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# A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was

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2. A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770’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
(C) the second one only published by an American woman
(D) the second one only that an American woman published
(E) only the second published by an American woman

Why not " A" the correct answer.
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A: The modifier consists of two parts; the first ‘the first book by a Black woman’ is a noun phrase and the second, ‘ it was only the second published by an American woman’ is a clause’ they are not parallel.
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