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# In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar

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In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting

Honestly, I even dont know where the subject, where the verb? Give me your hand! Thanks
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06 May 2008, 18:37
Confusing one..
I will go with D.
Phyllis Wheatley's blending of {X, Y, and Z} suggests....
(here Y = (a and b)
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In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting

Honestly, I even dont know where the subject, where the verb? Give me your hand! Thanks

D too.
A, C, E has possessive pronoun problem. B violates ||ism
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In her later poems,

(These are parallel)
(1) Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery,
(2) Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and
(3) the images borrowed from ancient classicism

suggests her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.
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06 May 2008, 19:58
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In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting

Honestly, I even dont know where the subject, where the verb? Give me your hand! Thanks

D too.
A, C, E has possessive pronoun problem. B violates ||ism
Here is the breakdown:

In her later poems,

(These are parallel)
(1) Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery,
(2) Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and
(3) the images borrowed from ancient classicism

suggests her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

Many thanks!
I should keep my mind flexible. When "suggests" comes to me, I always go to find "that" to attach with it! Its wrong! right?

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30. In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting

Honestly, I even dont know where the subject, where the verb? Give me your hand! Thanks

D too.
A, C, E has possessive pronoun problem. B violates ||ism
Here is the breakdown:

In her later poems,

(These are parallel)
(1) Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery,
(2) Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and
(3) the images borrowed from ancient classicism

suggests her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

bkk is there: (These are parallel)

Phyllis Wheatley's blending of
(1) solar imagery,
(2) Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and
(3) the images borrowed from ancient classicism

suggests her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.[/quote]

subject: Phyllis Wheatley's blending of
(1) solar imagery,
(2) Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and
(3) the images borrowed from ancient classicism
verb: suggests

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07 May 2008, 02:44
Nice one.
I would have gone with D.
As explained the question deals with getting the parallel phrases correct.
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07 May 2008, 09:10
yeah, this one was hard.

Quick question - what is 'not the least of which is her African heritage' modifying?

and what does 'which' refer to here?

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07 May 2008, 09:31
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yeah, this one was hard.

Quick question - what is 'not the least of which is her African heritage' modifying?

and what does 'which' refer to here?

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"her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage."

This is modifying influences. Solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, images she borrowed from ancient classicism, and her African heritage are all influences. The last clause is saying that her African Heritage is not the least of these influence.
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17 Jul 2012, 16:27
I have a question here.

Why blending XYZ and borrowing images do not agree //ism rule?
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'Borrowing of images' violates the parallelism of X (solar imagery) and Y (thoughts and figures). Both X and Y are nouns therefore 'Z' has to be a noun. 'Borrowing of images' is a gerund phrase. Instead a simple noun for Z, such as 'images' fixes this problem.

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Singular Subject, so "suggests"will suit.
(A) , (E) Eliminated

In (C) ,which(comma which) is modifying classicism -incorrect
Final fight ; (B) Vs (D)

so,Lets have a look:-

"...Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, AND images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests...."

is the desired sentence.Now the problem is two ANDs.
first and is to mention two items in one sub-roof-christian thoughts and figures
second AND is to sum up the third list in the same major roof "......Phyllis Wheatley's blending of X,(P and Q) , AND Z

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20 Jul 2012, 11:11
Am I right in stating that in a statement as such one cannot use She as there is not antecedent for "she"..and her can be used because there is Phyllis Wheatley's?
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Am I right in stating that in a statement as such one cannot use She as there is not antecedent for "she"..and her can be used because there is Phyllis Wheatley's?

Hi there,

Yes, you are absolutely correct. Usage of "she" is incorrect in this sentence because this pronoun has no antecedent to refer to. Notice that "Phyllis Wheatley's" is in possessive form, meaning this entity is an adjective here and not a noun. A noun possessive noun cannot refer to this possessive noun. Only the possessive pronoun "her" can refer to this entity as we have in the beginning of the sentence.

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pavanpuneet wrote:
Am I right in stating that in a statement as such one cannot use She as there is not antecedent for "she"..and her can be used because there is Phyllis Wheatley's?

Hi there,

Yes, you are absolutely correct. Usage of "she" is incorrect in this sentence because this pronoun has no antecedent to refer to. Notice that "Phyllis Wheatley's" is in possessive form, meaning this entity is an adjective here and not a noun. A noun possessive noun cannot refer to this possessive noun. Only the possessive pronoun "her" can refer to this entity as we have in the beginning of the sentence.

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08 Jul 2013, 12:54
I would go with blending XY and borrowing Z.. suggests

Answer B does it for me
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'Borrowing of images' violates the parallelism of X (solar imagery) and Y (thoughts and figures). Both X and Y are nouns therefore 'Z' has to be a noun. 'Borrowing of images' is a gerund phrase. Instead a simple noun for Z, such as 'images' fixes this problem.

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Hi Chris,

It is not "borrowing of images" rather "borrowing images" which suggests a verbal phrase. If I use this in this case is incorrect as it is something like "In her later poems,...,borrowing images from ancient classicisms". So in this case it is not clear to whom "her" is referring to.

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In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting

Honestly, I even dont know where the subject, where the verb? Give me your hand! Thanks

This is how I did it:
(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting --> PW's blending of A, B, and C suggesting her range and depth of influences --> No working verb.
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests --> PW's blending of noun, noun, and gerund.
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests --> which modifies classicism.
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests --> Correct.
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting --> same as a
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In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting

Honestly, I even dont know where the subject, where the verb? Give me your hand! Thanks

I go with D as well since that has the proper structure B and C are not properly framed; though they have suggests in the later part of the sentence as well.
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How come the usage of suggests is correct. Shouldn't it be suggest?
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14 Jul 2014, 06:21
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How come the usage of suggests is correct. Shouldn't it be suggest?

blending is the subject and hence, singular.

The structure of the sentence is: Phyllis Wheatley's blending of X, Y and Z suggests...
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