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In archaeology, there must be a balance between explanation of the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote respect for archaeological sites.

(A) between explanation of the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote

(B) among explaining the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and promoting

(C) between explaining the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and when promoting

(D) among explaining the value and workings of archaeology, the revelation of the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote

(E) between explaining archaeology's value and workings, in the revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and in promoting


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Originally posted by nightwing79 on 22 May 2009, 18:52.
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As other commenters have noted, between is standard for two items, and among for three or more. The split between among and between looks like a great place to start, then, unless you're not quite sure how many items the sentence is talking about. I wasn't sure, so I started with parallelism.

The first and seems merely to link value and workings, and that compound is just the object of a preposition in one item in the longer list of the things that must be balanced, explanation..., revealing..., and to promote..... You could now eliminate answers that use between. (We should be careful that in some answers the list isn't somehow rejiggered to be just two items, each perhaps its own compound, but that doesn't turn out to be an issue here.)

So eliminate A, C, and E.

In B, the three parallel items are all gerunds, explaining..., revealing..., and promoting.... That's perfectly fine.

In D, the three parallel items are the simple gerund explaining, the noun the revelation, and the infinitive to promote. No two of those things are parallel, so eliminate D.

B it is.

By the way, if you'd like to see an earlier post of mine on parallelism issues with gerunds and other nouns, check out mohica-civilization-88664.html
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In archaeology, there must be a balance between explanation of the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote respect for archaeological sites.

A. between explanation of the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote

B. among explaining the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and promoting..parallel and among X,Y and Z format is required ..CORRECT

C. between explaining the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and when promoting

D. among explaining the value and workings of archaeology, the revelation of the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote

E. between explaining archaeologys value and workings, in the revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and in promoting...explaining and in revealing is not parallel ..
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E for me.

E follows correct parallelism

'among' usage is incorrect hence B and D ruled out.

A: 'to promote' is wrong
C: 'when promoting' is not parallel.
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if 2 use between if more than two use among
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1. Use among when comparing three or more items.
2. Maintain parallelism.

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B is correct due to among and llelism of the tense of verbs though last one promoting respect... seems a bit weird.. but makes sense...
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In archaeology, there must be a balance between explanation of the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote respect for archaeological sites.

A. between explanation of the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote

B. among explaining the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and promoting

C. between explaining the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and when promoting

D. among explaining the value and workings of archaeology, the revelation of the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote

E. between explaining archaeologys value and workings, in the revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and in promoting


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among should be used when comparing multiple items - here are the 3 items.
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In archaeology, there must be a balance between explanation of the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote respect for archaeological sites.

A. between explanation of the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote Wrong - "between" is an idiom only for two nouns whereas "among" is reserved for comparing three nouns; error in parallelism too

B. among explaining the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and promoting Best answer choice

C. between explaining the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and when "between" is an idiom only for two nouns whereas "among" is reserved for comparing three nouns; error in parallelism too

D. among explaining the value and workings of archaeology, the revelation of the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote error in parallelism too

E. between explaining archaeologys value and workings, in the revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and in promoting "between" is an idiom only for two nouns whereas "among" is reserved for comparing three nouns; error in parallelism too

IMO B
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In archaeology, there must be a balance between explanation of the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote respect for archaeological sites.

A. between explanation of the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote - Parallelism issue and among should be used for comparison .

B. among explaining the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and promoting - Correct choice. Parallel and use among correctly.

C. between explaining the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and when promoting - Parallelism issue and among should be used for comparison .

D. among explaining the value and workings of archaeology, the revelation of the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote - Parallelism issue

E. between explaining archaeologys value and workings, in the revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and in promoting - Parallelism issue and among should be used for comparison .
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This SC is based on a specific style issue and parallelism:

1) "Between" vs. "Among": the word "between" applies to 2 ideas; "among" applies to 3 or more. Here, we have a list of 3 items, so the word "among" is correct. Eliminate A, C and E

2) A 3-item List requires parallel items (in the same format). B uses 3 "-ing" verbs; D uses 1 "-ing" verb, 1 noun and 1 infinitive verb. Eliminate D.

Final Answer: B
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(A) between explanation of the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote

(B) among explaining the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and promoting

(C) between explaining the value and workings of archaeology, revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and when promoting

(D) among explaining the value and workings of archaeology, the revelation of the mysteries of past and present cultures, and to promote

(E) between explaining archaeology's value and workings, in the revealing the mysteries of past and present cultures, and in promoting
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