I take on 'E'
(A) though it spares
>> Wrong usage of 'though'
(B) where it spares
>> 'where' is used correctly but this sounds as if it is talking about "particular area" where it spared few people
(C) despite sparing
>> Wrong usage of 'despite'
(D) when sparing
>> 'when' usage is wrong.
(E) while sparing
>> Sounds good & logical, keeps continuation..."does X while doing Y"
yes OA is E
I selected B for two reasons.
1 where --> relative clause for area and describe the area.
2 Tense on both the side are same "afflicts" || "spares" both present tense. the how come the present progresive tense "sparing" is fine in E.
And also "while" is a conjuction which should connect two clause. but the "sparing many others"
is not a clause its a phrase.
pls explain !!!
'B' actually appears parallel (or it is parallel) but it distorts the meaning of the whole sentence, as I have mentioned. So, it can't be correct. In short, only parallelism is not enough, it should convey correct/logical meaning.
'B' sounds as if "it attacks some people in the area where it spares few people"
. Where as it should be "it attacks some people in the area sparing few people" .
You can see that first bold part sounds awkward.
I'm really sorry I don't really know about "while" rule...
can anybody put light on "while" usage?