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# At the finish line, vibrant banners were held by throngs of supporters

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Updated on: 26 Nov 2018, 21:02
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At the finish line, vibrant banners were held by throngs of supporters who had been recruited to assist either in congratulating the exultant winners or in encouraging the weary stragglers.

A. in congratulating the exultant winners or in encouraging the weary stragglers

B. in congratulating the exultant winners and to encourage the weary stragglers

C. in congratulating the exultant winners, and encouraging the weary stragglers

D. to congratulate exultant winners or to encourage weary stragglers

E. to congratulate exultant winners or encouraging weary stragglers

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Can anyone explain what's wrong with D?

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Originally posted by kissthegmat on 12 Sep 2010, 22:14.
Last edited by Bunuel on 26 Nov 2018, 21:02, edited 1 time in total.
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12 Sep 2010, 22:15
Oops, I think I got it. Correct idiom is "Assist in"

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12 Sep 2010, 23:30
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A Idiom Question - Either..or + assist in

A - Correct
B - in congratulating not parallel with to encourage
C - in congratulating not parallel with encouraging
D - assist to- wrong
E - to congratulate not parallel with encouraging

We would be able to go down to A and D but knowing the idiom "assist in"would help us choose A
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13 Sep 2010, 06:59
I chose A without realizing D has a idiomatic error.
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13 Mar 2016, 10:20
First, we need either … or and not either … and. Hence, B and C are eliminated. Among A, D and E, D and E are wrong in using the wrong idiom to assist; in addition, E is not parallel.
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