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Along with an end to the class system and serfdom, the Chinese have abolished many of the other traditional institutions of the Tobetan way of life.

(A) Along with an end to the class system and serfdom
(B) Besides putting an end to the class system and serfdom
(C) Not only did they end the class system and serfdom, but
(D) Together with the class system and serfdom coming to an end
(E) In addition to the class system and serfdom coming to an end

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The right answer is B.

The Chinese cannot be along with an end to the class system and serfdom. There is, therefore, a modification error in A.
There is a pronoun error in C. The plural pronoun they is expected to refer to the Chinese, a singular noun. C can be eliminated based on this pronoun error.
The Chinese cannot be together with the class system and serfdom. There is a modification error in D, hence this option can be eliminated.
The Chinese cannot be in addition to the class system and serfdom. This means the opening modifier in E is dangling. E can be Eliminated.
In B, it is logical for the Chinese to put an end to the class system and serfdom. Hence, there is no modification error in B compared with A, D, and E. B is the right answer.

Along with an end to the class system and serfdom, the Chinese have abolished many of the other traditional institutions of the Tobetan way of life.

(A) Along with an end to the class system and serfdom
(B) Besides putting an end to the class system and serfdom
(C) Not only did they end the class system and serfdom, but
(D) Together with the class system and serfdom coming to an end
(E) In addition to the class system and serfdom coming to an end

Originally posted by eakabuah on 22 Jan 2020, 03:01.
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Along with an end to the class system and serfdom, the Chinese have abolished many of the other traditional institutions of the Tobetan way of life.

(A) Along with an end to the class system and serfdom
(B) Besides putting and end to the class system and serfdom
(C) Not only did they end the class system and serfdom, but
(D) Together with the class system and serfdom coming to an end
(E) In addition to the class system and serfdom coming to an end


NOTES: the Chinese [plural] did two things: abolish other institutions as well as end the class system; so we need a contrast to express this, such as "besides"; the proper idiom for (C) is "not only…but also".

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Along with an end to the class system and serfdom, the Chinese have abolished many of the other traditional institutions of the Tobetan way of life.

(A) Along with an end to the class system and serfdom -> Chinese has put an end. Along with an end doesn't imply that
(B) Besides putting an end to the class system and serfdom -> Correctly imply The chinese have put an end
(C) Not only did they end the class system and serfdom, but -> Not only should be followed by But Also - Idiom Error
(D) Together with the class system and serfdom coming to an end -> Chinese has put an end. Coming to an end doesn't imply that
(E) In addition to the class system and serfdom coming to an end -> Chinese has put an end. Coming to an end doesn't imply that

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(A) Along with an end to the class system and serfdom.....changes the meaning saying that it ended by itself
(B) Besides putting an end to the class system and serfdom........only option that conveys the correct meaning
(C) Not only did they end the class system and serfdom, but
(D) Together with the class system and serfdom coming to an end
(E) In addition to the class system and serfdom coming to an end


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Along with an end to the class system and serfdom, the Chinese have abolished many of the other traditional institutions of the Tobetan way of life.

(A) Along with an end to the class system and serfdom -- The introductory modifier doesn't sync with the main subject since the Chinese could be in addition to the class system amd serfdom.
(B) Besides putting an end to the class system and serfdom -- correct choice
(C) Not only did they end the class system and serfdom, but -- the shift of tense is ungrammatical
(D) Together with the class system and serfdom coming to an end--- modification doesn't sync as in A
(E) In addition to the class system and serfdom coming to an end -- -Same problem as in A and D.

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(A) Incorrect. “Along with an end ..., the Chinese...” — not parellel

(B) Correct. Besides putting an end to the class system and serfdom—correctly modifying the Chinese.

(C) Incorrect usage of “Not only..., but also...”

(D) Incorrect. Too wordy.

(E) Incorrect. In addition to the class system and serfdom..., the Chinese..—Not parallel.

The answer is B

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Along with an end to the class system and serfdom, the Chinese have abolished many of the other traditional institutions of the Tobetan way of life.

(A) Along with an end to the class system and serfdom - correct
(B) Besides putting an end to the class system and serfdom
(C) Not only did they end the class system and serfdom, but
(D) Together with the class system and serfdom coming to an end
(E) In addition to the class system and serfdom coming to an end

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IMO B

Besides putting an end to the X and Y, The Chinese

The meaning of the sentence is conveyed appropriately.



ACD and E do not convey who has put an end to it. Hence incorrect.


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