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Although trained in Sweden, the renowned doctor has spent most of her life in Africa, grew up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did graduate work in the Congo and Zimbabwe.


(A) grew up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did

(B) has grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, has attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did

(C) having grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, having done

(D) growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, doing

(E) growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, she did

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Hi,

Agree with Katzz..

"Growing" righlty modifies the preceeding clause and then g"rowing,attending,doing..." all look parallel.

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Why A is wrong? Why should be used growing?
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Per the meaning of the sentence - all the verbs can't be at the same level (even though they seem parallel grammatically). This situation brings the meaning into picture. According to the sentence, the renowed actor, though she trained in Sweden, she has spent most of her life in africa - How?

This bit is represented by verbing forms after the clause, highlighting extra information. (All the verbing forms are parallel in D)
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Why A is wrong? Why should be used growing?

Hi laraterra, clearly the confusion arose between option A & D :roll:

Let's read the sentence with option A

"The doctor has spent most of her life in Africa, grew up in Kenya ...., attended prep school in Namibia, and did graduate work in the Congo and Zimbabwe."

The author intends to explain "most of her life" in subsequent portion. Thus participle structure [growing / having grown] is better to help us understand how she spent in Africa rather than just listing series of activities in simple past. Here sequence of tense also contradicts between present perfect and simple past.

Furthermore, meaning of the sentence demands "verb+ing" modifier for mentioning the additional information of how he spent life in Africa. Thus growing...., attending.... & doing.... serves the purpose.

Hope it's clear :-D
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A. grew up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did - Incorrect - Parallelism error

B. has grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, has attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did - Incorrect - Parallelism error + there should have been a comma after 'and'

C. having grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, having done - Incorrect - Reason similar to option C and usage of having makes the sentence awkward.

D.growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, doing - Correct - All elements are parallel. Comma is used correctly to separate the elements.

E. growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, she did - Incorrect - Again the elements are not parallel.

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Though trained in Sweden, the renowned doctor has spent most of her life in Africa, grew up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did graduate work in the Congo and Zimbabwe.

A. grew up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did
--> Has spent,grew,attended,did ; parallelism issue :Incorrect

B. has grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, has attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did
Has spent,Has grown,has attended,did ; parallelism issue :Incorrect
C. having grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, having done
IC,-ing Modifier,Has attended,did ; parallelism issue :Incorrect
D.growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, doing
IC,-ing Modifier1,-ing modifeir2, Ing modifier3 : Correct
E. growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, she did
IC,modifier1,modifier2,IC : 2 IC's joined by ',' Incorrect structure


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In this type of parallelism/sentence construction problem, you need to isolate what structures need to be parallel.

To start, you need to use the participial structure (growing or having grown) - what follows the word “Africa” is helping us understand better how she spent most of her life on the continent. These are not separate things – she did not spend most of her life in Africa, AND grew up in Kenya, AND attended prep school in Namibia…these are just modifiers to help you understand how she has spent most of her life in Africa.

Also, there is an illogical mixing of the simple past and present perfect tenses in series that follows. (C) contains a bungled series – you cannot say “having grown, attended, and having done”. It would have to be “having grown, attended, and done” or “having grown, having attended, and having done.”

(D) uses the proper “ing” participial structure and is perfectly parallel: “growing…attending…and doing”.

(E) has another bungled series: “growing, attending, and she did”.

Correct answer is (D).
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Although trained in Sweden, the renowned doctor has spent most of her life in Africa,grew up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did graduate work in the Congo and Zimbabwe.

(A) grew up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did

(B) has grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, has attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did

(C) having grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, having done

(D) growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, doing

(E) growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, she did


The highlighted part of the sentence is the main part of the sentence, rest all are modifies/qualifiers , providing additional information...

Although trained in Sweden, the renowned doctor has spent most of her life in Africa,
    grew up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children,
    attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden,
    did graduate work in the Congo and Zimbabwe.

Hence correct Answer must be (A), errors in other options highlighted in Red....
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In this type of parallelism/sentence construction problem, you need to isolate what structures need to be parallel. To start, you need to use the participial structure (growing or having grown) - what follows the word “Africa” is helping us understand better how she spent most of her life on the continent. These are not separate things – she did not spend most of her life in Africa, AND grew up in Kenya, AND attended prep school in Namibia…these are just modifiers to help you understand how she has spent most of her life in Africa. Also, there is an illogical mixing of the simple past and present perfect tenses in series that follows. (C) contains a bungled series – you cannot say “having grown, attended, and having done”. It would have to be “having grown, attended, and done” or “having grown, having attended, and having done.” (D) uses the proper “ing” participial structure and is perfectly parallel: “growing…attending…and doing”. (E) has another bungled series: “growing, attending, and she did”.

Correct answer is (D).
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