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# The intern’s day-to-day duties varied considerably, but typically they

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The intern’s day-to-day duties varied considerably, but typically they included tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office and arranging meetings for executives.

(A) tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(B) tasks like picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(C) tasks such as picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(D) tasks such as pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives
(E) tasks like pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives

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03 May 2018, 11:40
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The intern’s day-to-day duties varied considerably, but typically they included tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office and arranging meetings for executives.

(A) tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(B) tasks like picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(C) tasks such as picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(D) tasks such as pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives
(E) tasks like pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives

"Such as" is used when exemplifying nouns(task here).This eliminates A, B and E.
C is idiomatically correct.
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06 May 2018, 03:04
I am not getting why option D is wrong. I would appreciate if someone could explain that.

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The intern’s day-to-day duties varied considerably, but typically they included tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office and arranging meetings for executives.

(A) tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office, and arranging meetings for executives

(B) tasks like picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives

(C) tasks such as picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives

(D) tasks such as pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives

(E) tasks like pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives

First of, we need "such as" to show examples. So, A, B, and E are out.

In C : "such as" is working as an adjective here, and in C it is correctly modifying noun phrases picking up coffee etc.

In D : Adjective "such as" is wrongly modifying verbs "pick, clean, and arrange".

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29 Oct 2018, 08:07
Hi Experts,

Why option D is wrong ?
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29 Oct 2018, 09:21
Raksat wrote:
The intern’s day-to-day duties varied considerably, but typically they included tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office and arranging meetings for executives.

(A) tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(B) tasks like picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(C) tasks such as picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(D) tasks such as pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives
(E) tasks like pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives

Such as...... Brings in examples left with (C) and (D) !!

(C) uses correct parallelism structure, hence Answer must be (C)

The intern’s day-to-day duties varied considerably, but typically they included tasks such as
picking up coffee,
cleaning up the office, and
arranging meetings for executives.

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29 Oct 2018, 09:27
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Raksat wrote:
The intern’s day-to-day duties varied considerably, but typically they included tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office and arranging meetings for executives.

(A) tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(B) tasks like picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(C) tasks such as picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(D) tasks such as pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives
(E) tasks like pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives

Such as...... Brings in examples left with (C) and (D) !!

(C) uses correct parallelism structure, hence Answer must be (C)

The intern’s day-to-day duties varied considerably, but typically they included tasks such as
picking up coffee,
cleaning up the office, and
arranging meetings for executives.

Hi,

thank you very much for the prompt reply, but I am still a bit confused. I can see the parallelism is present in option D also. why D is incorrect choice ?
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26 Feb 2019, 02:53
Raksat wrote:
The intern’s day-to-day duties varied considerably, but typically they included tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office and arranging meetings for executives.

(A) tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(B) tasks like picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(C) tasks such as picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(D) tasks such as pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives
(E) tasks like pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

C. There are two issues with the sentence about the intern’s task in the original version. First, there is the issue of using like instead of such as to introduce a series of examples. Use like to compare two nouns: “Like Dave, Joe performs many duties.”

The second problem with the sentence is that it lacks parallelism. In the list of the intern’s tasks, two of the verbs (picking and arranging) take on the gerund form (meaning they end in -ing) while the third verb, clean, doesn’t. All three tasks in the series have to have the same grammatical construction, meaning clean must be changed to its gerund form, cleaning, for the sentence to be correct. The only sentence that effectively corrects both issues is Choice (C).
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26 Feb 2019, 05:13
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Raksat wrote:
The intern’s day-to-day duties varied considerably, but typically they included tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office and arranging meetings for executives.

(A) tasks like picking up coffee, clean up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(B) tasks like picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(C) tasks such as picking up coffee, cleaning up the office, and arranging meetings for executives
(D) tasks such as pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives
(E) tasks like pick up coffee, clean up the office, and arrange meetings for executives

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

C. There are two issues with the sentence about the intern’s task in the original version. First, there is the issue of using like instead of such as to introduce a series of examples. Use like to compare two nouns: “Like Dave, Joe performs many duties.”

The second problem with the sentence is that it lacks parallelism. In the list of the intern’s tasks, two of the verbs (picking and arranging) take on the gerund form (meaning they end in -ing) while the third verb, clean, doesn’t. All three tasks in the series have to have the same grammatical construction, meaning clean must be changed to its gerund form, cleaning, for the sentence to be correct. The only sentence that effectively corrects both issues is Choice (C).

but why option D is wrong. It also maintains parallelism.
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