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Up-and-coming athletic wear companies like Envirotek have recently moved to Portland to avail themselves of the city’s deep pool of health enthusiasts, retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and its growing community of investors in socially responsible companies, among other things.

a) retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and its
b) a retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and a
c) a retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and of a
d) retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and the city’s
e) retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and a
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Up-and-coming athletic wear companies like Envirotek have recently moved to Portland to avail themselves of the city’s deep pool of health enthusiasts, retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and its growing community of investors in socially responsible companies, among other things.

A. retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and its
B. a retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and a
C. a retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and of a
D. retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and the city’s
E. retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and a
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New post 09 Aug 2017, 09:28
Have marked B, but confused between two options.
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Up-and-coming athletic wear companies like Envirotek have recently moved to Portland to avail themselves of the city’s deep pool of health enthusiasts, retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and its growing community of investors in socially responsible companies, among other things.

A. retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and its
B. a retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and a
C. a retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and of a
D. retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and the city’s
E. retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and a


Parallelism is in play here. The companies like Envirotek move to Portland for 3 reasons. The city deep pool of x y and z. so the answer is B. It has the proper list. The closest one is D. But repeating city's again is redundant.
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Can't find any error with option A. 'its' in the possessive form correctly refers to the 'city'.
Also, city's deep pool of health enthusiasts, [city's] retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products and its ... seems to be parallel.

Kindly point out the mistake.
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pushpitkc wrote:
Up-and-coming athletic wear companies like Envirotek have recently moved to Portland to avail themselves of the city’s deep pool of health enthusiasts, retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and its growing community of investors in socially responsible companies, among other things.

A. retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and its
B. a retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and a
C. a retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and of a
D. retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and the city’s
E. retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and a



luks like B to me,,,,the city's deep pool, X, Y and Z

whts the OA???
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Why do we need a retail market here? Why can't retail market suffice? I chose option E here :(
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According to me Option B since,

the phrase "among other things" is the real catch here. This phrase tells us that "retail market..." and "growing community..." are the two other things in which the company might be interested. So, these two clauses should be parallel.

Option B does that.

but "comma" before "and" confuses me.

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Up-and-coming athletic wear companies like Envirotek have recently moved to Portland to avail themselves of the city’s deep pool of health enthusiasts, retail market that prizes environmentally friendly products, and its growing community of investors in socially responsible companies, among other things.

it should be:
the city's deep pool of health enthusiast, the city's retail market market that ........ products, and the city's growing community ...

but no answer choice coincides with this :/

city's deep pool of x,y and z -- doesnt seem right to me when its expanded like this..
city's deep pool of retail market ---- is it right ? the word market itself signifies a group of businesses, using pool of market doesn't seem right to me .. similarly city's deep pool of growing community... again community is a collective noun, why pool of again?
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As you assess your Decision Points here, looking at the underlined portion and differences between answer choices, you should recognize the familiar symptoms of a list that needs to be made parallel. In such a situation, the GMAT will often begin the list before the answer choices, so pay strict attention to the fixed information before you start assessing parallelism. Here you're stuck with the first item (of three): "the city's deep pool of health enthusiasts."

Note the possessive "the city's," which could carry across to all three items in the list (three items all belonging to the city) or which may necessitate that each item have its own article (e.g. "a," "the," etc.) or possessive (e.g. "its" or "the region's").

In choice A, "retail market" - the second item - does not have an article, so it belongs under the umbrella of "the city's." But the third item introduces another possessive, "its," and therefore breaks parallelism.

Choice D commits the same error replacing "its" on the third item with "the city's" Since items one and two each fall under the original "the city's," this extra article breaks the parallel structure of the list - either all three each get their own possessive, or only the first does and that possessive controls the whole list.

Choice E essentially makes the same mistake, replacing the possessive "its" in C and "the city's" in D with "a" - an article that breaks parallelism because the second doesn't have anything preceding it while the first and third do.

And choice C has a similar error: while "a retail market" and "a growing community" are parallel, the extra preposition "of" breaks parallelism. Since "avail themselves of" already has an "of" that applies to the first and second terms, adding it to the third term breaks that structure.

Only choice B preserves the parallel structure, giving each item its own possessive or article ("the city's deep pool...a retail market...and a growing community"), and allowing all three to sit under the umbrella of the lone "of" in "avail themselves of." Choice B is therefore correct.
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Hi Experts i have doubt regarding the use of articles in this question .
I went through the official explanation but still i am not clear this rule .
I am still not sure why E is wrong?
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