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As the journalist left to interview the convicted murderer, she was advised of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was given a tape recorder.

(A) of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was

(B) of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and

(C) of the man’s short temper and that she should not anger him and

(D) that the man had a short temper, should not anger him, and was

(E) that the man had a short temper, that she should not anger him, and was

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05 Sep 2018, 03:20
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As the journalist left to interview the convicted murderer, she was advised of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was given a tape recorder.

(A) of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was Incorrect as the elements in the list are not parallel.

(B) of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and Correct she was [advised of the...temper],[told she...him], and [given..recorder]. The elements are parallel.

(C) of the man’s short temper and that she should not anger him and Incorrect! here multiple ands are used, creating confusion without proper punctuation.

(D) that the man had a short temper, should not anger him, and was Incorrect. Non parallel elements are used.

(E) that the man had a short temper, that she should not anger him, and was Incorrect as the elements in the list are not parallel. {that A, that B and was given}

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05 Sep 2018, 04:20
Bunuel wrote:
As the journalist left to interview the convicted murderer, she was advised of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was given a tape recorder.

(A) of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was

(B) of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and

(C) of the man’s short temper and that she should not anger him and

(D) that the man had a short temper, should not anger him, and was

(E) that the man had a short temper, that she should not anger him, and was

The parallel elements are advised.....,told....,and given
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05 Sep 2018, 06:06
Bunuel wrote:
As the journalist left to interview the convicted murderer, she was advised of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was given a tape recorder.

(A) of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was

(B) of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and

(C) of the man’s short temper and that she should not anger him and

(D) that the man had a short temper, should not anger him, and was

(E) that the man had a short temper, that she should not anger him, and was

The correct parallelism is maintained in option B (was advised of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and given a tape recorder).
So IMO answer should be B.
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As the journalist left to interview the convicted murderer, she was advised of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was given a tape recorder.

(A) of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was

(B) of the man’s short temper, (she was) told she should not anger him, and (she was)

(C) of the man’s short temper and that she should not anger him and

(D) that the man had a short temper, should not anger him, and was

(E) that the man had a short temper, that she should not anger him, and was

Concept tested : Parallel Structure

Ans : B
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Bunuel wrote:
As the journalist left to interview the convicted murderer, she was advised of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was given a tape recorder.

(A) of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was

(B) of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and

(C) of the man’s short temper and that she should not anger him and

(D) that the man had a short temper, should not anger him, and was

(E) that the man had a short temper, that she should not anger him, and was

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

This question is all about parallel structure. The basic structure is this: Someone was advised of x, told y, and given z. The only answer choice that has this parallel structure is B. Every other choice introduces different verb forms among x, y and z. B is the correct answer.
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08 Sep 2018, 22:32
As the journalist left to interview the convicted murderer, she was advised of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was given a tape recorder.

(A) of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and was

(B) of the man’s short temper, told she should not anger him, and

(C) of the man’s short temper and that she should not anger him and

(D) that the man had a short temper, should not anger him, and was

(E) that the man had a short temper, that she should not anger him, and was

Ans : "a,d,e out" (not parallel)

"c" can be eliminated (multiple "and"......unnecessary)

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