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# In no other election did the African-American vote...

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In no other election did the African-American vote have such a profound impact as Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008.

A) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

B) did Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

C) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 did

D) had Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

E) in Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

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23 Feb 2017, 10:26
A) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Incorrect. Impact of African American vote in other elections is compared with Barack Obama's breakthrough election.

B) did Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Incorrect. Impact of African American vote in other elections is compared with impact of Barack Obama's breakthrough election.

C) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 did - Incorrect. Same error as in B.

D) had Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Incorrect. Tense error.

E) in Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Correct. Perfectly compares the impact of African American vote in other elections with impact of African American vote in Barack Obama's breakthrough election.

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In no other election did the African-American vote have such a profound impact as Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008.

A) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

B) did Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

C) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 did

D) had Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

E) in Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

In no other election did the African-American vote have such a profound impact as in Barack Obama's (Election ) breakthrough election of 2008

Only (E) presents , correct parallelism and comparison, thus, answer must be (E)
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23 Mar 2017, 18:30
Vyshak wrote:
A) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Incorrect. Impact of African American vote in other elections is compared with Barack Obama's breakthrough election.

B) did Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Incorrect. Impact of African American vote in other elections is compared with impact of Barack Obama's breakthrough election.

C) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 did - Incorrect. Same error as in B.

D) had Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Incorrect. Tense error.

E) in Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Correct. Perfectly compares the impact of African American vote in other elections with impact of African American vote in Barack Obama's breakthrough election.

While you mentioned that option D) has a tense error in this case, I would like to ask which usage , "did" or "had", in the below slightly modified statement is appropriate?

In no other election , except Obama's, did the African-American vote have such a profound impact as did/had the British-American vote in all other elections.

What am I missing here?
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23 Mar 2017, 18:31
Vyshak wrote:
A) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Incorrect. Impact of African American vote in other elections is compared with Barack Obama's breakthrough election.

B) did Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Incorrect. Impact of African American vote in other elections is compared with impact of Barack Obama's breakthrough election.

C) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 did - Incorrect. Same error as in B.

D) had Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Incorrect. Tense error.

E) in Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Correct. Perfectly compares the impact of African American vote in other elections with impact of African American vote in Barack Obama's breakthrough election.

While you mentioned that option D) has a tense error in this case, I would like to ask which usage , "did" or "had", in the below slightly modified statement is appropriate?

In no other election , except Obama's, did the African-American vote have such a profound impact as did/had the British-American vote in all other elections.

What am I missing here?
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24 Mar 2017, 15:19
Well, D is not only a tense error, I'd say it is a comparison error (more important) + tense error.
Like A, D is incorrectly comparing 'Impact of African American vote in other elections' with 'impact of Barack Obama's breakthrough election', but additionally D uses two different tenses: have & had.
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25 Mar 2017, 06:00
I think it uses 'did have' (simple past) and 'had' (past participle); not have/had.

What happened before - past participle.
just happened- simple past.

<past participle> had happened before < simple past> happened.

'African-American vote's such a profound impact'- it never had happened until it happened during Barack Obama's election of 2008.
But D is opposite to it.
So, the tense error comes.

It is better to eliminate D based on comparison error. time is precious.
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01 Apr 2017, 01:50
Sash143 wrote:
In no other election did the African-American vote have such a profound impact as Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008.

A) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

B) did Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

C) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 did

D) had Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

E) in Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

This sentence construction problem requires a very careful look at the structures involved. The simplified sentence is this: "In no other election did X accomplish Y as in this election." The components that need to be parallel are "in no other election" and "in Obama's breakthrough election." Choices A, B, C, and D all lack the necessary preposition "in" required to make these structures parallel. Only answer choice E properly provides parallelism, so choice E is correct.
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01 Apr 2017, 03:16
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Vyshak wrote:
A) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Incorrect. Impact of African American vote in other elections is compared with Barack Obama's breakthrough election.

B) did Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Incorrect. Impact of African American vote in other elections is compared with impact of Barack Obama's breakthrough election.

C) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 did - Incorrect. Same error as in B.

D) had Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Incorrect. Tense error.

E) in Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 - Correct. Perfectly compares the impact of African American vote in other elections with impact of African American vote in Barack Obama's breakthrough election.

While you mentioned that option D) has a tense error in this case, I would like to ask which usage , "did" or "had", in the below slightly modified statement is appropriate?

In no other election , except Obama's, did the African-American vote have such a profound impact as did/had the British-American vote in all other elections.

What am I missing here?

We are not comparing the actions of the impact [In no other election did ....... Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 did]

Rather we are comparing the impact itself [Impact in 1.In no other election.... as in 2. in Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008]

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09 Aug 2019, 08:37
[quote="Sash143"]In no other election did the African-American vote have such a profound impact as Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008.

A) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

B) did Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

C) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 did

D) had Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

E) in Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

In concepts, I studied that while comparing two entities with the usage of "as", "as" is followed by a clause but in E "as" is followed by a clause. Please reply.
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09 Aug 2019, 15:43
The first in (sentence starting) needs to be repeated to have a clear comparison and this is done only in choice E.

Sash143 wrote:
In no other election did the African-American vote have such a profound impact as Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008.

A) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

B) did Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

C) Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008 did

D) had Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008

E) in Barack Obama's breakthrough election of 2008
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