Question about 'yet' : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
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"Florida’s Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, a mixed-use recreation trail paved over an old rail bed, is a curious paradox: it is not only completely man-made but also designed exclusively for human use, yet is classified as a state park."

Why do you not have to say "yet it is classified as a state park" in the latter part of the sentence? Why can you drop the it? I thought if there's a comma with the conjunction yet, there needs to be an independent clause?
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31 Mar 2014, 15:32
onewayonly wrote:
"Florida’s Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, a mixed-use recreation trail paved over an old rail bed, is a curious paradox: it is not only completely man-made but also designed exclusively for human use, yet is classified as a state park."

Why do you not have to say "yet it is classified as a state park" in the latter part of the sentence? Why can you drop the it? I thought if there's a comma with the conjunction yet, there needs to be an independent clause?

Dear onewayonly
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Remember, clause can be parallel, but also we can have two verbs that are parallel following a single subject.
He published the book and starred in the films.
He lost the battle yet won the war.
He married six different women yet fathered no sons.

In those short sentences, we don't have a comma. If the first part is long and complicated, then we can divide the two parts with a comma. That's precisely what is happening in this MGMAT sentence.

Does this make sense?
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