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The airline company, following through on recent warnings that it might start reducing service, announced that it was eliminating jet service to nine cities, closing some unneeded operations, and it grounded twenty-two planes.

(A) closing some unneeded operations, and it grounded
(B) closing some unneeded operations, and grounding
(C) was closing some unneeded operations, while it grounded
(D) it closed some unneeded operations and grounded
(E) it was closing some unneeded operations, and grounding
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The company announced 3 actions (eliminating, closing, and grounded/grounding) and three actions must be parallel.

A) “Eliminating”, “closing”, and “it grounded” are not parallel.
B) Correct. “Eliminating”, “closing”, and “grounding” are parallel.
C) “Was eliminating”, “was closing”, and “while it grounded” are not parallel.
D) “It was eliminating”, “it closed”, and “grounded” are not parallel.
E) “It was eliminating”, “it was closing”, and “grounding” are not parallel.

Correct answer is B.

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This is a very easy question and not in the level of 700 at all. IMHO, this question should be in 500 level.

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IMO C
Parallelism. explanation as above.
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IMO C
Parallelism. explanation as above.

Kindly explain the logic behind choosing option C as I could not find any earlier explanation on option C.

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The airline company, following through on recent warnings that it might start reducing service, announced that it was eliminating jet service to nine cities, closing some unneeded operations, and it grounded twenty-two planes.

(A) closing some unneeded operations, and it grounded
(B) closing some unneeded operations, and grounding
(C) was closing some unneeded operations, while it grounded
(D) it closed some unneeded operations and grounded
(E) it was closing some unneeded operations, and grounding

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It should be "(B) closing some unneeded operations, and grounding"

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The airline company, following through on recent warnings that it might start reducing service, announced that it was eliminating jet service to nine cities, closing some unneeded operations, and it grounded twenty-two planes.

(A) closing some unneeded operations, and it grounded
(B) closing some unneeded operations, and grounding
(C) was closing some unneeded operations, while it grounded
(D) it closed some unneeded operations and grounded
(E) it was closing some unneeded operations, and grounding


A conjunction such as and must connect PARALLEL FORMS.
The airline company announced that it was:
ELIMINATING jet service to nine cities
CLOSING some unneeded operations
and
GROUNDING twenty-two planes.
Only B offers the required parallelism.

The correct answer is B.

Please note the following distinction:
The three VERBings that constitute a series of actions -- was eliminating, [was] closing, and [was] grounding -- all serve as VERBS.
The linking verbs in brackets are omitted, but their presence is understood.
But a VERBing without a linking verb such as was typically serves NOT as a verb but as a MODIFIER or as a NOUN.
Here, following -- a VERBing without a linking verb -- serves as an ADJECTIVE modifying the airline company.
WHAT KIND of airline company announced that it was eliminating jet service?
The airline company FOLLOWING THROUGH ON RECENT WARNINGS.
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