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# The stock market collapse of 1929 had far reaching

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The stock market collapse of 1929 had far reaching consequences for the national economy, causing a nationwide collapse in home values, putting millions out of work, and by erasing the investment savings of one fifth of the population.

A. and by erasing
B. and erasing
C. and having erased
D. and erased
E. by erasing
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10 Oct 2012, 20:24
causing , putting and erasing should be parallel.
In A 'by' is incorrect so only left is B
IMO B
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10 Oct 2012, 20:38

in parallelism make sure
first prallel element set rules to make parallel others in sentence
eg:- in this one
causing....,putting...
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11 Oct 2012, 00:09
kingb wrote:
The stock market collapse of 1929 had far reaching consequences for the national economy, causing a nationwide collapse in home values, putting millions out of work, and by erasing the investment savings of one fifth of the population.

A. and by erasing
B. and erasing
C. and having erased
D. and erased
E. by erasing

we have a list here so the last item needs and "and"
erasing is parallel to the rest of the list -

+1B
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