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I think this is a poor-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. why in original sentence you have not used ......., and which had

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Notice the comma AFTER and; there would be no justification for that placement if producing and including were parallel.

Would anyone please explain what is the justification for using comma AFTER and?

If it has been written in following way, would it be incorrect?

Hydroelectric produced in 133 plants in Norway, 12 in Sweden and 4 in Finland and including the subsidiaries Skagerak Energi and Trondheim Energi, which (Statkraft) had 2100 employees.
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sayantanc2k wrote:
vishnu440 wrote:
parallelsim is not there betwwen modifier including and verb produced


This question is more complex than it seems to be - the author seems to have intentionally laid the trap in which you have fallen into:

"including" and "produced" are not the parallel items. The structure is as follows:

The last part of the sentence ( "a Norwegian state-owned electricity company, which.......employees) is an absolute phrase:

structure of absolute phrase: noun + noun modifier -

noun: company
noun modifier (relative clause type): which produced ....and which had....

You would now notice that the two parallel items of the noun modifier are "produced" and "had".

Within the second item in the parrallel structure (" which had 2100 employees") an additional non-essential present participle modifier is nested ("including....Energi").

Is the structure clear now?

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I don't agree with the explanation. parallelism


After reading the above explanation, do you still disagree? If you do, then please mention why you do?





Hi Sayan,

I am little confused with your explanation above. When you say " which had 2100 employees " modifies the company, you mean the comp "Trondheim Energi" and not Statkraft. Is that right? If yes then I do not follow what is the list here. OR What is common among the parallel elements? Theme/Idea/function....

If NO then how can which modify Statkraft? Have learned that which can only modify the preceding noun or Noun + Prepositional Phrase (that gives additional info about the noun).

I marked the first option as VERB-ing seemed to describe the main clause (how or why it was the 3rd largest producer of energy). Also because I did not catch any other fault in the sentence.

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sayantanc2k wrote:
Notice the comma AFTER and; there would be no justification for that placement if producing and including were parallel.

Would anyone please explain what is the justification for using comma AFTER and?

If it has been written in following way, would it be incorrect?

Hydroelectric produced in 133 plants in Norway, 12 in Sweden and 4 in Finland and including the subsidiaries Skagerak Energi and Trondheim Energi, which (Statkraft) had 2100 employees.



Hi,

I guess " ,and " is used when you start a different idea. Some thing that is not related to the previous clause. You can join two independent clauses by using a ', and ' structure. Example : I went to the supermarket to by eggs yesterday, and I met Harry on my way back home. Both Independent stuff joined by ',AND'

However only AND is used between elements that are a part of the the same list ( stuff that have some thing in common) . For Example I went to the supermarket to by milk ,eggs and bread.

Hope it helps!

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Also, is "energy of which majority was Hydroelectric" correct English? "of which majority?" really? I believe this is a very poorly written item/options. Almost unreadable. Are there really such awful sentences on the GMAT, or is someone on staff trying to be clever?

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At the end of the day, this question can be interpreted in a few different ways. Almost too many for a SC question, therefore I don't think it's a good question.
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