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07 Jul 2011, 13:43
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The city council has installed alarm systems in some of the neighborhood’s vacant houses to keep out people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures, drug users and squatters.

A) people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures, drug users and squatters
B) drug users hoping to steal lights and other fixtures, and squatters
C) drug users, squatters, and people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures
D) people hoping to steal lights, other fixtures, drug users, and squatters
E) drug users and squatters, and people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures

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07 Jul 2011, 15:01
agdimple333 wrote:
The city council has installed alarm systems in some of the neighborhood’s vacant houses to keep out people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures, drug users and squatters.

A) people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures, drug users and squatters
B) drug users hoping to steal lights and other fixtures, and squatters
C) drug users, squatters, and people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures
D) people hoping to steal lights, other fixtures, drug users, and squatters
E) drug users and squatters, and people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures

IMO, Nothing is correct.

Because people is not logically parallel to drug users AND squatters, who are special type of people, if I may say so.

"thieves" would be logically parallel to the other two. Further description of thieves should be okay.

"The city council has installed alarm systems in some of the neighborhood’s vacant houses to keep out thieves especially ones who steal lights and other fixtures, drug users and squatters."
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13 Jul 2011, 07:27
IMO C.

parallelism between three groups.
parallelism between lights and other fixtures.

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13 Jul 2011, 07:36
I would say C as well.

Whats the OA?

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13 Jul 2011, 08:52
As per GMAT Club test, OA is C.

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13 Jul 2011, 09:10
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fluke wrote:
agdimple333 wrote:
The city council has installed alarm systems in some of the neighborhood’s vacant houses to keep out people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures, drug users and squatters.

A) people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures, drug users and squatters
B) drug users hoping to steal lights and other fixtures, and squatters
C) drug users, squatters, and people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures
D) people hoping to steal lights, other fixtures, drug users, and squatters
E) drug users and squatters, and people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures

IMO, Nothing is correct.

Because people is not logically parallel to drug users AND squatters, who are special type of people, if I may say so.

"thieves" would be logically parallel to the other two. Further description of thieves should be okay.

"The city council has installed alarm systems in some of the neighborhood’s vacant houses to keep out thieves especially ones who steal lights and other fixtures, drug users and squatters."

fluke wrote:
agdimple333 wrote:
The city council has installed alarm systems in some of the neighborhood’s vacant houses to keep out people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures, drug users and squatters.

A) people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures, drug users and squatters
B) drug users hoping to steal lights and other fixtures, and squatters
C) drug users, squatters, and people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures
D) people hoping to steal lights, other fixtures, drug users, and squatters
E) drug users and squatters, and people hoping to steal lights and other fixtures

IMO, Nothing is correct.

Because people is not logically parallel to drug users AND squatters, who are special type of people, if I may say so.

"thieves" would be logically parallel to the other two. Further description of thieves should be okay.

"The city council has installed alarm systems in some of the neighborhood’s vacant houses to keep out thieves especially ones who steal lights and other fixtures, drug users and squatters."

Fluke, I think - people, modified with relative clause "(who are)hoping to steal lights and other fixtures" makes it a 'special kind' of people, and not a Superset to all people, including drug users and sqautters. and thus parallelism is maintained.

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