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Having provided for life’s basic necessities and having seen their chi

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Having provided for life’s basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world, the Baby Boomers are now more affluent, with more cash left over for discretionary spending.


A. Having provided for life’s basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world

B. Having provided for life’s basic necessities and seeing their children off into the world

C. Having life’s basic necessities provided for and their children being seen off into the world

D. Although they have provided for life’s necessities and seen their children off into the world

E. Despite having provided for life’s basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world

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New post 26 Jul 2018, 05:47
+1 for A.

A. Having provided for life’s basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world --> Correct, rectifies modifier error and has parallel entities

B. Having provided for life’s basic necessities and seeing their children off into the world

C. Having life’s basic necessities provided for and their children being seen off into the world

D. Although they have provided for life’s necessities and seen their children off into the world

E. Despite having provided for life’s basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world

Hence, A.
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Having provided for life’s basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world, the Baby Boomers are now more affluent, with more cash left over for discretionary spending.


A. Having provided for life’s basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world

B. Having provided for life’s basic necessities and seeing their children off into the world

C. Having life’s basic necessities provided for and their children being seen off into the world

D. Although they have provided for life’s necessities and seen their children off into the world

E. Despite having provided for life’s basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world


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Correct Choice: (A)

Sentences like this one, with its complex introductory phrase, can be intimidating, but there’s nothing wrong with the original version: the introductory phrases correctly modify the sentence’s subject — the Baby Boomers.

Choice (B)—changing“having seen” to “seeing”—alters the time sequence of the original: the Baby Boomers’ children are not presently going out into the world; they have already gone out into the world.

Choice (C) needlessly complicates each modifying phrase with improper inversion of the word order and a switch to the passive in the second.

Choices (D) and (E) inappropriately introduce the idea of contrast. The author is actually saying that, because they have taken care of these other things, the Baby Boomers now have more money to spend than they previously did, not although or despite.
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