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10 May 2009, 07:01
I choose (C): parallelism: athletes's performance with their preparation (possessive noun - noun with possessive pronoun - noun). Gear to is also idiomatic

(A) & (B) are eliminated because is is not suitable to plural Noun Programs

(D): unidiomactic: gear toward (maybe correct if gear is Noun, I guess) and not parallelism: the enhancement of athletes' performance with preparing them. Also, them - pronoun is not referred to athletes' - possessive noun

(E): unidiomatic, no parallelism
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10 May 2009, 10:10
tenaman10 wrote:
think again ..

Just do it in my limit time for a SC question (80s) and can't think of better explanation than what I've posted

I guess, if I were wrong, it would be about the correctness of idiom gear toward. So, lets see ...
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10 May 2009, 20:31
yup !! its E ..ddtiku pls explain yr line of reasoning ..
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10 May 2009, 22:37
tenaman10 wrote:
yup !! its E ..ddtiku pls explain yr line of reasoning ..

So, it's about idiom: gear toward. Note it !!

Yes, if gear toward is idiomatic, E is better with parallelism (enhancing ... preparing)
D is not: the enhancement ... preparing
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12 May 2009, 09:51
I think its E....We have to choose between C, D and E....C and D are having pronoun reference error....
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12 May 2009, 10:16
E is correct because of parallel structure. Other options have either wrong S-V agrement or no parallelism.
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12 May 2009, 23:30
Scthakur,

Since this a gmat prep question, can you please explain each option. Why is C wrong...the use of "their" (possessive) seems to refer back to "athlete's" (possessive)
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12 May 2009, 23:32
Scthakur,

Since this a gmat prep question, can you please explain each option. Why is C wrong...the use of "their" (possessive) seems to refer back to "athlete's" (possessive)
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13 May 2009, 02:35
rampuria wrote:
Scthakur,

Since this a gmat prep question, can you please explain each option. Why is C wrong...the use of "their" (possessive) seems to refer back to "athlete's" (possessive)

A and B have wrong S-V agreement. Subject "Medicine Programs" is plural whereas verb "is" is singular.

C is wrong because the two sides of "and" are not parallel. The left side is "to enhance athletes' performance" whereas the right side is "their preparation.....".

D has similar issue like C.
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15 May 2009, 14:31
E

because of the use of "are" and prallelism contrasted by "enhancing" and "preparing"

C would have been on right path if it were something like

" are geared to enhance athlete's performance and (to) prepare athletes for ...."
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