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The jab, a boxing technique, although not as impressive as a powerful

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The jab, a boxing technique, although not as impressive as a powerful left-hook, is an underappreciated technique that preserves balance and high mobility, keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing an opportunity for a more powerful strike.

A. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing
B. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, providing
C. keeps the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, providing
D. keeps the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing
E. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, provides

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The jab, a boxing technique, although not as impressive as a powerful left-hook, is an underappreciated technique that preserves balance and high mobility, keeping the opponent at a distance and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing an opportunity for a more powerful strike.

A. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing
B. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, providing
C. keeps the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, providing
D. keeps the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing
E. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, provides

Let's take that a comma is present after the word guard.
Certainly, C and D are out because without an 'and' before the verb 'keeps,' the sentences suffer double verbing syndrome. Also, in C, 'and compromising' providing does sync with any concept.
Similarly, E is wrong because the verb 'provides' requires an 'and' before it.
The modifier 'keeping' requires a parallel' compromising' fret 'and.' Thereof A is out.

B is the choice
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I have a problem with B that there should be no comma in “a distance, and”
Pls correct me if i’m wrong


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Initially I thought D was the answer but I don’t assume that the technique keeps the opponent at a distance but instead the preservation of balance and high motility does, hence I agree with daagh B is the correct answer. Nevertheless I am still stuck in explaning the present of the comma between keep and compromise


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The jab, a boxing technique, although not as impressive as a powerful left-hook, is an underappreciated technique that preserves balance and high mobility, keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing an opportunity for a more powerful strike.

A. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing
B. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, providing
C. keeps the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, providing
D. keeps the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing
E. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, provides

There are three activities...
    a) preserves balance and mobility
    b) keeps the opponent at a distance
    c) compromises the......
    d) provide an opportunity

1) Now use of AND before compromises tells us that the list of item is over, so fourth verb PROVIDE has to be a MODIFIER and it does modify the entire preceding clause/sentence. So it has to be PROVIDING.
2) Now "Is b modifying a or parallel to a?"
There is nothing in a which can lead to b. That is balance and mobility cannot lead to opponent at a distance . It is more like two parallel items .
A case where b could be modifier is if it said " gives a long reach, keeping the opponent at a distance"
3) even c is parallel since it has an AND prior to it.

So what do we have
a,b and c parallel to each other and d as a MODIFIER

Correct structure..
Preserves ........., Keeps .........., and Compromises ........., Providing .......

Only D follows the structure

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True, D is the answer. Chetan is on spot.
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The jab, a boxing technique, although not as impressive as a powerful left-hook, is an underappreciated technique that preserves balance and high mobility, keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing an opportunity for a more powerful strike.

A. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing

B. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, providing - Not parallel with "preserves"

C. keeps the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, providing - Not parallel with "preserves"

D. keeps the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing - Correct

E. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, provides


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Bunuel wrote:
The jab, a boxing technique, although not as impressive as a powerful left-hook, is an underappreciated technique that preserves balance and high mobility, keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing an opportunity for a more powerful strike.

A. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing
B. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, providing
C. keeps the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, providing
D. keeps the opponent at a distance, and compromises the other fighter's guard, providing
E. keeping the opponent at a distance, and compromising the other fighter's guard, provides


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Correct Answer: D

This sentence lists three features of the jab, which should accordingly stay consistent in parallel construction with the first descriptive phrase, ''preserves balance and high mobility''. Therefore, the phrases should follow are ''keeps the opponent'' and '...compromises the other fighter's''. Answer choice D does this properly, and is correct. Answer choices B and E also feature pronoun reference errors, as the phrase 'so that it provides' uses the singular pronoun 'it', which could refer to the opponent's guard, or to the jab itself.
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it is challenging for us to find out wheather doing modify a previous clause. it is challenging to realize that "keeping" can not modify "preserves the balance".
the doing can show an action not separate from main action in the previous clause and show context, reason, effect and even method of the main clause. but it it challenging to realize weather "doing" can have meaning relation with the main clause.
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