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Special Electric inc has announced budget cuts of over $1 billion that will shrink the workforce through attrition, have halted some redundant operations, and have suspended any expansion plans.

A. have halted some redundant operations, and have suspended
B. along with halts in some redundant operations, and suspending
C. as well as halt some redundant operations, and suspend
D. halt some redundant operations, and suspending
E. halt some redundant operations, and suspend

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New post 13 Apr 2018, 11:53
Not sure with the tenses here. Can you please elaborate and help me understand better
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Re: Special Electric inc has announced budget cuts of over $1 billion  [#permalink]

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Not sure with the tenses here. Can you please elaborate and help me understand better

Hi Tanvi94,

let's take a look:

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Special Electric inc has announced budget cuts of over $1 billion that will shrink the workforce through attrition, have halted some redundant operations, and have suspended any expansion plans.




First of all, we see that there is a list of three things that are planned according for Special Electric's announcement: A shrink of workforce, halting of redundant operation and suspension of expansion plans. Hence, we require the structure " announced that X, Y and Z". It is important that X, Y and Z are parallel. We are already given the form of X, which is "will shrink the workforce through attration". We have a simple future form and therefore will need this form for Y and Z as well. I think it is important to note that we don't need to repeat the word "will" again as its clear that the other verbs on the list have the simple future form as well. So lets look at the answer choices:

A. have halted some redundant operations, and have suspended thats a past tense and the answer doesn't maintain parallelism
B. along with halts in some redundant operations, and suspending "halts" is a noun, however, we need a verb form for all three actions on the list
C. as well as halt some redundant operations, and suspend This looks good because it maintains parallelism. The problem is that "as well as" is unneccessary and we want to find the most concise correct answer.
D. halt some redundant operations, and suspending "suspending" breaks the parallelism
E. halt some redundant operations, and suspend maintains parallelism and is more concise than C. Hence, its the correct answer.

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Special Electric inc has announced budget cuts of over $1 billion that will shrink the workforce through attrition, have halted some redundant operations, and have suspended any expansion plans.

A. have halted some redundant operations, and have suspended
B. along with halts in some redundant operations, and suspending
C. as well as halt some redundant operations, and suspend
D. halt some redundant operations, and suspending
E. halt some redundant operations, and suspend

Correct Answer must be (E) for the highlighted errors in other options...

(E) maintains //ism correctly..

Special Electric inc has announced budget cuts of over $1 billion that will
    shrink the workforce through attrition,
    halt some redundant operations, and
    suspend any expansion plans.

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Re: Special Electric inc has announced budget cuts of over $1 billion  [#permalink]

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New post 27 Apr 2018, 23:15
Parallelism clearly

Will shrink ,halt and suspend

E IS ANSWER

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