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While some propose to combat widespread illegal copying of computer programs by attempting to change people's attitudes toward pirating, others by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling for the prosecution of those who copy software illegally.
(A) by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(B) by suggesting the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(C) suggest the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(D) suggest the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(E) suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling
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05 Sep 2006, 08:22
ak_idc wrote:
While some propose to combat widespread illegal copying of computer programs by attempting to change people's attitudes toward pirating, others by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling for the prosecution of those who copy software illegally.
(A) by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(B) by suggesting the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(C) suggest the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(D) suggest the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(E) suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling

I pick (C)

some propose ..others suggest..still others call for ... ||

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05 Sep 2006, 08:44
Yes , C it should be.
some propose.....others suggest....still others call
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05 Sep 2006, 09:38
E is the TRAP answer for the rushed testaker who only depends on the active voice. Splendid SC.

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05 Sep 2006, 10:14
ak_idc wrote:

100% C

some propose, others suggest and others call

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05 Sep 2006, 10:29
Late but C for sure

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05 Sep 2006, 15:26
ak_idc wrote:
While some propose to combat widespread illegal copying of computer programs by attempting to change people's attitudes toward pirating, others by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling for the prosecution of those who copy software illegally.
(A) by suggesting reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(B) by suggesting the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(C) suggest the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating, and still others call
(D) suggest the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling
(E) suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling

At 2.25am I might be a rushed testaker, but I choose C "suggest + gerund" despite the "are calling" part over the clumsy "suggest the reduction of for decreasing...."

And the OA is...?
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05 Sep 2006, 19:35
sorry guys..OA is E.

Here is the OE: Choice E, the best answer, uses constructions that are parallel to some propose', others suggest. . . , and still others are calling .... Choices A and B immediately lose the parallel construction, and also produce sentence fragments, by shifting to by suggesting ... and by calling .... Choice B starts like choice A and then shifts back to the verb call, losing the parallel with the second part (by suggesting). Choices C and D correctly begin the second part of the parallel by using suggest. Choice C, however, introduces the nonidiomatic for decreasing, which creates some difficulty in meaning. Choice D loses parallel construction in the third part by shifting to by calling.

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05 Sep 2006, 21:18
Wow, that stumped everyone .
Good one ak_idc
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05 Sep 2006, 23:31
I thought this SC tested parallelism in terms of meaning rather than form.
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