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# John’s old high school friend, who was once lively, energetic, and dyn

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John’s old high school friend, who was once lively, energetic, and dynamic, is now idle, lazy,and is apathetic.

A. now idle, lazy, and is apathetic

B. now idle, lazy, and is now apathetic

C. now idle, lazy, and apathetic

D. idle now, along with being lazy and apathetic

E. idle, lazy, and apathetic now

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26 Jul 2018, 03:41
+1 for C.

A. now idle, lazy, and is apathetic

B. now idle, lazy, and is now apathetic

C. now idle, lazy, and apathetic --> Correct, Maintains parallel construct

D. idle now, along with being lazy and apathetic

E. idle, lazy, and apathetic now

Hence, C.
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26 Jul 2018, 03:42
C imo. A is not parllel, B is not correct because of inorrect diction. D is uneccesarily wordy and E has parllelism error.

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30 Jul 2018, 04:19
Bunuel wrote:
John’s old high school friend, who was once lively, energetic, and dynamic, is now idle, lazy,and is apathetic.

A. now idle, lazy, and is apathetic

B. now idle, lazy, and is now apathetic

C. now idle, lazy, and apathetic

D. idle now, along with being lazy and apathetic

E. idle, lazy, and apathetic now

KAPLAN OFFICIAL SOLUTION:

Correct Choice: (C)

Explanation: Lists must be expressed in parallel form. In this case, either repeat the helping verb “is” before every term in the list, or place it only before the first term.

Choice (A) thus adds an “is” where none is needed.

Choices (B) and (E) add an unnecessary “now.”

Choice (D) completely muddies the expression by adding “along with being...”.

Only choice (C) correctly lists John’s old friend’s current attributes in the most economical and parallel way.
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09 Aug 2018, 18:12
Bunuel wrote:
John’s old high school friend, who was once lively, energetic, and dynamic, is now idle, lazy,and is apathetic.

A. now idle, lazy, and is apathetic

B. now idle, lazy, and is now apathetic

C. now idle, lazy, and apathetic

D. idle now, along with being lazy and apathetic

E. idle, lazy, and apathetic now

My choice is C as it uses parallel structure. It removes "is", which is not necessary for this sentence.

BTW sudarshan22,
A comma after my "is" in above sentence is correct or not.
No fun intended.
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09 Aug 2018, 18:18
jackspire wrote:
My choice is C as it uses parallel structure. It removes "is", which is not necessary for this sentence.

BTW sudarshan22,
A comma after my "is" in above sentence is correct or not.
No fun intended.

Haha, of course it is correct
"Which" clearly refers to your "is"
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10 Aug 2018, 23:47
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There is some problem in underlining. Is the word'now' underlined or not? if it is not underlined, then Choice A must not have it.
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John’s old high school friend, who was once lively, energetic, and dynamic, is now idle, lazy,and is apathetic.

A. now idle, lazy, and is apathetic
B. now idle, lazy, and is now apathetic
C. now idle, lazy, and apathetic
D. idle now, along with being lazy and apathetic
E. idle, lazy, and apathetic now

Parallelism is tested in this question.

Only C makes sense
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12 Aug 2018, 23:05
Bunuel, "now" should be underlined. Please edit the post.
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13 Aug 2018, 00:29
sandman13 wrote:
Bunuel, "now" should be underlined. Please edit the post.

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