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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 1770â€™s, the first book by a Black woman and it was only the second published by an American woman.

(B) it was only the second that an American woman published
(D) the second one only that an American woman published
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08 Nov 2005, 01:47
E it is.
llism the first... the second....
Do post the OA when there are a few replies.
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08 Nov 2005, 05:50
A and B don't fit because of the it. Only E supports parallelism.
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08 Nov 2005, 18:27
vc019 wrote:
Do post the OA when there are a few replies.

Don't worry, I always post OA

More seriously can someone explain the problem with D ?

OA is E
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08 Nov 2005, 19:07
Bhai wrote:
Got E as well.

Bhai, or any other member, can you explain the problem with D ?
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08 Nov 2005, 19:14
Antmavel wrote:
Bhai wrote:
Got E as well.

Bhai, or any other member, can you explain the problem with D ?

I found D as awkward. It has a misplaced only and an unnecessary one.
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09 Nov 2005, 06:27
first and the second is parallel.

in D one is unneccessary. and that is awkward.
if it were the second only by an American woman published , it would be correct.
So E is the only right choice.
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09 Nov 2005, 17:50
Thanks for this precision Nakib77, I understand now the problem with D
09 Nov 2005, 17:50
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