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The manager believed that the sales contest was responsible for a redu

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The manager believed that the sales contest was responsible for a reduction in absenteeism, increase in customer satisfaction as well as an increase in employee morale, and a boost in profits.

A) increase in customer satisfaction as well as an increase in employee morale
B)an increase in customer satisfaction and in employee morale
C)an increase in customer satisfaction along with employee morale
D)customer satisfaction increasing, along with employee morale
E) customer satisfaction and employee morale being increased
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15 Sep 2018, 00:54
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selim wrote:
The manager believed that the sales contest was responsible for a reduction in absenteeism, increase in customer satisfaction as well as an increase in employee morale, and a boost in profits.

A) increase in customer satisfaction as well as an increase in employee morale
B)an increase in customer satisfaction and in employee morale
C)an increase in customer satisfaction along with employee morale
D)customer satisfaction increasing, along with employee morale
E) customer satisfaction and employee morale being increased

+1 for B

We have two lists here:
(B) The manager believed that the sales contest was responsible for a reduction in absenteeism
an increase in customer satisfaction and in employee morale
and a boost in profits

i.e., a reduction, an increase and a boost. All other errors are highlighted below

A) increase in customer satisfaction as well as an increase in employee morale
C)an increase in customer satisfaction along with employee morale
D)customer satisfaction increasing, along with employee morale
E) customer satisfaction and employee morale being increased
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24 Oct 2018, 00:28
Akash720 wrote:
selim wrote:
The manager believed that the sales contest was responsible for a reduction in absenteeism, increase in customer satisfaction as well as an increase in employee morale, and a boost in profits.

A) increase in customer satisfaction as well as an increase in employee morale
B)an increase in customer satisfaction and in employee morale
C)an increase in customer satisfaction along with employee morale
D)customer satisfaction increasing, along with employee morale
E) customer satisfaction and employee morale being increased

+1 for B

We have two lists here:
(B) The manager believed that the sales contest was responsible for a reduction in absenteeism
an increase in customer satisfaction and in employee morale
and a boost in profits

i.e., a reduction, an increase and a boost. All other errors are highlighted below

A) increase in customer satisfaction as well as an increase in employee morale
C)an increase in customer satisfaction along with employee morale
D)customer satisfaction increasing, along with employee morale
E) customer satisfaction and employee morale being increased

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24 Oct 2018, 00:50
List within a list:

Main Lists in parallelism should be joined with commas+and.

Sub Lists in parallelism should be joined by a series of 'and' with, preferably, start word as common for each entity.

In original sentence, main series is spliced correctly:
was responsible for +
1. a reduction,
2. an increase, and
3. a boost

However, Sub Series is incorrect. Start word 'increase' should repeat for each sub list and spliced with 'and'.

Hence, Ans B
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24 Oct 2018, 09:49
Parallel list using a, an...

using along with will not be right here as parallelism will break
Re: The manager believed that the sales contest was responsible for a redu   [#permalink] 24 Oct 2018, 09:49
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