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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers .


(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers

(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers

(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers

(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers

(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers



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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers


a) golf clubs... that are organizing sessions?
b) the club purchased, for its members, bugs, sets and sessions for them -> keep this one.
c) the club purchased stuff... additionally organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
d) the club, in addition to organizing sessions, purchased some stuff -> ok.
e) ...both X as well as Y... -> idiom should be: both X and Y.

(D) is it?

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Is there an issue with "them" in option E ? since i did find parallel but only "them" is not clear.
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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers


a) golf clubs... that are organizing sessions?
b) the club purchased, for its members, bugs, sets and sessions for them -> keep this one.
c) the club purchased stuff... additionally organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
d) the club purchased stuff... in addition to organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
e) ...both X as well as Y... -> idiom should be: both X and Y.

(B) is it?


I understand your point on idiom issues with E (both as well as) but not sure if this construction in B make sense

purchased something and training sessions

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Is there an issue with "them" in option E ? since i did find parallel but only "them" is not clear.

I think 'them' is good to refer to its members. Only problem I see and what someone else also highlighted is idiom... "both as well as" ...
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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers


a) golf clubs... that are organizing sessions?
b) the club purchased, for its members, bugs, sets and sessions for them -> keep this one.
c) the club purchased stuff... additionally organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
d) the club purchased stuff... in addition to organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
e) ...both X as well as Y... -> idiom should be: both X and Y.

(B) is it?


I understand your point on idiom issues with E (both as well as) but not sure if this construction in B make sense

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So, "the club purchased" a list of things: "buggies, sets and sessions". Does that make sense?
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[quote="carcass"]

The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers


a) golf clubs... that are organizing sessions?
b) the club purchased, for its members, bugs, sets and sessions for them -> keep this one.
c) the club purchased stuff... additionally organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
d) the club purchased stuff... in addition to organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
e) ...both X as well as Y... -> idiom should be: both X and Y.

(B) is it?


I understand your point on idiom issues with E (both as well as) but not sure if this construction in B make sense

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So, "the club purchased" a list of things: "buggies, sets and sessions". Does that make sense?[/quote]

Hmm.. purchased training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.. not sure man !!

Probably "purchased tickets of training sessions for them with leading professional golfers" or "purchased coupons of training sessions for them with leading professional golfers" or "purchased passes of training sessions for them with leading professional golfers" would make more sense to me. I may be wrong though, after all ear is always wrong on GMAT. :)

Let's wait what others say.

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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers

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It sounds wrong I agree, but now after going through the choices I think the correct one is (D):
>> the club, in addition to organizing training sessions, purchased buggies and sets.
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Why D? --> 'in addition to..training sessions' for 'them' (golf clubs)? The ambiguity of 'them' is confusing, so would like an expert opinion
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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers



hi..

first just on point of THEM in D..
THEM refers to ITS MEMBERS and it is correct..

Now "in addition to...." is a MODIFIER modifying the "The Town and Country Club"

The sentence can be better formed with the MODIFIER starting the sentence..
In addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers, the Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs.

so the T and C club did two things for its members..
1) organized training sessions with leading professional golfers.
2) purchased customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs.....the coloured portion should be PARALLEL.

ONLY D follows the above parallelism correctly

there is a query about E too..
E is also wrong in splitting with leading professional golfers to leading and professional golfers
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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers -"also organising" is wrong
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers -One can't buy training sessions
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers -The club bought 2 things; thus usage of "as well as" is wrong
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers -Correct
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers -"as well as" is singular in nature. Correct usage is both .... and ....
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"purchased" is the key word here. To keep the parallel, we need the structure like that in D or E.
In E, "both...as well as.." is wrong.
D is correct.
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(A) The sentence is ambiguous and does not make it clear who is organizing the training sessions. Also, if the Club did two things then they should be parallel—purchased and organized.
(B) The use of for them in the last item in the list breaks the parallel structure in the sentence.
(C) The use of additionally is awkward and the use of professionally as an adverb distorts the intended meaning of the term.
(D) The correct answer.
(E) The last part—both leading as well as professional golfers—makes it appear as though the training sessions were with two different categories of golfers.
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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers -One can't buy training sessions



This is incorrect elimination reasoning. You actually can buy training sessions, so I'm not sure why this was your reason for elimination.

The book states the reason to eliminate B is because "for them" breaks parallelism.
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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers .


(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers

(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers

(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers

(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers

(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers




I am not clear from above explanation why D is correct. I am confused on A and D ; option A uses ALSO instead of IN ADDITION TO , which is used in option D.
Would anyone explain why A is wrong and D is correct?
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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers .


(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers

(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers

(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers

(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers

(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers




I am not clear from above explanation why D is correct. I am confused on A and D ; option A uses ALSO instead of IN ADDITION TO , which is used in option D.
Would anyone explain why A is wrong and D is correct?


Just hitting ur point.

Also vs in addition to:

In option A:
Skip also.

Town and Country Club purchased customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers. [also skipped].

Look, this is a comma + VERBing.
Actually the “comma + VERBing“ has relationship with main clause.

Because:

If “u purchase some golf materials”, it has no impact (guarantee) on “organising matches with golf professionals”
So “comma + VERBing“ doesn’t make sense here.

In another note, the word ALSO indicates another similar (equal priority) action.

So Modifier (less important statement) should NOT be used here.

Correct expression may be: the club purchased golf materials and arranged a match for the members with the professional.

Or: the club purchased golf materials for members, creating more opportunities for members to practice.

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In order to use separate [equally important] statements (either similar or contrasting), we can use “comma/ without comma+sub ordinating connector + VERBing” in the latter portion. Here, “comma/without comma +sub ordinating connector + VERBing”, a reduced modifier, takes the earlier subject and provides separate [equally important] statements (either similar or contrasting).

“While” & “IN ADDITION TO” can provide such statements, but “ALSO” can’t provide such statement with VERBing modifier.

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A similar official answer (While + VERBing = separate & contrasting statement):
Official Guide 15, SC#134.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/recently-imp ... 12#p595875

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