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Although Xanadu Sentinels fiercely guard the Imperial palace,

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Although Xanadu Sentinels fiercely guard the Imperial palace, acting as security sieves and thus protecting the royal properties from either destruction or theft, they also facilitate the opium trade in the rural hinterland.

A. acting as security sieves and thus protecting Royal properties from either destruction or theft, they also facilitate
B. acting as security sieves and thus protecting Royal properties either from destruction or theft, while also facilitating
C. act as security sieves and thus protect Royal properties from either destruction or theft, while also facilitating
D. they act as security sieves that thus protects Royal properties either from destruction or theft, even though it also facilitates
E. they act as security sieves to thus protect Royal properties from either destruction or theft, but they also facilitate

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Although Xanadu Sentinels fiercely guard the Imperial palace, acting as security sieves and thus protecting the royal properties from either destruction or theft, they also facilitate the opium trade in the rural hinterland.

A. acting as security sieves and thus protecting Royal properties from either destruction or theft, they also facilitate
B. acting as security sieves and thus protecting Royal properties either from destruction or theft, while also facilitating
C. act as security sieves and thus protect Royal properties from either destruction or theft, while also facilitating
D. they act as security sieves that thus protects Royal properties either from destruction or theft, even though it also facilitates
E. they act as security sieves to thus protect Royal properties from either destruction or theft, but they also facilitate


We can eliminate all the four wrong answer choices if we check the grammatical construct "Although Xanadu Sentinels do X.....they also do Y". Only A follows this construct and all the others are incorrect variations of it. B and D have "Although Xanadu Sentinels do X.....while also doing Y"(Incorrect).

D and E can also be eliminated similarly, but let's look into other issues with both of these. D has incorrect parallelism in "either from destruction or theft" (should be "either from destruction or from theft" or "from either destruction or theft"). E has modifier error as "they act as security sieves to" incorrectly modifies "thus protect Royal properties".
Hence A.
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Although shows contrast

B n C wrong because of while also construction

D and E wrong due to even though and but usage which is redundant when although is used
So answer is A

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push12345 so you are saying when although is present in a sentence we should not use even or but in any other part of the sentence?

Also whats wrong with while also? Is it that since although is used in the sentence we cannot use while because although and while both are used to show with contrast or simultaneous action and using while will be redundant?

Also guys whats the IC (independent clause) in answer choice A? since the correct answer choice has to have an IC.
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A. acting as security sieves and thus protecting Royal properties from either destruction or theft, they also facilitate - Correct

B. acting as security sieves and thus protecting Royal properties either from destruction or theft, while also facilitating - either from X or from Y. Parallelism error.

C. act as security sieves and thus protect Royal properties from either destruction or theft, while also facilitating - Not a sentence.

D. they act as security sieves that thus protects Royal properties either from destruction or theft, even though it also facilitates - Same as B + many other errors.

E. they act as security sieves to thus protect Royal properties from either destruction or theft, but they also facilitate - Redundancy errors. Also, we need 'and', not 'but'. 'they act and facilitate'.

Answer: A
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push12345 so you are saying when although is present in a sentence we should not use even or but in any other part of the sentence?

Also whats wrong with while also? Is it that since although is used in the sentence we cannot use while because although and while both are used to show with contrast or simultaneous action and using while will be redundant?

Also guys whats the IC (independent clause) in answer choice A? since the correct answer choice has to have an IC.


"they also facilitate the opium trade in the rural hinterland." -IC
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push12345 so you are saying when although is present in a sentence we should not use even or but in any other part of the sentence?

Also whats wrong with while also? Is it that since although is used in the sentence we cannot use while because although and while both are used to show with contrast or simultaneous action and using while will be redundant?

Also guys whats the IC (independent clause) in answer choice A? since the correct answer choice has to have an IC.


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Although... But. Redundant
Although..even though Redundant

Although is for contrast.if u use while also in the same sentence u are simply stating one more thing wrt sentence whereas not the contrast..they also facilitate in option A correctly shows contrast.

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Although Xanadu Sentinels fiercely guard the Imperial palace, acting as security sieves and thus protecting the royal properties from either destruction or theft, they also facilitate the opium trade in the rural hinterland.

A. acting as security sieves and thus protecting Royal properties from either destruction or theft, they also facilitate
B. acting as security sieves and thus protecting Royal properties either from destruction or theft, while also facilitating
C. act as security sieves and thus protect Royal properties from either destruction or theft, while also facilitating
D. they act as security sieves that thus protects Royal properties either from destruction or theft, even though it also facilitates
E. they act as security sieves to thus protect Royal properties from either destruction or theft, but they also facilitate


Although Xanadu Sentinels fiercely guard the Imperial palace, acting as security sieves and thus protecting the royal properties from either destruction or theft, they also facilitate the opium trade in the rural hinterland.

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push12345 thanks for answering my question.

prashants412 thanks for the answer. But I have a follow-up question.


As you said that the IC is "they also facilitate the opium trade in the rural hinterland" Now this clause starts with a pronoun and it will not stand on its own if we take away the first part of the sentence. However, an IC needs to stand on its own without dependency on any other clause. So under this light how can we call " they also facilitate the opium trade in the rural hinterland" an IC because it needs another clause to make complete sense. Ill appreciate the input
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I eliminated A and B because I thought that acting is modifing "the imperal palace" which makes no sense. Can someone please explain why the modifier is fine?
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I eliminated A and B because I thought that acting is modifing "the imperal palace" which makes no sense. Can someone please explain why the modifier is fine?


Acting as guards and protecting can only refer to sentinels not imoerial place.
It is showing purpose of sentinels in imperial place so it has to be used here.

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push12345 thanks for answering my question.

prashants412 thanks for the answer. But I have a follow-up question.


As you said that the IC is "they also facilitate the opium trade in the rural hinterland" Now this clause starts with a pronoun and it will not stand on its own if we take away the first part of the sentence. However, an IC needs to stand on its own without dependency on any other clause. So under this light how can we call " they also facilitate the opium trade in the rural hinterland" an IC because it needs another clause to make complete sense. Ill appreciate the input



See independent clause refers that it has subject of its own.subject can be present in form of noun or pronoun.

U cannot say that pronoun cannot be there.main Crux of independent clause is that subject there will make complete sense.

Here in the above case with usage of "they" complete sentence is formed.

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rohan2345 wrote:
Although Xanadu Sentinels fiercely guard the Imperial palace, acting as security sieves and thus protecting the royal properties from either destruction or theft, they also facilitate the opium trade in the rural hinterland.


A. acting as security sieves and thus protecting Royal properties from either destruction or theft, they also facilitate

B. acting as security sieves and thus protecting Royal properties either from destruction or theft, while also facilitating

C. act as security sieves and thus protect Royal properties from either destruction or theft, while also facilitating

D. they act as security sieves that thus protects Royal properties either from destruction or theft, even though it also facilitates

E. they act as security sieves to thus protect Royal properties from either destruction or theft, but they also facilitate


A. Although X Ss guard, they also facilitate XYZ

B. Although...,while

C. Although.....,while

D. Although Xanadu Sentinels fiercely guard the Imperial palace, they facilitate...., even

E. Although Xanadu Sentinels fiercely guard the Imperial palace, they facilitate

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