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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 1 member reply ### Top Member ## When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from rural states will try and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas. (A) and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage (B) and establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain able to be grown by farmers and encouraging (C) establishing tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are allowed to grow and to encourage (D) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain capable of being grown by farmers and encouraging (E) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage OA E Source: Official Guide ### Top Member Legendary Member Joined 02 Mar 2018 Posted: 1104 messages Followed by: 2 members Top Reply Option A - Incorrect The use of the definite conjunction "and" is not required to link the complex sentence, which is a function of each other but proper conjunction "to" is ideal. Option B - Incorrect This option cannot be used in this context because it would read to "to try and"; thereby giving no explanation of the action/verb i.e. Missing verb Option C - Incorrect This option pairs a participate with an infinitive; both are not parallel. It also does not offers a parallel structure; to establish and to encourage Option D - Incorrect In this option, the phrase "grain capable of being grown" is wordy, and there is an issue with parallelism. "To establish" and "establishing." Option E - Correct In this option, to keep parallelism between two factors connected by "and", we need two identical parts of speech. In the given context, to establish and to encourage is the only combo as in option E that sticks to this tenet. Hence, it is the correct option. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Dec 2012 Posted: 2094 messages Followed by: 238 members Upvotes: 1443 Top Reply This question is testing PARALLELISM and IDIOMS. When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from rural states will try and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas. (A) and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage - "try and" is not idiomatic; "try to" is the correct idiom - "are to be allowed" is probably unnecessarily wordy - "to grow and to encourage" implies that farmers are allowed to grow and farmers are allowed to encourage. This is nonsensical. (B) and establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain able to be grown by farmers and encouraging - "try and" is not idiomatic; "try to" is the correct idiom - "able to be grown" is unnecessarily passive - "and encouraging" is not parallel to any other -ing in the sentence (C) establishing tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are allowed to grow and to encourage - "establishing" is questionable idiomatically - "to grow and to encourage" implies that farmers are allowed to grow and farmers are allowed to encourage. This is nonsensical. (D) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain capable of being grown by farmers and encouraging - "and encouraging" is not parallel to any other -ing in the sentence (E) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage - no errors The answer is E. _________________ Ceilidh Erickson Manhattan Prep GMAT & GRE instructor EdM in Mind, Brain, and Education Harvard Graduate School of Education Manhattan Prep instructors all have 99th+ percentile scores and expert teaching experience. Sign up for a FREE TRIAL, and learn why we have the highest ratings in the GMAT industry! Free Manhattan Prep online events - The first class of every online Manhattan Prep course is free. Classes start every week. • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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