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# Parallelism issue. B is the best

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Parallelism issue. B is the best [#permalink]

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B is the best.
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IMO B. Paralleled structure: ... enable fisheries to sell ..., to standardize ... and to predict ..... Besides, taking advantage of off-season is a participle phrase modifying for the first action
In D & E, if we add to before take, we will make a paralleled structure with 4 elements. However, it is not, so it's wrong

As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters will enable fisheries to sell the shellfish year-round, taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize its sizes and colors, and to predict sales volume in advance.

(A) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize

(B) taking advantage of off-season demand, to standardize --> the best

(C) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardizing

(D) take advantage of off-season demand, standardizing -->lacking to before take to create another parallel element

(E) take advantage of off-season demand, to standardize --> lacking to before take to create another parallel element
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18 May 2009, 07:56
gmatee wrote:
taking advantage of off-season is a participle phrase modifying for fisheries or the action? as i know, an participle phrase usually follows the noun it is modifying.

Noun should be placed as close as possible but that doesnt mean that it cannot modify a noun that is placed somewhat early in the sentence.

heres a link which will clarify further.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/627/02/
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Re: farming of lobsters [#permalink]

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18 May 2009, 14:44
E is the only one thats parallel
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18 May 2009, 21:21
B should be the answer. What is the OA?
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18 May 2009, 21:37
gmatee wrote:
As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters will enable fisheries to sell the shellfish year-round, taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize its sizes and colors, and to predict sales volume in advance.

(A) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize

(B) taking advantage of off-season demand, to standardize

(C) taking advantage of off-season demand, standardizing

(D) take advantage of off-season demand, standardizing

(E) take advantage of off-season demand, to standardize

to sell,..,to standardize..
B and E remains.

B is the best. "taking advantage of off-season deman" modifies "to sell"
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Re: farming of lobsters [#permalink]

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18 May 2009, 22:55
oops, read that wrong...agree with B
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