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Choice a,c have unlike parallelism error
Choice e uses past tense but its a fact so must be in present tense parallel to has been able

Choice b has ,and which marks start of new ic and retailers is no more the subject so stay ahead is without subject

Choice d correctly uses present tense and uses no comma before and therefore the correct answer

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Re: Unlike traditional retailers that deploy one new product [#permalink]

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Unlike traditional retailers that deploy one new product line per season, delivering new looks every few weeks has enabled fast fashion clothing retailers to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events and stay ahead of the competition.

A. delivering new looks every few weeks has enabled fast fashion clothing retailers to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events and stay

B. fast fashion clothing retailers deliver new looks every few weeks, enabling them to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events, and stay

C. the delivering of new looks every few weeks has enabled fast fashion clothing retailers to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events, staying

D. fast fashion clothing retailers, by delivering new looks every few weeks, have been able to respond to media events and fluctuations in demand and stay

E. fast fashion clothing retailers, by delivering new looks every few weeks, have been able to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events and stayed


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The clearest Decision Point here is the Modifier — "unlike traditional retailers..." must modify something that could be like traditional retailers. Choices A and C do not do so, so they are incorrect. The decision between B,D, and E is a bit more nuanced. But look at the logic of choice B: by putting modifier ”enabling...” after the first verb, it creates the sentence "Retailers deliver new looks and stay ahead...”. This isn’t the logical meaning — it treats those two as separate-but—equal events, when in actuality the delivering is what allows them to stay ahead. Choice D fixes this, using the "and” conjunction to treat the other two, more-related verbs as the equal events. ”...have been able to respond to fluctuations in demand and stay ahead..." is the logical meaning, making D correct.
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Unlike traditional retailers that deploy one new product line per season, delivering new looks every few weeks has enabled fast fashion clothing retailers to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events and stay ahead of the competition.

A. delivering new looks every few weeks has enabled fast fashion clothing retailers to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events and stay

B. fast fashion clothing retailers deliver new looks every few weeks, enabling them to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events, and stay deliver and stay should not be parallel. Stay ahead of the competition is result of delivery.

C. the delivering of new looks every few weeks has enabled fast fashion clothing retailers to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events, staying

D. fast fashion clothing retailers, by delivering new looks every few weeks, have been able to respond to media events and fluctuations in demand and stay correct

E. fast fashion clothing retailers, by delivering new looks every few weeks, have been able to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events and stayed

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B. fast fashion clothing retailers deliver new looks every few weeks, enabling them to respond to fluctuations in deman
d and media events, and stay ---deliver and stay should not be parallel. Stay ahead of the competition is the result of delivery.

'Stay' may not be a parallel action to deliver as has been made out. IMO, it is a parallel action to respond in the modifier part. We should parse B as ----fast fashion clothing retailers deliver new looks every few weeks, enabling them (to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events, and(to) stay ahead). The question is not one of verb parallelism but of infinitive parallelism within the modifier.

Only one reason that D is a tad better than B is that of a better word - order. Let's consider the modifier. D says that the fast fashion clothing retailers … have been able to respond to media events and fluctuations in demand and stay ahead. This correctly means that the fluctuations pertain only to the demand and not to media events.
On the contrary, B says --- fast fashion clothing retailers …. To respond to fluctuations in demand and media events. This might mean that both the demand and media events undergo fluctuations. This is not logical.
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thelosthippie wrote:
Unlike traditional retailers that deploy one new product line per season, delivering new looks every few weeks has enabled fast fashion clothing retailers to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events and stay ahead of the competition.

A. delivering new looks every few weeks has enabled fast fashion clothing retailers to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events and stay

B. fast fashion clothing retailers deliver new looks every few weeks, enabling them to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events, and stay

C. the delivering of new looks every few weeks has enabled fast fashion clothing retailers to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events, staying

D. fast fashion clothing retailers, by delivering new looks every few weeks, have been able to respond to media events and fluctuations in demand and stay

E. fast fashion clothing retailers, by delivering new looks every few weeks, have been able to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events and stayed


"fluctuations in demand and media events" doesn't make sense. A, B, C and E are out, only D remain.

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Does anybody feel "Them" in option B ambiguous?
I eliminated B because i felt "them" ambiguous.

B. fast fashion clothing retailers deliver new looks every few weeks, enabling them to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events, and stay


I also eliminated B due to the word "them". Can anyone clarify please?

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Unlike traditional retailers that deploy one new product line per season, delivering new looks every few weeks has enabled fast fashion clothing retailers to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events and stay ahead of the competition.

The phrase "Unlike traditional retailers that deploy one new" should modify "fast fashion clothing retailers" and hence, "fast fashion clothing retailers" should be followed by the phrase "Unlike traditional retailers that deploy one new". When we quickly glance at the options, we can eliminate options A and C in which "fast fashion clothing retailers" is not followed by the modifier phrase.

A. delivering new looks every few weeks has enabled fast fashion clothing retailers to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events and stay - Out as per above
C. the delivering of new looks every few weeks has enabled fast fashion clothing retailers to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events, staying - Out as per above

Now let's look at E

E. fast fashion clothing retailers, by delivering new looks every few weeks, have been able to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events and stayed

- In E the usage of "stayed" is incorrect

B. fast fashion clothing retailers deliver new looks every few weeks, enabling them to respond to fluctuations in demand and media events, and stay

D. fast fashion clothing retailers, by delivering new looks every few weeks, have been able to respond to media events and fluctuations in demand and stay

With B there is a problem with the modifier "enabling". it creates the sentence “Retailers deliver new looks and stay ahead…”. This isn’t the logical meaning – it treats those two as separate-but-equal events when in actuality the delivering is what allows them to stay ahead.

Hence, Answer is D

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"unlike traditional retailers" who? the subject must follow the comma, out C and A.
Then we can eliminate B because the form COMMA + ING modifies the preceding clause, and in this contest is wrong. This kind of modifier expresses the consequences of the previous verb ( for example), as you see this is not the case.
We are down to D and E. In E "have been able" must be parallel with the next verb, but this option uses "stayed": not parallel.
D "have been able to (...) and stay" correct
D is the answer

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Zarrolou wrote:
"unlike traditional retailers" who? the subject must follow the comma, out C and A.
Then we can eliminate B because the form COMMA + ING modifies the preceding clause, and in this contest is wrong. This kind of modifier expresses the consequences of the previous verb ( for example), as you see this is not the case.
We are down to D and E. In E "have been able" must be parallel with the next verb, but this option uses "stayed": not parallel.
D "have been able to (...) and stay" correct
D is the answer

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Sorry, may you elaborate further this part?

"Then we can eliminate B because the form COMMA + ING modifies the preceding clause, and in this contest is wrong. This kind of modifier expresses the consequences of the previous verb ( for example), as you see this is not the case."

where can I refer for this rule regarding -ing modifiers?

The following are the -ing rules I have read about:
Verb+ing modifiers can modify NOUN or ACTION
1. NOUN forms are the following
A) noun , modifier , ...
B) modifier , noun ...
C) noun (no comma) modifier
2. ACTION
A) Describes the action
B) Result of the action
All action modifiers need to have the same subject as the main phrase

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