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

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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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New post 17 Jan 2006, 22:39
C.

could mean......increased pressure.

Rest all are in the present tense.
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Explain guys.. I chose the increasing pressure.. may be because it rhymed..
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Explain guys.. I chose the increasing pressure.. may be because it rhymed..


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.

The underlined parts have to be ||.

Less lending....Increased pressure
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New post 17 Jan 2006, 23:02
(C) in about 5 seconds. less lending...increased pressure...
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New post 18 Jan 2006, 00:07
C it is..
The 2 clauses connected by and has to be parallel

now if you see the Right clause it says "less lending" .So the counterpart on left clause would be "increased pressure"
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New post 14 Mar 2006, 13:55
I chose A first but after seeing TeHCM's post I agree with

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New post 14 Mar 2006, 15:36
I selected B but you guys are right, it is C .. less lending ... increased pressure
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New post 14 Mar 2006, 20:12
C is the best choice. The rest are all awkward sentence constructions.
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The decision by one of the nation’s largest banks to admit to $3 billion 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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Rules of parallelism require less lending... increased pressure.

C is the correct answer.
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New post 15 Apr 2007, 03:53
I too invoke parallelism - clear C for me :-D
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New post 15 Apr 2007, 04:40
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The decision by one of the nation’s largest banks to admit to $3 billion 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


Less lending.... and increasing the pressure . So answere is A

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Javed,

lending is not parallel with increasing. Because lending is noun here and increasing is verb.

C
is the answer as lending (noun) is parallel with pressure (noun).
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Whatever wrote:
The decision by one of the nation’s largest banks to admit to $3 billion 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


C!
less lending, increased pressure for parallelism
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New post 15 Apr 2007, 17:00
OA is C.

Thanks a lot to Rakesh.id' explanation, I also fell in a trap with A.
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Whatever wrote:
The decision by one of the nation’s largest banks to admit to $3 billion 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


Hi Experts,

Can someone help me in cracking this question from meaning perspective as in how every option changes the meaning of the sentence. I know, we can crack it from Parallelism perspective, however, I would like to analyze the change in meanings.

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New post 02 Jan 2014, 14:28
Experts.. can u clarify it more? I am bit confused

I knw people are discussing that lending is used as noun here..not as a verb, that's y we r taking taking choice c.

bt still can u go in more detail !
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Hi All ,

Can anyone throw light on the parallelism structure . How first entity in the sentence is parallel to 2nd .
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Can anyone throw light on the parallelism structure . How first entity in the sentence is parallel to 2nd .



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