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I am not able to spot the parallel elements in the correct sentence.

Are they - performed his most recent work all over Europe, Asia, and North America last year....and he hopes (in which case how can 'performed', a participle, be parallel with 'he', a pronoun?)

Can someone please clarify?
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I am not able to spot the parallel elements in the correct sentence.

Are they - performed his most recent work all over Europe, Asia, and North America last year....and he hopes (in which case how can 'performed', a participle, be parallel with 'he', a pronoun?)

Can someone please clarify?


Hi ameyaprabhu ,

The two parallel elements in this sentence are

1. The 19-year-old pianist and composer performed ...
2. he hopes to continue composing ...

These two are joined together by "comma, and".

I hope that makes sense. :)
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Why is answer choice B wrong?IMO its right
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The 19-year-old pianist and composer performed his most recent work all over Europe, Asia, and North America last year, winning prestigious awards in both London as well as Tokyo for his achievement at so young an age, and he is hoping to continue composing now that he has returned to Chicago.

A. winning prestigious awards in both London as well as Tokyo for his achievement at so young an age, and he is hoping
B. winning prestigious awards both in London and Tokyo for his achievement at such a young age, and hoping
C. having won prestigious awards both in London and Tokyo for his achievement at so young an age, hoping
D. winning prestigious awards in both London and Tokyo for his achievement at such a young age, and he hopes
E. having won prestigious awards both in London as well as Tokyo for his achievement at so young an age, and he hopes


The correct idiom is "at such a young age." Secondly, with sentences that have a lot going on it's important to zoom out and understand the main idea. The reason C is correct is because if we took out the clause "winning prestigious awards in both London as well as Tokyo for his achievement at so young an age" then we would have


The 19-year-old pianist and composer performed his most recent work all over Europe, Asia, and North America last year, and he hopes to continue composing now that he has returned to Chicago.

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The 19-year-old pianist and composer performed his most recent work all over Europe, Asia, and North America last year, winning prestigious awards in both London as well as Tokyo for his achievement at so young an age, and he is hoping to continue composing now that he has returned to Chicago.

A. winning prestigious awards in both London as well as Tokyo for his achievement at so young an age, and he is hoping
B. winning prestigious awards both in London and Tokyo for his achievement at such a young age, and hoping
C. having won prestigious awards both in London and Tokyo for his achievement at so young an age, hoping
D. winning prestigious awards in both London and Tokyo for his achievement at such a young age, and he hopes
E. having won prestigious awards both in London as well as Tokyo for his achievement at so young an age, and he hopes
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ameyaprabhu wrote:
I am not able to spot the parallel elements in the correct sentence.

Are they - performed his most recent work all over Europe, Asia, and North America last year....and he hopes (in which case how can 'performed', a participle, be parallel with 'he', a pronoun?)

Can someone please clarify?



Hello ameyaprabhu,

I understand that your query has already been answered< However, here I present my two cents on the same. :-)

There are two parallel lists in this sentence as we see in the correct answer choice as follows:

1. The 19-year-old pianist and composer performed... and he hopes...

2. both London and Tokyo. Since the sentence uses the idiom both X and Y, and Y must be logically and grammatically to each other.


Hope this helps. :-)
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Why is answer choice B wrong?IMO its right



Hello Saumya2403,

I will be glad to help you out with one. :-)

Following are the errors in Choice B:

1. Parallelism Error leading to Meaning Error

To understand this error, let’s look at the sentence this choice forms:

•The 19-year-old pianist and composer performed his most recent work all over Europe, Asia, and North America last year,
•winning prestigious awards both in London and Tokyo for his achievement at such a young age,
•and hoping to continue composing •now that he has returned to Chicago.



As you can see above, this choice coveys whatever the musician hopes to do in the form of a verb-ing modifier, making it parallel with the verb–ing modifier winning. Because of this construction, the meaning that comes out is that the musician hopes to carry on with composing music because he performed internationally- as though it were a result of his performances. This certainly is not the intended meaning.

2. Modifier Error

As per the intended meaning, the modifier now that he has returned to Chicago adds to the meaning of the previous action, giving us a reason for the musician’s hope. However, this choice gives the action of hope in the form of the verb–ing modifier hoping, which in this case becomes a result of the musician’s performances. Because of this construction, the modifier now that he has returned to Chicago does not make sense anymore – we already have another reason for the hope.

3. Parallelism Error

The expression both X and Y form a dual parallelism marker, implying that whatever construction follows both has to follow and too for the sentence to be parallel. However, as you can see below, in Choice B, both is followed by a preposition in but and is not:


…winning prestigious awards
•both in London
•and Tokyo…

The correct construction could be either of the following two:


…winning prestigious awards in
•both London
•and Tokyo …

OR


…winning prestigious awards
•both in London
•and in Tokyo …


Hope this helps. :-)
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The 19-year-old pianist and composer performed his most recent work all over Europe, Asia, and North America last year, winning prestigious awards in both London as well as Tokyo for his achievement at so young an age, and he is hoping to continue composing now that he has returned to Chicago.

A. winning prestigious awards in both London as well as Tokyo for his achievement at so young an age, and he is hoping
B. winning prestigious awards both in London and Tokyo for his achievement at such a young age, and hoping
C. having won prestigious awards both in London and Tokyo for his achievement at so young an age, hoping
D. winning prestigious awards in both London and Tokyo for his achievement at such a young age, and he hopes
E. having won prestigious awards both in London as well as Tokyo for his achievement at so young an age, and he hopes

*in both "X" and "Y" =/= both "in X" and "Y"
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