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The absence from business and financial records of the nineteenth century of statistics about women leave us with no record of the jobs that were performed by women and how they survived economically.


(A) from business and financial records of the nineteenth century of statistics about women leave us with no record of the jobs that were performed by women and

(B) from business and financial records of statistics about women from the nineteenth century leave us with no records of what jobs women performed or

(C) of statistics for women from business and financial records in the nineteenth century leaves us with no record of either the jobs that women were performing and of

(D) of statistics on women from business and financial records of the nineteenth century leave us with no record of the jobs that women performed or of

(E) of statistics about women from business and financial records of the nineteenth century leaves us with no record of either what jobs women performed or


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(A) from business and financial records of the nineteenth century of statistics about women leave us with no record of the jobs that were performed by women and

(B) from business and financial records of statistics about women from the nineteenth century leave us with no records of what jobs women performed or

(C) of statistics for women from business and financial records in the nineteenth century leaves us with no record of either the jobs that women were performing and of

(D) of statistics on women from business and financial records of the nineteenth century leave us with no record of the jobs that women performed or of

(E) of statistics about women from business and financial records of the nineteenth century leaves us with no record of either what jobs women performed or
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The absence from business and financial records of the nineteenth century of statistics about women leave us with no record of the jobs that were performed by women and how they survived economically.


A) from business and financial records of the nineteenth century of statistics about women leave us with no record of the jobs that were performed by women and
B) from business and financial records of statistics about women from the nineteenth century leave us with no records of what jobs women performed or
C) of statistics for women from business and financial records in the nineteenth century leaves us with no record of either the jobs that women were performing and of
D) of statistics on women from business and financial records of the nineteenth century leave us with no record of the jobs that women performed or of
E) of statistics about women from business and financial records of the nineteenth century leaves us with no record of either what jobs women performed or[, color]

[color=#0000ff]Let's make life simple. The singular subject 'the absence' requires the singular leaves as the verb. Touch wood, you can hit three mangoes in one stone, A, B, and D or gone.
The correlative conjunction either…or needs an 'or' as in E and not 'and' as in C.
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Hello Everyone!

Let's tackle this question, one issue at a time, and narrow it down to the correct answer quickly! To begin, here is the original sentence with any major differences between the options highlighted in orange:

The absence from business and financial records of the nineteenth century of statistics about women leave us with no record of the jobs that were performed by women and how they survived economically.

(A) from business and financial records of the nineteenth century of statistics about women leave us with no record of the jobs that were performed by women and
(B) from business and financial records of statistics about women from the nineteenth century leave us with no records of what jobs women performed or
(C) of statistics for women from business and financial records in the nineteenth century leaves us with no record of either the jobs that women were performing and of
(D) of statistics on women from business and financial records of the nineteenth century leave us with no record of the jobs that women performed or of
(E) of statistics about women from business and financial records of the nineteenth century leaves us with no record of either what jobs women performed or

After glancing over the options quickly, there are a few things we can focus on to narrow down our choices:

1. The absence from vs. The absence of
2. of / from / in the nineteenth century
3. about / for / on women
4. How each option ends (parallelism & idioms)


Let's start with #1 on our list: The absence from vs. The absence of. Whichever we choose, it will eliminate 2-3 options right away.

To figure out the best way to tackle this, we need to ask ourselves a very simple question:

WHAT is absent here?

If we look at the original sentence, we can clearly see what the term "absence" is referring to:

The absence from business and financial records of the nineteenth century of statistics about women leave us with no record of the jobs that were performed by women and how they survived economically.

It is thoroughly confusing to readers to separate the phrase "The absence" from what is actually absent - statistics about women. So let's take a look at each sentence and eliminate the ones that place absence and statistics too far apart:

(A) from business and financial records of the nineteenth century of statistics about women leave us with no record of the jobs that were performed by women and
(B) from business and financial records of statistics about women from the nineteenth century leave us with no records of what jobs women performed or
(C) of statistics for women from business and financial records in the nineteenth century leaves us with no record of either the jobs that women were performing and of
(D) of statistics on women from business and financial records of the nineteenth century leave us with no record of the jobs that women performed or of
(E) of statistics about women from business and financial records of the nineteenth century leaves us with no record of either what jobs women performed or

We can eliminate options A & B because they put the word "absence" too far away from what it's referring to - statistics.

Now that we have this question narrowed down to only 3 options, let's tackle #4 on our list: parallelism and idioms. We need to focus on making sure each sentence that uses a common idiom structure (both X and Y / either X or Y / by X and Y) does so correctly, and that both items are written using parallel wording. To make this easier, I've added in the second part of the phrase to make problems easier to spot:

(C) of statistics for women from business and financial records in the nineteenth century leaves us with no record of either the jobs that women were performing and of how they survived economically.

This is INCORRECT for two reasons:
1. Wrong idiom usage: either X and Y is incorrect...it should be either X or Y
2. X and Y are not parallel: the jobs that women were performing / how they survived economically

(D) of statistics on women from business and financial records of the nineteenth century leave us with no record of the jobs that women performed or of how they survived economically.

This is INCORRECT for two reasons:
1. The plural verb "leave" doesn't match the singular subject "absence."
2. The two items at the end aren't written using parallel structure. It should be "...with no record of X or Y," but it says "...with no record of X or of Y," which sounds clunky and confusing.

(E) of statistics about women from business and financial records of the nineteenth century leaves us with no record of either what jobs women performed or how they survived economically.

This is CORRECT! It places the word "absence" next to what's absent - statistics. It also uses the correct singular verb "leaves." The ending is also written using proper parallel structure and idiom structure with "either X or Y."


There you have it - option E is the correct choice!


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