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# SC: Parallelism

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SC: Parallelism [#permalink]  04 Feb 2010, 00:15
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Hi Experts,
Could anyone have a look into the following question:

Q: Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress a statue of the godtdess Athena and that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus, Athena’s father, and giants.
A. Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress
B. Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which to dress
C. According to records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress
D. Records from ancient Athens indicate that each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which they dressed
E. Records from ancient Athens indicate each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe for dressing

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Re: SC: Parallelism [#permalink]  04 Feb 2010, 00:36
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Let's look at second part of the sentence: "and that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus, Athena’s father, and giants."

First part of the sentence should be parallel - it should also contain "that" clause.

It's obvious that only (D) makes the sentence parallel:

Records from ancient Athens indicate that each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which they dressed statue of the goddess Athena and that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus, Athena’s father, and giants.

Both "that" clauses serve as objects of the main clause, they describe the things that are indicated by ancient Athenian records.

Furthermore, (A) and (B) should not be considered as correct answers because both of them begin with dangling modifiers - "Based on records from ancient Athens" - what is based on records? There is no appropriate noun following after
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Re: SC: Parallelism [#permalink]  04 Feb 2010, 01:37
Nice Explanation Shalva. OA is D only.

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Re: SC: Parallelism [#permalink]  05 Jul 2010, 14:07
Besides, what is the error with option C?
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Re: SC: Parallelism [#permalink]  26 Jul 2010, 09:10
Agree with D as well
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Re: SC: Parallelism [#permalink]  28 Jul 2010, 22:23
Went with A .....but explanation is correct .......D is the correct one
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Re: SC: Parallelism [#permalink]  17 Aug 2010, 07:08
Correct usage indicate that in D

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Re: SC: Parallelism [#permalink]  27 Mar 2014, 01:35
Is the option C wrong because , it uses the wrong modifier ? Or is there any other error ?

1) what is "According to records from ancient Athens" modifying in Option C ?
2) Difference between Modifier in option C and that of A and B options.

Re: SC: Parallelism   [#permalink] 27 Mar 2014, 01:35
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