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# QOTD #11 Featured in circuses for more than a century, trapeze artists

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Featured in circuses for more than a century, trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough that spectators see only his continuous, fluid movement.

(A) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough
(B) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles, they perform acrobatic maneuvers, and with such frequent rebalancing
(C) trapeze artists use their ankles to hang from swings, perform acrobatic maneuvers, and rebalance so frequently that
(D) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performing acrobatic maneuvers and rebalancing so frequently
(E) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performs acrobatic maneuvers, and he rebalances frequently enough

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(A) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough - Incorrect. Idiom error + Illogical.

(B) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles, they perform acrobatic maneuvers, and with such frequent rebalancing - Incorrect. Parallelism error.

(C) trapeze artists use their ankles to hang from swings, perform acrobatic maneuvers, and rebalance so frequently that - Incorrect. Illogical.

(D) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performing acrobatic maneuvers and rebalancing so frequently - Correct. performing and rebalancing correctly modifies the previous clause.

(E) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performs acrobatic maneuvers, and he rebalances frequently enough - Incorrect. Parallelism error.

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15 Jan 2017, 05:07
HI Vyshak,

Does 'hangs from swings by his ankles' not sound odd in Option D. I chose Option C as my answer.
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15 Jan 2017, 06:02
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In non underlined portion, we have a Pronoun "his". Hence we need singular antecedent. So, eliminate A,B,C. E is not parallel.

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15 Jan 2017, 07:22
That has been used twice in C : so frequently that that.... What is the official answer?

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Featured in circuses for more than a century, trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough that spectators see only his continuous, fluid movement.

(A) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough
(B) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles, they perform acrobatic maneuvers, and with such frequent rebalancing
(C) trapeze artists use their ankles to hang from swings, perform acrobatic maneuvers, and rebalance so frequently that
(D) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performing acrobatic maneuvers and rebalancing so frequently
(E) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performs acrobatic maneuvers, and he rebalances frequently enough

Hi,

Let's look at the errors..
1) Pronoun error :- In the non underlined portion, singular HIS is used so it should be ARTIST..
Only D and E are left.
2) modifier :- artist hangs from his ankles is correctly MODIFIED by " performing.. and rebalancing..".. in D
Whereas in E, three parts are made parallel and MISSES out in 'and' as the third portion is an Independent Clause due to use of 'he'..

Only D left
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Featured in circuses for more than a century, trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough that spectators see only his continuous, fluid movement.

(A) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough
(B) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles, they perform acrobatic maneuvers, and with such frequent rebalancing
(C) trapeze artists use their ankles to hang from swings, perform acrobatic maneuvers, and rebalance so frequently that
(D) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performing acrobatic maneuvers and rebalancing so frequently
(E) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performs acrobatic maneuvers, and he rebalances frequently enough

The portion without underline has a verb 'pronoun his' which is used for singlular entity and not plural artists, so the first change is from artists to artist. by this we use the 2-3 split and eliminate A B and C,comming to D and E.In D performing is a gerund which modifies artist correctly and the sentence is parallel while in E the structure is not paralle so we elimiate E and are left with D which is the correct choice.

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Featured in circuses for more than a century, trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough that spectators see only his continuous, fluid movement.

(A) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough
(B) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles, they perform acrobatic maneuvers, and with such frequent rebalancing
(C) trapeze artists use their ankles to hang from swings, perform acrobatic maneuvers, and rebalance so frequently that
(D) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performing acrobatic maneuvers and rebalancing so frequently
(E) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performs acrobatic maneuvers, and he rebalances frequently enough

Nice one ... i got correct answer but missed "his" in non underline part ...it would directly eliminated 3 answer choices..
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16 Feb 2017, 13:13
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carcass wrote:
Featured in circuses for more than a century, trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough that spectators see only his continuous, fluid movement.

(A) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough
(B) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles, they perform acrobatic maneuvers, and with such frequent rebalancing
(C) trapeze artists use their ankles to hang from swings, perform acrobatic maneuvers, and rebalance so frequently that
(D) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performing acrobatic maneuvers and rebalancing so frequently
(E) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performs acrobatic maneuvers, and he rebalances frequently enough

Hi,

Let's look at the errors..
1) Pronoun error :- In the non underlined portion, singular HIS is used so it should be ARTIST..
Only D and E are left.
2) modifier :- artist hangs from his ankles is correctly MODIFIED by " performing.. and rebalancing..".. in D
Whereas in E, three parts are made parallel and MISSES out in 'and' as the third portion is an Independent Clause due to use of 'he'..

Only D left

Why do the three verbs not follow parallelism ? -> hang, perform and rebalance ?

Is it because the last two modifier "hangs from swings" ?
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02 Mar 2017, 06:57
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Why do the three verbs not follow parallelism ? -> hang, perform and rebalance ?

Is it because the last two modifier "hangs from swings" ?

Performing and balancing is not parallel to Hanging.

The meaning of the sentence implies the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles to perform and re-balance something.

