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Although Alice Walker published a number of essays, poetry collections, and stories during the 1970s, her third novel, The Color Purple, which was published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim in that it won both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize.

(A) which was published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim in that it won both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize - "both" needs "and", "as well" is wrong here
(B) published in 1982, bringing her the widest acclaim by winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize - no verb, therefore its a fragment not a complete sentence
(C) published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize - CORRECT
(D) was published in 1982 and which, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, brought her the widest acclaim - "which" reference unclear + wordy
(E) was published in 1982, winning both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, and bringing her the widest acclaim - "both" needs "and", "as well" is wrong here
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New post 05 Jul 2017, 19:06
Vertical scan reveals that option A and E have idiom pair ‘both X as well as Y’. Correct idiom pair is ‘both X and Y’. Eliminate A and B.

In option D, ‘was published….. and which’ demands parallel structure. If ‘which’ is present after ‘and’, ‘which’ must be present before ‘and’ as well. Parallel structure missing. Eliminate.

In B, ‘published in 1982’ is a modifier, ‘ bringing her ..’ is again a modifier. ‘her third novel’ is the subject. But verb is not present. Eliminate.

Hence option C is correct.
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A) which was published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim in that it won both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize

(B) published in 1982, bringing her the widest acclaim by winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize

(C) published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize

(D) was published in 1982 and which, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, brought her the widest acclaim

(E) was published in 1982, winning both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, and bringing her the widest

A and E have incorrect IDIOM - both x as well as y

Correct IDIOM should be both x and y

B - Missing verb

D - usage of "which" is incorrect

Hence, Answer is C

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Saumya2403 wrote:
Is the answer C as I could not see all replies


Hi Saumya2403,

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Help me explain the usuage of that in any context

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