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Sentence Correction 14

    Germany’s NATO Framework Nation Concept is a ground-breaking project that serves both to increase European military capacity within NATO and create an European defence force that could eventually stand on its own.

    1. both serves to increase European military capacity within NATO and create a European defence force that could eventually stand on its own.
    2. both serves to increase European military capacity within NATO and to create an European defence force that could eventually stand on its own.
    3. serves to both increase European military capacity within NATO and create an European defence force that could eventually stand on its own.
    4. serves both to increase European military capacity within NATO and to create a European defence force that could eventually stand on its own.

 

  • Correct Answer
    Choice (D)

Detailed Solution

The given sentence has a faulty parallel structure. What follows ‘and’ must be parallel to what follows ‘both’. But in the given sentence, ‘both’ is followed by ‘to increase’, while ‘and’ is followed by ‘create’. The correct construction is— 'both to increase European military capacity within NATO and to create…'

Note here that ‘both serves…’ is also incorrect, as it is faulty parallelism.

Also, the article to be used with ‘European’ is ‘a’, not ‘an’, as ‘European’ begins with a consonant sound.

Correct Answer: D



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