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She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements as well, so one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.

(A) She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements as well, so one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.

(B) She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, and Nannie Helen Burroughs also was one of the best-known and well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century.

(C) As an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, Nannie Helen Burroughs was one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century.

(D) As an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, one of the best-known and well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.

(E) Being an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.
(A) She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements as well, so one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.
(B) She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, and Nannie Helen Burroughs also was one of the best-known and well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century.
(C) As an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, Nannie Helen Burroughs was one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century.
(D) As an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, one of the best-known and well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.
(E) Being an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.

A B E have unclear structure, use too many "and", "as well" that make them wordy. It's easy to see that the correct cannot be among them.
Between C and D, C is the correct choice simply because the first part ( that they share in common) "as an educator ... movements" modifies Nannie which has to follow immediately after.

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has to be C : As an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, Nannie Helen Burroughs was one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century.

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She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements as well, so one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.

(A) She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements as well, so one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs. -- as per the sentence it seems that She and N H Burroughs were two different people
(B) She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, and Nannie Helen Burroughs also was one of the best-known and well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century. -Non-sense meaning - NHB was well known and well respected for reasons that had nothing to do with the stuff mentioned earlier in the sentence.
in fact, choice B is quite emphatic about this non-relationship. (the use of 'and' already implies 'separate observations', so that's good enough to rule B out already... but then there's 'also', which puts even more emphasis on the notion of 'ok guys, we're talking about a DIFFERENT IDEA now'!)
(C) As an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, Nannie Helen Burroughs was one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century.- Correct
(D) As an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, one of the best-known and well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs. - opening modifier "as an educator “ makes no sense with the following noun
(E) Being an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs. - opening modifier " being an educator“ makes no sense with the following noun ; usage of being is incorrect

Answer C
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She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements as well, so one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.


(A) She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements as well, so one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.

(B) She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, and Nannie Helen Burroughs also was one of the best-known and well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century.

(C) As an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, Nannie Helen Burroughs was one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century.

(D) As an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, one of the best-known and well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.

(E) Being an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.

Only (C) makes sense. All others are nonsensical.
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She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements as well, so one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.

(A) She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements as well, so one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs. -- Run on sentence ; also as per the sentence it seems that She and N H Burroughs were two different people
(B) She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, and Nannie Helen Burroughs also was one of the best-known and well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century. -Non-sense meaning - NHB was well known and well respected for reasons that had nothing to do with the stuff mentioned earlier in the sentence.
in fact, choice B is quite emphatic about this non-relationship. (the use of 'and' already implies 'separate observations', so that's good enough to rule B out already... but then there's 'also', which puts even more emphasis on the notion of 'ok guys, we're talking about a DIFFERENT IDEA now'!)
(C) As an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, Nannie Helen Burroughs was one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century.- Correct
(D) As an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, one of the best-known and well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs. - opening modifier "as an educator “ makes no sense with the following noun
(E) Being an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs. - opening modifier " being an educator“ makes no sense with the following noun ; usage of being is incorrect

Answer C




Hello Skywalker18,


You have presented a great analysis of this long official sentence. Well done. Keep up the good job. :thumbup:


I would just like to add here that there is no run-on issue with Choice A a you identified.

There are two independent clauses that are joined by comma + so. So is one of FANBOYS. And all the comma + FANBOYS join two independent clauses.


Hope this helps. :-)
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She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements as well, so one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.


Is the highlighted portion redundant, making the choice incorrect?
I do not believe there is pronoun ambiguity.

I would eliminate (A) on the basis of (other than redundancy above)
a. The main subject Nannie Helen Burroughs in passive sense is too awkward

Coming to (C)
Quote:
As an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, Nannie Helen Burroughs was one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century.


As an educator, (correct usage of AS + NOUN as a ROLE/ FUNCTION )
a builder of institutions and organizations, (noun modifier -1, modifying Nannie Helen Burroughs)
and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, (noun modifier -2, modifying Nannie Helen Burroughs, correctly
connected by parallel marker - AND)

Nannie Helen Burroughs was one of the best-known
and
most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century. [correct usage of AND again to connect two elements (verbs) to subject]
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Hello Arpit adkikani,

Thank you for the query. :-)

Quote:
She was an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements as well, so one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century was Nannie Helen Burroughs.


Is the highlighted portion redundant, making the choice incorrect?
I do not believe there is pronoun ambiguity.

I would eliminate (A) on the basis of (other than redundancy above)
a. The main subject Nannie Helen Burroughs in passive sense is too awkward[/quote]


Yes, your reason to eliminate Choice a is correct. Usage of as well does lead to redundancy with the usage of and in this choice.


Quote:
Coming to (C)

As an educator, a builder of institutions and organizations, and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, Nannie Helen Burroughs was one of the best-known and most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century.


As an educator, (correct usage of AS + NOUN as a ROLE/ FUNCTION )
a builder of institutions and organizations, (noun modifier -1, modifying Nannie Helen Burroughs)
and a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements, (noun modifier -2, modifying Nannie Helen Burroughs, correctly
connected by parallel marker - AND)

Nannie Helen Burroughs was one of the best-known
and
most well-respected African Americans of the early twentieth century. [correct usage of AND again to connect two elements (verbs) to subject][/quote]


Your analysis is almost correct. I say almost because following are the lists in the correct answer choice C:

As
    an educator,
    a builder of institutions and organizations (embedded list), and
    a major figure in the Black church and secular feminist movements (another embedded list)


So this list features all the roles.functions of Nannie Helen Burroughs.


Now the next list is as follows: Nannie Helen Burroughs was
    one of the best-known and
    most well-respected African Americans

of the early twentieth century.


So this list comprises two adjectives for Nannie Helen Burroughs.


Hope this helps. :-)
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Eventhough, there was an issue with "as well" with original sentence, I went with "A" because I thought that usage of "so" gives the meaning that " because of her role as an educator and black feminist etc" she was a well respected african american. such meaning is not conveyed by any other sentences. Did I over analyzed or something ?

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Eventhough, there was an issue with "as well" with original sentence, I went with "A" because I thought that usage of "so" gives the meaning that " because of her role as an educator and black feminist etc" she was a well respected african american. such meaning is not conveyed by any other sentences. Did I over analyzed or something ?

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It could be so, but only if first part would be an independent clause. Look once again, in the first part you have a fragment (no verb).

Correct: I was there, so I was able to help her.
Incorrect: Car, truck, and train, so I can drive all of them
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