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C,D and E are wrong bcos of the usage of provided with
B is wrong for usage of milked.
A is parallel and converys the right meaning
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C, D and E out cause of 'provided', B out cause of singular use of cow......IMO A

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Some more detail and explanations with your answer choice please.

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My pick is also A with the following reasons:

"them" must refer to plural "cows". Because of this, B and D are out.

"providing them.....and milking them...." is an adverbial clause in a correct form. Moreover, future tense "will produce" in option E is not required.

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At first, none of the answers looks right - this is certainly a high level question. B) and D) cannot be correct, as mentioned above, because the sentence has a plural number of cows ('them') at the beginning of the sentence, and a singular number of cows at the end. A) doesn't look at all promising, because, if you interpret 'takes care', 'providing' and 'milking' to be a list of actions performed by the farmer, you expect parallelism; that is, you expect it to read: "takes care to keep them cool, provides them with high energy feed, and milks them regularly..." Unfortunately none of the answers is parallel in this sense, *so we can't interpret the underlined passage as part of a sequence of actions performed by the farmer*. The underlined passage isn't attached to the beginning of the sentence at all, in fact; it's attached to the end of the sentence. If we simply reorder the words, using what should be the correct answer (that's E), I assume), the meaning should become clear:

Provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year for the farmer who takes care to keep them cool.

Try to do the same rearrangement with answer A) and you'll see there's a problem.
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At first, none of the answers looks right - this is certainly a high level question. B) and D) cannot be correct, as mentioned above, because the sentence has a plural number of cows ('them') at the beginning of the sentence, and a singular number of cows at the end. A) doesn't look at all promising, because, if you interpret 'takes care', 'providing' and 'milking' to be a list of actions performed by the farmer, you expect parallelism; that is, you expect it to read: "takes care to keep them cool, provides them with high energy feed, and milks them regularly..." Unfortunately none of the answers is parallel in this sense, *so we can't interpret the underlined passage as part of a sequence of actions performed by the farmer*. The underlined passage isn't attached to the beginning of the sentence at all, in fact; it's attached to the end of the sentence. If we simply reorder the words, using what should be the correct answer (that's E), I assume), the meaning should become clear:

Provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year for the farmer who takes care to keep them cool.

Try to do the same rearrangement with answer A) and you'll see there's a problem.


Missed this......Ian is right..

The thought of re-arranging didn't strike me. It's only after I read your explanation that it became clear.

But, there can be case where there can be a main verb and at the same time not being parallel to secondary verbs. As in " She travelled around the world, visiting many places and tasting a variety of foods, much to the chagrin of her parents...."

So what I'm trying to say here is this portion of SC can get very tricky.

What if one of the answer choices had been " For the farmer......................Holstein cows produce XXX"

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Ian is correct.

Thanks for the explanation.

OA is E.

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New post 27 Jan 2009, 04:13
Ian, u must b a gebius 2 get that right. I had nev thought of reararnging the sentence in such a situation. Can u pls tell in detail whn 2 go 4 such an arrangement. I chose A bcos I understud this out of A:
Because of the efforts of farmer who keeps them cool,provides the cows with high energy feed and also milks them regularly, the cows give .....milk. Wht is wrong in my intrepretation?
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At first, none of the answers looks right - this is certainly a high level question. B) and D) cannot be correct, as mentioned above, because the sentence has a plural number of cows ('them') at the beginning of the sentence, and a singular number of cows at the end. A) doesn't look at all promising, because, if you interpret 'takes care', 'providing' and 'milking' to be a list of actions performed by the farmer, you expect parallelism; that is, you expect it to read: "takes care to keep them cool, provides them with high energy feed, and milks them regularly..." Unfortunately none of the answers is parallel in this sense, *so we can't interpret the underlined passage as part of a sequence of actions performed by the farmer*. The underlined passage isn't attached to the beginning of the sentence at all, in fact; it's attached to the end of the sentence. If we simply reorder the words, using what should be the correct answer (that's E), I assume), the meaning should become clear:

Provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year for the farmer who takes care to keep them cool.

Try to do the same rearrangement with answer A) and you'll see there's a problem.

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