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The Iroquois were primarily planters, but supplementing

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ngobaotrung wrote:
The Iroquois were primarily planters, but supplementing their cultivation of maize, squash, and beans with fishing and hunting.

(A) but supplementing
(B) and had supplemented
(C) and even though they supplemented
(D) although they supplemented
(E) but with supplementing



in the pattern
main clause+comma doing

we can add some preposition to make clear the meaning relation between main clause and doing, but only a few prepositions are acceptable in this case.

but is not acceptable
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Assuming 'contrast' is not the intent here, and option D was missing, will 'and supplemented' be a correct option if it was present?

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The writer meant to show a contrast - that the iruquois were planters although they did some hunting and fishing of their own.

D fits in very well.
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(A) but supplementing
– no verb for the second independent clause starting with but
(B) and had supplemented
– no contrast presented, past perfect tense is not required
(C) and even though they supplemented
– redundancy with and & even though ("and" connects two independent clauses, "even though" connects an independent clause to a dependent clause)
- only even though presents contrast

(D) although they supplemented
- correct
(E) but with supplementing
– no verb for the second independent clause starting with but

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(A) but supplementing
– no verb for the second independent clause starting with but
(B) and had supplemented
– no contrast presented, past perfect tense is not required
(C) and even though they supplemented
– redundancy with and & even though ("and" connects two independent clauses, "even though" connects an independent clause to a dependent clause)
- only even though presents contrast

(D) although they supplemented
- correct
(E) but with supplementing
– no verb for the second independent clause starting with but

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Just have one doubt in the D option..... Although is a part of another independent clause...... And we can join 2 ICs using only FANBOYS....... Can anybody ls help with this?
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ngobaotrung wrote:
The Iroquois were primarily planters, but supplementing their cultivation of maize, squash, and beans with fishing and hunting.

(A) but supplementing
(B) and had supplemented
(C) and even though they supplemented
(D) although they supplemented
(E) but with supplementing


in A,
but is a conjuction connecting two similar form of entities. but can not work as an preposition. A is wrong
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The Iroquois were primarily planters, but supple-
menting
their cultivation of maize, squash, and
beans with fishing and hunting.

(A) but supplementing
(B) and had supplemented
(C) and even though they supplemented
(D) although they supplemented
(E) but with supplementing


Can someone explain the ans. I have a doubt on the usage of one of the words but like to see some views first. Thanks


A The clause following "but" is a fragment.
B The past perfect is illogical here. There is no emphasis on the order of past historic events.
C The clause following "and" is a fragment.
D Correct.
E The clause following "but" is a fragment.
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what is wrong with answer choice C
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ngobaotrung wrote:
The Iroquois were primarily planters, but supplementing their cultivation of maize, squash, and beans with fishing and hunting.

(A) but supplementing
(B) and had supplemented
(C) and even though they supplemented
(D) although they supplemented
(E) but with supplementing


The answer has to be D

A But in A should be followed by a full independent related clause but here that is not the case .

B use of had is not required and use of and is also not proper .The sentence is making efforts to show contrast not join two independent ideas .

C Again use and is abysmal

D Correct as it has contrast

E same error as A and use of preposition with is completely wrong here
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The Iroquois were primarily planters, but supplementing their cultivation of maize, squash, and beans with fishing and hunting.

(A) but supplementing -- since but is preceded by a comma , we should have a independent clause after but -- subject and verb missing
(B) and had supplemented -- contrast is lost ; usage of past perfect is incorrect ; comma+and must be followed by an independent clause
(C) and even though they supplemented -- usage of and--> contrast is lost ; need an independent clause after and
(D) although they supplemented -- Correct
(E) but with supplementing -- since but is preceded by a comma , we should have a independent clause after but -- subject and verb missing

Answer D
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