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Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the tulip craze of the

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For questions containing lists, " and"
We need to read the meaning and content
Then categorize them into different categories
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The question tests parallelism, the use of conjunction 'and' and the placement of proper subject after the initial modifier.

Correct construction: Examples of X include speculative bubbles in A, B and C, as well as the obsession for D. Note that 'in' applies to A, B and C but not to D.

Eliminate A for creating a wrong list - speculative bubbles in A, B, C and D, in which D is the obsession for something. We cant say speculative bubble in the obsession of something.

Eliminate C for the improper subject in the independent clause. Examples of Tulipomania were not coined in the seventeenth century.

Eliminate D and E for a missing 'and'. Same problem as A. Further in E, 'included' is wrong.

Hence, the answer is B.
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Hi OA is B ,

Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the tulip craze of the seventeenth-century in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and the obsession for Beanie Babies in the 1990s.

A. Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the tulip craze of the seventeenth-century in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and

B. Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, and the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, as well as

C. Coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, examples of "tulipomania" include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, and the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, as well as

D. Coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, "tulipomania" includes examples such as speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and

E. "Tulipomania," coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, included speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and

I will explain here .
In the original sentence we have" the obsession for Beanie Babies in the 1990s " . Here is the problem as we can not have the obsession with other nouns .
Obsession is an action noun and it should be parallel to an action noun .

speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, and the U.S. stock market in the 1920s all are phrases that have simple noun at the starting .

So we use as well as to convey the idea .
One more thing to see is the use of " of " in" a term coined from the tulip craze of the seventeenth-century in the Netherlands"
B does not use of ans thus is short .
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New post 28 Feb 2019, 11:40
dentobizz wrote:
vjns wrote:
What is the answer - A or B? I marked A for some reason.


OA indeed is B .

Sentence : Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the tulip craze of the seventeenth-century in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and the obsession for Beanie Babies in the 1990s.

So A has faulty parallelism

A. Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the tulip craze of the seventeenth-century in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in -
*South Seas trading rights in the 1720s,
*Victorian real estate in the 1880s,
*the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and
? obsession for Beanie Babies in the 1990s
. (speculative bubbles in obsession for beanie ...? nonsensical)

So we have a 4 item list for speculative bubbles that doesn't make sense.

B corrects this error by saying:

B. Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in

*South Seas trading rights in the 1720s,
*Victorian real estate in the 1880s, and
*the U.S. stock market in the 1920s
, (3 item list ends)
as well as obsession for Beanie Babies in the 1990s

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It is very helpful explanation.
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