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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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New post 27 Sep 2008, 08:54
has been on the cruel Q's for some time.

the word "by" tricks into superficial parallelism.

We need to look for words that are parallel with propose. A & B out. C D E remain

In C for decreasing is bad. C out

D "By" calling is not parallel with suggest/propose

E remains.

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Can some one explain what is wrong with c.

i think "While some propose...others suggest....and still others call..." is a parallel structure.

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icandy wrote:
has been on the cruel Q's for some time.

the word "by" tricks into superficial parallelism.

We need to look for words that are parallel with propose. A & B out. C D E remain

In C for decreasing is bad. C out

D "By" calling is not parallel with suggest/propose

E remains.


are calling in E is bad hence C is the answer

anyways whats the OA?
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Between (C) and (E), I will go for (E).
Here is my reasoning:
(C)- Though it seems parallel, "for decreasing the incentive" seems non-idiomatic.
(E)- Hands down, I would have gone for (E) without hesitation had it used "to call" (for parallelism). However, (E) correctly uses " to decrease the incentive". Besides, I am not able to find anything fundamentally wrong with (E) and hence will go with (E).

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E??????????????????????????whts wrong with C?
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OA, I have, is E

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