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why is this wrong [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2007, 16:19
During the middle ages, literacy was defined as reading and writing latin

While I agree 'the ability to read and write' in place of the underlined portion is certainly better, I am not sure why the above scentance is wrong. Any ideas ?
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Re: why is this wrong [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2007, 16:28
prude_sb wrote:
During the middle ages, literacy was defined as reading and writing latin

While I agree 'the ability to read and write' in place of the underlined portion is certainly better, I am not sure why the above scentance is wrong. Any ideas ?


im not the sc master here, but i dont think the sentence is parallel as you have it written.
literacy (noun) is being compared to a verb
Re: why is this wrong   [#permalink] 28 Feb 2007, 16:28
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