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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Parallelism" Revision Project.

Unbiased third-party "clean" teams can protect sensitive data while assessing the business rationale of a deal, helping to develop an integrated business plan, and supporting negotiations.

A. while assessing the business rationale of a deal, helping to develop an integrated business plan, and supporting

B. while also assessing the business concerns for a deal, as well as helping the development of an integrated business plan, and to support the

C. and assess the rationale of a deal from a business perspective, help the development of an integrated business plan, and supporting relevant

D. while facilitating the assessment of a business rationale of a deal, help to develop a business plan of integration, and supporting the

E. and assist the assessment of the deal’s business rationale, helping to develop an integrated plan for the business, and support

Spoiler: :: OE
The original sentence begins with a simple present tense statement, “clean teams
can protect sensitive data” that is followed by three verb phrases that are logically
parallel in the sentence, and so should be structurally parallel as well. The sentence
maintains a parallel construction, using the “-ing” form of each verb (assessing,
helping, supporting). Finally, the sentence is clear and concise.
(A) CORRECT. The first choice is correct as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) This sentence unnecessarily introduces the connecting phrases “while also” and
“as well as”; these phrases are wordy, not grammatically required, and do not
improve the clarity of the sentence. The concluding phrase “to support the
negotiations” is not parallel with the earlier verb phrases, and incorrectly uses the
article “the,” which is unclear given that negotiations were not referenced earlier.
(C) The conjunction “and” joins the first verb phrase with the original
statement, which changes the original meaning of the sentence; the correct
"while" indicating that the teams can protect sensitive data even while using it.
The first and second verb phrases use the simple present tense (“assess" and
"help"). However, the last phrase “and supporting relevant negotiations” completely
breaks the parallelism and is thus incorrect. Also, this choice is unnecessarily wordy
in two ways: It uses the phrase “the rationale of a deal from a business perspective”
as opposed to “business rationale” in earlier choices, and it introduces the word
“relevant” which adds no meaning, as clearly only relevant negotiations are to be
supported.
(D) The second verb phrase, “help to develop a business plan of integration” is
structurally not parallel to the equivalent phrases that begin with "facilitating" and
"supporting." Also, that phrase is wordier without making the meaning clearer. In
addition, this choice incorrectly uses the article “the,” which is unclear given that
negotiations were not referenced earlier. Finally, this choice is unnecessarily wordy
in its use of “facilitating the assessment” in place of simply “assessing.”
(E) Here, “helping to develop an integrated plan for the business” is not parallel to
"assist" and "support," as it must be. Also, the first verb phrase is awkward in its use
of “assist the assessment” and “the deal’s business rationale” where no particular
deal is being discussed.

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19 Feb 2015, 17:38
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A - ' helping and supporting' .Rest don't maintain parallelism.

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19 Feb 2015, 18:47
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E is good.. When we read the sentence, access is happening with protection.

In A while usage and listing is not fine if I am right.. Because it states like, can protect data while assessing X, helping Y and supporting Z.

In B, while also are redundent.

In C, development and supporting are not ||al

In D, to develop and supporting are not ||al

In E, here can protect data and assist in doing something, by helping to develop X and support Y.. E is my take...

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20 Feb 2015, 00:49
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A.
This follows the similar structure of an official question and a lot can learned from this question. Excellent question choice souvik
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20 Feb 2015, 05:59
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narrowed down to A & D.

A maintain parallelism.
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12 Jul 2016, 02:44
[quote="souvik101990"]This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Parallelism" Revision Project.

Unbiased third-party "clean" teams can protect sensitive data while assessing the business rationale of a deal, helping to develop an integrated business plan, and supporting negotiations.

A. while assessing the business rationale of a deal, helping to develop an integrated business plan, and supporting

B. while also assessing the business concerns for a deal, as well as helping the development of an integrated business plan, and to support the

C. and assess the rationale of a deal from a business perspective, help the development of an integrated business plan, and supporting relevant

D. while facilitating the assessment of a business rationale of a deal, help to develop a business plan of integration, and supporting the

E. and assist the assessment of the deal’s business rationale, helping to develop an integrated plan for the business, and support

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12 Jul 2016, 09:05
souvik101990 wrote:
This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Parallelism" Revision Project.

