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# Industrial pollution has done seriously and possibly irreversible dama

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14 Nov 2019, 07:23
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Industrial pollution has done seriously and possibly irreversible damage to the bronze horses on the facade of the cathedral of St. Mark La Venica.

(A) has done seriously and possibly irreversible damage to
(B) did damage that is seriously and possibly irreversible to
(C) damaged, serious and possibly irreversibly
(D) has done serious and possibly irreversible damage to
(E) did damage, serious and possibly irreversible

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Updated on: 14 Nov 2019, 11:40
(A) has done seriously and possibly irreversible damage to
=> "seriously" is an adverb, so it can't modify the noun "damage"
(B) did damage that is seriously and possibly irreversible to
(C) damaged, serious and possibly irreversibly
=> the comma makes no sense here
=> the whole part ", serious and possibly irreversibly" is severely grammartically incorrect
(D) has done serious and possibly irreversible damage to
=> correct: "serious and possibly irreversible" modifies "damage"

(E) did damage, serious and possibly irreversible
=> "serious and possibly irreversible" seems to modify "horses" and this changes the intended meaning
=> even it is the case, E would be a run-on sentence
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14 Nov 2019, 10:48
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Industrial pollution has done seriously and possibly irreversible damage to the bronze horses on the facade of the cathedral of St. Mark La Venica.

(A) has done seriously and possibly irreversible damage to -- seriously an adverb cannot modify the noun' damage'

(B) did damage that is seriously and possibly irreversible to -- same problem as in A. We must use the adjective 'serious'.

(C) damaged, serious and possibly irreversibly-- 'irreversibly' is an adverb and cannot modify the noun damage

(D) has done serious and possibly irreversible damage to-- the correct choice

(E) did damage, serious and possibly irreversible-- this choice when red with the non-underlined part does not make much sense.

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14 Nov 2019, 13:58
Bunuel wrote:
Industrial pollution has done seriously and possibly irreversible damage to the bronze horses on the facade of the cathedral of St. Mark La Venica.

(A) has done seriously and possibly irreversible damage to
(B) did damage that is seriously and possibly irreversible to
(C) damaged, serious and possibly irreversibly
(D) has done serious and possibly irreversible damage to
(E) did damage, serious and possibly irreversible

A: Not parallel/wrong adverb modifier "seriously" to modify noun "damage" (should be written "serious ... and possibly irreversible damage")
B: Wordy/awkward. Verb form (simple past vs. present perfect). "Seriously" should be the adjective "serious" as it modifies "damage."
C: Verb form as in B. "Serious" here should be an adverb ("seriously") because it modifies "damage." The clause "serious and possibly irreversibly" should end with a comma as it is separated off from the rest of the sentence.
D: Correct
E: "Serious and possibly irreversible" should be written as an adverb ("seriously and possibly irreversibly") and end with a comma.
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14 Nov 2019, 21:44
Bunuel wrote:
Industrial pollution has done seriously and possibly irreversible damage to the bronze horses on the facade of the cathedral of St. Mark La Venica.

(A) has done seriously and possibly irreversible damage to
(B) did damage that is seriously and possibly irreversible to
(C) damaged, serious and possibly irreversibly
(D) has done serious and possibly irreversible damage to
(E) did damage, serious and possibly irreversible

D..serious is modifying damage like irreversible
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