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Home to 10,000 hungry prospectors once upon a time, Bannack has long b

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Home to 10,000 hungry prospectors once upon a time, Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and with streets vacant and buildings dilapidated.



A.Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and with
B.Bannack has long been hailed a rust-eaten ghost town and has
C.Bannack, long hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and its
D.Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, its
E.Bannack, long hailed a rust-eaten ghost town,


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Please explain the difference between option B and option D. Why is option D correct??
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Please explain the difference between option B and option D. Why is option D correct??


Hello PrabhaMithila,

The correct idiom is ‘hailed as X’ and not ‘hailed X’. This is incorrect in options B and E. Secondly, the presence of vacant streets and dilapidated buildings supports the fact that Bannack is a ghost town – so the phrase ‘streets vacant...” must be a modifier, modifying the entire preceding clause. Therefore, it is inappropriate to separate the two phrases with ‘and’. This is incorrect in options A, B and C. Option E is a sentence fragment with no main verb.
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Please explain the difference between option B and option D. Why is option D correct??




Dear PrabhaMithila ,

The correct answer is D because it correctly keeps parallelism. In option B you have has been and has as parallel structures which is incorrect. You can't put "has been hailed" and "has something" in parallel clauses. In option D this problem is resolved. Hope it helps! Good luck with the GMAT! :student_man: :-) :-)

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Home to 10,000 hungry prospectors once upon a time, Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and with streets vacant and buildings dilapidated.



A.Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and with
B.Bannack has long been hailed a rust-eaten ghost town and has
C.Bannack, long hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and its
D.Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, its
E.Bannack, long hailed a rust-eaten ghost town,


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Correct answer must be (D) for the highlighted errors in other options..

Its clearly refers to Bannack's streets...
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Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, its streets vacant and buildings dilapidated.

it is not a comma splice ?
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