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B is incorrect.

either by smoking or salting?

How are you all justifying this wrong answer lol
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In preparation for the cold winter months, it was the usual custom for prehistoric people to gather and preserve, with smoke or by salting it, as much meat that they could during the summer.

(A) it was the usual custom for prehistoric people to gather and preserve, with smoke or by salting it, as much meat that they could during the summer. - Incorrect - modifier issue
(B) prehistoric people usually gathered as much meat as they could during the summer, preserving it either by smoking or salting - Incorrect - parallelism issue- Either X or Y
(C) it was the usual custom of prehistoric people to gather and preserve, either with smoke or by salting, as much meat that they could during the summer - Incorrect - modifier issue
(D) prehistoric people had the usual custom of gathering and preserving as much meat, either by smoking or salting it, as they could during the summer - Incorrect - parallelism issue- Either X or Y
(E) it was usually that prehistoric people would gather and preserve as much meat as they could, which was either smoked or salted during the summer - Incorrect - modifier issue


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New post 29 Oct 2018, 12:40
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Please help ! don't you think that answer B is incorrect because the " it " may incorrectly refer to summer,
while answer choice " D" contain no error
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Could anyone of the moderators
please explain why B is correct even though it contains a parallelism error?(it should be "preserving it either by smoking or by salting" rite?) :hurt:
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