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Parallel Construction
by Dagny Taggart - Thursday, 12 February 2009, 10:43 AM
 

cat 2009 xat 2008 cat 2010 verbal parallelism As the preparation for CAT 2010 heats up and awakening for CAT 2011 spreads slowly among the uninitiated, totalgadha.com still finds itself laying the bricks and mortar for a good foundation. As the mock CAT- hungry junta becomes more frenzied every Sunday, we are busy chipping away the corners of members of the 'Gadha Family' in order to shape them up for the D-day on 15th November, 2009. Our latest offering is the identification of error that mostly goes unnoticed unless one is looking for it with a sharp eye. Ladies and gentlemen, let me present you an error that all of us are guilty of committing at some time or the other and that is still elusive to many of us- Parallelism.

What does Parallelism mean?

Parallelism means that all items or ideas in a sentence should be in the same format.

Eg: 'Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered).'- Julius Caesar
In mythology, Scorpio (or Scorpius) was the scorpion that attacked and killed the hunter Orion.

Rule 1. Any lists of ideas, places, activities, or descriptions that have the same level of importance- whether they are words, phrases, or clauses - must be written in the same grammatical form.

Places- the shop, the street and the house.
Ideas- learn how to sing, how to dance and how to cook.
Activities- He ate, sang and slept.

Rule 2. There are different types of parallel structures:-

Nouns: Ram has pens, pencils and rubbers.
Verbs:  Sanjeev sleeps during the day and works during the night.
Adjectives: TG is a great genius; inventive, sagacious and original.
Adverbs: This is out and away the best work on astrology.
Modified Nouns: The difference between the products of a well-disciplined and an uncultivated understanding is often and admirably exhibited by our great dramatist.
Infinitives: Lemony went to work, to a restaurant, and to the movies.
Participial Phrases: The enemy, beaten at every point, fled from the field.
Adverbial Phrases: I have often noticed that you howl in anger after you cower in fear.

Rule 3. Multiple Pronouns:- Pronouns such as that, which, those, who etc represent the parallel structure. If the pronoun is used in the sentence, the parallelism requires that the consistency be maintained with other pronouns as well.

Example:-
Correct: I prefer to dance with those who know salsa than those who don't.
Incorrect: I prefer to dance with those who know salsa than those that don.t.

Correct: If one commits a mistake, one should take the responsibility for it.
Incorrect: If one commits a mistake, they should take the responsibility for it.

Rule 4. Idiomatic Usage:-

Some idiomatic structures require parallelism. Following is the list:-
·          Neither A nor B
·          Either A or B
·          Both A and B
·          A instead of B
·          The same to A as to B
·          As A to B
·          Mistake A for B
·          To think of A as B
·          Range from A to B
·          More A than B
·          Not A but rather B
·          The same to A as to B
·          A regarded as B
·          Believe A to be B
·          Prefer A to B
·          To think of A as B
·          The more A the greater B

Correct: Neither Ram nor Shyam went to the party.
Incorrect: Neither Ram or Shyam went to the party

Correct: I would like to have either milk or tea.
Incorrect: I would like to have either milk and tea.

Correct: I prefer eating feast to cornetto.
Incorrect: I prefer eating feast than cornetto.

Rule 5. Linking Verbs:-
A linking verb is a state of being or condition for the subject and not action. It links the subject to an equivalent verb in the sentence. When you come across a sentence with linking verb, make sure that the two sides of the sentence are parallel.

The linking verbs are of the form of the verb to be-: is, am, was, were, are, been.
Example :-

Correct: Google's vision is to create the biggest search engine in the world.

The two sides of the linking verb 'is' are Google's vision and to create. Google's vision is to create, both sides of the verb 'is' are parallel.

Incorrect: Google's vision is creating the biggest search engine in the world.

Here, the two sides of the verb 'is' are Google's vision and creating. The vision cannot create anything so, the sentence is not parallel.

Other linking verbs are:- feel, appear, grow, get, become, sit, look, remain, smell, taste, turn, prove, become, sound, seem.

Correct: Rama doesn't like anything that tastes spicy.

The two sides of the linking verb 'taste' are anything that and spicy. Anything that tastes spicy, both sides of the word 'tastes' are parallel.

