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An environmental disaster, the World Cup, political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus and a heroic rescue that captivated the world contributed for the year's top words compiled by the Global Language Monitor


A. political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus and a heroic rescue that captivated the world contributed for

B. political malapropisms, new senses given to ancient words, booming of an economic colossus and a heroic rescue that captivated the world contributed to

C. political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus and a heroic rescue that will captivate the world contribute to

D. political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus and a heroic rescue that captivated the world contributed to

E. political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus, a heroic rescue that captivated the world have contributed for

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An environmental disaster, the World Cup, political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus and a heroic rescue that captivated the world contributed for the year's top words compiled by the Global Language Monitor

A. political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus and a heroic rescue that captivated the world contributed for
B. political malapropisms, new senses given to ancient words, booming of an economic colossus and a heroic rescue that captivated the world contributed to
C. political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus and a heroic rescue that will captivate the world contribute to
D. political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus and a heroic rescue that captivated the world contributed to
E. political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus, a heroic rescue that captivated the world have contributed for

I am in my office, so I have to really sneak and reply. So NOT putting much thought and dont take my answers as my absolute best.
I think D is the best candidate here!
contribute to is better than contribute for. Also, "a" booming economic colossus makes sense. Also the heroic rescue has aready happened. So "will" is not logical!
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Should be D for parallelism and proper idiomatic usage
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An environmental disaster, the World Cup, political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus and a heroic rescue that captivated the world contributed for the year's top words compiled by the Global Language Monitor

A. political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus and a heroic rescue that captivated the world contributed for
B. political malapropisms, new senses given to ancient words, booming of an economic colossus and a heroic rescue that captivated the world contributed to
C. political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus and a heroic rescue that will captivate the world contribute to
D. political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus and a heroic rescue that captivated the world contributed to
E. political malapropisms, new senses to ancient words, a booming economic colossus, a heroic rescue that captivated the world have contributed for



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A – The correct idiom is ‗contributed to‘ and not ‗contributed for‘.

B – new senses ‗given‘ distorts the meaning of the sentence. ‗booming of an economic colossus‘ breaks the parallel construction

C – ‗will captivate‘ is incorrect since the sentence is talking about something that has already happened

E – You need an ‗and‘ before the last item in the list ‗a heroic rescue.....‘ . The correct idiom is ‗contributed to‘ and not ‗contributed for‘.[/spoiler]
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Can anyone explain why 'Booming' is incorrect in B? Booming is a gerund which is parallel to other simple nouns. Thank you.

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Can anyone explain why 'Booming' is incorrect in B? Booming is a gerund which is parallel to other simple nouns. Thank you.

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Only complex gerund is parallel to action noun
that is why b is incorrect. Booming is a gerund. but a booming is a complex gerund
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Thanks, that should make sense. However how is 'new senses to ancient words' an action noun. Looks like a regular noun to me. Could you please clarify?

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Can somebody explain-in option D, why isn't there a comma after "a booming economic colossus" ??
Shouldn't it be X,Y, and Z as opposed to X,Y and Z?
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Can somebody explain-in option D, why isn't there a comma after "a booming economic colossus" ??
Shouldn't it be X,Y, and Z as opposed to X,Y and Z?


No, both are fine unless we have multiple lists. Since we have only one list, we can write X, Y and Z. Hence, D is correct.
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