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# The decision by one of the nation's largest banks to admit

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07 Jun 2014, 08:06
I am facing problem to understand how elements 1 and 2 are parallel . Kindly help me to understand the list and how it is parallel in below question . I initially thought option 1 or 2 is correct but found answer is 3 , kindly explain .

The decision by one of the nation's largest banks to admit to \$3 billion in potential losses on foreign loans could mean less spending by commercial banks to developing countries and increasing the pressure on multigovernment lenders to supply the funds .

1) increasing the pressure
2 the increasing pressure
3)increased pressure
4) the pressure increased
5) the pressure increasing
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07 Jun 2014, 08:24
sandeep051208cs wrote:
I am facing problem to understand how elements 1 and 2 are parallel . Kindly help me to understand the list and how it is parallel in below question . I initially thought option 1 or 2 is correct but found answer is 3 , kindly explain

Hi,

The two things which are to be parallel as per this sentence is that "less lending" and "Increasing the pressure" But if you look closely they are not.

Here we may fall in the trap that lending and increasing are parallel. But on reality lending is preceded by the word "less" and also lending is a gerund or noun which is modified by less (adjective).

on the other hand, Increasing is a participle and it is introducing the phrase. Only option which changes the "Increasing the pressure" to an adjective-noun is C.

So the correct answer is C.

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07 Jun 2014, 09:49
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on the other hand, Increasing is a participle and it is introducing the phrase

this does not seem correct . in fact in the expression "Increasing the pressure" "increasing" is not a participle . participle acts as adjective .for instance in the expression "increasing pressure" "increasing" is acting as participle !!

the expression "Increasing the pressure" is a simple gerund !!
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05 Aug 2015, 11:07
The decision by one of the nation's largest banks to admit to 3 billion dollars in potential losses on foreign loans could mean less lending by commercial banks to developing countries and increasing the pressure on multigovernment lenders to supply the funds.

A. Increasing the pressure
B. the increasing pressure
C. increased pressure
D. the pressure increased
E. the pressure increasing

Verb = Mean
Lending = Gerund ( Because direct object of verb mean )
less lending by commercial banks to developing countries - Noun phrase
increasing the pressure on multi government lenders to supply the funds - Noun phrase

Both noun phrases are joined by and so therefore they must be parallel .

Here if we look closely the 2nd noun phrase there is no gerund per se but there is an infinitive in non underlined part of the question which is to supply (supplying = to supply as lending may be = to lend)

So this is not a parallelism problem as infinitives can be assumed as gerunds .

Therefore it all boils down to tense question .

less lending = increased pressure

Therefore the Ans is C
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16 Jan 2019, 01:07
bewakoof wrote:
The decision by one of the nation's largest banks to admit to 3 billion dollars in potential losses on foreign loans could mean less lending by commercial banks to developing countries and increasing the pressure on multigovernment lenders to supply the funds.

A. Increasing the pressure
B. the increasing pressure
C. increased pressure
D. the pressure increased
E. the pressure increasing

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