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Tropical bats play important roles in the rain forest ecosystem

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Tropical bats play an important role in the rain forest ecosystem, aiding in the dispersal of cashew, date, and fig seeds; pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help the producing of tequila by pollinating agave plants.

(A) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help the producing of
(B) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly helping to produce
(C) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and they indirectly help to produce
(D) they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help producing
(E) they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; indirectly helping the producing of

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I chose option D as I thought after semicolon an independent clause be there unless the semicolon is not included in the underlined part, Could someone pleas explain what I'am missing here.

This question is testing a weird case of semicolon usage. When we are listing things that have commas in them, we can separate the list items with semicolons instead for clarity.

For example, if I'm trying to list city names, "Paris, France, Berlin, Germany, and Brussels, Belgium" is pretty confusing — is this a list of 6 different places? If we instead separate the city names with semicolons ("Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; and Brussels, Belgium"), our list becomes a lot more clear.

So our list in B is

aiding in the dispersal of cashew, date, and fig seeds; pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly helping to produce tequila by pollinating agave plants.

D is not parallel if we consider it a list.

Even if we were following the "semicolons separate independent clauses" rule, D still wouldn't work — the first two pieces of the sentences are independent clauses, but the third is not.

Tropical bats play an important role in the rain forest ecosystem, aiding in the dispersal of cashew, date, and fig seeds; they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help producing tequila by pollinating agave plants.
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Tropical bats play important roles in the rain forest ecosystem, aiding in the dispersal of cashew, date, and fig seeds; pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help the producing of tequila by pollinating agave plants.

We're looking for parallelism across the three elements. We're given the hint from the non-underlined section (aiding in the dispersal of X,Y,Z)... so we're looking for an -ing verb. This reasoning rules out (D) and (E). (E) also has two other issues: 1) doesn't have an "and" between the pollination and producing element and 2) does not use the action noun form of "producing."

We're left with (A) and (C). (A) is incorrect because not parallel & "help the producing of" is not optimal....when an action noun ("production of") exists. (C) doesn't following the -ing parallelism.

A) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help the producing of
B) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly helping to produce
C) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and they indirectly help to produce
D) they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help producing
E) they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; indirectly helping the producing of

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Tropical bats play an important role in the rain forest ecosystem, aiding in the dispersal of cashew, date, and fig seeds; pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help the producing of tequila by pollinating agave plants.

A) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help the producing of
B) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly helping to produce
C) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and they indirectly help to produce
D) they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help producing
E) they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; indirectly helping the producing of


My response.

The question is testing the concept of parallelism.

a) wrong because -ing form is a different structure "complex gerund" whereas other -ing forms are indicating results of a clause.
b) Correct
c) wrong because -ing form is missing after and
d) "they" disrupts parallelism
e) same as d)
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We have three things in the list separated by ;
aiding in the dispersal of A,B,C; pollinating E,F,G; and indirectly helping H.
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I chose option D as I thought after semicolon an independent clause be there unless the semicolon is not included in the underlined part, Could someone pleas explain what I'am missing here.
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I chose option D as I thought after semicolon an independent clause be there unless the semicolon is not included in the underlined part, Could someone pleas explain what I'am missing here.
The semicolon is just a "big comma" here.

Tropical bats play an important role in the rain forest ecosystem, aiding in the dispersal of cashew, date, and fig seeds, pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees, and indirectly helping to produce tequila by pollinating agave plants.

Tropical bats play an important role in the rain forest ecosystem, aiding in the dispersal of cashew, date, and fig seeds; pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly helping to produce tequila by pollinating agave plants.
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Tropical bats play an important role in the rain forest ecosystem, aiding in the dispersal of cashew, date, and fig seeds; pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help the producing of tequila by pollinating agave plants.

A) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help the producing of
B) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly helping to produce
C) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and they indirectly help to produce
D) they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help producing
E) they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; indirectly helping the producing of




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I think i can help you with this question pretty easily, by using the independent clause rules:-
in our options, every option is using semicolon ,so both sentence after semicolon must be independent clause so C,D and E are incorrect as they are using "they" which is dependent clause, relying over 1st part of sentence.
Now A and B left to produce / producing of
we use to produce because its purpose is to produce. So B is correct.
Hope i was able to help you.
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Tropical bats play an important role in the rain forest ecosystem, aiding in the dispersal of cashew, date, and fig seeds; pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help the producing of tequila by pollinating agave plants.

(A) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help the producing of
(B) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly helping to produce
(C) pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and they indirectly help to produce
(D) they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly help producing
(E) they pollinate banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; indirectly helping the producing of

Always check citation for accuracy before use.

Similar question can be found in OG 2013 - OG 2018
https://gmatclub.com/forum/tropical-bat ... 31457.html


A , C , D : PRALLELISM NOT MANTAIN
- AIDING,POLLINATING AND HELPING SHOULD BE THERE

E : HELPING THE RPODUCING NOT CORRECT WORD

B : CORRECT MEANING
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