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Growing out of a need for affordable housing during the Great Depression, the first student housing cooperatives were structured as not-for-profit organizations, whose members made small payments toward their room and board, then taking turns performing household duties, such as meal preparation and property maintenance.

(A) board, then taking turns performing
(B) board, and then taking turns performing
(C) board and then took turns performing
(D) board and then took turns, they performed
(E) board and then took turns and performed

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(A) board, then taking turns performing --- There is structural deformity in A; the members are performing two functions; one making small payments for rent and two, taking turns to perform some duties. Without a conjunction to join these two equal functions such as ‘and’, the structure is warped

(B) board, and then taking turns performing -- unparallel

(C) board and then took turns performing --- correct choice

(D) board and then took turns, they performed --- This is a run-on.

(E) board and then took turns and performed—performed is part of taking turns. Hence no need for the second and after turns.
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Growing out of a need for affordable housing during the Great Depression, the first student housing cooperatives were structured as not-for-profit organizations, whose members made small payments toward their room and board, then taking turns performing household duties, such as meal preparation and property maintenance.

A) board, then taking turns performing
B) board, and then taking turns performing
C) board and then took turns performing
D) board and then took turns, they performed
E) board and then took turns and performed
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Growing out of a need for affordable housing during the Great Depression, the first student housing cooperatives were structured as not-for-profit organizations, whose members made small payments toward their room and board, then taking turns performing household duties, such as meal preparation and property maintenance.

(A) board, then taking turns performing
(B) board, and then taking turns performing
(C) board and then took turns performing
(D) board and then took turns, they performed
(E) board and then took turns and performed


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The major Decision Points in this problem involve the verbs that set up the timeline of events. The proper timeline? These members paid small payments and then took turns performing chores. This meaning is properly reflected in choice C. Note the flaws in some of the other choices. While the verb tenses themselves don’t really have a problem in choice E, the fact that it treats ”took turns" and ”performed duties” as separate events is illogical. Choice D commits essentially the same error. Accordingly, C is correct.
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(A) board, then taking turns performing --- There is structural deformity in A; the members are performing two functions; one making small payments for rent and two, taking turns to perform some duties. Without a conjunction to join these two equal functions such as ‘and’, the structure is warped

(B) board, and then taking turns performing -- unparallel

(C) board and then took turns performing --- correct choice

(D) board and then took turns, they performed --- This is a run-on.

(E) board and then took turns and performed—performed is part of taking turns. Hence no need for the second and after turns.


is the performing correct here?
I thought "performed" is required as the later sentence has "meal preparation and property maintenance."

please can you explain
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Growing out of a need for affordable housing during the Great Depression, the
first student housing cooperatives were structured as not-for-profit organizations,
whose members made small payments toward their room and board,
then taking turns performing household duties, such as meal preparation and
property maintenance.

(A) board, then taking turns performing
The taking is not right in the sentence since the verb taking is actually works as a modifier in the sentence,which is wrong since taking is modifying members.
(B) board, and then taking turns performing
the use of taking is incorrect
(C) board and then took turns performing
the correct verb is took and is a past tense while the performing is correctly used.
(D) board and then took turns, they performed
the sentence is not parallel
(E) board and then took turns and performed
not parallel.
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daagh wrote:
(A) board, then taking turns performing --- There is structural deformity in A; the members are performing two functions; one making small payments for rent and two, taking turns to perform some duties. Without a conjunction to join these two equal functions such as ‘and’, the structure is warped

(B) board, and then taking turns performing -- unparallel

(C) board and then took turns performing --- correct choice

(D) board and then took turns, they performed --- This is a run-on.

(E) board and then took turns and performed—performed is part of taking turns. Hence no need for the second and after turns.


is the performing correct here?
I thought "performed" is required as the later sentence has "meal preparation and property maintenance."

please can you explain



sayantanc2k please can you explain in your wiser words :)
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daagh wrote:
(A) board, then taking turns performing --- There is structural deformity in A; the members are performing two functions; one making small payments for rent and two, taking turns to perform some duties. Without a conjunction to join these two equal functions such as ‘and’, the structure is warped

(B) board, and then taking turns performing -- unparallel

(C) board and then took turns performing --- correct choice

(D) board and then took turns, they performed --- This is a run-on.

(E) board and then took turns and performed—performed is part of taking turns. Hence no need for the second and after turns.


is the performing correct here?
I thought "performed" is required as the later sentence has "meal preparation and property maintenance."

please can you explain


sayantanc2k please can you explain in your wiser words :)


Yes, performing is perfectly fine here.

It tells what did they do after taking turns. Mean Preparation and Property Maintenance are the examples of the activities he did.
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Growing out of a need for affordable housing during the Great Depression, the first student housing cooperatives were structured as not-for-profit organizations, whose members made small payments toward their room and board, then taking turns performing household duties, such as meal preparation and property maintenance.

A board, then taking turns performing
B board, and then taking turns performing
C board and then took turns performing
D board and then took turns, they performed
E board and then took turns and performed
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(B) board, and then taking turns performing -- unparallel

(C) board and then took turns performing --- correct choice

(D) board and then took turns, they performed --- This is a run-on.

(E) board and then took turns and performed—performed is part of taking turns. Hence no need for the second and after turns.


is the performing correct here?

I thought "performed" is required as the later sentence has "meal preparation and property maintenance."

please can you explain

Yes, performing is perfectly fine here.

It tells what did they do after taking turns. Mean Preparation and Property Maintenance are the examples of the activities he did.

Isn't 'performing' wrongly modifying 'turns' here?
It doesn't make any sense for it to modify turns since turns are not performing household tasks right?
Shouldn't it be separated by a comma?
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