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# 1000 SC #3

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03 Apr 2007, 23:20
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Please provide the grammatical explanation for this one... I need to know the correct explanation for choosing the answer.

A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770â€™s, the first book by a Black woman and it was only the second published by an American woman.(A) it was only the second published by an American woman
(B) it was only the second that an American woman published
(D) the second one only that an American woman published

Please provide the grammatical explanation for this one... I need to know the correct explanation for choosing the answer.
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03 Apr 2007, 23:32
LM wrote:
Please provide the grammatical explanation for this one... I need to know the correct explanation for choosing the answer.

A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770â€™s, the first book by a Black woman and it was only the second published by an American woman.

(B) it was only the second that an American woman published
(D) the second one only that an American woman published

Please provide the grammatical explanation for this one... I need to know the correct explanation for choosing the answer.

I chose E.

its is a matter of parallelism because the underlined part should be ll to "the first book by a Black woman". Only D and E are ll but D is run-on.
So E is correct one.

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03 Apr 2007, 23:44
C,D -> 'the second one only published/that' is not a correct idiom
A,B -> 'it' is not nescessary

E is concise and clear.

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03 Apr 2007, 23:48
Hi LM,
The explanation goes as follows :

It is unclear whom "it" refers to hence due to pronoun reference error, A and B are out.

C and D are not parallel as pointed by Himalayan. Moreover, they are awkward. It means that 1st book was by a black woman and 2nd by American woman.

E is precise, and parellel.

Hope this helps.

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05 Apr 2007, 05:34
(A) and (B) out because of it (refers to?).

(C) and (D) don't continue the sequence 'the first book by a black woman and the second of a woman', because the author is both black and a woman. I agree with you, thus (E). cheers!

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05 Apr 2007, 05:58
A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770â€™s, the first book by a Black woman and it

(B) it was only the second that an American woman published

(D) the second one only that an American woman published

First book by a black woman and only the second published by an American Woman.

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05 Apr 2007, 05:58
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