate interest in the rest of the establishment.

The options
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(A) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as

Looks fine.

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(B) buyers are permitted to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as

• modifier error. Buyers are not open to the public and operated like conventional hotels.
• passive voice (buyers are permitted) is not as good as active voice in permit buyers, in options A and D

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(C) a specific room or suite in condominium hotels may be acquired by buyers, as well as acquiring[/color

• modifier error similar to that in B. A specific room or suite is not open to the public and operated like conventional hotels, either.
• compare may be acquired by buyers ( passive language) to active language in A and D, permit buyers. The latter options win.
acquiring is inane; it suggests that a specific room or suite acquires a proportionate interest in the rest of the establishment

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(D) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as [color=#ff0000]acquiring

• parallelism: to acquire X, as well as [to acquire] Y. X and Y are not parallel.
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(E) it is permitted for buyers to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as the acquisition of

• modifier error: the clause "it is permitted for buyers to acquire a specific room" is not open to the public and operated like conventional hotels
acquire and acquisition are redundant
• a stylistic trainwreck
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OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

HIGHLIGHTS
• Take note: as well as is in every option. It means and.
I'm not too sure what started the fairly widespread condemnation of as well as that I see flatly asserted on the boards,
but maybe those assertions will abate somewhat.
• In addition to having grammar errors, B, C, and E are stylistic and rhetorical disasters.

• Split #1: Modifier errors (or The Dangling Modifier)
The introductory phrase Open to the public and operated like conventional hotels must modify
condominium hotels. Otherwise we have a "dangling modifier," which happens when it is not clear from the sentence
what the modifier is modifying.

Which noun is "open to the public and operated like conventional hotels"? (Condominium hotels.)

Not buyers, as in option B.
Not a specific room or suite in condominium hotels, as in option C
Not it (not the it in it is permitted for buyers), as in option E

Eliminate B, C, and E

• Split #2: Parallelism

The construction could be:
to acquire X or Y, as well as Z
or
to acquire X or Y, as well as to acquire Z

Option A exhibits the first pattern
. . . to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as a proportionate interest . . .

Option D violates parallelism. D says
. . .permits the buyer to acquire X or Y, as well acquiring Z. Not parallel.
Eliminate D.

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26 Apr 2019, 19:07
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generis wrote:
Open to the public and operated like conventional hotels, condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as a proportionate interest in the rest of the establishment.

A) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as
B) buyers are permitted to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as
C) a specific room or suite in condominium hotels may be acquired by buyers, as well as acquiring
D) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as acquiring
E) it is permitted for buyers to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as the acquisition of

KUDOS to all replies that provide good explanations.

"Open to the public and operated like conventional hotels" is a modifier which modifies condominium hotels, So, B and C are out since modification is wrong here as it is on "buyers" and "a specific room" E is out because "it" incorrectly refers to the conventional hotels.

Between A and D, A suits well because parallelism is incorrect by mentioning "acquiring" whereas "to acquire" suffices in the second context.

IMO, Option A.
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26 Apr 2019, 21:35
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IMO A,

the opening modifier must refer to the Hotel only option A and D does that

Now the hotel allows 2 thing

X as well as Y both should be parallel.
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28 Apr 2019, 04:32
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generis wrote:
Open to the public and operated like conventional hotels, condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as a proportionate interest in the rest of the establishment.

(A) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as
(B) buyers are permitted to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as
(C) a specific room or suite in condominium hotels may be acquired by buyers, as well as acquiring
(D) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as acquiring
(E) it is permitted for buyers to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as the acquisition of

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The modifier "Open to the public and operated like conventional hotels" must modify condominium hotels. BC&E can be eliminated on this basis.
A vs D, D has parallelism error, hence A.
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28 Apr 2019, 06:05
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If we focus on the logic we notice that the comparison only makes sense in A & D.
We are comparing two types of hotels, in all other answer choices that comparison is not drawn correctly.

As we are left to only evaluate A & D, we quickly notice that D does not make correct use of parallel structure, leaving us with A as the only answer choice.

Hope this helps.

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TornDilemma , shubham2312 , reynaldreni , and Arro44 , all of you are correct, and all get kudos as promised.

I would like to suggest that shorthand assertion is different from explanation.
We're looking to help people understand what is incorrect and why (and what is correct and why).

For example, agreed, option D has a parallelism error.
If a parallelism marker or structure exists, what is it?
What specific words should be parallel and are not?

What should X and Y be?

In D's case, to acquire and acquiring are not parallel because the structure,
dictated by the infinitive "to acquire" should be either
. .. buyers to acquire a specific room (X) or suite (Y), as well as a proportionate interest (Z) . . .
OR
. . . buyers to acquire a specific room (X) or suite (Y), as well as to acquire a proportionate interest (Z) . .

Official Explanation is posted above, HERE.

I appreciate your posts. Kudos to all.
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26 Mar 2020, 17:06
Open to the public and operated like conventional hotels, condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as a proportionate interest in the rest of the establishment.

(A) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as ( correct )
(B) buyers are permitted to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as
(C) a specific room or suite in condominium hotels may be acquired by buyers, as well as acquiring
(D) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as acquiring (parallelism error )
(E) it is permitted for buyers to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as the acquisition of
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29 Mar 2020, 11:01
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(A) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as

Permit x to do a…and [do] b – ok

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(B) buyers are permitted to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as
buyers can’t be opened to the public – out

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(C) a specific room or suite in condominium hotels may be acquired by buyers, as well as acquiring
Makes no sense for the room the be opened to the public – out

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(D) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as acquiring
Parallelism issue: permit buyers to acquire…as well as acquiring

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(E) it is permitted for buyers to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as the acquisition of
Modifier & pronoun issue – “it is permitted” that is “open to the public…” – out
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07 Apr 2020, 04:30
If you know Modifiers well enough, this question should not take you long.

The first part of the sentence is intended to modify what? The condominium.

Once we figure this out, we can look at the options!

We see that there are only two options that begin with ‘condominium’.

We can safely and swiftly eliminate Options B, C, and E.

Now, let’s consider Option D.

Towards the end it says ‘as well as acquiring’ – this is incorrect. Why? The earlier portion of the sentence already has the verb ‘to acquire’. ‘as well as’ works to provide emphasis on the last item here i.e. ‘interest’.

Therefore, we don’t need a verb+ing here to break the parallelism.

Eliminate Option D.

Option A is the best choice.

Hope this helps!
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generis wrote:
Open to the public and operated like conventional hotels, condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as a proportionate interest in the rest of the establishment.

(A) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as
(B) buyers are permitted to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as
(C) a specific room or suite in condominium hotels may be acquired by buyers, as well as acquiring
(D) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as acquiring
(E) it is permitted for buyers to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as the acquisition of

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(A) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as
Correct
(B) buyers are permitted to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as
Modifier error
(C) a specific room or suite in condominium hotels may be acquired by buyers, as well as acquiring
Modifier error
(D) condominium hotels permit buyers to acquire a specific room or suite, as well as acquiring
Parallelism error
(E) it is permitted for buyers to acquire a specific room or suite in a condominium hotel, as well as the acquisition of
Modifier error

IMO A
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