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# U.S. officials said they are convinced that by public demons

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Updated on: 08 Sep 2013, 22:43
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U.S. officials said they are convinced that by public demonstration of the strength of its banks and promising to solidify those that prove weak, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence.

by public demonstration of the strength of its banks and promising to solidify those that prove weak, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence.

by publicly demonstrating the strength of its banks and promising to solidify those that prove weak, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence.

Europe can help stem the crisis of confidence by publicly demonstrating the strength of its banks and by solidifying those that prove weak.

by public demonstration of the strength of its banks and by making a promise to solidify those that prove weak in public, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence.

Europe may help stem the crisis of confidence by publicly demonstrating the strength of its banks and promise solidifying those that prove weak.

Originally posted by mbadreamschool18 on 08 Sep 2013, 20:39.
Last edited by mau5 on 08 Sep 2013, 22:43, edited 1 time in total.
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02 Oct 2013, 21:29
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U.S. officials said they are convinced that by public demonstration of the strength of its banks and promising to solidify those that prove weak, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence.

by public demonstration of the strength of its banks and promising to solidify those that prove weak, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence. - No parallelism. incorrect

by publicly demonstrating the strength of its banks and promising to solidify those that prove weak, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence. - parallel. correct

Europe can help stem the crisis of confidence by publicly demonstrating the strength of its banks and by solidifying those that prove weak. - may/might exhibits possibility, can/could exhibit ability. do not match. incorrect.

by public demonstration of the strength of its banks and by making a promise to solidify those that prove weak in public, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence. - same as A. incorrect.

Europe may help stem the crisis of confidence by publicly demonstrating the strength of its banks and promise solidifying those that prove weak. - incorrect parallelism. incorrect.

Hope I am right .
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09 Sep 2013, 03:11
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out of option b and c
i will choose the option B because promising is the word that is missing in option c and if neglected will alter the meaning of the sentence
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09 Sep 2013, 03:26
I picked E over C. The only problem with option C is "can" whereas the original meaning of the sentence is "may".
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09 Sep 2013, 05:08
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I think the answer is option B.

Option C says "by doing A and by doing B" while option B says "by doing A and doing B"

Since the two events are linked in OP, it means we need to try preserve the same meaning in the options. Hence option B is the best imho.

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B for me as well... C is missing the word "promise"
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U.S. officials said they are convinced that by public demonstration of the strength of its banks and promising to solidify those that prove weak, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence.

by public demonstration of the strength of its banks and promising to solidify those that prove weak, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence.
Error : Parallelism by X and Y , X = demonstration of the strenght Y = promising to solidify

by publicly demonstrating the strength of its banks and promising to solidify those that prove weak, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence.
Seems fine hold it : , Parallelism X= demonstrating , Y = promising correct

Europe can help stem the crisis of confidence by publicly demonstrating the strength of its banks and by solidifying those that prove weak.
Error : Can changes the meaning of the sentence

by public demonstration of the strength of its banks and by making a promise to solidify those that prove weak in public, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence.
Error : meaning change

Europe may help stem the crisis of confidence by publicly demonstrating the strength of its banks and promise solidifying those that prove weak.
Error : parallelism error again
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According to Ron, (I saw this in his parallelism video) both "by doing A and by doing B" and "by doing A and doing B" are correct.

vishnuns39620 wrote:
I think the answer is option B.

Option C says "by doing A and by doing B" while option B says "by doing A and doing B"

Since the two events are linked in OP, it means we need to try preserve the same meaning in the options. Hence option B is the best imho.

Please let me know if my reasoning is correct or not! THank you.

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09 Mar 2018, 03:02
For me, choice B appears convincing. It retains the original meaning & maintains parallelism by saying that by publicly demonstrating the strength of its banks and promising to solidify those that prove weak, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence.
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23 Mar 2020, 04:05
rohitmanglik wrote:
According to Ron, (I saw this in his parallelism video) both "by doing A and by doing B" and "by doing A and doing B" are correct.

vishnuns39620 wrote:
I think the answer is option B.

Option C says "by doing A and by doing B" while option B says "by doing A and doing B"

Since the two events are linked in OP, it means we need to try preserve the same meaning in the options. Hence option B is the best imho.

Please let me know if my reasoning is correct or not! THank you.

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Does't option B breakes the paralleism ?? could you please provide a much convincing explanation to support B . Bit confused with it . Thanks in advance
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23 Mar 2020, 11:51
U.S. officials said they are convinced that by public demonstration of the strength of its banks and promising to solidify those that prove weak, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence.

by public demonstration of the strength of its banks and promising to solidify those that prove weak, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence. > Parallelism error

by publicly demonstrating the strength of its banks and promising to solidify those that prove weak, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence. >..Correct one

Europe can help stem the crisis of confidence by publicly demonstrating the strength of its banks and by solidifying those that prove weak. >the construction is awkward.

by public demonstration of the strength of its banks and by making a promise to solidify those that prove weak in public, Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence.> one is noun and the other is verb

Europe may help stem the crisis of confidence by publicly demonstrating the strength of its banks and promise solidifying those that prove weak.
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24 Mar 2020, 10:04
Hello, according to the OA, the sentence reads:

"U.S. officials said they are convinced that (???) Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence". Does it make sense to say "someone is convinced that something might happen?" To me it is illogical and therefore I chose option C.
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Hello, according to the OA, the sentence reads:

"U.S. officials said they are convinced that (???) Europe might help stem the crisis of confidence". Does it make sense to say "someone is convinced that something might happen?" To me it is illogical and therefore I chose option C.

Hello, quantrace. I know what you mean, and I have eliminated shorter answer choices before based on a conviction that seemed awash in not-so-convincing language. Here, you have to ask yourself what the officials are convinced of. You cannot jump over the by... phrase and isolate the latter half of the sentence to take a shortcut. Perhaps the officials are convinced that Europe can adopt a specific approach that may produce a desirable outcome, but the approach itself is the conviction, rather than the outcome. That is how I interpreted the sentence. Choice (C), meanwhile, has two questionable attributes to my eye. The first is the double by. Although there are instances of such a usage in correct answers, you should question whether the second by is absolutely necessary to convey the vital meaning of the sentence. I would say it is not in this case, and extra words that achieve little to nothing in expressing the main idea typically work against that answer choice. To be clear, there is nothing wrong with saying, by demonstrating... and solidifying. I would also argue that the change from might/may to can indicates a certainty about the outcome that may not be accurate. For these reasons, although I like the initial, more straightforward angle of (C) over (B), I opted for (B). It proved to me to be the harder answer to argue against.

I hope that helps. If you have further questions, feel free to ask.

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