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The controversy has divided the Senate, causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

Ahh got the split. It was a really difficult convoluted parallelism issue

Controvery has divided , caused and provoked public charges and private complaints

Provoked is the part of Green parallel list and initiates pink parallel list

Hence ( E) is the Answer !!

E. caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”
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Just one curious question to the poster. Why is choice A substantially different from the underlined part in the stimulus? Only choice D transcribes the text faithfully but isn’t this a violation of SC norm?
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Can anyone explain me why a present participle form is incorrect and why past participle is? I do not see concrete verb sequencing between verbs divided, caused and provoked. As such the use present perfect for the verb of the main clause is indicating that the senate is divided in the present.
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The controversy has divided the Senate, causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

A. causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

B. causing strains in the commission and provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, with private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

C. caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and that private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

D. caused strains in the commission, provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

E. caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”
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Surely, A and D are out b/c there must be "and" between 2 verbs: "cause" and "provoke"
There is no need to read the content of B,C,E but B does not keep the parallel.
E is better than E b/c the Gmat prefers parallel structure, and the content in C does not seem parallel.
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Look how easier it is to see that E is the correct answer choice if you highlight what is really important:

The controversy has divided the Senate, caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn
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For starters, the split between 'causing' and 'caused' or 'provoking' and 'provoked' is a false split. Both can make sense. If we want to describe a cause-effect relationship, we can use 'comma + ing' construction. Another usage can be a list of events - caused, provoked etc. Blind parallelism here can be fatal.

Eliminate A for dual use of comma+ing. It is not clear what the cause is for the effect of provoking - the division of senate or strains in commission. The second clause should be separated by 'and' to make the meaning clear.

Eliminate B for the dangling modifier in the end - 'with private complaints ..'. This also violates parallelism. Note that two things are being provoked - public charges and private complainants. These two clauses should be parallel to convey the intended meaning.

Eliminate C for blind meaningless parallelism. The sentence says something provoked public charges by industry officials that private complaints that... which is non-sensical.

Eliminate D for missing 'and' before provoked.

The correct structure is divided X, caused Y, and provoked A and B.

E follows sensible parallelism and hence is the answer.
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The controversy has divided the Senate, causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

A. causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

B. causing strains in the commission and provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, with private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

C. caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and that private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

D. caused strains in the commission, provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

E. caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

Good Question Imo E

Caused and provoked are in parallelism

Provoked X and Y
So X and Y have to be parallel to each other only E does that .

Now lets take a look at other options.
A This option is not parallel .
B This option suggest as if chief is overreaching his power with complaints .
C Incorrect parallelism .This option suggests that the parallelism exist between "that the banking chief is overreaching his authority" and" that private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”" but it is not the case here .
D Again same error as C and additional connector issue between main verbs of the sentence caused and provoke.There should have been and between these two verbs .
E correct .
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The controversy has divided the Senate, causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

(A) causing strains in the commission, provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

(B) causing strains in the commission and provoking public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority, with private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

(C) caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and that private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

(D) caused strains in the commission, provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

(E) caused strains in the commission, and provoked public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

Solution: E

Explanation: This long sentence contains several structures that need to properly linked in a series.

In (A) the participles causing and provoking could be correct if they link back to the fact that the controversy has divided the Senate. The “provoking….” does not link logically to that at all, however, and the “private complaints” at the end does not fit into the series. (A) is incorrect.

(B) has almost identical problems and the “with private complaints….” at the end cannot be linked to the other structures.

(C), (D), and (E) correctly show that the controversy did three separate things: divided the Senate, caused strains, and provoked.

However only (E) gets the last part correct and shows that two things were provoked: public charges and private charges.

In (C), the “provoked that private complaints that he is….” is clearly incorrect and in (D) you would need an “and” before provoked to show that the three things in the series have ended.

Answer is (E).

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/01/business/banks-criticize-strict-controls-for-foreign-bets.html

It has divided Democrats in Congress, caused strains in the commission and provoked public charges by industry officials that Mr. Gensler is overreaching his authority and private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”

This was first NON OG question and i have come to the conclusion that all prep companies are just trying to copy OG, unfortunately, they fail to do that. In fact most of the things OG does is non conventional, impractical and must be disposed of after test now since it is OG, therefore, we have to resort to line of argument that OG gives and be stupified for period of time until you give exam and then again do paradigm shift to roll back and revert all the damages that GMAT has done to your creative brain. Now when non OG type prep companies try to make question they try to build a castle in the air which i think only OG can.

The point here is -ed participles can only modify noun preceding it, therefore, it canot modify the whole clause nor it can do jumping(i mean WHICH modifier ;) ) to modify far away noun. in this case, it wrongly modifies Senate instead of controversy.
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Why not B?
It could be cause and effect, causing, provoking seems correct to me.

can anyone please explain.
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I am not convinced with 'E' because there must be a 'that' before private. Am I wrong?
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I am not convinced with 'E' because there must be a 'that' before private. Am I wrong?
We can read that part of option E like this:

The controversy has provoked (a) public charges by industry officials that the banking chief is overreaching his authority and (b) private complaints that he is “reckless” and “stubborn.”
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Quality of this question is top notch.
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Official explanation:

Explanation: This long sentence contains several structures that need to properly linked in a series. In (A) the participles causing and provoking could be correct if they link back to the fact that the controversy has divided the Senate. The “provoking….” does not link logically to that at all, however, and the “private complaints” at the end does not fit into the series. (A) is incorrect. (B) has almost identical problems and the “with private complaints….” at the end cannot be linked to the other structures. (C), (D), and (E) correctly show that the controversy did three separate things: divided the Senate, caused strains, and provoked. However only (E) gets the last part correct and shows that two things were provoked: public charges and private charges. In (C), the “provoked that private complaints that he is….” is clearly incorrect and in (D) you would need an “and” before provoked to show that the three things in the series have ended.
Answer is (E).
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