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# Those who enter marathons soon learn that, to succeed in

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Those who enter marathons soon learn that, to succeed in these grueling competitive events, runners must be in excellent condition, have unshakable self-confidence, and, most important of all, know how to pace yourself.
(A) know how to pace yourself
(B) is knowing how to pace yourself
(C) know how to pace themselves
(D) you must pace yourself
(E) they must know how to pace themselves
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29 Dec 2008, 14:12
those needs plural reference. Hence C. E is not parallel
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30 Dec 2008, 00:34
C. In parallel structure, the structure of second clause / phrase / word needs to be followed for others.

Since, "must" is not repeated in the second phrase "have unshakable self-confidence", hence "must" is not required in the third phrase either.
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30 Dec 2008, 01:45
vivektripathi wrote:
Those who enter marathons soon learn that, to succeed in these grueling competitive events, runners must be in excellent condition, have unshakable self-confidence, and, most important of all, know how to pace yourself.
(A) know how to pace yourself
(B) is knowing how to pace yourself
(C) know how to pace themselves
(D) you must pace yourself
(E) they must know how to pace themselves

My choice is C,
B, D, E are not parallel with the sentences. There are only A and C left. It can not be "yourself" >>>> so C
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