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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Parallelism" Revision Project.

Art experts have attributed the enduring intrigue of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa to everything from having an enigmatic smile, which was never explained, to her association with the rich and powerful families of Europe.

• having an enigmatic smile, which was never explained
• having an enigmatic smile, which has never been explained
• her enigmatic smile, for which there has never been an explanation
• her enigmatic smile, which has never been explained
• having an enigmatic smile, for which there has never been an explanation

[Reveal] Spoiler: OE
The original sentence contains two errors. First, the expression "from X to Y" requires
that X and Y be in parallel form. Here, however, "having an enigmatic smile" and "her
association with the rich and powerful families of Europe" are not parallel. The first is
a verb construction while the second is a noun construction. Since the second
construction is not underlined, the first construction must be altered. Second, the
clause "which was never explained" incorrectly uses the simple past "was never
explained." Instead, it should be in the present perfect ("has never been explained")
because the potential for an explanation began in the past and continues to the
present.
(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) The parallelism error is not corrected here: "from having an enigmatic smile" is the
same as in the original sentence. However, the present perfect tense ("has never
been explained") is correctly used here.
(C) The parallelism error is corrected here: "her enigmatic smile" is parallel with "her
association with the rich and powerful families of Europe." However, "for which there
has never been an explanation" is wordy.
(D) CORRECT. Here, "her enigmatic smile" is parallel with "her association with the
rich and powerful families of Europe." Moreover, "which has never been explained" is
concise and properly in the present perfect tense.
(E) The parallelism error is not corrected here: "having an enigmatic smile" is the
same as in the original sentence. Moreover, "for which there has never been an
explanation" is wordy.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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only D is parallel.

From X to Y is correct idiom.
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OA should be D. Confused between C and D for sometime, then crossed out C, because "for which..." could also act as adverbial modifier that modifies "Art experts...smile", creating ambiguity. Also option C was not concise.
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the answer should be D.

Only C and D uses the correct parallel "her enigmatic smile," but C uses "for which there has never been an explanation" that it unnecessarily long.

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Art experts have attributed the enduring intrigue of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa to everything from having an enigmatic smile, which was never explained, to her association with the rich and powerful families of Europe.

• having an enigmatic smile, which was never explained
Incorrect. No parallelism.
• having an enigmatic smile, which has never been explained
Incorrect. No parallelism.
• her enigmatic smile, for which there has never been an explanation
Incorrect. Wordy/awkward.
• her enigmatic smile, which has never been explained
Correct.
• having an enigmatic smile, for which there has never been an explanation
Incorrect. No parallelism.

I am going with D.

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Correct idiom is From A to B
So option D is correct and it follows parallelism
A,B,E having is wrong C is wordy
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Art experts have attributed the enduring intrigue of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa to everything from having an enigmatic smile, which was never explained, to her association with the rich and powerful families of Europe.

• having an enigmatic smile, which was never explained - Missing Parallelish from x to y - also which was never explained is incorrect - should be present continuous tense
• having an enigmatic smile, which has never been explained - Missing Parallelish from x to y
• her enigmatic smile, for which there has never been an explanation - Which has never been explained is redundant and wordy
• her enigmatic smile, which has never been explained - Correctly establishes parallelism and present perfect tense is used - Correct
• having an enigmatic smile, for which there has never been an explanation - Missing Parallelish from x to y - also which was never explained is incorrect - should be present continuous tense

Hence, Answer is D
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First step: Idiom - From X to Y where X and Y should be parallel elements. Element Y is "to her association with the rich and powerful families of Europe." Looking for the same construction, this yields a 3-2 split:

having an enigmatic smile, which was never explained
having an enigmatic smile, which has never been expl
ained
her enigmatic smile, for which there has never been an explanation
her enigmatic smile, which has never been explained
having an enigmatic smile, for which there has never been an explanation

Second step: Concision
her enigmatic smile, for which there has never been an explanation
her enigmatic smile, which has never been explained

Hence D.
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