Incorrect: Rama, tasting spicy, doesn't like anything.

Rama cannot taste spicy, so the two sides of the verb are not parallel.

Rule 6. Actual Parallelism Vs Superficial Parallelism
Check if the sentences are logically parallel instead of assuming that they are structurally parallel. The verb phrases, adverbial phrases, adjective phrases, noun phrases etc. should be parallel.

Example:-
Incorrect: Three reasons why steel companies keep losing money are that their plants are inefficient, high labour costs and that their foreign costs are increasing.

Correct: Three reasons why steel companies keep losing money are inefficient plants, high labour costs and increasing foreign competition.

In the above incorrect sentence, the three phrases are not parallel.

Incorrect: An Arian seeks acceptance, even while he is heedlessly and is deliberate in courting rejection.
Correct: An Arian
seeks acceptance, even while he heedlessly and deliberately courts rejection.

In the above incorrect sentence, seeks is not parallel with the second half of the sentence. Also, adverb 'heedlessly' should have a parallel 'adverb' in latter part of the sentence.


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Re: Parallel Construction
by Dagny Taggart - Thursday, 12 February 2009, 10:44 AM
 

Here are some sentence correction problems on parallelism for you guys to practise

1. Some bat caves, like honeybee hives, have residents that take on different duties such as defending the entrance, acting as sentinels and to sound a warning at the approach of danger, and scouting outside the cave for new food and roosting sites.

(A) acting as sentinels and to sound
(B) acting as sentinels and sounding
(C) to act as sentinels and sound
(D) to act as sentinels and to sound
(E) to act as a sentinel sounding

2. The only way for growers to salvage frozen citrus is to process them quickly into juice concentrate before they rot when warmer weather returns.

(A) to process them quickly into juice concentrate before they rot when warmer weather returns
(B) if they are quickly processed into juice concentrate before warmer weather returns to rot them
(C) for them to be processed quickly into juice concentrate before the fruit rots when warmer weather returns
(D) if the fruit is quickly processed into juice concentrate before they rot when warmer weather returns
(E) to have it quickly processed into juice concentrate before warmer weather returns and rots the fruit

3. In virtually all types of tissue in every animal species, dioxin induces the production of enzymes that are the organism’s trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it.

(A) trying to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical that is irritating it
(B) trying that it metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant
(C) attempt to try to metabolize, or render harmless, such a chemical irritant
(D) attempt to try and metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritating it
(E) attempt to metabolize, or render harmless, the chemical irritant

4. Dr. Hakuta’s research among Hispanic children in the United States indicates that the more the children use both Spanish and English, their intellectual advantage is greater in skills underlying reading ability and nonverbal logic.

(A) their intellectual advantage is greater in skills underlying reading ability and nonverbal logic
(B) their intellectual advantage is the greater in skills underlaying reading ability and nonverbal logic
(C) the greater their intellectual advantage in skills underlying reading ability and nonverbal logic
(D) in skills that underlay reading ability and nonverbal logic, their intellectual advantage is the greater
(E) in skills underlying reading ability and nonverbal logic, the greater intellectual advantage is theirs

5. The voluminous personal papers of Thomas Alva Edison reveal that his inventions typically sprang to life not in a flash of inspiration but evolved slowly from previous works.

(A) sprang to life not in a flash of inspiration but evolved slowly
(B) sprang to life not in a flash of inspiration but were slowly evolved
(C) did not spring to life in a flash of inspiration but evolved slowly
(D) did not spring to life in a flash of inspiration but had slowly evolved
(E) did not spring to life in a flash of inspiration but they were slowly evolved

6. The end of the eighteenth century saw the emergence of prize-stock breeding, with individual bulls and cows receiving awards, fetching unprecedented prices, and excited enormous interest whenever they were put on show.

(A) excited
(B) it excited
(C) exciting
(D) would excite
(E) it had excited

7. From the earliest days of the tribe, kinship determined the way in which the Ojibwa society organized its labor, provided access to its resources, and defined rights and obligations involved in the distribution and consumption of those resources.

