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While they protect employees from financial ruin, give customers peace of mind, and encourage safety, corporate liability insurance policies also provide cost certainty for companies that purchase it, and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk, that make it easier for firms to recruit top personnel.

A. purchase it, and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk, that make

B. purchase it, and an increasingly well-publicized perk, are makers of

C. purchase it and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk that are making

D. purchase it and an increasingly well-publicized perk, for making

E. purchase it and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk, make

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02 Dec 2010, 19:11
I think this question is not about parallelism but about pronoun. First 'that' is pronoun for 'companies'. And as per sentence structure second 'that' is not not required.

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03 Dec 2010, 09:35
A. purchase it, and, [strike]as an increasingly well-publicized perk,[/strike]
that make

B. purchase it, [strike]and an increasingly well-publicized perk[/strike], are
makers of

C. purchase it and, [strike]as an increasingly well-publicized perk[/strike]
that are making

D. purchase it and[strike]an increasingly well-publicized perk[/strike], for
making

E. purchase it and, [strike]as an increasingly well-publicized perk,[/strike]
make

If you score out the parenthetical content in each the choices, then you will see only E is structurally correct.
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15 Dec 2010, 06:07
While they protect employees from financial ruin, give customers
peace of mind, and encourage safety, corporate liability insurance
policies also provide cost certainty for companies that purchase it,

Whther it is correct to use 'it' .As for my view it is referring to 'corporate liability insurance policies '.

Correct me if i am wrong.
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21 Mar 2011, 10:38
between A and E , i don't understand the placement of comma in E after 'and' .

ankitranjan also raised a valid question above.
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01 Feb 2012, 02:10
garimavyas wrote:
between A and E , i don't understand the placement of comma in E after 'and' .

ankitranjan also raised a valid question above.

, as an increasingly well-publicized perk, , it is describing the corporate liability insurance policies as an additional line which can be removed too without making much impact on the meaning of line.
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01 Feb 2012, 23:50
thats can we omitted here because it is non restrictive clause.
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05 Apr 2012, 10:09
how come it says "purchase it" and not "purchase them"? Doesn't the pronoun it refer to policies?

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05 Jun 2012, 02:26
Yes what is the source of this question. I found myself confused with the answer as well as the correct method to approach this. Thanks.

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06 Jun 2012, 19:59
No way is this one 700+. This is clearly E. See daagh's post above for basic explanation.

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19 Jul 2012, 22:01
,and - represents two independent ideas. [When used without transition words]

There was great deal of traffic today, and I was late to work.

Both are independent.

If it is written as,

There was great deal of traffic today, and thus I was late to work [with transition word thus]

both are dependent.

That's d difference between A and E!. A=> two independent, where as E => dependent hence E!

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20 Jul 2012, 01:44
mogurf21 wrote:
While they protect employees from financial ruin, give customers
peace of mind, and encourage safety, corporate liability insurance
policies also provide cost certainty for companies that purchase it,
and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk, that make
it easier
for firms to recruit top personnel.

A. purchase it, and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk,
that make

B. purchase it, and an increasingly well-publicized perk, are
makers of

C. purchase it and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk
that are making

D. purchase it and an increasingly well-publicized perk, for
making

E. purchase it and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk,
make

OA
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E

Here's my question, I went with A under the assumption that we have a list that maintains parallelism in the following way:

"for companies that...X and... that Y"

Apparently the second "that" is extraneous and that is therefore incorrect. Is there something I'm missing here, are words such as "that" copied over in some way and therefore no longer needed?

The sentence construction is a little tricky;

corporate liability insurance policies also provide | cost certainty for companies that purchase it |
AND,
| an increasingly well-publicized perk,
THAT
| make it easier for firms to recruit top personnel
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21 Jul 2012, 13:51
can you please tell why it is correct?
policies - there should be purchase them

daagh wrote:
A. purchase it, and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk,
that make

B. purchase it, and an increasingly well-publicized perk, are
makers of

C. purchase it and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk
that are making

D. purchase it andan increasingly well-publicized perk, for
making

E. purchase it and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk,
make

If you score out the parenthetical content in each the choices, then you will see only E is structurally correct.

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23 Jul 2012, 06:47
Purchase it: When all the choices contain a common error, perhaps we can ignore it and go for other errors; may be this is the weird logic that is the culpirit.
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08 Aug 2012, 15:58
No way is "it" correct in this. Very poor question.

Also, obviously E if you have a native ear.
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08 Aug 2012, 16:54
Here 'it' is referring to corporate policies (plural). Something wrong in this question.
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09 Aug 2012, 04:32
(E) purchase it and ...make it - parallel
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13 Jul 2016, 08:18
mogurf21 wrote:
While they protect employees from financial ruin, give customers
peace of mind, and encourage safety, corporate liability insurance
policies also provide cost certainty for companies that purchase it,
and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk, that make
it easier
for firms to recruit top personnel.

A. purchase it, and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk,
that make

B. purchase it, and an increasingly well-publicized perk, are
makers of

C. purchase it and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk
that are making

D. purchase it and an increasingly well-publicized perk, for
making

E. purchase it and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk,
make

OA
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E

Here's my question, I went with A under the assumption that we have a list that maintains parallelism in the following way:

"for companies that...X and... that Y"

Apparently the second "that" is extraneous and that is therefore incorrect. Is there something I'm missing here, are words such as "that" copied over in some way and therefore no longer needed?

Hi, here it is about the logic of sentence rather than the grammatical construction:

certainty for companies that purchase it,
and, as an increasingly well-publicized perk, that make
it easier
for firms to recruit top personnel.

removing the apposition :

certainty for companies that purchase it and that make it easier
for firms to recruit top personnel.

implying that the companies make it easier for the insurance to recruit personnel. You are looking at the wrong parallelism. We want to make the underlined part parallel to
insurance:
a)provide cost certainty for companies that purchase it
b) make it easier for company to....
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