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Linguistically, the Pokot seem to be related to numerous peoples who live in the region with both ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to
Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.


A. with both ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
B. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
C. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
D. both with ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
E. both having ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa

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Linguistically, the Pokot seem to be related to numerous peoples who live in the region with both ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to
Bantu peoples who come from central Africa..................PARALLELISM MISSING

A. with both ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
B. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa..........perfect parallelism....both x and y
C. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
D. both with ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
E. both having ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa
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Linguistically, the Pokot seem to be related to numerous peoples who live in the region with both ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.

The sentence must be Poket ...related......to X and to Y to be parallel. So we can cross out option C. Next both must modify Nilo-Hamitic peoples and Bantu people and not 'ties'. We can cut off option A, D and E.
A. with both ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
B. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa. CORRECT
C.with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
D. both with ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
E. both having ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa
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Linguistically, the Pokot seem to be related to numerous peoples who live in the region with both ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.

Both..and is an idiom and it should be parallel.

A. with both ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
B. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
C. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
D. both with ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
E. both having ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa

Answer: B
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The answer is B in my opinion. The right form of the idiom is both X and Y. Only option B keeps X and Y parallel. That is with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples and to the Bantu who come from Central Africa.
A is incorrect because it is not parallel. ties to is required after and.
C is incorrect because to is required after and in order for it to be parallel.
D is incorrect because with ties to is required after and.
E is incorrect because having ties to is required after and.
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Linguistically, the Pokot seem to be related to numerous peoples who live in the region with both ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.

A. with both ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
B. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
C. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
D. both with ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
E. both having ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.


IDIOM: Both X and Y <- X and Y must maintain parallelism;

A. "both TIES to… and to" not parallel, out;
C. "both to… and BANTU…" not parallel, out;
D. "both WITH TIES to… and to" not parallel, out;
E. "both HAVING TIES to… and to" not parallel, out;

Answer (B)
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Parallel issue

A. with both ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa. - not parallel, should be with both ties to... and ties to..
B. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa. - both to... and to... - parallel, the correct answer choice
C. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and Bantu peoples who come from central Africa. - with ties both to.. and ... not parallel
D. both with ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa. - both with.. to .. and to.. - not parallel
E. both having ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa - both having ties to.. and to.. - not parallel

So B is the correct answer choice
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New post 23 Sep 2019, 16:56
It is about "Both ... and ..." idiom.
Both parts should be parallel.

A. with both ties ... and to Bantu peoples.
Incorrect. 'ties' and 'to Bantu..' are not parallel.

B. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
Correct. '...Both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples... and to Bantu peoples...' Parellel

C. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples... and Bantu peoples ...
Incorrect. There should be 'to' after 'and'.

D. both with ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
Incorrect. 'with ties' and 'to Bantu..' are not parallel.

E. both having ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa
Incorrect. 'having ties' and 'to Bantu..' are not parallel. NO make any sense.

The correct is B.
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. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.

Parallelism error eliminated in B.
With ties both to X and to Y.
B is correct choice.
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Linguistically, the Pokot seem to be related to numerous peoples who live in the region with both ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to
Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.


A. with both ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
B. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
C. with ties both to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
D. both with ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa.
E. both having ties to the Nilo-Hamitic peoples who come from the north and to Bantu peoples who come from central Africa


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Correct Answer: B

The best answer is B. Choice B places the word both in the best place in the sentence. The Pokot are related both to ... and to....
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Selected B.
Need a clarification though. Is the use of “peoples” correct or is it just a typo?

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