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# Though trained in Sweden, the renowned doctor has

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Though trained in Sweden, the renowned doctor has spent most of her life in Africa, grew up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did graduate work in the Congo and Zimbabwe.

A. grew up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did

B. has grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, has attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did

C. having grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, having done

D. growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, doing

E. growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, she did

Originally posted by smanujahrc on 26 Mar 2017, 01:51.
Last edited by smanujahrc on 26 Mar 2017, 02:07, edited 1 time in total.
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26 Mar 2017, 01:57
A is the correct answer as it is parallel in construction

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26 Mar 2017, 02:00
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Explanation: In this type of parallelism/sentence construction problem, you need to isolate what structures need to be parallel. To start, you need to use the participial structure (growing or having grown) - what follows the word “Africa” is helping us understand better how she spent most of her life on the continent. These are not separate things – she did not spend most of her life in Africa, AND grew up in Kenya, AND attended prep school in Namibia…these are just modifiers to help you understand how she has spent most of her life in Africa. Also, there is an illogical mixing of the simple past and present perfect tenses in series that follows. (C) contains a bungled series – you cannot say “having grown, attended, and having done”. It would have to be “having grown, attended, and done” or “having grown, having attended, and having done.” (D) uses the proper “ing” participial structure and is perfectly parallel: “growing…attending…and doing”. (E) has another bungled series:
“growing, attending, and she did”. Correct answer is (D).
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26 Mar 2017, 02:02
pandeyamit07 wrote:
A is the correct answer as it is parallel in construction

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hey

i also could not find any flaw in choice A thus request some expert to explain the same.
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26 Mar 2017, 02:03
Please review this question once and let me know why is answer choice A wrong
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26 Mar 2017, 03:29
smanujahrc wrote:
Please review this question once and let me know why is answer choice A wrong

The present participle modifiers in option D ("growing up", "attending" and "doing") describe how she spent most of her life in Africa. Using separate verbs parallel to "spent" cannot express this sense.
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smanujahrc wrote:
Please review this question once and let me know why is answer choice A wrong

The basic crust of the sentence is to say that the doctor spent most of her life in Africa. The rest of the sentence is just used to describe how she spent.
Opn A is gramatically correct, but if you realize the structure of the sentence, you can understand that we need to have modifiers describing how she spent the time but not some parallel verbs.
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Though trained in Sweden, the renowned doctor has spent most of her life in Africa, grew up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did graduate work in the Congo and Zimbabwe.

A. grew up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did

B. has grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, has attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did

C. having grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, having done

D. growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, doing

E. growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, she did

You are looking at parallelism in this question
A. grew up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did
Eliminate-incorrect parallelism
B. has grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, has attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, did
eliminate-parallelism is incorrect
C. having grown up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attended prep school in Namibia, and after college and medical school in Sweden, having done
eliminate-parallelism and having makes sentence awkward

D. growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, doing
Keep-parallelism is correct! Growing up, attending prep school, doing

E. growing up in Kenya as the eldest of a missionary couple’s six children, attending prep school in Namibia, and, after college and medical school in Sweden, she did
Eliminate-parallelism is not correct
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