(A) and defined rights and obligations involved in the distribution and consumption of those resources
(B) defining rights and obligations involved in their distribution and consumption
(C) and defined rights and obligations as they were involved in its distribution and consumption
(D) whose rights and obligations were defined in their distribution and consumption
(E) the distribution and consumption of them defined by rights and obligations

8. In metalwork one advantage of adhesive-bonding over spot-welding is that the contact, and hence the bonding, is effected continuously over a broad surface instead of a series of regularly spaced points with no bonding in between.

(A) instead of
(B) as opposed to
(C) in contrast with
(D) rather than at
(E) as against being at

9. The current administration, being worried over some foreign trade barriers being removed and our exports failing to increase as a result of deep cuts in the value of the dollar, has formed a group to study ways to sharpen our competitiveness.

(A) being worried over some foreign trade barriers being removed and our exports failing
(B) worrying over some foreign trade barriers being removed, also over the failure of our exports
(C) worried about the removal of some foreign trade barriers and the failure of our exports
(D) in that they were worried about the removal of some foreign trade barriers and also about the failure of our exports
(E) because of its worry concerning the removal of some foreign trade barriers, also concerning the failure of our exports

10. Geologists believe that the warning signs for a major earthquake may include sudden fluctuations in local seismic activity, tilting and other deformations of the Earth’s crust, changing the measured stain across a fault zone, and varying the electrical properties of underground rocks.

(A) changing the measured strain across a fault zone, and varying
(B) changing measurements of the strain across a fault zone, and varying
(C) changing the strain as measured across a fault zone, and variations of
(D) changes in the measured strain across a fault zone, and variations in
(E) changes in measurements of the strain across a fault zone, and variations among

11. The Federal Reserve Board’s reduction of interest rates on loans to financial institutions is both an acknowledgement of past economic trends and an effort to influence their future direction.

(A) reduction of interest rates on loans to financial institutions is both an acknowledgement of past economic trends and an effort
(B) reduction of interest rates on loans to financial institutions is an acknowledgement both of past economic trends as well as an effort
(C) reduction of interest rates on loans to financial institutions both acknowledge past economic trends and attempt
(D) reducing interest rates on loans to financial institutions is an acknowledgement both of past economic trends and an effort
(E) reducing interest rates on loans to financial institutions both acknowledge past economic trends as well as attempt

12. A President entering the final two years of a second term is likely to be at a severe disadvantage and is often unable to carry out a legislative program.

(A) likely to be at a severe disadvantage and is often unable to
(B) likely severely disadvantaged and often unable to
(C) liable to be severely disadvantaged and cannot often
(D) liable that he or she is at a severe disadvantage and cannot often
(E) at a severe disadvantage, often likely to be unable that he or she can

13. The original building and loan associations were organized as limited life funds, whose members made monthly payments on their share subscriptions, then taking turns drawing on the funds for home mortgages.

(A) subscriptions, then taking turns drawing
(B) subscriptions, and then taking turns drawing
(C) subscriptions and then took turns drawing
(D) subscriptions and then took turns, they drew
(E) subscriptions and then drew, taking turns

14. The root systems of most flowering perennials either become too crowded, which results in loss in vigor, and spread too far outward, producing a bare center.

(A) which results in loss in vigor, and spread
(B) resulting in loss in vigor, or spreading
(C) with the result of loss of vigor, or spreading
(D) resulting in loss of vigor, or spread
(E) with a resulting loss of vigor, and spread

15. George Sand (Aurore Lucile Dupin) was one of the first European writers to consider the rural poor to be legitimate subjects for literature and portray these with sympathy and respect in her novels.

(A) to be legitimate subjects for literature and portray these
(B) should be legitimate subjects for literature and portray these
(C) as being legitimate subjects for literature and portraying them
(D) as if they were legitimate subjects for literature and portray them
(E) legitimate subjects for literature and to portray them

16. One legacy of Madison Avenue’s recent campaign to appeal to people fifty years old and over is the realization that as a person ages, their concerns change as well.

(A) the realization that as a person ages, their
(B) the realization that as people age, their
(C) to realize that when a person ages, his or her
(D) to realize that when people age, their
(E) realizing that as people age, their

17. It is well known in the supermarket industry that how items are placed on shelves and the frequency of inventory turnovers can be crucial to profits.

