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The combination of technical expertise, commercial enterprise and that the government backs them judiciously should ensure Italian firms continuing to innovate and gain competitively in world markets.
(A) that the government backs them judiciously should ensure Italian firms continuing
(B) the government backing them judiciously should ensure Italian firms of being about to continue
(C) judicious government backing should ensure that Italian firms will continue
(D) the government’s judicious backing should ensure Italian firms that they will continue
(E) the government to back them judiciously should ensure Italian firms of continuing

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When you see a list or series, ask yourself “Are all the
listed items similar grammatically and logically?” The
phrase that matches “technical expertise” and “commercial
enterprise” is “judicious government backing,”
in (C). (D) is close but it’s not as compact, and
GMAT often rewards compact language. Also, (D)’s
“ensure Italian firms that they will” is unclear.

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lol.

I'm going with C.

In order to maintain parallelism, we need a noun in a parallel structure. This leaves only C and D. The 2nd half of D sounds incorrect though. "should ensure Italian firms that they will continue" is wrong.

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topher...!!
exact explanation with OE

and why lol?
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Updated OA and OE.
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I guess LOL, because you got this concept of WAIT in the OA and OE spoiler :))

kudos to you for that, tis actually stops me from seeing it :)

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C it is.

This is a typical example of parallelism between noun and complex gerund acting as noun.
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