So, D is the correct answer.
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D
" that spectators see only his continuous" D and E are left out
D - Parallelism .
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A,B,C - pronoun error. No antecedent for he
In E, use of he after and breaks parallelism
D maintains parallelism and is the answer
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26 Jul 2017, 05:10
(A) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough
(B) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles, they perform acrobatic maneuvers, and with such frequent rebalancing
(C) trapeze artists use their ankles to hang from swings, perform acrobatic maneuvers, and rebalance so frequently that
(D) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performing acrobatic maneuvers and rebalancing so frequently
(E) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performs acrobatic maneuvers, and he rebalances frequently enough

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02 Nov 2017, 22:59
Everything is clear but

Featured in "circuses" -> plural
"the trapeze artist" -> singular

Isn`t there any problem?

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Featured in circuses for more than a century, trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough that spectators see only his continuous, fluid movement.

(A) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough - Idiomatic error
(B) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles, they perform acrobatic maneuvers, and with such frequent rebalancing - Parallelism issue
(C) trapeze artists use their ankles to hang from swings, perform acrobatic maneuvers, and rebalance so frequently that - Parallelism issue
(D) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performing acrobatic maneuvers and rebalancing so frequently - Correct, Parallelism is maintained performing and rebalancing are correctly modifying preceding clause
(E) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performs acrobatic maneuvers, and he rebalances frequently enough - Parallelism Error
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29 Jun 2018, 03:03
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asdfghjklasdfghj wrote:
Why do the three verbs not follow parallelism ? -> hang, perform and rebalance ?

Is it because the last two modifier "hangs from swings" ?

Performing and balancing is not parallel to Hanging.

The meaning of the sentence implies the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles to perform and re-balance something.

So, D is the correct answer.

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I agree with the fact that (D) should be the right choice according to S-V agreement.

But isn't it illogical to say that ONE the trapeze artist is Featured in circuses for more than a century.
According to this logic the subject should never be singular at all.

Experts need your views on this one.
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Featured in circuses for more than a century, trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough that spectators see only his continuous, fluid movement.

(A) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough
(B) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles, they perform acrobatic maneuvers, and with such frequent rebalancing
(C) trapeze artists use their ankles to hang from swings, perform acrobatic maneuvers, and rebalance so frequently that
(D) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performing acrobatic maneuvers and rebalancing so frequently
(E) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performs acrobatic maneuvers, and he rebalances frequently enough

Something is odd here. People don't go to a circus to see the artists therein. They go to look at their performances. Per se, the opening modifier should have modified the acrobatics rather than the artists.

Coming to the parallelism, hanging by ankles is just part of an act and not the main action. In fact, performing acrobatics is the central act, and that should have been the prime role of the verb. Hanging by ankles and frequent rebalancing should have been assigned the task of modifier.

Alternatively, if all the three acts are independent ones, then a simple list comprising them would have been more befitting.
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Featured in circuses for more than a century, trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough that spectators see only his continuous, fluid movement.

(A) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough --> singular his is used, so singular the artist should be used
(B) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles, they perform acrobatic maneuvers, and with such frequent rebalancing --> same as A
(C) trapeze artists use their ankles to hang from swings, perform acrobatic maneuvers, and rebalance so frequently that --> same as A
(D) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performing acrobatic maneuvers and rebalancing so frequently --> correct
(E) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performs acrobatic maneuvers, and he rebalances frequently enough --> not parallel
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Featured in circuses for more than a century, trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough that spectators see only his continuous, fluid movement.

(A) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough
(B) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles, they perform acrobatic maneuvers, and with such frequent rebalancing
(C) trapeze artists use their ankles to hang from swings, perform acrobatic maneuvers, and rebalance so frequently that
(D) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performing acrobatic maneuvers and rebalancing so frequently
(E) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performs acrobatic maneuvers, and he rebalances frequently enough

A simple thing to notice in this question is the Non Underlined portion towards the end. The sentence has a "HIS".
His will refer to - THE TRAPEZE Artist and not Trapeze Artists and so ABC are out

Since we have a Comma + verbing modifier --" swings by his ankles, performing acrobatic...." this suggests a causal relationship.
So D would fit in.

Moreover in D and E, post the word "AND", we need to maintain parallel structure and not start an Independent Clause (remember , FANBOYS). So D

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Featured in circuses for more than a century, trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough that spectators see only his continuous, fluid movement.

(A) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles and perform acrobatic maneuvers, rebalancing frequently enough
(B) trapeze artists hang from swings by the ankles, they perform acrobatic maneuvers, and with such frequent rebalancing
(C) trapeze artists use their ankles to hang from swings, perform acrobatic maneuvers, and rebalance so frequently that
(D) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performing acrobatic maneuvers and rebalancing so frequently
(E) the trapeze artist hangs from swings by his ankles, performs acrobatic maneuvers, and he rebalances frequently enough

Approach --

1) Eliminate A and B, perform and rebalance should be parallel.
2) Eliminate C, that at the end makes it an incorrect choice.
3)Eliminate E, missing the idiom - so frequently that, and he is redundant
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