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QOTD #29 With a robust economy and well educated and well to do

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With a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas ceased to create jobs and rural areas felt the pressure as well.

(A) With a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas ceased to create jobs and rural areas felt the pressure as well.
(B) Zimbabwe, with a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas have ceased to create jobs and rural areas have felt the pressure as well.
(C) With a robust economy having well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, however over the last one and a half decades things got harder for it as a result of urban areas ceasing to create jobs, with even rural areas feeling the pressure.
(D) Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, with a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas ceased to create jobs and rural areas felt the pressure as well.
(E) With a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas have ceased to create jobs and rural areas have felt the pressure as well.
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With a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas ceased to create jobs and rural areas felt the pressure as well.

(A) With a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas ceased to create jobs and rural areas felt the pressure as well.
(B) Zimbabwe, with a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas have ceased to create jobs and rural areas have felt the pressure as well.
(C) With a robust economy having well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, however over the last one and a half decades things got harder for it as a result of urban areas ceasing to create jobs, with even rural areas feeling the pressure.
(D) Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, with a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas ceased to create jobs and rural areas felt the pressure as well.
(E) With a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas have ceased to create jobs and rural areas have felt the pressure as well.


a) things have got harder as areas ceased to create and other areas felt the pressure: incorrect parallelism.
b) Z, once the story of SA, "but": fragment.
c) With a robust economy "having" well educated citizens: the economy had and doesnt have anymore well educated citizens? nope.
d) ... SA, with a robust economy: i think its a misplaced modifier.
e) things "have" got harder as areas "have" ceased to create and rural areas "have" felt the pressure: correct parallelism.

(E) is the answer.

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With a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas ceased to create jobs and rural areas felt the pressure as well.

(A) With a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas ceased to create jobs and rural areas felt the pressure as well.
(B) Zimbabwe, with a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas have ceased to create jobs and rural areas have felt the pressure as well.
(C) With a robust economy having well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, however over the last one and a half decades things got harder for it as a result of urban areas ceasing to create jobs, with even rural areas feeling the pressure.
(D) Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, with a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas ceased to create jobs and rural areas felt the pressure as well.
(E) With a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas have ceased to create jobs and rural areas have felt the pressure as well.


(A) With a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas ceased to create jobs and rural areas felt the pressure as well.
PARALLELISM PROBLEM in Last sentence. The tense is past perfect and the following justification in simple past

(B) Zimbabwe, with a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas have ceased to create jobs and rural areas have felt the pressure as well.
Name of the country doesn't relate with the following sentence should have been Zimbabwe, once, is/was/has etc

(C) With a robust economy having well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, however over the last one and a half decades things got harder for it as a result of urban areas ceasing to create jobs, with even rural areas feeling the pressure.
Economy doesn't have citizens, country has citizens

(D) Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, with a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas ceased to create jobs and rural areas felt the pressure as well.
It seems that south africa has robust economy whereas the primary sentence wants to use the robust economy for zimbabwe. So modifier problem


(E) With a robust economy and well educated and well to do citizens, Zimbabwe was once the success story of Southern Africa, but over the last one and a half decades things have got harder for it as urban areas have ceasedto create jobs and rural areas have felt the pressure as well.

Option E follows parallelism and correct modifier hence correct answer
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