Unbiased third-party "clean" teams can protect sensitive data while assessing the business rationale of a deal, helping to develop an integrated business plan, and supporting negotiations.

A. while assessing the business rationale of a deal, helping to develop an integrated business plan, and supporting

B. while also assessing the business concerns for a deal, as well as helping the development of an integrated business plan, and to support the

C. and assess the rationale of a deal from a business perspective, help the development of an integrated business plan, and supporting relevant

D. while facilitating the assessment of a business rationale of a deal, help to develop a business plan of integration, and supporting the

E. and assist the assessment of the deal’s business rationale, helping to develop an integrated plan for the business, and support

Spoiler: :: OE
The original sentence begins with a simple present tense statement, “clean teams
can protect sensitive data” that is followed by three verb phrases that are logically
parallel in the sentence, and so should be structurally parallel as well. The sentence
maintains a parallel construction, using the “-ing” form of each verb (assessing,
helping, supporting). Finally, the sentence is clear and concise.
(A) CORRECT. The first choice is correct as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) This sentence unnecessarily introduces the connecting phrases “while also” and
“as well as”; these phrases are wordy, not grammatically required, and do not
improve the clarity of the sentence. The concluding phrase “to support the
negotiations” is not parallel with the earlier verb phrases, and incorrectly uses the
article “the,” which is unclear given that negotiations were not referenced earlier.
(C) The conjunction “and” joins the first verb phrase with the original
statement, which changes the original meaning of the sentence; the correct
"while" indicating that the teams can protect sensitive data even while using it.
The first and second verb phrases use the simple present tense (“assess" and
"help"). However, the last phrase “and supporting relevant negotiations” completely
breaks the parallelism and is thus incorrect. Also, this choice is unnecessarily wordy
in two ways: It uses the phrase “the rationale of a deal from a business perspective”
as opposed to “business rationale” in earlier choices, and it introduces the word
“relevant” which adds no meaning, as clearly only relevant negotiations are to be
supported.
(D) The second verb phrase, “help to develop a business plan of integration” is
structurally not parallel to the equivalent phrases that begin with "facilitating" and
"supporting." Also, that phrase is wordier without making the meaning clearer. In
addition, this choice incorrectly uses the article “the,” which is unclear given that
negotiations were not referenced earlier. Finally, this choice is unnecessarily wordy
in its use of “facilitating the assessment” in place of simply “assessing.”
(E) Here, “helping to develop an integrated plan for the business” is not parallel to
"assist" and "support," as it must be. Also, the first verb phrase is awkward in its use
of “assist the assessment” and “the deal’s business rationale” where no particular
deal is being discussed.

The team can protect the data by doing two tasks- By helping to develop BP and by supporting negotiations.

'helping' and 'developing' must be parallel, and these two are parallel only in option A.
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12 Jul 2016, 10:39
assessing, helping and supporting are parallel only in A option . Hence A
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Unbiased third-party "clean" teams can protect sensitive data while assessing the business rationale of a deal, helping to develop an integrated business plan, and supporting negotiations.

A. while assessing the business rationale of a deal, helping to develop an integrated business plan, and supporting

B. while also assessing the business concerns for a deal, as well as helping the development of an integrated business plan, and to support the

C. and assess the rationale of a deal from a business perspective, help the development of an integrated business plan, and supporting relevant

D. while facilitating the assessment of a business rationale of a deal, help to develop a business plan of integration, and supporting the

E. and assist the assessment of the deal’s business rationale, helping to develop an integrated plan for the business, and support
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13 Oct 2019, 07:39
Hello,
I choose A) after all but I was unsure with the "helping to develop"

A. while assessing the business rationale of a deal, helping to develop an integrated business plan, and supporting

I thought "helping TO develop" and supporting might not be parallel;
Sadly I don't know the ressource anymore but I've seen a similar problem where this was pointed out once.

It probably was used in a different way though. Can anybody help me with my confusion?
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13 Oct 2019, 21:24
A - Correct

Rest doesn't maintain parallelism.
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