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## Gmat prep - Modifier and parallel

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Gmat prep - Modifier and parallel Mon May 14, 2012 11:29 pm
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For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high energy feed and milking them regularly,Holstein cows are producing an average of 2275 gallons of milk each year.

A. providing them with high energy feed and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
B. providing them with high energy feed ,and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
C. provided with high energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
D. provided with high energy feed ,and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
E. provided with high energy feed ,and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce

OA : E
Even after reading several posts I am confused.

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Tue May 15, 2012 1:45 am
For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high energy feed and milking them regularly,Holstein cows are producing an average of 2275 gallons of milk each year.

A. providing them with high energy feed and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
B. providing them with high energy feed ,and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
C. provided with high energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
D. provided with high energy feed ,and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
E. provided with high energy feed ,and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce

IMO: E

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Tue May 15, 2012 2:14 am
I can understand 90% of option E . since its a condition they are using WILL. but the first part of provided + milked totatlly confuses me . Experts please explain.

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Tue May 15, 2012 3:33 am
I think this one is not well written because it violates parallelism.

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Tue May 15, 2012 8:15 am
E is parallel; "provided" and "milked" are participles (verb forms used as adjectives).

The farmer keeps them cool...provided...and milked. Three adjectives.

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Tue May 15, 2012 9:00 am
Thanks Bill, this will help.

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Tue May 15, 2012 9:17 am
agarwalva wrote:
Gprep #2

For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high energy feed and milking them regularly,Holstein cows are producing an average of 2275 gallons of milk each year.

A. providing them with high energy feed and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
B. providing them with high energy feed ,and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
C. provided with high energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
D. provided with high energy feed ,and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
E. provided with high energy feed ,and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce

OA : E
Even after reading several posts I am confused.

This is a simple if you can find the clues in the non-underlined portion "them" --> cows (plural subject) --> produce (plural verb)

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Thu May 24, 2012 10:41 am
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For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high energy feed and milking them regularly,Holstein cows are producing an average of 2275 gallons of milk each year.

A. providing them with high energy feed and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
B. providing them with high energy feed ,and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
C. provided with high energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
D. provided with high energy feed ,and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
E. provided with high energy feed ,and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce

IMO: E
what the problem with .. milking them.. whats the problem with A

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Thu May 24, 2012 10:46 am
Bill@VeritasPrep wrote:
E is parallel; "provided" and "milked" are participles (verb forms used as adjectives).

The farmer keeps them cool...provided...and milked. Three adjectives.
Bill are you trying to say

For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool,
For the farmer who takes care to keep them provided with high energy feed
For the farmer who takes care to keep them milked regularly,

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Thu May 24, 2012 8:42 pm
Thanks Bill i understood , got the sentence framing all wrong in my head.

E sound fine its like

For farmers who takes care to keep them cool ,(provided with high-energy food , milked regularly , hoiusten cows will produce 2275 gallons of milk per year).

understanding the first part took time.

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