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The sequence of economic measures known as the New Deal, instituted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a response to the Great Depression, was devised with the intention of providing relief to the poor, assisting the recovery of the battered economy, and to reform the financial system in order to prevent another recession.
This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The first two items in the list of the sentence are V+ing verbs (providing, assisting), but the last item is a to V verb (to reform).[[snippet]]
If the verbs are unconjugated, they must be of the same type (to verb, verb+ing, or V3).
While this answer choice corrects the Parallelism mistake in the original question, it is grammatically incorrect. The plural verb were does not agree with the singular subject the sequence of measures.
This answer choice is grammatically incorrect: the plural verb were does not agree with the singular subject the sequence of measures. In addition, this answer choice changes the meaning of the original sentence, by changing its logical parallelism.
Although it corrects the Parallelism mistake in the original question, by changing the non-conjugated verbs (assisting, to reform) to conjugated verbs (assisted, reformed), the corrected sentence adds an item to the list that was not part of the list in the original sentence:
List of the original sentence: providing, assisting, to reform
List of the corrected sentence: devised, assisted, reformed.[[snippet]]
This answer choice is grammatically incorrect, because it is a fragment. By changing the conjugated verb was devised to a modifier devised to provide, etc. the sentence remains without a conjugated verb.
This answer choice corrects the Parallelism mistake in the original question by changing the third item in the list from to reform to reforming.[[snippet]]