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The new marketing campaign is designed to appeal to a wider audience, [#permalink]
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Re: The new marketing campaign is designed to appeal to a wider audience, [#permalink]
HN93 wrote:
Can someone please explain why option E is wrong? Thanks!


E is grammatically correct if it is written as

The new marketing campaign is designed to appeal to a wider audience, and will focus on younger consumers.


but it does not convey the intended meaning.

The new marketing campaign is designed to appeal to a wider audience and will focus on younger consumers.

here is parallelism issue

two different tenses can not be added using AND conjuction




this is what i understand


kindly correct me if m wrong






thanks
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HN93 wrote:
Can someone please explain why option E is wrong? Thanks!


Answer E is not grammatically wrong but slightly less precise in meaning compared to Answer A.

In answer A "with a focus on younger consumers" is an adverbial modifier describing how HOW the entire clause or "how the new campaign is designed" or the intention thereof whereas answer choice E separates the information as if the market campaign's design to appeal to a wider audience and it's intended focus on young people are two independent things - they're in parallel.
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HN93 wrote:
Can someone please explain why option E is wrong? Thanks!


Hello HN93,

We hope this finds you well.

To answer your query, Option E slightly alters the meaning of the sentence; the phrase "and will focus on younger consumers" implies that the campaign is designed to appeal to a wider audience and as a separate act will focus on younger consumers; the intended meaning is that campaign is designed to appeal to a wider audience through a focus on younger consumers.

We hope this helps.

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Angad2553 wrote:
HN93 wrote:
Can someone please explain why option E is wrong? Thanks!


E is grammatically correct if it is written as

The new marketing campaign is designed to appeal to a wider audience, and will focus on younger consumers.


but it does not convey the intended meaning.

The new marketing campaign is designed to appeal to a wider audience and will focus on younger consumers.

here is parallelism issue

two different tenses can not be added using AND conjuction




this is what i understand


kindly correct me if m wrong






thanks



Hi, I'm afraid that this is wrong. Verbs in parallel structures can very well have different tenses.
Consider the (made up) example:
"I woke up at 8am this morning and am currently eating lunch."

Hope this helps! :)
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Apoorve1 wrote:
Confused between A and D


Hello Apoorve1,

We hope this finds you well.

To answer your query, the only difference between Option D and Option A is that D is a bit less direct, making it slightly inferior.

We hope this helps.
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