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Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, United States

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Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history: Harrison was the first president to die while in office, and Tyler was the first vice president promoted to succeed a deceased predecessor.

(A) Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history

(B) Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, both United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share unique places in American history

(C) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both originally natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history

(D) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history

(E) Originally native to Charles City County, Virginia, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history

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Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history: Harrison was the first president to die while in office, and Tyler was the first vice president promoted to succeed a deceased predecessor.

1) Native of: for people
2) Native to: for things
3) Using Originally and native is redundant. Native itself means coming from a particular place. You can not be native of 2 different places

A) Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history
Incorrect, per 3 above.

B) Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, both United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share unique places in American history
Incorrect, per 3 above.

C) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both originally natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history
Incorrect, per 3 above.

D) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history
Correct.

E) Originally native to Charles City County, Virginia, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history
Incorrect, per 2, 3 above.
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Re: Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, United States  [#permalink]

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Engr2012 wrote:
B) Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, both United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share unique places in American history
Incorrect, per 3 above.

C) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both originally natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history
Incorrect, per 3 above.

D) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history
Correct.



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can u explain whether both X and Y idiom is correctly used here?
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Nevernevergiveup wrote:
Engr2012 wrote:
B) Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, both United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share unique places in American history
Incorrect, per 3 above.

C) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both originally natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history
Incorrect, per 3 above.

D) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history
Correct.



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can u explain whether both X and Y idiom is correctly used here?


I believe you are asking about Choice (D). Yes, IMO it has been used correctly here. You are looking at a different construction of ..both Person A and Person B are natives of ....

The given option uses a different way to mention the same information. Other options had glaring errors that made this option correct by POE. But then again, there might be other/better ways to write the same sentence.

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D) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history
Correct.

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can u explain whether both X and Y idiom is correctly used here?
I believe you are asking about Choice (D). Yes, IMO it has been used correctly here. You are looking at a different construction of ..both Person A and Person B are natives of ....

The given option uses a different way to mention the same information. Other options had glaring errors that made this option correct by POE. But then again, there might be other/better ways to write the same sentence.

Hope this helps.

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Natives of Charles City County, Virginia, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history: Harrison was the first president to die while in office, and Tyler was the first vice president promoted to succeed a deceased predecessor.
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Re: Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, United States  [#permalink]

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its easy one...the modifiers actually make the sentence a long one but the biggest mistakes is redundancy...one cant use "originally" and "natives" in a same sentence and only option D is right
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Nevernevergiveup wrote:
Engr2012 wrote:

D) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history
Correct.

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can u explain whether both X and Y idiom is correctly used here?
I believe you are asking about Choice (D). Yes, IMO it has been used correctly here. You are looking at a different construction of ..both Person A and Person B are natives of ....

The given option uses a different way to mention the same information. Other options had glaring errors that made this option correct by POE. But then again, there might be other/better ways to write the same sentence.

Hope this helps.

How correct and better is this Sentence?

Natives of Charles City County, Virginia, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history: Harrison was the first president to die while in office, and Tyler was the first vice president promoted to succeed a deceased predecessor.


It does look straightforward and without any errors.
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Engr2012 wrote:
Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history: Harrison was the first president to die while in office, and Tyler was the first vice president promoted to succeed a deceased predecessor.

1) Native of: for people
2) Native to: for things
3) Using Originally and native is redundant. Native itself means coming from a particular place. You can not be native of 2 different places

A) Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history
Incorrect, per 3 above.

B) Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, both United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share unique places in American history
Incorrect, per 3 above.

C) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both originally natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history
Incorrect, per 3 above.

D) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history
Correct.

E) Originally native to Charles City County, Virginia, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history
Incorrect, per 2, 3 above.



Excellent explanations of the reasons why the choice D is correct. I have a question on choice B. It also uses places instead of a place. That to me was a sign of error from a meaning standpoint. This is since these places are not independent I guess. The sentence tells me that the place is just one. The place is about one Vice President taking over President when the latter died.
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You've got that right. The sentence is trying to say that they both had the same unusual experience. They share one "place in history."
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Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history: Harrison was the first president to die while in office, and Tyler was the first vice president promoted to succeed a deceased predecessor.

A) Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history
B) Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, both United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share unique places in American history
C) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both originally natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history
D) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history
E) Originally native to Charles City County, Virginia, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history


Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history: Harrison was the first president to die while in office, and Tyler was the first vice president promoted to succeed a deceased predecessor.

A) Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history ---------->>>Modifier error.Incorrectly refering "Originally Charles City County" as " United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler"
B) Originally Charles City County, Virginia, natives, both United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share unique places in American history ---------->>>Modifier error.Incorrectly refering "Originally Charles City County" as " United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler"
C) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both originally natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history ---------->>> redundant."originally " and "native " indicate the same meaning .
D) United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both natives of Charles City County, Virginia, share a unique place in American history --------> Correct
E) Originally native to Charles City County, Virginia, United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler share a unique place in American history ---------->>>Modifier error.Incorrectly refering "Originally Charles City County" as " United States presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler"
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May I raise a question (not about the history of the incident but) about the grammar of verb tense used in this topic?
Of course, the pair of the deceased President and his VP remained unique from 1841 to 1963 when JFK was assassinated and his VP LBJ took over. Therefore, the uniqueness of the first instance disappeared in 1963. How can we then use a present tense verb to describe something deep in the past and that was by itself superseded by another similar incident? We must rather say that they had shared a unique place until 1963. IMO
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Well, it says that they were the first to die in office and to replace a deceased president, respectively, so no subsequent event can displace that.
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