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# SC1000-126-lobsters

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08 Aug 2008, 08:30
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Guys,

As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters will enable fisheries to sell the shellfish year-round, taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize its sizes and colors, and to predict sales volume in advance.

A. taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize

B. taking advantage of off-season demand, to standardize

C. taking advantage of off-season demand, standardizing

D. take advantage of off-season demand, standardizing

E. take advantage of off-season demand, to standardize

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08 Aug 2008, 08:34
IMO B.
"Taking..." acting as subordinate clause. "To standardize..." maintains the parallelism in the list.
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08 Aug 2008, 10:52
don2007 wrote:
Guys,

As envisioned by researchers, commercial farming of lobsters will enable fisheries to sell the shellfish year-round, taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize its sizes and colors, and to predict sales volume in advance.

A. taking advantage of off-season demand, standardize

B. taking advantage of off-season demand, to standardize

C. taking advantage of off-season demand, standardizing

D. take advantage of off-season demand, standardizing

E. take advantage of off-season demand, to standardize

B. "taking advantage of off-season demand" is a modifier and "to standardize" makes the sentence parallel.
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12 Aug 2008, 07:04
It's B. To sell---to standardize - to predict. It's paralellism
Taking is ok, take is wrong
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12 Aug 2008, 10:26
this is an example of Parallelism

To Sell....to standardize and to predict

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