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Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and his thesis will be unfinished.

(A) Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and his thesis will be unfinished.
(B) Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy with his thesis remaining unfinished.
(C) Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and will not finish his thesis.
(D) Despite his being brilliant as, if not more brilliant than his fellow students, he is very lazy and will not finish his thesis.
(E) Being as brilliant as, or more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and his thesis will be unfinished.
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(A) Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and his thesis will be unfinished. - Incorrect. Not concise and not parallel.

(B) Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy with his thesis remaining unfinished. - Incorrect. Illogical.

(C) Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and will not finish his thesis. - Correct.

(D) Despite his being brilliant as, if not more brilliant than his fellow students, he is very lazy and will not finish his thesis. - Incorrect. Use of 'being' is incorrect here.

(E) Being as brilliant as, or more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and his thesis will be unfinished. - Incorrect. Changes the meaning.

Answer: C
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(A) Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and his thesis will be unfinished. - Incorrect. Not concise.

(B) Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy with his thesis remaining unfinished. - Incorrect. Run on sentence.

(C) Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and will not finish his thesis. - Correct.

(D) Despite his being brilliant as, if not more brilliant than his fellow students, he is very lazy and will not finish his thesis. - Incorrect. Use of 'being' is incorrect here.

(E) Being as brilliant as, or more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and his thesis will be unfinished. - Incorrect. Changes the meaning.

Answer: C


Can you please elaborate you explaination??

How B is run on sentence ? "He is very lazy " -> this has a subject and a verb . Secondly, short predicate is allowed between modifier and subject.

I don't this there is much difference between A and C .
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Can you please elaborate you explaination??

How B is run on sentence ? "He is very lazy " -> this has a subject and a verb . Secondly, short predicate is allowed between modifier and subject.

I don't this there is much difference between A and C .


Thanks. I have corrected my explanation for option B. A has parallelism error and is more wordy than C. So, C is preferred.
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Hi..Is Option A wrong because of parallelism error?? because after "and" possessive form is used.
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Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and his thesis will be unfinished.

(A) Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and his thesis will be unfinished.
(B) Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy with his thesis remaining unfinished.
(C) Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and will not finish his thesis.
(D) Despite his being brilliant as, if not more brilliant than his fellow students, he is very lazy and will not finish his thesis.
(E) Being as brilliant as, or more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and his thesis will be unfinished.


Although he is as brilliant as, if not more brilliant than, many of his fellow students, he is very lazy and will not finish his thesis.

Correct answer must be (C) for the highlighted errors in the other options...

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