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# Seldom more that 40 feet wide and 12 feet deep, but it ran

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Seldom more that 40 feet wide and 12 feet deep, but it ran 363 miles across the rugged wilderness of upstate New York, the Erie Canal connected the Hudson River at Albany to the Great Lakes at Buffalo, providing the port of New York City with a direct water link to the heartland of the North American continent.

A. Seldom more than 40 feet wide and 12 feet deep, but it ran 363 miles across the rugged wilderness of upstate New York, the Erie Canal connected
B. Seldom more than 40 feet wide or 12 feet deep but running 363 miles across the rugged wilderness of upstate New York, the Erie Canal connected
C. It was seldom more than 40 feet wide and 12 feet deep, and ran 363 miles across the rugged wilderness of upstate New York, but the Erie Canal, connecting
D. The Erie Canal was seldom more than 40 feet wide or 12 feet deep and it ran 363 miles across the rugged wilderness of upstate New York, which connected
E. The Erie Canal, seldom more than 40 feet wide and 12 feet deep, but running 363 miles across the rugged wilderness of upstate New York, connecting

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26 Oct 2012, 10:20
Can anybody provide the detail description as OA is B instead of E(following the subject verb agreement- connecting and providing)

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magicmanisha wrote:
Can anybody provide the detail description as OA is B instead of E(following the subject verb agreement- connecting and providing)

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E is incorrect. Seldom and running are parallel as they are both participles and hence are parallel. Connecting should not be made parallel with providing and makes the sentence nonsensical.

The Erie Canal, connecting the Hudson River at Albany to the Great Lakes at Buffalo, providing the port of New York City with a direct water link to the heartland of the North American continent.

Does not make sense. There is no verb to the subject "the erie canal"

Hence B is the correct answer

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26 Oct 2012, 11:56
MacFauz wrote:
magicmanisha wrote:
Can anybody provide the detail description as OA is B instead of E(following the subject verb agreement- connecting and providing)

Regards
Manisha

E is incorrect. Seldom and running are parallel as they are both participles and hence are parallel. Connecting should not be made parallel with providing and makes the sentence nonsensical.

The Erie Canal, connecting the Hudson River at Albany to the Great Lakes at Buffalo, providing the port of New York City with a direct water link to the heartland of the North American continent.

Does not make sense. There is no verb to the subject "the erie canal"

Hence B is the correct answer

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Thanks, it makes sense as I was thinking of it as parallel structure.

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Re: Seldom more that 40 feet wide and 12 feet deep, but it ran [#permalink]

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26 Oct 2012, 13:50
OA is B because the modifier error is corrected and the verb form is correct("connected")
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