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# While some propose to combat widespread illegal copying of

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03 Aug 2008, 04:58
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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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03 Aug 2008, 07:33
good que...

Lost between 'C' and 'E'. C is parallel but for decreasing is not correct. E is not parallel in last part. (some) Propose...(others) suggest..and still others are calling

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03 Aug 2008, 09:14
i will go with 'C'.
Can u tell why for decreasing is not correct. Am just trying to know how basic rule behind such usage.

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04 Aug 2008, 15:02
This is a really good question. I probably switched my answer 3x, and I'm still unsure . Finally went with E.

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04 Aug 2008, 21:41
OA is E

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05 Aug 2008, 01:38
I think B might be the better choice.

Some people combat illegal copying by attemption to change <noun>..others by suggesting the reduction<noun>.

---It is parallelism question
Participle+noun

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05 Aug 2008, 07:43
IMO A. ||sm issue with all other. by ...,by... and by

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05 Aug 2008, 08:01
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; suggesting is not parallel with propose (underlined section)
(B) by suggesting the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others call (same as A)
(C) suggest the reduction of software prices for decreasing the incentive for pirating, and still others call (for decreasing is un idiomatic - to decrease); reduction is not parallel with attempting
(D) suggest the reduction of software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others by calling (reduction is not parallel with attempting)
(E) suggest reducing software prices to decrease the incentive for pirating, and still others are calling; (suggest reducing is parallel with propose and attempting; to dcrease is the correct idiom; are calling is right grammar)
IMO E

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05 Aug 2008, 08:09
(c)

My structure will be

Some propose to..., others suggest..., still others call for....

Propose, suggest and call for are parallel phrases. Only C matches this structure.

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