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Some fear that the New Ethics Policy will lead to increasing

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I assume the sentence has the structure X,Y, and Z. Here X= an increasing of government spending and the threat of bureaucracy Y= a flurry of new
employees Z=a decline in productivity.I Notice that there is a comma before Z(, and a decline). Here X ( an increasing of government spending and the threat of bureaucracy)is convoluted. Note that there is no comma before and (an increasing of government spending and the threat of bureaucracy).


Sorry, I didn't understand your question.

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Hey, I was explaining option B that reads as below-
Some fear that the New Ethics Policy will lead to an increasing of government spending and the threat of bureaucracy, , a flurry of new
employees, and a decline in productivity.


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Yes but C is more in line with the original sentence.
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Some fear that the New Ethics Policy will lead to increasing government spending, as well as increasing the threat of bureaucracy, a flurry of new employees, and a decline in productivity.

(A) increasing government spending, as well as increasing the threat of bureaucracy,

(B) an increasing of government spending and the threat of bureaucracy,

(C) an increasing of government spending along with the threat of bureaucracy,

(D) government spending being increased, along with the threat of bureaucracy,

(E) government spending and the threat of bureaucracy being increased, with


Why is the and in the sentence option B correct and not the along with? as in option C
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Some fear that the New Ethics Policy will lead to increasing government spending, as well as increasing the threat of bureaucracy, a flurry of new employees, and a decline in productivity.

(A) increasing government spending, as well as increasing the threat of bureaucracy,

(B) an increasing of government spending and the threat of bureaucracy,

(C) an increasing of government spending along with the threat of bureaucracy,

(D) government spending being increased, along with the threat of bureaucracy,

(E) government spending and the threat of bureaucracy being increased, with


Why is the and in the sentence option B correct and not the along with? as in option C


In this case both "and" and "along with" are OK. However one must be cautious while using "along with" / "and" in the subject of a sentence,

"X and Y" is plural and hence must take a plural verb.
"X, along with Y," is singular and hence must take singular verb. ( "along with Y" is a modifier of X and does not change the number of the subject "X").

Nonetheless this issue does not arise in the above question since "along with" / " and" is used in the predicate part of the sentence and does not determine the verb number.

However please note that use of gerund "an increasing of" would definitely be considered wrong in GMAT since there is a direct noun usage available: "an increase in".
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feruz77 wrote:
Some fear that the New Ethics Policy will lead to increasing government spending, as well as increasing the threat of bureaucracy, a flurry of new employees, and a decline in productivity.

(A) increasing government spending, as well as increasing the threat of bureaucracy,

(B) an increasing of government spending and the threat of bureaucracy,

(C) an increasing of government spending along with the threat of bureaucracy,

(D) government spending being increased, along with the threat of bureaucracy,

(E) government spending and the threat of bureaucracy being increased, with


Parallelism in full swing here... all parallel elements begin with article,,,

B fits in the best here
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Some fear that the New Ethics Policy will lead to increasing government
spending, as well as increasing the threat of bureaucracy
, a flurry of new
employees, and a decline in productivity.

(A) increasing government spending, as well as increasing the threat of
bureaucracy,
(B) an increasing of government spending and the threat of bureaucracy,
(C) an increasing of government spending along with the threat of bureaucracy,
(D) government spending being increased, along with the threat of
bureaucracy,
(E) government spending and the threat of bureaucracy being increased,
with


I don't agree with the OA. The OA should be "C". The original sentence uses "as well as" --> This means that the stress is not on the threat of bureaucracy. Option B and C are both grammatically correct, so option C should be the correct answer since "along with" duplicates "as well as".

daagh, any comments on this?

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Confused between answer choices B and C
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New post 06 Dec 2018, 18:24
Thanks for your perfect explanation.
Actually I was looking for more logical reason to strike off A & C.
x and y
x as well as y
x along with y

Can you send link or study material where more detail is provided for this concept?

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Hello GMATNinja,

1. Is the usage of "increasing of" correct in this sentence? I am skeptical about this usage.
2. Shouldn't answer be C, since "along with" duplicates "as well as" - both concentrate on the first item in the list - and "and" changes the meaning entirely, concentrating equally on both the items in the list.

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