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Professional tennis players, similar to professionals in other sports, exhibit different strengths such as serving with speed and accuracy, performing with endurance and run swiftly even late in a match, and defending against tricky drop shots and lobs."

A)performing with endurance and run
B)performing with endurance and running
C)performing with endurance running
D)to perform with endurance and to run
E)to perform with endurance and run

Can you please explain why B is the right answer. I am confused with 2 "and's". Can you give a simple example for better understanding.

If suppose there was "performing with endurance and agility,and defending........." then it is right because endurance and agility are part of a separate list.

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03 Jul 2013, 11:31
My take is B.

Below is my reasoning

1) "Such As" is used to list examples.
2) Examples have to be parallel

3) serving with speed and accuracy - 1 element
"performing with endurance and running swiftly even late in a match" - 2nd element - you perform with endurance + with running swiftly
and "defending against tricky drop shots and lobs" - 3rd element

All 3 elements are parallel
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03 Jul 2013, 12:34
IMO B

Professionals exhibit different strengths such as...<list>
a) serving with speed and accuracy
b) performing with endurance and running swiftly
c) defending against tricky drop shots and lobs

Also see the part which is not underlined in the question "and defending against tricky drop shots and lobs", this gives a clue that the list ends with this third element and so the middle element should follow the same pattern as the first and the second.

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Professional tennis players, similar to professionals in other sports, exhibit different strengths such as serving with speed and accuracy, performing with endurance and run swiftly even late in a match, and defending against tricky drop shots and lobs."

A)performing with endurance and run
B)performing with endurance and running
C)performing with endurance running
D)to perform with endurance and to run
E)to perform with endurance and run

Can you please explain why B is the right answer. I am confused with 2 "and's". Can you give a simple example for better understanding.

If suppose there was "performing with endurance and agility,and defending........." then it is right because endurance and agility are part of a separate list.

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The answer is not (C) because 'performing with endurance' and 'running swiftly' are two separate constructs and they need to be separated in some way. They cannot be allowed to run on each other. Read this:
Professional tennis players exhibit different strengths such as performing with endurance running swiftly even late in a match.

This does not make sense. If you say that running swiftly shows endurance, you still need to include 'depicted by' or something similar.
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05 Jul 2013, 02:14
it must be B; according to parallelism rule.
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Sriram28 wrote:
Professional tennis players, similar to professionals in other sports, exhibit different strengths such as serving with speed and accuracy, performing with endurance and run swiftly even late in a match, and defending against tricky drop shots and lobs."

A)performing with endurance and run
B)performing with endurance and running
C)performing with endurance running
D)to perform with endurance and to run
E)to perform with endurance and run

Can you please explain why B is the right answer. I am confused with 2 "and's". Can you give a simple example for better understanding.

If suppose there was "performing with endurance and agility,and defending........." then it is right because endurance and agility are part of a separate list.

Hi Sriram28,

Even I was a bit confused earlier before I went through the question number 2 from verbal review OG - this thread some-bat-caves-like-honeybee-hives-have-residents-that-87460.html

Do check the video by eGMAT that provides explanation through usage of a video. The direct link for the video is
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09 Jul 2013, 00:08
Sriram28 wrote:
Professional tennis players, similar to professionals in other sports, exhibit different strengths such as serving with speed and accuracy, performing with endurance and run swiftly even late in a match, and defending against tricky drop shots and lobs."

A)performing with endurance and run
B)performing with endurance and running
C)performing with endurance running
D)to perform with endurance and to run
E)to perform with endurance and run

Can you please explain why B is the right answer. I am confused with 2 "and's". Can you give a simple example for better understanding.

If suppose there was "performing with endurance and agility,and defending........." then it is right because endurance and agility are part of a separate list.

running has to match the sentence form with serving so the sentence attaches this clause in logic to the list from such as where it is enumerated.

Professional tennis players, similar to professionals in other sports, exhibit different strengths such as
serving with speed and accuracy
performing with endurance and run swiftly even late in a match
defending against tricky shots
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23 Jul 2013, 07:54
Thanks a lot for all your replies. Yes you are right it is similar to Verbal 2nd Question.

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27 Jul 2013, 10:40
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Sriram28 wrote:
Professional tennis players, similar to professionals in other sports, exhibit different strengths such as serving with speed and accuracy, performing with endurance and run swiftly even late in a match, and defending against tricky drop shots and lobs."

