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Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

A. Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win
B. She turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and novelist Selma Lagerlöf in 1909 became the first woman as well as the first Swedish writer that won
C. Selma Lagerlöf was a novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and in 1909 she became the first woman in addition to the first Swedish writer winning
D. A novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, Selma Lagerlöf became in 1909 the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to win
E. As a novelist, Selma Lagerlöf turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 becoming the first woman and also the first Swedish writer that won

In January 1994 an oil barge ran aground off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, leaking its cargo of 750000 gallons into the ocean, while causing the pollution of the city’s beaches.

A) leaking its cargo of 750000 gallons into the ocean, while causing the pollution of
B) with its cargo of its cargo of 750000 gallons leaking into the ocean, and it polluted
C) and its cargo of its cargo of 750000 gallons leaked into the ocean, polluting
D) while it leaked its cargo of 750000 gallons into the ocean and caused the pollution of
E) so that its cargo of 750000 gallons leaked into the ocean, and they were polluting

I got the answers right but i read die OE for the questions which I do not understand as the OE refers to run on sentences which i couldn’t spot. Pls explain the reasons for each answer why to choose or not. Thanks

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Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

A. Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win
B. She turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and novelist Selma Lagerlöf in 1909 became the first woman as well as the first Swedish writer that won
C. Selma Lagerlöf was a novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and in 1909 she became the first woman in addition to the first Swedish writer winning
D. A novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, Selma Lagerlöf became in 1909 the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to win
E. As a novelist, Selma Lagerlöf turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 becoming the first woman and also the first Swedish writer that won


I think D is right.
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Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

A. Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win - in 1909 seems to emphazise on the year - wrong
B. She turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and novelist Selma Lagerlöf in 1909 became the first woman as well as the first Swedish writer that won - and novelist - incorrect
C. Selma Lagerlöf was a novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and in 1909 she became the first woman in addition to the first Swedish writer winning - winning the nobel prize - doesnt seem right
D. A novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, Selma Lagerlöf became in 1909 the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to win - correct and consise
E. As a novelist, Selma Lagerlöf turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 becoming the first woman and also the first Swedish writer that won - who won - shld ve been right

In January 1994 an oil barge ran aground off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, leaking its cargo of 750000 gallons into the ocean, while causing the pollution of the city’s beaches.

A) leaking its cargo of 750000 gallons into the ocean, while causing the pollution of - polluting the city beaches - might ve been better
B) with its cargo of 750000 gallons leaking into the ocean, and it polluted - cargo leaking - it doesnt sound right
C) and its cargo of its cargo of 750000 gallons leaked into the ocean, polluting ran aground and cargo leaked - correct
D) while it leaked its cargo of 750000 gallons into the ocean and caused the pollution of - while it leaked and caused ?????
E) so that its cargo of 750000 gallons leaked into the ocean, and they were polluting - again , i am not sure if this sounds good, POE also C seems right
I got the answers right but i read die OE for the questions which I do not understand as the OE refers to run on sentences which i couldn’t spot. Pls explain the reasons for each answer why to choose or not. Thanks

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I will go with
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2. C

If correct, will explain.
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New post 08 Feb 2006, 00:45
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I will go with
1. B

2. C

If correct, will explain.


can u tell me y u prefer B over D ?
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New post 08 Feb 2006, 01:10
razrulz wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
I will go with
1. B

2. C

If correct, will explain.


can u tell me y u prefer B over D ?


You are right. My bad. This must be D.

But on second one, I am still on C and will never change.
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New post 08 Feb 2006, 03:19
you are right

OA are

1.) D

2.) C

But can you explain me why B and C at the first sentence create an run on sentence? Same by sentence 2 B creates also a run on sentence. Can you explain me how i can recognize those as a run on?

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To be honest.. I dont understand what an run on sentence is. May be the 700+ club will do the honours...

But I have stated the reasons why I picked those two choices.
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New post 07 Aug 2017, 06:03
A VERBing modifier implies CONCURRENT ACTION: an action happening AT THE SAME TIME as the main verb.
A: An oil barge ran aground, leaking its cargo.
B: An oil barge ran aground, with its cargo...leaking into the ocean.
In these options, the usage of leaking implies that the cargo was LEAKING at the same time as the barge RAN AGROUND.
Not the intended sequence.
The intended sequence is as follows:
The barge ran aground FIRST.
AFTER the barge ran aground, its cargo leaked into the ocean.
Eliminate A and B.
D: An oil barge ran aground, while it leaked its cargo.
Here, the usage of while implies that the barge LEAKED its cargo at the same time as it RAN AGROUND.
Not the intended sequence.
The intended sequence is as follows:
The barge ran aground FIRST.
AFTER the barge ran aground, its cargo leaked into the ocean.
Eliminate D.
Generally, so that serves to express the PURPOSE of a preceding action.
E: An oil barge ran aground...so that its cargo of 750000 gallons leaked.
Here, the usage of so that implies that the barge PURPOSEFULLY ran aground SO THAT the cargo leaked.
Not the intended meaning.
Eliminate E.
The correct answer is C.

If you need to join two clauses you need a comma –
an oil barge ran aground off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and its cargo of 750000 gallons leaked into the ocean;
if you have two items in a list do not use a comma –
I went to the restaurant and to the spa.
if you have more than two things, use comma before the and.
I purchased sofas, chairs, and curtains.
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