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The soap manufacturer conceded that its product may have contributed to the recent outbreak of skin irritation experienced by its consumers and having pulled the product, led to a sharp drop in the company`s share price.


A. having pulled the product, led to

B. pulled the product, leading to

C. pulling the product, leading to

D. pulled the product, led to

E. pulled the product, having led to

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+1 for B.

A. having pulled the product, led to

B. pulled the product, leading to --> Correct, maintains parallelism, and "leading to" modifies verb-ed form prior the immediate comma

C. pulling the product, leading to

D. pulled the product, led to

E. pulled the product, having led to

Hence, B.
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A. having pulled the product, led to

"having pulled" is not parallel to "contributed" INCORRECT

B. pulled the product, leading to

"contributed" and "pulled" are parallel. The modifier "leading" explains the result of the previous clause. CORRECT

C. pulling the product, leading to

"pulling" is not parallel to "contributed" INCORRECT

D. pulled the product, led to

Seems like a run-on sentence. "led to" is missing a subject. INCORRECT

E. pulled the product, having led to

Meaning error. This incorrectly states that the manufacturer led to the share drop and pulled the product. INCORRECT

Hence option B
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The soap manufacturer conceded that its product may have contributed to the recent outbreak of skin irritation experienced by its consumers and having pulled the product, led to a sharp drop in the company`s share price.


A. having pulled the product, led to

B. pulled the product, leading to

C. pulling the product, leading to

D. pulled the product, led to

E. pulled the product, having led to


Proper uses of cause & effect structure with a participle modifier. It has also a parallel structure "conceded ....... and pulled ......".
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Hi ,

How can we identify from where is the parallel branch starting from?

This how i compared the 2 clauses:
The soap manufacturer conceded that its product may have contributed to the recent outbreak of skin irritation experienced by its consumers[/color] and having pulled the product, led to a sharp drop in the company`s share price.

Please suggest a robust way to be sure of from where the parallelism branch starts?
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Hi ,

How can we identify from where is the parallel branch starting from?

This how i compared the 2 clauses:
The soap manufacturer conceded that its product may have contributed to the recent outbreak of skin irritation experienced by its consumers[/color] and having pulled the product, led to a sharp drop in the company`s share price.

Please suggest a robust way to be sure of from where the parallelism branch starts?


Hello Sahnikraj,

Let me help you.
Please don't search parallel structure in a sentence considering words only.
GMAT always gives more priority to meaning than grammar.

In this sentence, the soap manufacturer thought that the skin irritation had been caused by its product and accordingly pulled out the product from market.
And this pullout caused sharp drop in the company's share price.
So, considering the meaning of this sentence "conceded" and "pulled" should be parallel.

Also, there is a simple cause and effect combination. Pullout caused share drop.

Hope, it helps.


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