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When dramatic news headlines cause children to become anxious, psychologists advise parents to discuss the dusturbing event with them,
putting the news coverage into perspective,avoid overreacting,and to turn into a counselor or clergy member if a child shows signs of long-lasting distress.

1)putting the news coverage into perspective, avoid
2)putting the news coverage into perspective, to avoid
3)putting the news coverage into perspective, avoiding
4)put the news coverage into perspective, avoiding
5)put the news coverage into perspective, to avoid
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11 Jul 2006, 17:40
look at the underlined part and you see infinitive "to turn" thus choose the answer || to that infinitive.

B and E survive

E interrupst ||sm by omitting "to" as other infinitives

"putting the news coverage into perspective" is a modifying phrase and B survives
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11 Jul 2006, 18:36
B

psychologists advise parents to do X,.......do Y, and do Z.
down to B and E.

Now if we use "put" then we must use "to put".
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11 Jul 2006, 19:24
It's 2.

When dramatic news headlines cause children to become anxious, psychologists advise parents to discuss the dusturbing event with them,putting the news coverage into perspective, to avoid overreacting,and to turn into a counselor or clergy member if a child shows signs of long-lasting distress.

In 5 we require "to put".

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11 Jul 2006, 19:37
When dramatic news headlines cause children to become anxious, psychologists advise parents to discuss the dusturbing event with them,
putting the news coverage into perspective,avoid overreacting,and to turn into a counselor or clergy member if a child shows signs of long-lasting distress.

Answer: (2)putting the news coverage into perspective, to avoid

This sentence requires ||ism.

"to discuss"
"to avoid"

putting is necessary.. otherwise should be "to put".

Therefore (2).
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11 Jul 2006, 20:24
I went with E.

But thanx guyz for all ur explanations. Now B makes more sense.
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11 Jul 2006, 20:33
Yes , the OA is B.
superb explanations !!!
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