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Annabelle’s pack-a-day smoking habit has done seriously and potentially fatal damage to her lungs.

(A) has done seriously and potentially fatal damage to

(B) did damage that is seriously and potentially fatal

(C) damaged, serious and potentially fatally

(D) has done serious and potentially fatal damage to

(E) did damage, serious and potentially fatal
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Annabelle’s pack-a-day smoking habit has done seriously and potentially fatal damage to her lungs.


Adverb---->Modifies---->Adjective------> Noun { Very much grammatical, As per MGMAT SC 13}

Annabelle’s pack-a-day smoking habit has done serious and potentially fatal damage to her lungs.

1. Serious and Fatal are adjectives ----- Must be parallel.
2. Potential ( Adverb ) modifies Fatal (Adjective ) which in turn modifies the word " Lungs " (Noun)

The sentence is of the structure : Adverb + Adjective + Noun in which the adverb modifies the adjective which in turn modifies the Noun...


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Adverb---->Modifies---->Adjective------> Noun { Very much grammatical, As per MGMAT SC 13}

Annabelle’s pack-a-day smoking habit has done serious and potentially fatal damage to her lungs.

1. Serious and Fatal are adjectives ----- Must be parallel.
2. Potential ( Adverb ) modifies Fatal (Adjective ) which in turn modifies the word " Lungs " (Noun)

The sentence is of the structure : Adverb + Adjective + Noun in which the adverb modifies the adjective which in turn modifies the Noun...

hi abhishek009,

in my opinion adjective 'fatal' modifies the noun 'damage' not 'lungs'.
correct me if i am wrong.
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Annabelle’s pack-a-day smoking habit has done seriously and potentially fatal damage to her lungs.
(A) has done seriously and potentially fatal damage to
(B) did damage that is seriously and potentially fatal
(C) damaged, serious and potentially fatally
(D) has done serious and potentially fatal damage to
(E) did damage, serious and potentially fatal
Breakdown to simple parallel structure,


Annabelle’s pack-a-day smoking habit has done seriously damage to her lungs. : This is not correct since seriously is not the correct usage,
Annabelle’s pack-a-day smoking habit has done potentially fatal damage to her lungs. : This is correct

So only D correct the first mistake and retains the parallel structure.
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Why is 'A' wrong?
A) has done seriously and potentially fatal damage to
(D) has done serious and potentially fatal damage to
Seriously and potentially are both adverbs. An adverb modifies either a verb or an adjective and never another adverb. Here ‘seriously’ can only modify the adjective fatal’ Fatal is an absolute adjective and does not take an intensifier such as seriously or less seriously.
Therefore, A is ungrammatical. On the contrary, in D, the two adjectives serious and potentially fatal individually modify the noun damage. Therefore, D is grammatical.
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Annabelle’s pack-a-day smoking habit has done seriously and potentially fatal damage to her lungs.

(A) has done seriously and potentially fatal damage to

(B) did damage that is seriously and potentially fatal

(C) damaged, serious and potentially fatally

(D) has done serious and potentially fatal damage to

(E) did damage, serious and potentially fatal


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Once again you have to figure out whether to use the simple past or the present perfect. The action has a consequence in the present so the present perfect should be used. Eliminate B, C and E. In addition, did the smoking damage her lungs only once or over a period of time? Clearly over a period of time. That eliminates choices B, C and E right away. Now you have to determine whether serious modifies an adjective or noun. It refers to damage, so it should be left as an adjective. Choice D is the correct answer.
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Annabelle’s pack-a-day smoking habit has done seriously and potentially fatal damage to her lungs.

(A) has done seriously and potentially fatal damage to

(B) did damage that is seriously and potentially fatal

(C) damaged, serious and potentially fatally

(D) has done serious and potentially fatal damage to

(E) did damage, serious and potentially fatal
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Here D is the correct answer . The parallel markers X and Y are used correctly , also the use of 'has' is correct.
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D is clear winner here as it obeys all grammar rules and conveys clear meaning.
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