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

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17 Jan 2006, 22:36
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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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17 Jan 2006, 22:39
C.

could mean......increased pressure.

Rest all are in the present tense.
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17 Jan 2006, 22:42
Explain guys.. I chose the increasing pressure.. may be because it rhymed..
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17 Jan 2006, 22:47
bewakoof wrote:
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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17 Jan 2006, 23:02
(C) in about 5 seconds. less lending...increased pressure...
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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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14 Mar 2006, 13:55
I chose A first but after seeing TeHCM's post I agree with

^ C ^
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14 Mar 2006, 15:36
I selected B but you guys are right, it is C .. less lending ... increased pressure
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14 Mar 2006, 20:12
C is the best choice. The rest are all awkward sentence constructions.
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15 Apr 2007, 00:10
The decision by one of the nationâ€™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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15 Apr 2007, 00:45
Rules of parallelism require less lending... increased pressure.

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15 Apr 2007, 03:53
I too invoke parallelism - clear C for me
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15 Apr 2007, 04:40
Whatever wrote:
The decision by one of the nationâ€™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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15 Apr 2007, 05:23
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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15 Apr 2007, 11:05
Whatever wrote:
The decision by one of the nationâ€™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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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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19 Apr 2013, 02:34
Whatever wrote:
The decision by one of the nationâ€™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.

Thanks
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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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07 Jun 2014, 04:21
Hi All ,

Can anyone throw light on the parallelism structure . How first entity in the sentence is parallel to 2nd .
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07 Jun 2014, 04:31
sandeep051208cs wrote:
Hi All ,

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

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