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An anthology of poetry by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler in the North American colonies, was published in 1650, the first book of poetry by a woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan.

(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published

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An anthology of poetry by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler in the North American colonies, was published in 1650, the first book of poetry by a woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan.

(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan ; pronoun error 'it'
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan; correct
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published;pronoun error 'it'
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan; correct ; colonial woman incorrect
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published; meaning error

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An anthology of poetry by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler in the North American colonies, was published in 1650, the first book of poetry by a woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan.

(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan - Incorrect Pronoun it is not required.
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan - Correct the answer choice used correct form of parallelism
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published - Incorrect Pronoun it is not required.
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan - Incorrect second one only published is incorrect
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published - Incorrect second one only is incorrect
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colonial woman is required here and IT clearly refers to anthology here.
C is the right answer
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An anthology of poetry by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler in the North American colonies, was published in 1650, the first book of poetry by a woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan.

(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan - Incorrect; it was only the second - redundant
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published Incorrect; colonial changes the meaning of woman
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan - Incorrect; colonial changes the meaning of woman
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published - Incorrect. the second one only that a - is redundant
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An anthology of poetry by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler in the North American colonies, was published in 1650, the first book of poetry by a woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan.

(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan - parallelism is not maintained. Since we have conjunction word AND, both sides of it must be parallel in logic and form, that is NOUN phrase and NOUN phrase, but here we have noun phrase AND full clause. Out
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan - good, parallelism maintained and proper use of "only"
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published - parallelism is not maintained. See A for more details. Out
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan - "one" refers to what? Besides, adverb ‘only’ modifies "published", meaning that all Anne did was only publish. Ugly meaning. Out
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published - ugh, as crappy as D. Let's see its meaning. 'Only' tries to say that Anne did not publish more than two books. While it may be true, we are not told so or hinted in original sentence. Thus we remove this. Out
B is our answer

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An anthology of poetry by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler in the North American colonies, was published in 1650, the first book of poetry by a woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan.

(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan
women int he colonies means that any women who went to live in the colonies and may not a native to that colony.
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan
women int he colonies means that any women who went to live in the colonies and may not a native to that colony.

(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published
Correct diction and meaning conveyed along with clear meaning of who particularly published.

(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan
the meaning is not clear here that whether only a purtian published that means only one person was involved ? and the rest option have more people involved
so wrong

(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published
women in the colonies can mean to any women who went to live int eh colonies and for this reason it is wrong.
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IMO B

There is a parallelism issue "by a woman....by a Puritan is required. so, C and E can be eliminated.
D changes the meaning by chaning only the second to only published.
In A, it was seems redundant. so B is the answer


An anthology of poetry by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler in the North American colonies, was published in 1650, the first book of poetry by a woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan.

(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published
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(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan - Antecedent error
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published - Parallelism error
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan - Incorrect use of only
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published - Parallelism error

Answer should be B.
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An anthology of poetry by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler in the North American colonies, was published in 1650, the first book of poetry by a woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan.

(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan
Not a parallel structure. 'the first book....colonies' is a phrase and the part after 'and', 'it was only....' is a clause

(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan
Correct.

(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published
Adjective 'colonial' to describe woman is incorrect. And it should be 'only the second '

(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan
Same as C.

(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published
'the second one only' is not correct

Option B

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An anthology of poetry by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler in the North American colonies, was published in 1650, the first book of poetry by a woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan.

simple sentence: An anthology was published, the first book of poetry and only the second.
construction: a sentence, appositive


(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan --> "the first book of poetry by a woman" & "only the second published by a Puritan" should be two connected appositives
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan --> correct
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published --> same as A
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan --> meaning change
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published --> meaning change
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An anthology of poetry by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler in the North American colonies, was published in 1650, the first book of poetry by a woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan.

(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published


POE:
(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan --> Parallelism error : the first not parallel with it was
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan -->Correct
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published-->Change in meaning: by a women in the colonies and by a colonial woman is not same
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan-->Same as C
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published-->Meaning error: the second one only not similar to only the second one

Hence option B
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B.

A has runoff sentence by starting a new clause just with an "and".

B maintains parallelism well "first book by a women ....and only a second by a puritan".
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The placement of only is detrimental here.

Only the second is the right usage given the context

The usage 'it' in (A) and (C) breaks parallelism

Answer is (B)
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IMO B

(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan - No parallelism between "the first book of poetry by a woman" and "it was only...by a Puritan"
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan - Correct construction and parallelism
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published - No parallelism between "the first book of poetry by a colonial woman" and "it was only...Puritan published"
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan - Parallelism is somewhat correct, but the construction "second one only published" is not correct
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published - No parallelism between "the first book of poetry by a woman" and "the second one and only that a Puritan published "
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It's option B which retains the meaning and maintains parallelism.

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An anthology of poetry by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler in the North American colonies, was published in 1650, the first book of poetry by a woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan.

(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan
It is wrong because the highlighted part is a clause. This is distorting the parallelism.

(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan . eliminates the error in Original Sentence. CORRECT
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published . Retains the same error as in A.
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan us of phrase "the second one only" is inappropriate
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published Again distorts the parallelism and has error same as D.

IMO B
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An anthology of poetry by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler in the North American colonies, was published in 1650, the first book of poetry by a woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan.

(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan - Woman in the colonies is not a proper usage; it is not referring to the correct noun here.
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan - Woman in the colonies is not a proper usage; after and no reference is used
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published - Correct
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan - one only - redundant usage
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published - one only - redundant usage
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(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan- "It was only" creates a parallelism error - noun phrase "and" clause
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan - Correct
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published - "It was only" creates a parallelism error - noun phrase "and" clause
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan - "second one only" Placement of only is incorrect - Wrong meaning
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published - "second one only" Placement of only is incorrect - Wrong meaning

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An anthology of poetry by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler in the North American colonies, was published in 1650, the first book of poetry by a woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan.

This is the sentence correction question and we need to find the best possible answer for the underlined part of the sentence. Let us have a closer look at the options and try to identify what is wrong with each of these options:

(A) woman in the colonies and it was only the second published by a Puritan - it was is not required here, as it does not make the sentence concise. Instead, it violates the parallelism. The "only the second published by a Puritan" is related to the first book and serves a role of adjective here.
(B) woman in the colonies and only the second published by a Puritan - This answer is correct, it adheres to parallelism, and the sentence is clear and concise.
(C) colonial woman and it was only the second that a Puritan published - it was only the second that a Puritan published is wordy and there is an additional structure introduced to the sentence. second does not have subject.
(D) colonial woman and the second one only published by a Puritan - second one only is wordy and here only is related to the word published and for this reason the sentence loses its original meaning and states that it was only published rather than it was only the second book that was published.
(E) woman in the colonies and the second one only that a Puritan published - here, again, there is a wrong structure in the second part of the highlighted text. the second one only that a Puritan published is wordy and carries the same mistakes described above. It would be better to use passive voice here as in the option B.

Answer: B
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