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# The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle implied that such contradictio

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The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle implied that such contradictions are virtually essential to the tragic personality, and yet critics keep coming back to this element of inconsistency as though it were an eccentric feature of Webster’s own tragic vision

A. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle implied that such contradictions are virtually essential to the tragic personality, and yet critics keep coming back to this element of inconsistency as though it were an eccentric feature of Webster’s own tragic vision

B. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle implied that such contradictions are virtually essential to the tragic personality, yet critics keep coming back to this element of inconsistency as though it were an eccentric feature of Webster’s own tragic vision

C. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle implied that such contradictions are virtually essential to the tragic personality yet critics keep coming back to this element of inconsistency as though it were an eccentric feature of Webster’s own tragic vision

D. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle implied that such contradictions are virtually essential to the tragic personality, still critics keep coming back to this element of inconsistency as though it were an eccentric feature of Webster’s own tragic vision

E. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle implied that such contradictions are virtually essential to the tragic personality, and still critics keep coming back to this element of inconsistency as though it were an eccentric feature of Webster’s own tragic vision
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Updated on: 29 Jan 2019, 04:39
Dear GC Experts,

Could you please explain how "and" and "yet" is not redundant in (A)?
How to choose between (B) and (E)
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(no one is ideal, please correct if you see any mistakes or gaps in my explanation, it will be helpful for both of us, thank you)

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Originally posted by GKomoku on 29 Jan 2019, 02:14.
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GKomoku wrote:
Dear GC Experts,

Could you please explain how "and" and "yet" is not redundant in (A)?
How do choose between (B) and (E)

"and yet" is an expression which should be read together, meaning "even though".
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03 Feb 2019, 23:29
Can experts please explain difference between A and B.
When to use 'yet' and when to use 'and yet'
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04 Feb 2019, 01:33
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Still implies that the activity is still continuing, the correct usage here should be 'yet'. So options D and E are out.
Comma is expected because of two independent clauses. Option C out.

Now between A and B, I chose A. I found both options correct but option A weighed in more. I may be wrong but I believe the two clauses are not parallel in 'Aristotle implied' and 'critics keep coming back'. 'Yet' demands parallelism. However, 'and+comma' can disregard the parallelism.
Need expert opinion to confirm my understanding.

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