(A) the frequency of inventory turnovers can be
(B) the frequency of inventory turnovers is often
(C) the frequency with which the inventory turns over is often
(D) how frequently is the inventory turned over are often
(E) how frequently the inventory turns over can be

18.  The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended the use of fail-safe mechanisms on airliner cargo door latches assuring the doors are properly closed before takeoff and to prevent them from popping open in flight.

(A) assuring the doors are properly closed
(B) for the assurance of proper closing
(C) assuring proper closure
(D) to assure closing the doors properly
(E) to assure that the doors are properly closed

19.  The financial crash of October 1987 demonstrated that the world’s capital markets are integrated more closely than never before and events in one part of the global village may be transmitted to the rest of the village—almost instantaneously.

(A) integrated more closely than never before and
(B) closely integrated more than ever before so
(C) more closely integrated as never before while
(D) more closely integrated than ever before and that
(E) more than ever before closely integrated as

20. New theories propose that catastrophic impacts of asteroids and comets may have caused reversals in the Earth’s magnetic field, the onset of ice ages, splitting apart continents 80 million years ago, and great volcanic eruptions.

(A) splitting apart continents
(B) the splitting apart of continents
(C) split apart continents
(D) continents split apart
(E) continents that were split apart

21. The decision by one of the nation’s largest banks to admit to $3 billion in potential losses on foreign loans could mean less lending by commercial banks to developing countries and increasing the pressure on multigovernment lenders to supply the funds.

(A) increasing the pressure
(B) the increasing pressure
(C) increased pressure
(D) the pressure increased
(E) the pressure increasing

22. From the bark of the paper birch tree the Menomini crafted a canoe about twenty feet long and two feet wide, with small ribs and rails of cedar, which could carry four persons or eight hundred pounds of baggage so light that a person could easily portage it around impeding rapids.

(A) baggage so light
(B) baggage being so light
(C) baggage, yet being so light
(D) baggage, and so light
(E) baggage yet was so light

23. In developing new facilities for the incineration of solid wastes, we must avoid the danger of shifting environmental problems from landfills polluting the water to polluting the air with incinerators.

(A) landfills polluting the water to polluting the air with incinerators
(B) landfills polluting the water to the air being polluted with incinerators
(C) the pollution of water by landfills to the pollution of air by incinerators
(D) pollution of the water by landfills to incinerators that pollute the air
(E) water that is polluted by landfills to incinerators that pollute the air

24. The winds that howl across the Great Plains not only blow away valuable topsoil, thereby reducing the potential crop yield of a tract of land, and also damage or destroy young plants.

(A) and also damage or destroy
(B) as well as damaging or destroying
(C) but they also cause damage or destroy
(D) but also damage or destroy
(E) but also causing damage or destroying

25. Recently discovered fossil remains strongly suggest that the Australian egg-laying mammals of today are a branch of the main stem of mammalian evolution rather than developing independently from a common ancestor of mammals more than 220 million years ago.

(A) rather than developing independently from
(B) rather than a type that developed independently from
(C) rather than a type whose development was independent of
(D) instead of developing independently from
(E) instead of a development that was independent of


Post your answers here itself.

cat 2007 cat 2008 xat 2008 parallelism verbal sentence correction
Re: Parallel Construction
by Manish Patel - Friday, 13 February 2009, 03:39 PM
  Can anybody post replies of the above questions with sufficient reasoning behind the same.
Re: Parallel Construction
by amit kheterpal - Saturday, 14 February 2009, 12:08 PM
 

hello sir,

           how r u??

my answers

1.b

2.b

3.c

4.d

5.c

6.d

7.a

8.e

9.e

10.b

11.d

12.b

13.b

14.b

15.c

16.d

17.e

18.d

19.d

20.e

21.b

22.b

23.c

24.b

25.d

sir pls post the solution with expliantion..

amit...

Re: Parallel Construction
by Manish Patel - Tuesday, 17 February 2009, 04:05 PM
 

Dear Amit thank u very much for showing interest in posting the answers.

I also need the correct answer with  proper explanation so I request the originator of these questions to post the answers .

Re: Parallel Construction
by vikas sharma - Tuesday, 17 February 2009, 05:47 PM
 

Hi tg sir,

i am very poor in english section

can u guide me from where n how to start?

