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Q.For over forty years carleen maley hutchins has

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Q.For over forty years carleen maley hutchins has painstakingly analyzed the acoustical secrets of the best violins and builds instruments for testing her fingers.

a.builds instruments for testing
b.has built instruments to test for
c.built instruments to test
d.will build instruments that test
e.would build instruments in testing

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Q.For over forty years carleen maley hutchins has painstakingly analyzed the acoustical secrets of the best violins and builds instruments for testing her fingers.

a.builds instruments for testing
b.has built instruments to test for
c.built instruments to test
d.will build instruments that test
e.would build instruments in testing

Can someone please provide explanation for this question?


Answer C

Choice A - builds incorrect simple present tense verb
Choice B - to test for her fingers .... distorts meaning with use of modified infinitive
Choice C - (has is not repeated but meant) has built used, correct verb form present perfect tense
Choice D and E - future tense used

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Thanks SDAS. It helped.
But I thought that it should be B because of evident parallelism. Can you explain what makes you say "has is not repeated but meant"?

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sdas wrote:
darthvader2204 wrote:
Q.For over forty years carleen maley hutchins has painstakingly analyzed the acoustical secrets of the best violins and builds instruments for testing her fingers.

a.builds instruments for testing
b.has built instruments to test for
c.built instruments to test
d.will build instruments that test
e.would build instruments in testing

Can someone please provide explanation for this question?


Answer C

Choice A - builds incorrect simple present tense verb
Choice B - to test for her fingers .... distorts meaning with use of modified infinitive
Choice C - (has is not repeated but meant) has built used, correct verb form present perfect tense
Choice D and E - future tense used

Please Kudos if this helps
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darthvader2204 wrote:
Thanks SDAS. It helped.
But I thought that it should be B because of evident parallelism. Can you explain what makes you say "has is not repeated but meant"?

thanks


sdas wrote:
darthvader2204 wrote:
Q.For over forty years carleen maley hutchins has painstakingly analyzed the acoustical secrets of the best violins and builds instruments for testing her fingers.

a.builds instruments for testing
b.has built instruments to test for
c.built instruments to test
d.will build instruments that test
e.would build instruments in testing

Can someone please provide explanation for this question?


Answer C

Choice A - builds incorrect simple present tense verb
Choice B - to test for her fingers .... distorts meaning with use of modified infinitive
Choice C - (has is not repeated but meant) has built used, correct verb form present perfect tense
Choice D and E - future tense used

Please Kudos if this helps



My two pennies worth - Option B would have been correct if the sentence was something like "Hutchins painstakingly has analyzed and has built.." Hope it's clear.
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darthvader2204 wrote:
Thanks SDAS. It helped.
But I thought that it should be B because of evident parallelism. Can you explain what makes you say "has is not repeated but meant"?

thanks


sdas wrote:
darthvader2204 wrote:
Q.For over forty years carleen maley hutchins has painstakingly analyzed the acoustical secrets of the best violins and builds instruments for testing her fingers.

a.builds instruments for testing
b.has built instruments to test for
c.built instruments to test
d.will build instruments that test
e.would build instruments in testing

Can someone please provide explanation for this question?


Answer C

Choice A - builds incorrect simple present tense verb
Choice B - to test for her fingers .... distorts meaning with use of modified infinitive
Choice C - (has is not repeated but meant) has built used, correct verb form present perfect tense
Choice D and E - future tense used

Please Kudos if this helps



Choice B is parallel, but it distorts meaning "test for her fingers" . Intended meaning is to test her fingers
If both verbs contain (analyzed and built) same auxiliary verbs, the second one can be omitted
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Q.For over forty years carleen maley hutchins has painstakingly analyzed the acoustical secrets of the best violins and builds instruments for testing her fingers.

a.builds instruments for testing
b.has built instruments to test for
c.built instruments to test
d.will build instruments that test
e.would build instruments in testing

vould anyone tell me why D is wrong ?
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Would anyone tell me why D is wrong ?


For over forty years carleen maley hutchins has painstakingly analyzed the acoustical secrets of the best violins and (has) built instruments to test her fingers.

We need two parallel phrases in the same tense, therefore we cannot use will. Also, it's not the instruments who do the testing.
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