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Monica worked all day, typing texts, taking printouts and binding the

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Monica was working all day, typing texts, taking printouts and binding the books.

A. Monica was working all day, typing texts, taking printouts and binding the books.

B. Monica was working all day, she typed the texts, took printouts and bound the books.

C. Monica worked all day, typed the texts, took printouts and bound the books.

D. Monica worked all day, typing texts, taking printouts and binding the books.

E. Monica worked all day, typed texts, taking printouts and binding the books.

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Good question.Typing texts,taking printouts & binding books describe how she worked the entire day...

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Good question.Typing texts,taking printouts & binding books describe how she worked the entire day...

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Yes, Even I fell for the parallelism trap
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We can eliminate B,E easily on the basis of parallelism
D looks promising after all

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New post 04 Jan 2019, 09:18
Great question.

I narrowed it down between A and D. A is incorrect because you need the "was" to apply to each verb: "How was she was working?" She WAS typing texts, WAS taking printouts and WAS binding the books.

D shows how we "worked" all day--by typing, taking and binding.

I only wish that they used the Oxford comma after "taking" ;)
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Though I got it correct yet I need more grammatical explanation in this question. Can anyone please help me?
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Monica was working all day, typing texts, taking printouts and binding the books.

A. Monica was working all day, typing texts, taking printouts and binding the books.

B. Monica was working all day, she typed the texts, took printouts and bound the books.

C. Monica worked all day, typed the texts, took printouts and bound the books.

D. Monica worked all day, typing texts, taking printouts and binding the books.

E. Monica worked all day, typed texts, taking printouts and binding the books.


Monica worked all day,
    typing texts,
    taking printouts and
    binding the books.

Correct Answer must be (D), the green part is the main issue, and the listed part defines how she does it (maintaining parallelism structure)
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IMO D

A. Monica was working all day, typing texts, taking printouts and binding the books.---Wrong, use of past continous (was working) is wrong , because we are presenting a general fact about past,

B. Monica was working all day, she typed the texts, took printouts and bound the books.---wrong, same error as A + 2 IC are joined by comma than FANBOYS

C. Monica worked all day, typed the texts, took printouts and bound the books.----Wrong, It removes the How aspect of the work , it is not representing how monica worked by typing, taking, and binding............it makes all the actions as parallel thereby changing the meaning

D. Monica worked all day, typing texts, taking printouts and binding the books.---correct, represents the HOW aspect of work by typing, taking, and binding

E. Monica worked all day, typed texts, taking printouts and binding the books.---wrong, parallelism error
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