Re: Parallel Construction
by tarun jain - Friday, 6 March 2009, 01:35 AM
  1.b
2.a
3.e
4.c
5.a
6.b
7.a
8.b
9,c
10.d
11.a
12.a
13.c
14.d

15.
16.d
17.e
18.e
19.d
20.b
21.c
22.d
23.c
24.d
25.b
Re: Parallel Construction
by kallol halder - Tuesday, 24 March 2009, 01:26 PM
  I think no 6 should be option c.
Re: Parallel Construction
by kallol halder - Tuesday, 24 March 2009, 03:30 PM
 

This is what it looked to me (I'm confused with 10 & 11)

 

1.b
2.e
3.e
4.c
6.c
7.a
8.c
9.a
12.e
13.e
14.b
15.e
16.b
17.c
18.e
19.d
20.c
21.e
22.d
23.b
24.d
25.b

Re: Parallel Construction
by neeraj singh - Friday, 27 March 2009, 01:51 AM
  Start time 1:20 am
1)B
2)E
3)E
4)C
5)C
6)C
7)A
8)D
9)C
10)D
11)A
12)A
13)E
14)D
15)E
16)D
17)D
18)E
19)D
20)B
21)
22)
23)C
24)D
25)B

goin 2 sleep ..
rest 2moro
Re: Parallel Construction
by Syed Ahsan - Friday, 27 March 2009, 07:40 PM
  1 b
2 e
3 e
4 c
5 b
6 c
7 a
8 b
9 c
10 d
11 d
Re: Parallel Construction
by Abhishek Vinayin - Monday, 6 April 2009, 05:25 PM
 

Mam, please post the reply of the exercise posted above

Thanks

 

Re: Parallel Construction
by aninda sadhukhan - Monday, 6 April 2009, 06:02 PM
  Wonderful post on Parallelism, I will take the test when I come back from office today. Hopefully answers will not be out by that time.
Re: Parallel Construction
by aninda sadhukhan - Tuesday, 7 April 2009, 05:25 AM
 

Hi Dagny,

My answers:

1 B

2 A

3 E

4 C

5 A

6 C

7 A

8 D

9 C

10 D

11 A

12 A

13 C

14 D

15 C

16 B

regards,

hopefuly I will be able to complete the rest b4 answers are out.

Aninda.

Re: Parallel Construction
by aninda sadhukhan - Tuesday, 7 April 2009, 07:19 AM
  Dagny,
I am answering this separately..... i know i am being lazy, but too tired after work.
17 D
18 D
19 D
20 B
21 C
22 E
23 C
24 D
25 E

I am not able to recollect, but I have done similar excercise somewhere else. Was it an earlier post?

regards,
Aninda.
Re: Parallel Construction
by Aditya Shakar - Wednesday, 8 April 2009, 11:09 AM
 

Hi Tgites and TG Sir and mam,

I am new to  totalgadha and it is going to be my first post .Looking fwd to this ... btw my answers are --

1)B

2)E

3)D

4)C

5)C

6)C

7)A

8)B

9)C

10)D

11)A

12)C

13)C

14)B

15)E

16)D

17)E

18)D

19)D

20)C

21)B

22)C

23)A

24)D

25)C

 

 

Re: Parallel Construction
by ajit mishra - Monday, 20 April 2009, 12:07 AM
 

Dear Ma'm my answers :

1.b

2.e

3.e

4.c

5.d

6.c

7.a

8.d

9.c

10.b

11.a

12.c

13.c

14.d

15.e

16.b

17.c

18.b

19.b

20.b

21.e

22.e

23.c

24.c

25.b

Can we have the answer key?

Re: Parallel Construction
by Nikunj Agarwal - Sunday, 26 April 2009, 09:25 AM
 

Here are my answers:

1.b
2.e
3.c
4.e
5.c
6.c
7.c
8.b
9.b
10.b
11.a
12.a
13.c
14.d
15.c
16.d
17.b
18.e
19.b
20.c
21.a
22.c
23.
24.d
25.b

Re: Parallel Construction
by ashu jain - Monday, 27 April 2009, 01:17 PM
 

My answers are:

1.b
2.b
3.c
4.c
5.c
6.c
7.a
8.d
9.c
10.b
11.a
12.a
13.c
14.d
15.e
16.d
17.d
18.e
19.a
20.b
21.b
22.c
23.c
24.d
25.b

Re: Parallel Construction
by rahul sanguri - Monday, 27 April 2009, 04:34 PM
 
Hello Mam,
My Ans:-
1.b
2.e
3.e
4.c
5.a
6.c
7.a
8.
9,b
10.b
11.a
12.a
13.c
14.b
15.e
16.b
17.e
18.d
19.b
20.c
21.b
22.e
23.a
24.d
25.b
Thanks for the wonderful excercise. Now i have one more way to look at a sentence

Rahul.

