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# The report urges convening a White House conference,

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The report urges convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors
A. convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors
B. convening a White House conference, to encourage Congress to appropriate more money for schools and for establishing networks of black mentors
C. convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and to establish networks of black mentors
D. the convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors
E. for convening a White House conference, for encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors
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IMO A

The report urges convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors

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<to convene> a White House conference
<to encourage> Congress to appropriate ....
<to establish> networks of..

The verbs have to be parallel

B. convening a White House conference, to encourage Congress to appropriate more money for schools and for establishing networks of black mentors >> not parallel
C. convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and to establish networks of black mentors >> not parallel
D. the convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors

Only A and E are parallel:

A. convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors
E. for convening a White House conference, for encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors

I will go with A, since per my info, urge does not need for.

urge someone to do something == to try to get someone to do something.
Ex. I urge you to give skiing a try.

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A is correct because there is no error in it ; convening , encouraging and establishing are clearly || ;

C on the other hand is grammatically correct i believe as

Encouraging modifies report and phrase " Congress to appropriate more money for schools and to establish networks of black mentors " seems to be parallel

Can C be correct here
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26 Sep 2012, 22:15
I have a conceptual question here .

The report urges convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors

The report-Subject
urges-Verb
convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors-Object.

Wont the construction be better if the object takes a noun form(gerund) .Here the sentence has participle phrases.
Any suggestions .

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28 Sep 2012, 22:54
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Here the sentence has participle phrases.
Any suggestions .

It will be better if you elaborate what participial phrases are used in the correct form of the sentence?
It would help me to resolve your doubt on this.
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29 Sep 2012, 00:10
saikarthikreddy wrote:
I have a conceptual question here .

The report urges convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors

The report-Subject
urges-Verb
convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors-Object.

Wont the construction be better if the object takes a noun form(gerund) .Here the sentence has participle phrases.
Any suggestions .

The report urges convening a white house conference. : This much is enough to make this part a complete sentence.
Rest of the sentence constitutes what the conference will do. i.e. modifying the conference and best usage will be using two parallel participle phrases.

"encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools" + "and" (conjunction) + "establishing networks of black mentors"

You already have definite noun(The report) to act as a subject, why do you want to use a gerund ??
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29 Sep 2012, 06:16
convening ,encouraging ,establishing should be parallel
so A
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29 Sep 2012, 12:13
Thanks for the feedback.
@souvik-just wanted to know if there is any other way to construct this sentence .Thanks !!
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The report urges convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors

A. convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors
B. convening a White House conference, to encourage Congress to appropriate more money for schools and for establishing networks of black mentors
C. convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and to establish networks of black mentors
D. the convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors
E. for convening a White House conference, for encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and establishing networks of black mentors
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20 Sep 2013, 03:57
Simple Parallelism Convening, encouraging.. and establishing
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what is the problem with C
C. convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and to establish networks of black mentors

can`t we consider the second part(after the comma)as a modifier showing cause effect relationship as in
the report urges convening a ..., encouraging(effect) congress "to appropriate" ..and "to establish".

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10 Sep 2015, 23:50
shreygupta3192 wrote:
what is the problem with C
C. convening a White House conference, encouraging Congress to appropriate more money for schools and to establish networks of black mentors

can`t we consider the second part(after the comma)as a modifier showing cause effect relationship as in
the report urges convening a ..., encouraging(effect) congress "to appropriate" ..and "to establish".

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Can someone please explain why C is wrong? Why cant we read it as "the report urges convening a ..., encouraging(effect) congress "to appropriate" ..and "to establish"" as pointed out by Shreygupta?

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03 May 2016, 04:53
Sentence is correct as it is given
correct use of all 3 verbs convening ,encouraging ,establishing of the - ing form in parallel is correct

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03 May 2016, 06:51
Option A (Correct): what does the report urge -> convening a conference + encouraging congress to appropriate more money + establishing networks of black mentors. Three phrases are used correctly here with AND to tell what the report says.

Option C (Wrong) : convening a conference + encouraging Congress to appropriate more money + “to” establish network of black mentors. Missing "AND continuous verb” before last phrase and hence the sentence is not consistent.
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05 Oct 2016, 10:46
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A is correct because there is no error in it ; convening , encouraging and establishing are clearly || ;

C on the other hand is grammatically correct i believe as

Encouraging modifies report and phrase " Congress to appropriate more money for schools and to establish networks of black mentors " seems to be parallel

Can C be correct here
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Had that been the case, it should have "and" between 'convening' and 'encouraging', but not a comma.

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