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Johnny has been practicing very hard to compete in the band solo

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Johnny has been practicing very hard to compete in the band solo competition and of that Mark has been practicing too.

a) of that Mark has been practicing too
b) practices very hard is Mark also
c) also Mark is practicing too
d) Mark has been practicing hard also
e) Mark too was practicing so hard

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New post 14 Aug 2017, 11:03
I ll opt D.
In C, too and also convey the same meaning.so redundant.
In E it's past tense. We need present.
A has parallelism issue.
B is nonsensical in meaning.

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sashiim20 wrote:
Johnny has been practicing very hard to compete in the band solo competition and of that Mark has been practicing too.

a) of that Mark has been practicing too
b) practices very hard is Mark also
c) also Mark is practicing too
d) Mark has been practicing hard also
e) Mark too was practicing so hard

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I suppose we can throw out A,B,C, because the second part of the sentence has to start with name, or something that helps to maintain parallelism.
D - I do not like also in the end of the sentence, but it is 100% better than E.
Because in E we have 2 different times - present pefect continuous and past continuous - it is not good.

So we choose D.
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