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Greg, feeling bored and dejected, and he was able to finish the task

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Greg, feeling bored and dejected, and he was able to finish the task in time nonetheless.


(A) Greg, feeling bored and dejected, and he

(B) Greg felt bored and dejected,

(C) Although Greg felt bored and dejected, he

(D) Greg, feeling bored and dejected,

(E) Because he was feeling bored and dejected, Greg
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Don't understand, why C is incorrect


Hey AshutoshB ,

C is wrong because Although and nonetheless cannot come together. It causes redundancy issues. It is similar to Although Clause 1, BUT Clause 2.

Since Although itself means contrast, using above construction makes it redundant.

Does that make sense?
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AshutoshB wrote:
Don't understand, why C is incorrect


Hey AshutoshB ,

C is wrong because Although and nonetheless cannot come together. It causes redundancy issues. It is similar to Although Clause 1, BUT Clause 2.

Since Although itself means contrast, using above construction makes it redundant.

Does that make sense?


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AshutoshB wrote:
Don't understand, why C is incorrect


Hey AshutoshB ,

C is wrong because Although and nonetheless cannot come together. It causes redundancy issues. It is similar to Although Clause 1, BUT Clause 2.

Since Although itself means contrast, using above construction makes it redundant.

Does that make sense?

Hi abhimahna,
Could you please help me to understand the structure of option D.
Per my understanding- clause 2 is DC, so Claus 1 has to be IC, but "," after Greg created confusion for me.
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Hi abhimahna,
Could you please help me to understand the structure of option D.
Per my understanding- clause 2 is DC, so Claus 1 has to be IC, but "," after Greg created confusion for me.
Thanks in advance.

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Hey tamal99 ,

You need to understand the definition of a clause. A clause MUST have a subject and a verb. If you don't have either, it is not a clause. It is a phrase/modifier.

Now, option D is using a modifier "feeling bored and dejected" which is separated by two commas such that if you remove this piece of information, your sentence will become "Greg was able to finish the task in time nonetheless." where the Subject is "Greg" and the Verb is "was able to finish". "feeling bored and dejected" modifier is referring to Greg.

Does that make sense?
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tamal99 wrote:
Hi abhimahna,
Could you please help me to understand the structure of option D.
Per my understanding- clause 2 is DC, so Claus 1 has to be IC, but "," after Greg created confusion for me.
Thanks in advance.

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Hey tamal99 ,

You need to understand the definition of a clause. A clause MUST have a subject and a verb. If you don't have either, it is not a clause. It is a phrase/modifier.

Now, option D is using a modifier "feeling bored and dejected" which is separated by two commas such that if you remove this piece of information, your sentence will become "Greg was able to finish the task in time nonetheless." where the Subject is "Greg" and the Verb is "was able to finish". "feeling bored and dejected" modifier is referring to Greg.

Does that make sense?


Hiabhimahna

Thanks for the reply.
But my understanding is that a
conjunctive adverbs ( nonetheless - here) are used to connect two clauses but here that is not happening as there is only one clause.

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Thanks for the reply.
But my understanding is that a
conjunctive adverbs ( nonetheless - here) are used to connect two clauses but here that is not happening as there is only one clause.

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Hey tamal99 ,

Nonetheless , here, is used to denote a contrast and it is very well explaining that.

The meaning of the sentence is"Although this guy is feeling tired, he completed some stuff on time.".

Hence, I donot see any issues with the meaning of the sentence.

P.S: Relying only on the Grammatical rules isn't a good practice.

Does that make sense?
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tamal99 wrote:
Thanks for the reply.
But my understanding is that a
conjunctive adverbs ( nonetheless - here) are used to connect two clauses but here that is not happening as there is only one clause.

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Hey tamal99 ,

Nonetheless , here, is used to denote a contrast and it is very well explaining that.

The meaning of the sentence is"Although this guy is feeling tired, he completed some stuff on time.".

Hence, I donot see any issues with the meaning of the sentence.

P.S: Relying only on the Grammatical rules isn't a good practice.

Does that make sense?
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Greg, feeling bored and dejected, and he was able to finish the task in time nonetheless.


(A) Greg, feeling bored and dejected, and he

(B) Greg felt bored and dejected,

(C) Although Greg felt bored and dejected, he

(D) Greg, feeling bored and dejected,

(E) Because he was feeling bored and dejected, Greg


(D) presents case of non essential modifier, errors in other options marked in red, correct answer must be (D)

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option C is wrong because Although and nonetheless cannot come in same sentence.
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