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As part of a protest against what he considered unlawful military action, the performance artist dressed in complete British Army camouflage fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret, and laid down in a street in the city center.

A)fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret
B)fatigues, with commando boots and a red beret
C)fatigues and commando boots, with a red beret
D)fatigues and commando boots and a red beret
E)fatigues, commando boots, a red beret

Originally posted by guerrero25 on 01 Jun 2013, 12:49.
Last edited by guerrero25 on 01 Jun 2013, 13:06, edited 1 time in total.
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As part of a protest against what he considered unlawful military action, the performance artist dressed in complete British Army camouflage fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret, and laid down in a street in the city center.

What is the meaning? The are two actions: the artist dressed and laid down.
The correct structure of the sentence should be: the artist dressed, (how is dressed), and laid down.
There is no need to put all in parallel as E for example because the meaning is not clear:
E)fatigues, commando boots, a red beret - Not clear

The only option that respect the above structure is B, and I pick it as my answer.
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As part of a protest against what he considered unlawful military action, the performance artist dressed in complete British Army camouflage fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret, and laid down in a street in the city center.

A)fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret
B)fatigues, with commando boots and a red beret
C)fatigues and commando boots, with a red beret
D)fatigues and commando boots and a red beret
E)fatigues, commando boots, a red beret



This is a question about modifier more than parallelism because each answer choice but B have a modifier problem. if you look at the wrong choices you can see how the boots wear a red beret and this has no sense, at all.

Even ig do not understand the meaning of the question you still tackle it under this standing point

Only B fix the problem of this question.

NB: this kind of question are the most harmful during the exam simple because are not the hardest but if you pick them wrong, can drop your score more than an hard question.

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guerrero25 wrote:
As part of a protest against what he considered unlawful military action, the performance artist dressed in complete British Army camouflage fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret, and laid down in a street in the city center.

A)fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret
B)fatigues, with commando boots and a red beret
C)fatigues and commando boots, with a red beret
D)fatigues and commando boots and a red beret
E)fatigues, commando boots, a red beret


One can camouflage one thing at a time and in this could should be fatigues Not camouflage X, Y and Z.
So A and B left.

A says commando boots wearing a red beret... not logical

B rules !!
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guerrero25 wrote:
As part of a protest against what he considered unlawful military action, the performance artist dressed in complete British Army camouflage fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret, and laid down in a street in the city center.

A)fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret
B)fatigues, with commando boots and a red beret
C)fatigues and commando boots, with a red beret
D)fatigues and commando boots and a red beret
E)fatigues, commando boots, a red beret



This is a question about modifier more than parallelism because each answer choice but B have a modifier problem. if you look at the wrong choices you can see how the boots wear a red beret and this has no sense, at all.

Even ig do not understand the meaning of the question you still tackle it under this standing point

Only B fix the problem of this question.

NB: this kind of question are the most harmful during the exam simple because are not the hardest but if you pick them wrong, can drop your score more than an hard question.

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What is its difficulty level.
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carcass wrote:
guerrero25 wrote:
As part of a protest against what he considered unlawful military action, the performance artist dressed in complete British Army camouflage fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret, and laid down in a street in the city center.

A)fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret
B)fatigues, with commando boots and a red beret
C)fatigues and commando boots, with a red beret
D)fatigues and commando boots and a red beret
E)fatigues, commando boots, a red beret



This is a question about modifier more than parallelism because each answer choice but B have a modifier problem. if you look at the wrong choices you can see how the boots wear a red beret and this has no sense, at all.

Even ig do not understand the meaning of the question you still tackle it under this standing point

Only B fix the problem of this question.

NB: this kind of question are the most harmful during the exam simple because are not the hardest but if you pick them wrong, can drop your score more than an hard question.

regards



Hi carcass
What is its difficulty level.



Well we have 2 scenarios: on one hand when we (me) are at the beginning of the study maybe this questipon is utterly mad and full of pitfalls; on the other hand when you are much deeper into the story you know that reading the question and looking at the answers you have immediately a modifier problem.

The first part before comma is a filler, then spot the subject and you suddenly figure out that all choices but B are the best of the bill because you need something similar to: X wears something (with something else eventually midifies this aformentioned something) and DO something else

All these things come up in your head in no more than 30 seconds. 650 level to be generous but even less
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