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# Often credited as the founder of English literature

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Often credited as the founder of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer both contributed to a growing canon of English literature, extended the
capabilities of the language, and using it
to invent a new poetic meter.

(A) literature, extended the capabilities of the language, and using it
(B) literature, extended the capabilities of the language, and used it
(C) literature and extended the capabilities of the language, using it
(D) literature, extending the capabilities of the language and using it
(E) literature and, extending the capabilities of the language, using it

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Originally posted by sidoknowia on 19 Sep 2016, 07:56.
Last edited by sidoknowia on 19 Sep 2016, 18:50, edited 1 time in total.
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19 Sep 2016, 08:06
D is my pick

and between the 2 parts is essential
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19 Sep 2016, 08:11
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Often credited as the founder of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer both contributed to a growing canon of English literature, extended the capabilities of the language, and using it to invent a new poetic meter.

(A) literature, extended the capabilities of the language, and using it
(B) literature, extended the capabilities of the language, and used it
(C) literature and extended the capabilities of the language, using it
(D) literature, extending the capabilities of the language and using it
(E) literature and, extending the capabilities of the language, using it

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IMHO (C) with this one...

Correct Parallelismic usage is - Both X and Y

Often credited as the founder of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer both contributed to a growing canon of English literature and extended the capabilities of the language, using it ( Refers to English Literature ) to invent a new poetic meter.

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19 Sep 2016, 08:26

1) Correct usage : both X and Y
2) Parallelism : both contributed... and extended...
3) Pronoun reference: it --> English Literature

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19 Sep 2016, 09:11
Answer is C as the correct usage is both X and Y...
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19 Sep 2016, 09:18
I pick C, which perfectly follows "Both X and Y"
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19 Sep 2016, 10:04
The answer is C for a few reasons:
1. It puts the conjunction of "and" in the right place connecting the two contributions of Geoffrey Chaucer
2. The comma is retained to put a pause between the two contributions and the part about using it
3. Parallelism is maintained. Since the sentence starts off with using the form "contributed" in the first part the second part will also have the similar form of "extended"

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19 Sep 2016, 18:49
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Both tells you from the beginning that Chaucer did two things but the original sentence gives you three and, as if that weren't bad
enough, the three aren't even expressed in parallel structures. Eliminate (A), and (B) as well for mimicking that error. (D) is out too because
it doesn't offer a second accomplishment to parallel contributed. (C) and (E) give you the right number of elements, but (E) isn't parallel
(extending doesn't match contributed) so take (C).
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21 Sep 2016, 06:05
I think D

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Why do you think its D? Any specific reasons or just a random guess?
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28 Mar 2017, 21:37
idiomatic usage - both X and Y - contributed and extended
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