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# In 1959, the Nobel Prize was awarded to the Czech chemist and inventor

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In 1959, the Nobel Prize was awarded to the Czech chemist and inventor Jaroslav Heyrovsky for discovering and the development of the polarographic method of analysis.

A. the Czech chemist and inventor Jaroslav Heyrovsky for discovering and the development
B. Jaroslav Heyrovsky, the Czech chemist and inventor, for the discovery and developing
C. Jaroslav Heyrovsky, the Czech chemist and inventor, for discovering and developing
D. the Czech chemist and inventor, Jaroslav Heyrovsky, for his discovery and development
E. a Czech chemist and inventor by the name of Jaroslav Heyrovsky for the discovery and development

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04 Sep 2015, 03:47
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akirah wrote:
What is wrong with "C" exactly? Why can't we see it as "The prize was awarded to him for discovering something."

Is "C" wrong just becasue we want to stay clear of the 'ing" form or for some other reason too?

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Although this answer choice corrects the original Parallelism mistake by using two unconjugated verbs of the same type (discovering and developing), it does not fit into the original sentence as discovering and developing cannot be followed by the preposition of.

Incorrect: discovering and developing of the polarographic method of analysis
Correct: discovering and developing the polarographic method of analysis
Correct: the discovery and development of the polarographic method of analysis

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Re: In 1959, the Nobel Prize was awarded to the Czech chemist and inventor  [#permalink]

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26 Aug 2015, 12:11
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In 1959, the Nobel Prize was awarded to the Czech chemist and inventor Jaroslav Heyrovsky for discovering and the development of the polarographic method of analysis.

A. the Czech chemist and inventor Jaroslav Heyrovsky for discovering and the development
B. Jaroslav Heyrovsky, the Czech chemist and inventor, for the discovery and developing
C. Jaroslav Heyrovsky, the Czech chemist and inventor, for discovering and developing
D. the Czech chemist and inventor, Jaroslav Heyrovsky, for his discovery and development
E. a Czech chemist and inventor by the name of Jaroslav Heyrovsky for the discovery and development

+1 for D. We need to understand the meaning here. The Nobel prize was awarded to JH for his discovery and development of a certain method. Only D satisfies this.
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04 Sep 2015, 03:18
What is wrong with "C" exactly? Why can't we see it as "The prize was awarded to him for discovering something."

Is "C" wrong just becasue we want to stay clear of the 'ing" form or for some other reason too?
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29 Sep 2017, 09:50
I was able to narrow down the answer choices to D and E. But i have a doubt in E.
Is the option E rejected only because it is too wordy?
Is there any other reason to reject E.
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