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# Question on Parallelism

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30 Jun 2013, 12:41
Q-1
The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and the creation of software patches to block those viruses.

My Ans-1
The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and creating software patches to block those viruses.

Q-2
He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and the capture of its crew.

My Ans-2
He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and capturing its crew.

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Joined: 15 Mar 2013
Posts: 28

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Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT Date: 08-07-2013
GPA: 3.33
WE: Consulting (Energy and Utilities)

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30 Jun 2013, 22:07
Q1- The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and the creation of software patches to block those viruses.

Ans - The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and for creating software patches to block those viruses.

Reasoning - "for detecting new viruses" should be parallel to "for creating software patches"

Q-2 - He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and the capture of its crew.

Ans- He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and capturing the ship's crew.

Reasoning - the it's does not have a definite antecedent.

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Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1120

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Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8

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30 Jun 2013, 23:05
Aniketa wrote:
Q1- The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and the creation of software patches to block those viruses.

Ans - The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and for creating software patches to block those viruses.

Reasoning - "for detecting new viruses" should be parallel to "for creating software patches"

Q-2 - He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and the capture of its crew.

Ans- He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and capturing the ship's crew.

Reasoning - the it's does not have a definite antecedent.

At Aniketa: both options are parallel

The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and creating software patches to block those viruses.
detecting // creating
The network security team is responsible for detecting new viruses and for creating software patches to block those viruses.
for detecting // for creating

At Aniketa: its have a definite antecedent: the ship.
At mneeti: answer 2 is correct as well

He received a medal for sinking an enemy ship and capturing its crew.

For more about the argument, refer here any-real-estate-professional-will-tell-you-that-155081.html#p1241081
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30 Jun 2013, 23:53
Thanks a ton both of you!
@Zarolou: I see your status as "on vacation" and you still spared time to answer the question. This is commendable!

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