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Protein, like other nutrients, performs several functions for an organism, such as providing energy, repairing and to maintain tissues throughout the body, and assisting in the transport of numerous molecules.

A. repairing and to maintain

B. repairing and maintaining

C. to repair and maintain

D. to repair and to maintain

E. to repair maintaining


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Dear Friends,

Here is a detailed explanation to this question-

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Protein, like other nutrients, performs several functions for an organism, such as providing energy, repairing and to maintain tissues throughout the body, and assisting in the transport of numerous molecules.

A. repairing and to maintain

B. repairing and maintaining

C. to repair and maintain

D. to repair and to maintain

E. to repair maintaining


Choice A: This answer choice fails to maintain parallelism between the verbs "providing", "repairing", "assisting", and "to maintain". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice B: This answer choice maintains parallelism throughout the sentence. Thus, this answer choice is correct.

Choice C: This answer choice fails to maintain parallelism between the verbs "providing" and "assisting" and "repair" and "maintain". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice D: This answer choice repeats the error seen in Option C. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice E: This answer choice fails to maintain parallelism between the verbs "providing", "assisting", maintaining, and "repair". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Hence, B is the best answer choice.

The most salient take away from this question is that all elements within a list must always be parallel.

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Protein, like other nutrients, performs several functions for an organism, such as providing energy, repairing and to maintain tissues throughout the body, and assisting in the transport of numerous molecules.

A. repairing and to maintain

B. repairing and maintaining

C. to repair and maintain

D. to repair and to maintain

E. to repair maintaining

such as introduce examples for how an organism performs functions -> providing, repairing and maintaining, and assisting -> Eliminates C, D and E

in A to maintain in not parallel to repairing - repairing and maintaining tissues is a compound action that goes with tissues


Hence B is the correct answer
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