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Stock levels for domestic crude oil are far lower than in past years

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In B How the two part are parallel
the first part to... is phrase where the other part is clause


B. Stock levels for domestic crude oil are far lower than in past years, leaving domestic oil prices vulnerable to any hints of oil supply disruptions in the Middle East or any unexpected growth in consumer demand that might be prompted by colder-than-normal temperatures.

The correct way to parse this sentence is:

1. Stock levels for domestic crude oil are far lower than in past years, leaving domestic oil prices vulnerable to

2. any hints of oil supply disruptions in the Middle East or any unexpected growth in consumer demand that might be prompted by colder-than-normal temperatures.

You can see that "any hints… The Middle East", a noun phrase joined by a conjunction 'or', is parallel to "any unexpected growth in consumer demand that might be prompted by colder-than-normal temperatures", another noun phrase nested with a relative clause. The clue lies in both the phrases starting with 'any hint' and 'any unexpected growth

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[quote="ssandeepan"]Stock levels for domestic crude oil are far lower than in past years, leaving domestic oil prices vulnerable to any hints of oil supplies being disrupted in the Middle East or to any unexpected consumer demand growth possibly prompted by colder-than-normal temperatures.


A. leaving domestic oil prices vulnerable to any hints of oil supplies being disrupted in the Middle East or to any unexpected consumer demand growth possibly

B. leaving domestic oil prices vulnerable to any hints of oil supply disruptions in the Middle East or any unexpected growth in consumer demand that might be

C. leaving domestic oil prices vulnerable to any hints of oil supplies that are disrupted in the Middle East or to any unexpected growth in consumer demand as was possibly

D. resulting in the fact that domestic oil prices are vulnerable to any hints of oil supplies being disrupted in the Middle East or to any unexpected consumer demand growth possibly

E. resulting in the fact of domestic oil prices that are vulnerable to any hints of oil supply disruptions in the Middle East or to any unexpected growth in consumer demand that might be

this question test the logic combination. words must be combined logically
the error tested inhere is popular

hint of oil supplies being disrupted

a clause is changed into a noun+noun modifier. in this change, meaning is distored

a sentence is wrong if one phrase is wrong

"hint of oil supplies" is wrong. we do not need to see modifier of "supplied"
"the fact of domestic oil prices " is wrong logically. we do not need to read " that are vulnerable..."

all of the choices but B contain above error.
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