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The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, a complex

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New post 22 Aug 2010, 19:33
I picked B too because of parallelism and the use of "is" for "the program"

Is the official answer accurate??
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New post 22 Aug 2010, 20:30
+1 for B for the reason mentioned above
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New post 22 Aug 2010, 23:00
I will go with B

to enhance performance of athletes and to prepare them ... are ||
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New post 23 Aug 2010, 06:16
i chose B!

can you verify the OA please?
Do post the OE if you have got one
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the correct question is:

'Sports Medicine Programs' is plural...hence we need 'are'

The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, a complex where final try outs are held for athletes representing the US in the Olympics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation for international competition.

A.) is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation
B.) is geared to enhance the performance of athletes and to prepare them
C.) are geared to enhance athletes performance and their preparation
D.) are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performance and toward preparing them
E.) are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them - CORRECT
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maheshsrini wrote:
The sports medicine program of the Olympic Training Centre is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation for international competition. Highlighted Text is Singular

a) ....
b) is geared to enhance performance of athletes and to prepare them.
c) are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation.
d) are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performance and toward preparing them. change of meaning in enhancement
e) are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them.

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to enhance better than enhancing. Therefore, B.
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The sports medicine programs of the Olympic Training Centre is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation for international competition.

a) ....
b) is geared to enhance performance of athletes and to prepare them.
c) are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation.
d) are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performance and toward preparing them.
e) are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them.


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how can a plural subject be at the same time "a complex", which is a singular name?
Please clarify.
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how can a plural subject be at the same time "a complex", which is a singular name?
Please clarify.


The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the United States in the Olympics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation for international competition.

a complex is not modifying (the plural subject) The Sports Medicine Programs, it is modifying the training center which is singular.

If you omit the modifier, the sentence looks like The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center ARE geared toward enhancing... which is correct.

coming back to the debate of C and E, i chose E ...
In C, if I consider athletes' performance and their preparation ||, then it would mean that enhance their performance(which is good) and enhance their preparation (can you enhance the preparation??)..

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here in E the sentence is the performance of athletes and preparing them
so we are not using them with athletes' performance which is a possessive pronoun.

E is Correct
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E, but I have got this wrong initially.
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tarek99 wrote:
The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the United States in the Olympics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation for international competition.

a) is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation

b) is geared to enhance the performance of athletes and to prepare them

c) are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation

d) are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performance and toward preparing them

e) are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them






In this problem, I chose C as my answer, however the OA is E. Would someone please explain why?
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The answer is E.
The subject is plural so we need the plural verb form "are". This eliminates answer choices A and B.
D is out on parallelism.
C correctly uses the plural verb form "are" but it is incorrect as it is awkward. Moreover, you should avoid using the plural possessive form (s') in an answer choice as it is incorrect more than 90% of the time. If you are faced with two correct answer choices, go for the one which doesn't use the plural possessive form. Moreover, E uses parallelism correctly.
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down to C and E, went for E.
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possessives can not antecedents of a pronoun.(their)
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The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the United States in the Olympics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation for international competition.

a) is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation

b) is geared to enhance the performance of athletes and to prepare them

c) are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation

d) are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performance and toward preparing them

e) are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them

We know clearly S-V issue. In "E" along with S-V agreement correctly formed, enhancing is clearly parallel with preparing. vs. C
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E is preferred over C due to parallel construction. Compare...

are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation

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are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them

I hope this explains.


Thanks for this explanation..
Even i choose C but now I am convinced that E is correct..
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E FOR MAINTAINING PARALLELISM
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The Sports Medicine Programs of the Olympic Training Center, a complex where final try outs are held for athletes representing the US in the Olympics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation for international competition.

(A) is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation
(B) is geared to enhance the performance of athletes and to prepare them
(C) are geared to enhance athletes performance and their preparation
(D) are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performance and toward preparing them
(E) are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them

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A.) is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation ……. Progrms – is: SV problem

B.) is geared to enhance the performance of athletes and to prepare them ……… Progrms – is: SV problem

C.) are geared to enhance athletes performance and their preparation --------athletes performance—apostrophe missing , geared toward is more fitting in the context
D.) are geared toward ‘the enhancement of athletes' performance and toward preparing them’ .. parallelism problem
E.) are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them …… parallel and correct choice
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Answer choice is C.
In E, "them" refers to "athletes" or "performance"?
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C the OA? – surprised

C.) are geared to enhance athletes performance and their preparation------ ‘Geared to’ is unidiomatic and athletes misses the apostrophe. Let us ignore the ambiguity about the pronoun ‘their’, becos, logically no body can say that a program aims at increasing the performance of the program itself.

Similarly, them E must logically refer to the athletes rather than the programs. But your question whether 'them' can refer to performance is all the more wrong because performance is not a plural noun.
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