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A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was

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A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770’s, the first book by a Black woman and it was only the second published by an American woman.

(A) it was only the second published by an American woman
(B) it was only the second that an American woman published
(C) the second one only published by an American woman
(D) the second one only that an American woman published
(E) only the second published by an American woman
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New post 29 Aug 2005, 07:47
E it is..

(A) it was only the second published by an American woman
- no need of unnecessay indepnedent clause.
(B) it was only the second that an American woman published
- no need of unnecessay indepnedent clause.
(C) the second one only published by an American woman
- misplaced only..
(D) the second one only that an American woman published
- again same poroblem and weird structure
(E) only the second published by an American woman
- keep this one.
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A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770’s, the first book by a Black woman and it was only the second published by an American woman.

(A) it was only the second published by an American woman
(B) it was only the second that an American woman published
(C) the second one only published by an American woman
(D) the second one only that an American woman published
(E) only the second published by an American woman

C, parallellism.

the first.....and the second
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New post 29 Aug 2005, 16:19
E for me. compared with C, E sounds less wordy while still holding the sentences true meaning.
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OA is E. C is plain awkward when it places 'only published' after 'the second'
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