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Re: Premium Oysters.

by El Cucu » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:22 am
goelmohit2002 wrote:Hi All,

In the below question OA is D. Can someone please tell what is the problem with E ?

As per my understanding in E...

First Clause = X developed prototype that is sitting below ocean.
Second Clause = It provides PQR.

Both the above clauses are joined by conjunctor And...is it because "it" can refer to prototype as well as surface both...so no clear referent ....

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In an attempt to produce premium oysters, a firm in Scotland has developed a prototype of a submersible oyster farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean, and it provides ideal conditions for the mollusks’ growth.
A. farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean, and it provides
B. farm, sitting below the surface of the ocean for providing
C. farm that sits below the surface of the ocean and providing
D. farm that sits below the surface of the ocean and provides
E. farm that is sitting below the surface of the ocean and it provides
Sure. E says oyster farm that is sitting and provides, it is less good than D (sits and provides)
In other words, if a subject is performing 2 actions there is no need to change the tense of one action as in E (present continous and simple present)

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by btg760 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:02 pm
goelmohit2002 wrote:
turbo jet wrote:Simple present (sits) is always preferred to present continuous/ progressive tense (is sitting)
IMO This is too simple a rule to apply....if u will see the OG explanations than 50% of the time this rule is broken...
Hi Mohit,

I don't think so. Any such example from OG would be appreciated.

As far as Turboket stated here the rule is parallelism to kick out option (E)

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by ssgmatter » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:29 pm
So guys after a long dicussion, I can safely conclude that D is correct for using proper parallelism or I am still missing out on something here?....
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