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The president of the block association tried to convince her neighbors they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized.
A. they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized
B. that they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continue to be victimized
C. about joining forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood instead of continuing to be victimized
D. for the joining of forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continue to be victimized
E. to join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized.

Please go through this and let me know what you think. I have provided the OA but I am not convinced.....

I went with B
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New post 22 Dec 2012, 04:34
In the sentence used nowhere subjunctive mood is being used.So there is no necessity to use that.

The correct idiom to be used accrding to the context of the sentence should be to X to Y

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In the sentence used nowhere subjunctive mood is being used.So there is no necessity to use that.

The correct idiom to be used accrding to the context of the sentence should be to X to Y

Hope that helps!!


"......is continuing to be victimized" in this context correct?

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According to the context of sentence here continouing is a contionus tense(ongoing action) which compares with the person who are victimized(past tense)

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The president of the block association tried to convince her neighbor they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized.
A. they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized
B. that they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continue to be victimized
C. about joining forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood instead of continuing to be victimized
D. for the joining of forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continue to be victimized
E. to join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized.

Please go through this and let me know what you think. I have provided the OA but I am not convinced.....

I went with B

Are you sure about the OA?? because on both the other forums the OA given is B ,you may refer the links below

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/confused-t26.html
http://www.beatthegmat.com/president-of ... 10292.html

Please quote the source of the problem also.
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A clear case of parallelism. E can never be the answer.
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A clear case of parallelism. E can never be the answer.
OA Edited.

Geezer: Please mention the source.



That is what i thought. The source is a handout given by an Indian training institute.....

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I am confused about "they" in option "B". Should it not be referring to singular neighbor ?

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I am confused about "they" in option "B". Should it not be referring to singular neighbor ?



Yes , it is "neighbors" and not "neighbor". I have updated the question...

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geezer0305 wrote:
The president of the block association tried to convince her neighbors they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized.
A. they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized
B. that they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continue to be victimized
C. about joining forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood instead of continuing to be victimized
D. for the joining of forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continue to be victimized
E. to join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized.

Please go through this and let me know what you think. I have provided the OA but I am not convinced.....

I went with B



use of convince requires "that"...
ans B

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I choose B. Parallelism - prevent and continue.
When comparing verb- prefer rather than
We need that to separate two clauses.

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New post 05 Oct 2017, 21:24
I choose B. Parallelism - prevent and continue.
When comparing verb- prefer rather than
We need that to separate two clauses.

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