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The economic processes of urbanization that have left many rural areas

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The economic processes of urbanization that have left many rural areas of the world underpopulated, while creating large concentrations of population in expanding cities, have had concomitant social effects such as causing family authority structures to weaken and to transform religious practices.

A) have had concomitant social effects such as causing family authority structures to weaken and to transform religious practices
B) have had concomitant social effects such as the weakening of family authority structures and transforming religious practice
C) has had concomitant social effects such as weak family authority structures and transformed religious practices
D) had concomitant social effects that caused family authority structures to become weaker and religious practices to transform
E) have had concomitant social effects such as the weakening of family authority structures and the transformation of religious practices
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OE please

Is B eliminated only because it says 'practice' and not 'practices'*?
Am I missing out on any Paralleism error here

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OE please

Is B eliminated only because it says 'practice' and not 'practices'*?
Am I missing out on any Paralleism error here

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there is one more bigger diff , i felt that is the main reason of elimination of option B :

B) have had concomitant social effects such as the weakening of family authority structures and transforming religious practice : weakening of family is not parallel to transforming religious ....i dont remember the grammatical name of each
E) have had concomitant social effects such as the weakening of family authority structures and the transformation of religious practices

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in the option E - is the list parralel ?

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The answer choice (E) corrects the Parallelism mistake in the original question by eliminating the redundant word causing and creating a parallelism of two nouns (the weakening and the transformation).
What helps us identify this question as a Parallelism question as well as identify the mistake is the following
A and/or/but B
When you identify this structure, make sure it follows these rules:
1. A and B must be of the same part of speech.
2. A and B must be logically parallel.

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Why not B?
Is weakening and transforming not parallel?

weakening gerund, transforming gerund... help pls...

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The economic processes of urbanization that have left many rural areas of the world underpopulated, while creating large concentrations of population in expanding cities, have had concomitant social effects such as causing family authority structures to weaken and to transform religious practices.

A) have had concomitant social effects such as causing family authority structures to weaken and to transform religious practices
B) have had concomitant social effects such as the weakening of family authority structures and transforming religious practice
C) has had concomitant social effects such as weak family authority structures and transformed religious practices
D) had concomitant social effects that caused family authority structures to become weaker and religious practices to transform
E) have had concomitant social effects such as the weakening of family authority structures and the transformation of religious practices


The economic processes of urbanization that have left many rural areas of the world underpopulated, while creating large concentrations of population in expanding cities, [u]have had concomitant social effects such as causing family authority structures to weaken and to transform religious practices

A) have had concomitant social effects such as causing family authority structures to weaken and to transform religious practices - parallelism error. causing is not parallel with to transform.
B) have had concomitant social effects such as the weakening of family authority structures and transforming religious practice - same as A - the weakening is not parallel with transforming
C) has had concomitant social effects such as weak family authority structures and transformed religious practices - SV Error
D) had concomitant social effects that caused family authority structures to become weaker and religious practices to transform - Meaning Error
E) have had concomitant social effects such as the weakening of family authority structures and the transformation of religious practices - correct choice- the weakening is parallel with the transformation

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