Re: Parallel Construction
by God is in Numbers - Monday, 27 April 2009, 09:30 PM
  1. B
2. E
3. A
4. C
5. D
6. C
7. A
8. E
9. A
10. B
11. A
12. C
13. C
14. D
15. C
16. B
17. D
18. E
19. D
20. B
21. E
22. E
23. C
24. D
25. B


Re: Parallel Construction
by anirban bhar - Tuesday, 28 April 2009, 12:50 AM
  hi dagny,

can u plss post the answers/..............
Re: Parallel Construction
by Eternal Flame - Tuesday, 28 April 2009, 04:29 AM
 

Well, I see the options in this way:

1.B

2.E

3.E

4.C

5.D

6.C

7.A

8.C

9.C

10.D

11.A

12.C

13.C

14.D

15.E

16.D

17.B

18.E

19.D

20.D

21.C

22.E

23.C

24.D

25.B

 

Re: Parallel Construction
by gadha abc - Tuesday, 28 April 2009, 10:49 AM
  1-b
2-e
3-e
4-c
5-c
6-c
7-a
8-d
9-c
10-D
11-C
12-a
13-C
14-B
15-E
16-C
17-B
18-E
19-D
20-B
21-C
22-B
23-C
24-D
25-B

Official Answers please.
Re: Parallel Construction
by Sudipto Jana - Tuesday, 28 April 2009, 03:40 PM
 

Dagny...SOS!!!

Correct Answers please....

Re: Parallel Construction
by shweta singh - Wednesday, 29 April 2009, 09:33 AM
 

1.b

2.a

3.

4.c

5.a

6.c

7.c

8.b

9.c

10.d

11.

12.e

13.d

14.b

15.e

16.d

17.d

18.e

19.b

20.b

21.a

22.c

23.c

24.d

25.b

Parallel Construction
by mitthu vat - Wednesday, 29 April 2009, 01:12 PM
  1-b
2-e
3-d
4-c
5-c
6-c
7-a
8-a
9-c
10-b
12-a
13-b
14-b
15-e
16-d
17-d
18-e
19-a
20-b
21-c
22-c
23-c
24-d
25-b
Re: Parallel Construction
by Hrishikesh Bawa - Saturday, 2 May 2009, 02:57 PM
 

Here's my go at it:

1.b
2.e
3.d
4.c
5.d
6.c
7.a
8.e
9.a
10.d
11.a
12.a
13.c
14.d
15.e
16.b
17.b
18.e
19.d
20.b
21.c
22.c
23.c
24.d
25.b

 

 

ohh.. and btw out of topic but i was just reading Atlas Shrugged before coming over due to the recomendation of two friends!

Re: Parallel Construction
by Jesvin Parekadan - Saturday, 2 May 2009, 03:47 PM
 

1. B

2. A

3. E

4. C

5. C

6. C

7. A

8. D

9. C

10. D

11. A

12. A

13. C

14. B

15. E

16. D

17. D

18. D

19. D

20. B

21. B

22. A

23. C

24. D

25. B

Re: Parallel Construction
by ashish doneria - Saturday, 2 May 2009, 05:55 PM
 

My Asnwers are:

1. (B)

2. (E)

3. (E)

4. (C)

5. (C)

6. (C)

7. (A)

8. (A)

9. (A)

10. (D)

11. (A)

12. (A)

13. (D)

14. (D)

15. (C)

16. (E)

17. (D)

18. (D)

19. (D)

20. (A)

21. (A)

22. (E)

23. (A)

24. (D)

25. (B)

Re: Parallel Construction
by Dagny Taggart - Sunday, 3 May 2009, 01:47 PM
  Hi All,