A)performing with endurance and run
B)performing with endurance and running
C)performing with endurance running
D)to perform with endurance and to run
E)to perform with endurance and run

Can you please explain why B is the right answer. I am confused with 2 "and's". Can you give a simple example for better understanding.

If suppose there was "performing with endurance and agility,and defending........." then it is right because endurance and agility are part of a separate list.

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The answer is not (C) because 'performing with endurance' and 'running swiftly' are two separate constructs and they need to be separated in some way. They cannot be allowed to run on each other. Read this:
Professional tennis players exhibit different strengths such as performing with endurance running swiftly even late in a match.

This does not make sense. If you say that running swiftly shows endurance, you still need to include 'depicted by' or something similar.

i was stuck between A and B, wyhy running and not run?
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27 Jul 2013, 10:55
Sriram28 wrote:
Professional tennis players, similar to professionals in other sports, exhibit different strengths such as serving with speed and accuracy, performing with endurance and run swiftly even late in a match, and defending against tricky drop shots and lobs."

A)performing with endurance and run
B)performing with endurance and running
C)performing with endurance running
D)to perform with endurance and to run
E)to perform with endurance and run

Can you please explain why B is the right answer. I am confused with 2 "and's". Can you give a simple example for better understanding.

If suppose there was "performing with endurance and agility,and defending........." then it is right because endurance and agility are part of a separate list.

Serving...Performing...Running...Defending | |
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27 Jul 2013, 10:57
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Sriram28 wrote:
Professional tennis players, similar to professionals in other sports, exhibit different strengths such as serving with speed and accuracy, performing with endurance and run swiftly even late in a match, and defending against tricky drop shots and lobs."

A)performing with endurance and run
B)performing with endurance and running
C)performing with endurance running
D)to perform with endurance and to run
E)to perform with endurance and run

Can you please explain why B is the right answer. I am confused with 2 "and's". Can you give a simple example for better understanding.

If suppose there was "performing with endurance and agility,and defending........." then it is right because endurance and agility are part of a separate list.

Serving...Performing...Running...Defending | |

I am not sure if you have got the ll-ism correct, i might be mistaken as well
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27 Jul 2013, 11:10
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IMO B

Professionals exhibit different strengths such as...<list>
a) serving with speed and accuracy
b) performing with endurance and running swiftly
c) defending against tricky drop shots and lobs

Also see the part which is not underlined in the question "and defending against tricky drop shots and lobs", this gives a clue that the list ends with this third element and so the middle element should follow the same pattern as the first and the second.

Hope it helps.

Adding some more details to my above post:

Choice B - Parallelism among below three phrases:
a) serving with speed and accuracy -> this is a phrase (note serving is not a verb)
b) performing with endurance and running swiftly -> this has to be a phrase (performing and running are again not verbs)
c) defending against tricky drop shots and lobs -> this is again a phrase (defending is not verb)

If you say choice "A" -> performing <OK> with endurance and run <NOT OK> swiftly -----> Here run is a verb

We are maintaining parallelism among three phrases, but Choice A introduces verb run to distort meaning.

Hope it helps.
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27 Jul 2013, 11:13
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MzJavert wrote:
Sriram28 wrote:
Professional tennis players, similar to professionals in other sports, exhibit different strengths such as serving with speed and accuracy, performing with endurance and run swiftly even late in a match, and defending against tricky drop shots and lobs."

A)performing with endurance and run
B)performing with endurance and running
C)performing with endurance running
D)to perform with endurance and to run
E)to perform with endurance and run

Can you please explain why B is the right answer. I am confused with 2 "and's". Can you give a simple example for better understanding.

If suppose there was "performing with endurance and agility,and defending........." then it is right because endurance and agility are part of a separate list.

Serving...Performing...Running...Defending | |

I am not sure if you have got the ll-ism correct, i might be mistaken as well

correct parallelism :
SERVING with A and B, PERFORMING with C and D,and DEFENDING against E and F.

RUNNING is not from the parallel list.
all A/B/C/D/E/F==>they all are nouns/gerunds
now if you put RUN instead of RUNNING as in option A
A)performing with endurance and run===>Here ENDURANCE ==>noun.....RUN:==>VERB==>hence not parallel.
that is why RUNNING is required.

hope it helps.
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@ senior manager, thanks for confirming the ll structure. Can we actually parallel nouns and gerunds? somewhere i read it can't be....
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@ senior manager, thanks for confirming the ll structure. Can we actually parallel nouns and gerunds? somewhere i read it can't be....

yes . you can make gerunds and nouns parallel.
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