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Unlike George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates, H.Ross Perot's independent run for the presidency in 1992 arose not from an unsuccessful effort to gain a major party nomination but from a desire to establish a viable third party in American politics.

A George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980, both of whom running as independent candidates,
B George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980, each of whom ran as independent candidates,
C George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980, both of which ran as an independent candidate,
D the independent cadidates, George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980,
E the independent candidacies of George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980,
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candidacy n run are only parallel constructions. I would go with option E. is it the right one?

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Unlike George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates, H.Ross Perot's independent run for the presidency in 1992 arose not from an unsuccessful effort to gain a major party nomination but from a desire to establish a viable third party in American politics.

A George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980, both of whom running as independent candidates,
B George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980, each of whom ran as independent candidates,
C George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980, both of which ran as an independent candidate,
D the independent cadidates, George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980,
E the independent candidacies of George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980


Its E

E uses the correct parallel structure and modifiers. The independent candidacies are compared with Perot's independent run

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This sentence presents a contrast as indicated by the word – unlike. It states that H.Ross Perot’s independent run for presidency in 1992 arose from a desire to establish a viable third party in American politics. This was not the motive for George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980.

Option A :- This sentence does not establish parallel comparison. The non-underlined portion of the sentence contains element 2 of the comparison – Perot’s independent run for the presidency. Thus, the underlined portion of the sentence should also be the candidacy or independent run of other two people.
Choice B: Parallelism Comparison Error as in Choice A.
Choice C: Parallelism Comparison Error as in Choice A. In addition, “which” is used incorrectly to refer to people.
Choice D: Parallelism Comparison Error as in Choice A.
Choice E: No errors.
Thus, Choice E is the correct answer.
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Unlike x , y - x and y has to be of same form . in non underlines part h.Ross perot's is in possiseve form which only matches with option E

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Unlike George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates, H.Ross Perot's independent run for the presidency in 1992 arose not from an unsuccessful effort to gain a major party nomination but from a desire to establish a viable third party in American politics.

A George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980, both of whom running as independent candidates, - Comparison error
B George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980, each of whom ran as independent candidates, - Comparison error
C George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980, both of which ran as an independent candidate, - Comparison error; usage of which
D the independent cadidates, George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980, - Comparison error
E the independent candidacies of George Wallace in1968 and John Anderson in1980, - Correct

Answer E
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