Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #91 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #91

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# In an effort to reduce their inventories,

In an effort to reduce their inventories, Italian vintners have cut prices; their wines have been priced to sell, and they are.

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Felix Manan

Hi, I wonder why A can't be right in this answer similar to how E is right in this OG (https://gmat.magoosh.com/forum/6276-traffic-safety-officials-predict-that-drivers-will-be).

In that OG problem, the ellipses is (to exceed). Why can't in this problem A be 'have been priced to sell, and they are (to sell)'? The answer in the video implies that A is eliminated b/c no verb form of 'sell' is parallel (are sold/selling).

Thanks!

Nov 22, 2017 • Comment

Hi Felix,

The structure "'have been priced to sell, and they are to sell" would not be correct. We want to say that the wine "is selling / is being sold", which is not the same as the meaning of "the wine is to sell." This is sort of an awkward version of "the wine is for sale / the purpose of the wine is for being sold."

Long story short, the infinitive form "to sell" here is not correct.

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Shray Taneja

X and y is an open marker for parallelism.their wines have been priced to sell is a clause and they are should also be clause.they do is only clause here.is this a correct way to solve?

Nov 16, 2015 • Comment

Hi Shray,

We have:

In an effort to reduce their inventories, Italian vintners have cut prices; their wines [are/are being/have been] priced to sell, and they ______.

The verb that goes with "they" must be able to be paired with the omitted verb "sell." The only choice that would fit correctly is "do":

(A) ...and they are sell X
(B) ...and they have sell X
(C) ...and they do sell --> correct
(D) ...and have sell X
(E) ...and they have sell X