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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.

Answer: D

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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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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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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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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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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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(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

Answer is D
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Everything is clear but

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

Isn`t there any problem?

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