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784. The nation’s three military academies have seen a dramatic rise in applications, one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and improved recruiting by the academies.

(A) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and improved recruiting by the academies
(B) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, tuition costs that have increased at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
(C) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, private colleges that increased their tuition costs, and recruiting improvements by the academies
(D) fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, tuition costs increasing at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
(E) fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
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Hey All,

Have no fear! There's no need for an official answer when you have sentence correction certainty on your side! VERY IMPORTANT: I read through the thread here, and people are focusing on issues that really aren't important. All joking aside, go out and get the MGMAT book (or any company's book) and learn to focus purely on objective categories.

784. The nation’s three military academies have seen a dramatic rise in applications, one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and improved recruiting by the academies.

This question is all about the parallelism category, because each answer choice is made up of a list. As a reminder, the way we i.d. parallelism issues is with lists (generally using conjunctions and/or commas). We fix them by isolating the individual elements in the list and making sure they match up structurally and logically. Let's try it.

(A) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and improved recruiting by the academies
ANSWER: Everything is super parallel here, though it may not look it. "A resurgence" is a noun. "Increasing tuition costs..." is a noun (the increasing part is just a present participle, which is basically an adjective), and "improved recruiting..." is a noun (the "improved" is just a past participle, which is an adjective again).

(B) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, tuition costs that have increased at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
PROBLEM: The second item in this list is a full clause (it has a verb: "have increased"). This is not parallel to "a resurgence", which is a noun. It's also a meaning issue. It's not the costs themselves that have fueled the rise in applications, but the FACT that the costs have risen. The third item here is also terrible for parallelism.

(C) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, private colleges that increased their tuition costs, and recruiting improvements by the academies
PROBLEM: Again, the second item is a full clause. Also again, the meaning has changed. It's not the private colleges that have fueled the rise, but the FACT that the costs have gone up. The third item here is fine.

(D) fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, tuition costs increasing at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
PROBLEM: Notice how moving the "increasing" AFTER "tuition costs" makes it seem like more of a verb? Well that's exactly the problem in both of the second two items here. "A resurgence" is a straight up noun. If we wanted parallelism, we would need that to change to "patriotism resurging".

(E) fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
PROBLEM: This time it's just the third item in the list that blows it. But it's still enough.

Hope that helps!

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20 Nov 2009, 11:47
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RISE is fuelled by x, and z
D AND E seem to affect the APPLICATIONS which is not correct
A,Band C attacks the correct verb and among them,A attacks them parallelly
so A
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Noboru, this thread is open from July 2009. People give their valuable time and post the explaination. Don't you have courtesy to reply with OA? In none of your posts you post OA. I am not the moderator of this site. However, my message to you is if you post OA then only post question, else please do not post the questions.

Anyways OA for this question is A
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784. The nation’s three military academies have seen a dramatic rise in applications, one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and improved recruiting by the academies.

(A) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and improved recruiting by the academies
(B) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, tuition costs that have increased at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
(C) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, private colleges that increased their tuition costs, and recruiting improvements by the academies
(D) fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, tuition costs increasing at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
(E) fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
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08 Nov 2009, 07:11
IMO A. It maintains the || structure in the best possible way
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20 Nov 2009, 07:34
Only A keeps parallel. however I feel that "one" is redundant.
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20 Nov 2009, 07:52
I'll go with D.

tuition costs increasing | .... | and acadmies improving |... sounds much more parallel to me.
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20 Nov 2009, 07:59
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I'll go with D.

tuition costs increasing | .... | and acadmies improving |... sounds much more parallel to me.

I'm not sure that "Their" clearly modifies
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20 Nov 2009, 08:42
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I'm not sure that "Their" clearly modifies

I see it now, "their" seems to refer to applicants? But the subject of the sentence is academies and pronoun certainly sounds OK in my opinion.
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20 Nov 2009, 10:20
I feel its 'D' as 'their' clearly refers to academies in the context.

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20 Nov 2009, 14:44
IMO A or E ... I think E would be the best except for the comma...
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22 Nov 2009, 15:36
noboru.....This is killing me man!!! what's the OA?
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22 Nov 2009, 23:55
noboru wrote:
784. The nation’s three military academies have seen a dramatic rise in applications, one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and improved recruiting by the academies.

(A) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and improved recruiting by the academies
(B) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, tuition costs that have increased at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
(C) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, private colleges that increased their tuition costs, and recruiting improvements by the academies
(D) fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, tuition costs increasing at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
(E) fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting

Looks like A is paralled and the best.
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09 Mar 2010, 23:55
still not satisfied with A as an answer, the 'one' is so redundant in the sentence, and for parallelism to maintain, it should have been increased tuition costs at private colleges...
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20 Apr 2010, 19:47
I'd go with A. Since the focus is on the "dramatic rise" in applications and not of the applications itself, the word "one" should definitely be there before fuelled.
However, usage of one is creating doubt
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21 Apr 2010, 19:44
can someone explain why (D) and (E) are wrong.
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Hey All,

Have no fear! There's no need for an official answer when you have sentence correction certainty on your side! VERY IMPORTANT: I read through the thread here, and people are focusing on issues that really aren't important. All joking aside, go out and get the MGMAT book (or any company's book) and learn to focus purely on objective categories.

784. The nation’s three military academies have seen a dramatic rise in applications, one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and improved recruiting by the academies.

This question is all about the parallelism category, because each answer choice is made up of a list. As a reminder, the way we i.d. parallelism issues is with lists (generally using conjunctions and/or commas). We fix them by isolating the individual elements in the list and making sure they match up structurally and logically. Let's try it.

(A) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and improved recruiting by the academies
ANSWER: Everything is super parallel here, though it may not look it. "A resurgence" is a noun. "Increasing tuition costs..." is a noun (the increasing part is just a present participle, which is basically an adjective), and "improved recruiting..." is a noun (the "improved" is just a past participle, which is an adjective again).

(B) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, tuition costs that have increased at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
PROBLEM: The second item in this list is a full clause (it has a verb: "have increased"). This is not parallel to "a resurgence", which is a noun. It's also a meaning issue. It's not the costs themselves that have fueled the rise in applications, but the FACT that the costs have risen. The third item here is also terrible for parallelism.

(C) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, private colleges that increased their tuition costs, and recruiting improvements by the academies
PROBLEM: Again, the second item is a full clause. Also again, the meaning has changed. It's not the private colleges that have fueled the rise, but the FACT that the costs have gone up. The third item here is fine.

(D) fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, tuition costs increasing at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
PROBLEM: Notice how moving the "increasing" AFTER "tuition costs" makes it seem like more of a verb? Well that's exactly the problem in both of the second two items here. "A resurgence" is a straight up noun. If we wanted parallelism, we would need that to change to "patriotism resurging".

(E) fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
PROBLEM: This time it's just the third item in the list that blows it. But it's still enough.

Hope that helps!

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It helped, thanks.
OA is A.
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03 Jan 2011, 11:35
can some one explain why D,E are wrong?why A is right
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The nation’s three military academies have seen a dramatic rise in applications, one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and improved recruiting by the academies.
(A) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and improved recruiting by the academies
(B) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, tuition costs that have increased at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
(C) one fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, private colleges that increased their tuition costs, and recruiting improvements by the academies
(D) fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, tuition costs increasing at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
(E) fueled by a resurgence of patriotism, increasing tuition costs at private colleges, and academies improving their recruiting
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21 Jun 2012, 11:05
+1 for A. The problem tests parallelism: a resurgence...., etc.
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