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The foundation works to strengthen local and regional agricultural markets and cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for productive resources such as land and credit.

A) cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for
B) cooperates with governments to improve access for farmers to
C) cooperate with governments for improvements of access for farmers to
D) cooperate with governments and improve accessibility for farmers for their
E) in cooperation with governments to improve access for farmers for

Foundation is an organization ( such as Charity Organization),and an organization can cooperate with government. E is wrong because "and" is supposed to join two elements, here two verbs, "works" and another one ("cooperates"). However there is nothing after "and" that could serve the purpose of an element that is joined by the conjunction "and".

Moreover "access for resources" is idiomatically incorrect.


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Can we say that sentence E is a fragment? We expect a verb after the "and" part, where as there isn't any?

The foundation works to strengthen local and regional agricultural markets and in cooperation with governments to improve access for farmers for productive resources such as land and credit.


Yes, that is one way of eliminating the option. Another way may be:

The conjunction "and" needs to join two items. If we consider "works" the first item, then we need a verb. If we consider "to strengthen" the first item, then we need an infinitive. Instead of either of these two, we see a prepositional phrase ( in cooperation with), which has no element to be matched with.

So the problem can be viewed as a parallelism issue as well.


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The foundation works to strengthen local and regional agricultural markets and cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for productive resources such as land and credit.

A) cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for

B) cooperates with governments to improve access for farmers to

C) cooperate with governments for improvements of access for farmers to

D) cooperate with governments and improve accessibility for farmers for their

E) in cooperation with governments to improve access for farmers for
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The foundation works to strengthen local and regional agricultural markets and cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for productive resources such as land and credit.

(A) cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for
(B) cooperates with governments to improve access for farmers to
(C) cooperate with governments for improvements of access for farmers to
(D) cooperate with governments and improve accessibility for farmers for their
(E) in cooperation with governments to improve access for farmers for


We want to say "cooperate TO improve"

When connecting one verb to another (or a verb to an adjective), use generally use "to", the infinitive form.

e.g. "I have to know", "I need to see", "I want to help", "I'm cooperating to improve".

We're saying "The foundation works TO strengthen X and cooperates with governments TO improve Y".

Answer : B
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Question No.: SC 696
Page: 686

The foundation works to strengthen local and regional agricultural markets and cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for productive resources such as land and credit.

(A) cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for
(B) cooperates with governments to improve access for farmers to
(C) cooperate with governments for improvements of access for farmers to
(D) cooperate with governments and improve accessibility for farmers for their
(E) in cooperation with governments to improve access for farmers for



I picked B and explanations is below:

I read the sentence by reducing the complete sentence to a concise one .

The foundation works to strengthen [local (AND) regional agricultural markets] (AND) cooperate with governments to improv access for farmers for productive resources such as land and credit.

The first AND is joining local ,regional agricultural markets whereas the second AND join strengthen ,cooperate .

So the sentence looks like:
The foundation works to strengthen [something] and cooperate with governments to improve access for farmers for productive resources such as land and credit.
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The foundation works to strengthen local and regional agricultural markets and cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for productive resources such as land and credit.

(A) cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for
(B) cooperates with governments to improve access for farmers to
(C) cooperate with governments for improvements of access for farmers to
(D) cooperate with governments and improve accessibility for farmers for their
(E) in cooperation with governments to improve access for farmers for
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(B) cooperates with governments to improve access for farmers to - CORRECT, parallel structure "works.." "cooperates" + "cooperates" works with singular "foundation"
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Since this is an OG question, there must be an OE. curious to know that.
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The foundation works to strengthen local and regional agricultural markets and in cooperation with governments to improve access to farmers for.....

sayantanc2k - Can i not parallel 'to strengthen..' and 'in cooperation...'. The non parallel part can be foundation works ? I agree that access to is idiomatically correct, but i was wondering if the parallelism error that you pointed out is a valid one. Thanks!
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The verb should be singular and it maintains the parallelism.
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The foundation works to strengthen local and regional agricultural markets and cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for productive resources such as land and credit.

(A) cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for
(B) cooperates with governments to improve access for farmers to
(C) cooperate with governments for improvements of access for farmers to -> for is incorrectly used for purpose, "improvements of access " is wordy
(D) cooperate with governments and improve accessibility for farmers for their -> "improve accessibility" is awkward
(E) in cooperation with governments to improve access for farmers for

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The foundation works to strengthen local and regional agricultural markets and cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for productive resources such as land and credit.

B) cooperates with governments to improve access for farmers to

Is the parallelism here:

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The foundation works to strengthen local and regional agricultural markets and cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for productive resources such as land and credit.

B) cooperates with governments to improve access for farmers to

Is the parallelism here:

The foundation
works to strengthen local and regional agricultural markets
and (The foundation) cooperates with governments to improve access for farmers to
productive resources such as land and credit.

And is the phrase "with governments" serving to modify cooperates?
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How is TO + Noun form (productive resources) correct in OA?
We usually use always TO + verb and FOR + noun .
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How is TO + Noun form (productive resources) correct in OA?
We usually use always TO + verb and FOR + noun .

Hi adkikani, the correct idiom is access to.

Here, to is used as a preposition, and hence, is followed by a noun (For example: I went to New York).

to + verb is a different usage, the infinitive, which is a usage that predominantly depicts intent.
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The foundation works to strengthen local and regional agricultural markets and cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for productive resources such as land and credit.

A. cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for
B. cooperates with governments to improve access for farmers to
C. cooperate with governments for improvements of access for farmers to
D. cooperate with governments and improve accessibility for farmers for their
E. in cooperation with governments to improve access for farmers for
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B I think it's parallelism X and Y.


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AbdurRakib wrote:
The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2017

Practice Question
Question No.: SC 696
Page: 686

The foundation works to strengthen local and regional agricultural markets and cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for productive resources such as land and credit.

(A) cooperating with governments, improving access for farmers for
(B) cooperates with governments to improve access for farmers to
(C) cooperate with governments for improvements of access for farmers to
(D) cooperate with governments and improve accessibility for farmers for their
(E) in cooperation with governments to improve access for farmers for


I came down to B & C , B sounds right because of correct idiomatic rules ,"to improve" , and also the subject "foundation " works to improve productive resources such as land and credit. It makes it parallel.
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