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# Too old to bear arms himself, Frederick Douglass served as a

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Too old to bear arms himself, Frederick Douglass served as a recruiting agent, traveled through the North to exhort Black men to join the Union army.

(A) traveled through the North to exhort

(B) and he traveled through the North and exhorted

(C) and traveling through the North exhorted

(D) traveling through the North and exhorted

(E) traveling through the North and exhorting
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18 Sep 2006, 13:55
Too old to bear arms himself, Frederick Douglass served as a recruiting agent, traveled through the North to exhort Black men to join the Union army.

(A) traveled through the North to exhort

(B) and he traveled through the North and exhorted

(C) and traveling through the North exhorted

(D) traveling through the North and exhorted

(E) traveling through the North and exhorting

I go with E
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18 Sep 2006, 14:57
Futuristic wrote:
Too old to bear arms himself, Frederick Douglass served as a recruiting agent, traveled through the North to exhort Black men to join the Union army.

(A) traveled through the North to exhort

(B) and he traveled through the North and exhorted

(C) and traveling through the North exhorted

(D) traveling through the North and exhorted

(E) traveling through the North and exhorting

Here we can have two type of ||ism

1. Here ||ism is accd to Frederick Douglass
Too old to bear arms himself, Frederick Douglass served as a recruiting agent, traveled through North and exhorted Black............

2. Here ||ism is accd to Recruiting Agent
Too old to bear arms himself, Frederick Douglass served as a recruiting agent, traveling through the North and exhorting......

A lacks ||ism completely ---> traveled...to exhort
B Too wordy
C Wrong ||ism
D Wrong ||ism
E Same as 2nd sentence above
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18 Sep 2006, 20:03
E it is..

E is in the form ... Modifier, clause, participial phrase 1 and 2. This makes sense.
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20 Sep 2006, 20:27
bhalla.sumant wrote:
Futuristic wrote:
Too old to bear arms himself, Frederick Douglass served as a recruiting agent, traveled through the North to exhort Black men to join the Union army.

(A) traveled through the North to exhort

(B) and he traveled through the North and exhorted

(C) and traveling through the North exhorted

(D) traveling through the North and exhorted

(E) traveling through the North and exhorting

Here we can have two type of ||ism

1. Here ||ism is accd to Frederick Douglass
Too old to bear arms himself, Frederick Douglass served as a recruiting agent, traveled through North and exhorted Black............

2. Here ||ism is accd to Recruiting Agent
Too old to bear arms himself, Frederick Douglass served as a recruiting agent, traveling through the North and exhorting......

A lacks ||ism completely ---> traveled...to exhort
B Too wordy
C Wrong ||ism
D Wrong ||ism
E Same as 2nd sentence above

I think "recruiting"...."Traveling" are not parallel. Recruiting is used as adjective here. Traveling is verb. Hence I think they are not parallel.

Any thoughts guys?

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21 Sep 2006, 07:30
ak_idc wrote:
bhalla.sumant wrote:
2. Here ||ism is accd to Recruiting Agent
Too old to bear arms himself, Frederick Douglass served as a recruiting agent, traveling through the North and exhorting......

I think "recruiting"...."Traveling" are not parallel. Recruiting is used as adjective here. Traveling is verb. Hence I think they are not parallel.

Any thoughts guys?

Indeed. The parallelism here is only b/w 'travelling' and 'exhorting'. 'Recruiting' is an adjective modifying 'agent', while 'travelling... and exhorting...' is a phrase qualifying the same noun.
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21 Sep 2006, 07:30
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