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To restore fishing grounds damaged by pollution, marine engineers can create an artificial reef by towing old barges to an offshore location and sinking to the sandy bottom.

a. and sinking
b. and sinking them
c. and sinking it
d) where it sinks
d. having sunk them
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i'm going with C

Quote:
a. and sinking

marine engineers are not going to sink - Eliminate
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b. and sinking them

them is plural, and marine engineers want to sink the aritifical reef, which is singular.- Eliminate
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c. and sinking it

Correct singular pronoun usage.
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d) where it sinks

it doesnt sink, someone is sinking it - Eliminate
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d. having sunk them

simply awkward.
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i'm going with C

Quote:
a. and sinking

marine engineers are not going to sink - Eliminate
Quote:
b. and sinking them

them is plural, and marine engineers want to sink the aritifical reef, which is singular.- Eliminate
Quote:
c. and sinking it

Correct singular pronoun usage.
Quote:
d) where it sinks

it doesnt sink, someone is sinking it - Eliminate
Quote:
d. having sunk them

simply awkward.


No, The meaning of the sentence is towing old barges and sinking old barges to the sandy bottom. hence, answer should be B. Here, them clearly refers to old barges.
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Senthil1981 wrote:
i'm going with C

Quote:
a. and sinking

marine engineers are not going to sink - Eliminate
Quote:
b. and sinking them

them is plural, and marine engineers want to sink the aritifical reef, which is singular.- Eliminate
Quote:
c. and sinking it

Correct singular pronoun usage.
Quote:
d) where it sinks

it doesnt sink, someone is sinking it - Eliminate
Quote:
d. having sunk them

simply awkward.


No, The meaning of the sentence is towing old barges and sinking old barges to the sandy bottom. hence, answer should be B. Here, them clearly refers to old barges.



When should we repeat words in parallelism?
As in this case, will this be correct: by towing........and by sinking..........
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Just as there is an object, old barges, for towing, the sinking also should be followed by an appropriate object, 'barges', or 'them'. Otherwise, it would mean that the marine engineers are towing and sinking themselves
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When should we repeat words in parallelism?
As in this case, will this be correct: by towing........and by sinking..........


Hi Shiv2016 ,

Here is the great article written by our expert mikemcgarry .

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-para ... ce-inside/

I hope this will help!
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i selected C.. Can you please explain why B is wrong.. Many thanks
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i selected C.. Can you please explain why B is wrong.. Many thanks
C is having a SV error
Barges - - - > plural

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