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# After all the recent political changes, the Syrians are figu

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14 Oct 2015, 22:54
Mechmeera wrote:
B. to one another and to the city in which they have always lived without quite fully owning – figuring out how to create that city for themselves, both politically and socially, with bricks and mortar.
same errors as in A repeats here.

C. to one another and to the city they have always lived in without quite fully owning – figuring out how to create that city for themselves, politically and socially, as well as with bricks and mortar.

Can someone explain me whether it is wrong to use
in which they have always lived instead of they have always lived in.
As I felt they cannot modify city and in which will do so correctly.

IMHO, both the usages are correct.
1) I think there is nothing wrong in '...to the city in which they have always lived'. And B is wrong for different reasons.

2) '...to the city they have always lived in' is also correct. 'They' is correctly referring to Syrians and not to the city.
Take a look at this:
Jack loves the city Jack lives in. = Jack loves the city he lives in. (as there's just one subject Jack, there is no ambiguity as to what 'He' refers to)

Hope this makes sense. Please correct me if im wrong.
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02 Nov 2015, 06:13

Each other refers to two people, whereas one another refers to a group. Therefore A and D are eliminated.

E is eliminated because of the usage of "them" after the hyphen, rather than the plural reflexive pronoun "themselves".

D is eliminated because the phrase after the hyphen suggests that Syrians are creating a city, both politically and socially, with (or using) bricks and mortars, which is illogical

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29 Jul 2016, 02:23
Hello,

Can some please clarify the difference between choices A and C ?

I have a doubt about the modifier 'as well as bricks and mortar'. I am not sure how on the basis of this modifier we can rule out A.

Thanks

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13 Aug 2017, 07:28
I have an issue with parallelism here. How can "....with bricks and mortar" be parallel to politically and socially, both of which are are adverbs? The 'with' should have been placed earlier in the sentence as well to form a parallel structure.

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