Official Answers:-

  1. B
  2. E
  3. E
  4. C
  5. C
  6. C
  7. A
  8. D
  9. C
  10. D
  11. A
  12. A
  13. C
  14. D
  15. E
  16. B
  17. E
  18. E
  19. D
  20. B
  21. C
  22. E
  23. C
  24. D
  25. B
Dagny
Re: Parallel Construction
by divya agrawal - Monday, 4 May 2009, 01:28 AM
  Hey Danny.. thanks a lot for the answers, and it was good fun reading and learning from the post. However, i have some doubts in a few of the questions/answers. Could you please elucidate as to how we are eliminating certain options.

for 2. A/E
5. D/C
8. B
14. B/A/D
16. B/D/E.

Thanks a lot for your help.

Divvea
Re: Parallel Construction
by Sonal kushwaha - Monday, 4 May 2009, 10:39 PM
  Hey Dagny,

Thanks for the answers...
Can u plz illustrate the answers for the question number ---
8
19
25.
I have no clue how the answers for the above questions came out....

Thanks,
Sonal.
Re: Parallel Construction
by kundan kumar - Sunday, 17 May 2009, 04:57 AM
  good job DAGNY Mam
MY ans are:
1-B

2-E

3-E

4-C

5-C

6-B

7-A

8-A

9-C

10-A

11-A

12-D

13-C

14-D

15-E

16-C

17-B

18-E

19-D

20-B

21-E

22-D

23-C

24-D

25-B

Mam please post the correct ans as soon as possible.
Re: Parallel Construction
by vimlendu tripathi - Saturday, 15 August 2009, 05:54 PM
 

1-b

2-e

3-e

4-c

5-d

6-c

7-c

8-d

9-c

10-a

11-a

12-e

13-d

14-d

15-a

16-c

17-e

18-e

19-d

20-b

21-a

22-a

23-c

24-c

25-e

Re: Parallel Construction
by vishal singla - Saturday, 15 August 2009, 10:30 PM
 

hi dagny,

thanks for these very gud questions. i have doubt in 3rd .can u plz explain it for me

 

regards

vishal

Re: Parallel Construction
by Abhishek Agnihotri - Sunday, 16 August 2009, 12:08 AM
 

Hi

Thanks for a wonderful post.

I have two doubts. Can you please clarify them.

1) In question number 14 why the awnser can not be option B

2)I am not able to get why we have chosen option C for question number 21.

Thanks in advance

Regards

Abhishek

 

Re: Parallel Construction
by Alan Kumar - Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 07:45 PM
 

Hi Dagny,

My Answers:-

1 B
2 E
3 E
4 C
5 C
6 C
7 C
8 D
9 C
10 B
11 B
12 C
13 E
14 D
15 A
16 D
17 E
18 E
19 D
20 B
21 C
22 E
23 C
24 D
25 B

 

Regards,

Alan smile

Re: Parallel Construction
by akshay mishra - Monday, 8 March 2010, 10:27 PM
  hi dagny ,
           in question 13  to me it seems that the answer i.e.
 c) subscriptions and then took turns drawing
is unbalanced as it has a gerund (drawing) on one side
why shouldn't option d) be the answer ?



in question 10 whats wrong with option a) it seems balanced as it has --
changing.......and varying....
Re: Parallel Construction
by vinod gandhi - Monday, 29 March 2010, 05:50 PM
 

Hey

Could we have some official list of answers with explanations ?

 

Thanx !!

Re: Parallel Construction
by Dagny Taggart - Thursday, 1 April 2010, 05:33 PM
  Hi Vinod,

The official answers are already posted above.

Dagny
Re: Parallel Construction
by Ashwani Tripathi - Thursday, 3 November 2011, 02:56 AM
  Hi Dagny,


Can you please explain the answers for these questions : 8,15,16,21.

Re: Parallel Construction
by Sirius Black - Monday, 23 January 2012, 06:51 PM
  15) d

As the parallel structure has to be followed, to consider.... to portray.

21) c

Again- less lending.... increased pressure

16) c

the subject (a person) must agree with the pronoun used to represent it, in this case 'their'

As far as 8 goes, I honestly think that these are one of those questions that can be solved only if I can relate them to something I have read.. and even then, more often than not, I will get it wrong.