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Studies of performance reports show that working in a multilingual env

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Obviously, but can you explain why or break down the parts of speech to show that it's so?

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Obviously, but can you explain why or break down the parts of speech to show that it's so?

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The structure is X compared with Y.
Here,
X = managers
Y = managers
Hence there is no problem with parallelism.

There is a relative clause modifier for X and another relative clause modifier for Y. It is not required that these modifiers also be parallel.

(Though they do not require to be, these modifiers here are parallel because both of them are relative clauses - it is not required to analyze the parts of speech to judge parallelism between two relative clauses.)
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Obviously, but can you explain why or break down the parts of speech to show that it's so?

Dear wmichaelxie,

I see that my brilliant colleague sayantanc2k already responded, but I would like to add a few words as well. :-)

Many students have the misapprehension that parallelism is essentially a grammatical construction. It's not. Parallelism is essentially a logical construction, and the grammar simply has to make clear the logic. Students with this misconception imagine that parallelism requires a detailed patterns of matching in lockstep precision, and that simply isn't the case. We only have to match enough of the grammar to make the logical pattern unambiguously clear.

Here's the OA, version (E):
Studies of performance reports show that working in a multilingual environment has a markedly positive effect on managers whose colleagues speak English as a second language, as compared with managers whose colleagues are native English speakers.
The "those" in other choices introduce possible ambiguity. There is a clear logical pattern of matching. It doesn't matter at all that the verb following "colleagues" is different.

The GMAT SC has a way of punishing students who pay attention only to grammar. On the GMAT SC, grammar and logic and rhetoric are all equally important.

Does all this make sense?
Mike :-)
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