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# The board voted Monday to purchase new offices overseas and if the exe

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31 Jan 2019, 06:31
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Project SC Butler: Day 86: Sentence Correction (SC2)

The board voted Monday to purchase new offices overseas and if the executives had received positive evaluations they would be promoted.

(A) if the executives had received positive evaluations they would be promoted.

(B) receiving positive evaluations would be a promotion for the executives.

(C) promoting executives having received positive evaluations.

(E) the executives to be promoted for having received positive evaluations.

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31 Jan 2019, 07:39
sudarshan22 wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 86: Sentence Correction (SC2)

The board voted Monday to purchase new offices overseas and if the executives had received positive evaluations they would be promoted.

(A) if the executives had received positive evaluations they would be promoted.

(B) receiving positive evaluations would be a promotion for the executives.

(C) promoting executives having received positive evaluations.

(E) the executives to be promoted for having received positive evaluations.

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The board voted Monday to
purchase new offices overseas and

Correct Answer must be (D) for correct Parallelism usage....
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31 Jan 2019, 07:44
sudarshan22 wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 86: Sentence Correction (SC2)

The board voted Monday to purchase new offices overseas and if the executives had received positive evaluations they would be promoted.

Meaning analysis:

Without touching error of this sentence we can more or less infer that The board voted for 2 things:
1. to purchase new offices overseas
2. to promote some executives with some positive evaluations

Error analysis:
"and" //ism marker is in non-underlined portion, so it is clear indicator.
We have to go though answer choices and find something to be // to some part of the preceding part of "and"

"had received" is correct, seems the author wants to say that the executives received positive evaluations before the voting action.
"if" is wrong, we don't have anything to be // to "if"
"they would be promoted" - they refers of plural executives, but this construction seems awkward.

(A) if the executives had received positive evaluations they would be promoted.

(B) receiving positive evaluations would be a promotion for the executives.
("receiving" there is nothing to be //)

(C) promoting executives having received positive evaluations.
(same as (B), "receiving" there is nothing to be //)

(E) the executives to be promoted for having received positive evaluations.
(okay, we have noun "executives, it can be // to noun offices, but this is a complete disaster)

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31 Jan 2019, 08:34
Parallel sentence
The board is doing two things here:
to purchase new offices overseas and promote the executives

I have a question ; although the option D is parallel , but had the option D had to promote the executives wouldn't it then had been a better answer option?

which one would have been correct?

sudarshan22 wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 86: Sentence Correction (SC2)

The board voted Monday to purchase new offices overseas and if the executives had received positive evaluations they would be promoted.

(A) if the executives had received positive evaluations they would be promoted.

(B) receiving positive evaluations would be a promotion for the executives.

(C) promoting executives having received positive evaluations.

(E) the executives to be promoted for having received positive evaluations.

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31 Jan 2019, 08:40
The question tests parallelism, and the best answer seems to be option D. However I think "to promote" would make it a better version
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31 Jan 2019, 18:40
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The question tests parallelism, and the best answer seems to be option D. However I think "to promote" would make it a better version

Hi

The word 'to' that is used before the word "purchase" can extend after the conjunction "and" to mean "to promote"

Hence I think repetition of "to" is not really required before the word " promote".

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Yes, I agree with you. As a matter of style, it might be ok to skip the second infinitive marker if you are joining two related things. For example, you might say that the Board voted to establish new offices overseas and recruit the junior staff for those offices from the locals. However, if you are talking about opening new offices overseas and in the same breath, talk about rewarding good performance, which is totally unrelated to the earlier factor, then, I think it will be better to use the infinitive marker for the second arm too.
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Official Explanation :

The sentence provides a list of two things that the board voted to do. The first decision, to purchase an overseas office, should be parallel in form to the second decision if executives had received positive evaluations they would be promoted. The sentence lacks parallelism and is passive, so (A) is incorrect.

Both (B) and (C) use the gerund form of verbs, so that you have to purchase listed with having received or receiving, neither of which is parallel.

Choice (E) similarly lacks parallelism so it is incorrect. The correct answer is (D).
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