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Conjunctions - Semantic Categories - Overview

In anticipation of the hurricane season, the Housing Department has recommended that all county residents check their storm windows, arrange for emergency provisions and an alternative energy supply, such as a small generator or kerosene heater, and remembering to renew their insurance policies to protect their property.     

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect: the first two items in the list are in the base form of the verb (check, arrange), but the last item is in the V+ing form (remembering).

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Well done!

This answer choice corrects the Parallelism mistake in the original sentence by changing the V+ing form remembering to the base form remember, which matches the first two items on the list (check, arrange).

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Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The phrase other than cannot serve as the connector in this parallelism:

...the Housing Department has recommended that all county residents:
(1) check their storm windows,
(2) arrange for emergency provisions and an alternative energy supply, such as a small generator or kerosene heater,
(3) other than remember to renew ...

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Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect: the first two items in the list are in the base form of the verb (check, arrange), but the last item is in the V+ing form (remembering).

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In addition, the change from supply to supplying violates the rule that the V+ing form should not be used to replace a noun if the corresponding noun exists in the language. In this case, the original supply is a perfectly suitable English noun.

Did you choose this answer because of the similar words supplying-heating-remembering?

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect: the word and indicates the final item of a list. However, it is followed by the word supplying which is in the V+ing form and therefore does not match any of the lists started earlier in the sentence: base form verbs [check, arrange, ______ ] or nouns [emergency provisions and _______ ].

Ok. Give it another try.

Although this answer choice appears to correct the Parallelism mistake in the original question by changing the noun supply to the V+ing form supplying, and the noun heater to the V+ing form heating, it does so incorrectly because it ignores the verbs outside the underlined section.

The complete breakdown of parallelism in the sentence is:

...the Housing Department has recommended that all county residents:
(1) check their storm windows,
(2) arrange for
     (a) emergency provisions
       and
     (b) an alternative energy supply, such as a
                  (i) small generator
                   or
                 (ii) kerosene heater,
...

The third item in the main list should match (1) check and (2) arrange; (a) and (b) are both nouns and therefore correct, as is the case with (i) and (ii).

an alternative energy supply, such as a small generator or kerosene heater, and remembering to renew
an alternative energy supply, such as a small generator or kerosene heater, and remember to renew
an alternative energy supply, such as a small generator or kerosene heater, other than remember renewing
alternative energy supplying, such as a small generator or kerosene heating, and remembering to
supplying alternative energy from a small generator or kerosene heater, and remember the renewal of
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