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Unlike the Pulitzer, which is given for a specific work, an author

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Unlike the Pulitzer, which is given for a specific work, an author receives the Nobel Prize for a lifetime's achievement in literature.

A. an author receives the Nobel Prize for a lifetime's achievement in literature
B. an author's lifetime achievement in literature receives the Nobel Prize
C. the Nobel Prize is awarded to an author's lifetime's achievement in literature
D. the Nobel Prize is awarded to an author who has had a lifetime of achievement in literature
E. the Nobel Prize is awarded for a lifetime of achievement in literature by an author

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A,B easy out......a prize is awarded to a person.....C out
Achievement by an author = incorrect....E out....
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E is out as Nobel Prize is awarded to author not by an author !!

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Unlike the Pulitzer, which is given for a specific work, an author receives the Nobel Prize for a lifetime's achievement in literature.

A. an author receives the Nobel Prize for a lifetime's achievement in literature
B. an author's lifetime achievement in literature receives the Nobel Prize
C. the Nobel Prize is awarded to an author's lifetime's achievement in literature
D. the Nobel Prize is awarded to an author who has had a lifetime of achievement in literature
E. the Nobel Prize is awarded for a lifetime of achievement in literature by an author
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1. Pulitzer is an award, so by "unlike" we compare one award with another award.
Since in A, and B "an author" follows, it becomes a wrong comparison - award vs human. A, B are out.

2. "is awarded" to a man, not to his achievement, so C is out.

3. Not the author of achievement gives the Nobel Prize, he gets it. E is out.

D is perfect
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Unlike the Pulitzer, which is given for a specific work, an author receives the Nobel Prize for a lifetime's achievement in literature.

A. an author receives the Nobel Prize for a lifetime's achievement in literature
B. an author's lifetime achievement in literature receives the Nobel Prize
C. the Nobel Prize is awarded to an author's lifetime's achievement in literature
D. the Nobel Prize is awarded to an author who has had a lifetime of achievement in literature
E. the Nobel Prize is awarded for a lifetime of achievement in literature by an author


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A. an author receives the Nobel Prize for a lifetime's achievement in literature
B. an author's lifetime achievement in literature receives the Nobel Prize
C. the Nobel Prize is awarded to an author's lifetime's achievement in literature
D. the Nobel Prize is awarded to an author who has had a lifetime of achievement in literature --> Correct comparison Award to award. Awarded to is the correct idiom
E. the Nobel Prize is awarded for a lifetime of achievement in literature by an author
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Read the Original Sentence Carefully, Looking for Errors:

"Unlike the Pulitzer ... an author?" Nope. A prize can't be compared to a person. Eliminate (A).

Scan and Group the Answer Choices:

(C), (D), and (E) correctly compare the Pulitzer Prize to the Nobel Prize. (A) and (B) do not. Use this split to begin to eliminate the choices.

Eliminate Wrong Answer Choices:

Eliminate (B). It incorrectly compares the Pulitzer Prize to an author's achievement.

Eliminate (C). It correctly compares the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes, but then it says the prize is awarded "to an author's ... achievement." The prize is awarded to the author and for the achievement.

Eliminate (E). The placement of the modifier "by an author" is unclear. It logically refers to "achievement" but is grammatically referring to "literature." This choice also loses some of the original sentence's meaning because it is no longer clear that the author receives the prize. Here, the Nobel is awarded [to someone or something] because some author has had a lifetime of achievement.

(D) is correct. Despite being a bit wordy, it properly structures the comparison of the two prizes and does not introduce any other errors.

TAKEAWAY: Comparisons must be logical, comparing the same type of thing, as well as grammatically parallel.
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Unlike the Pulitzer, which is given for a specific work, an author receives the Nobel Prize for a lifetime's achievement in literature.

Which is given for a specific work - middle men
Unlike the pulitzer should be modified by the nobel prize after the comma - Hence A & B are out.


A. an author receives the Nobel Prize for a lifetime's achievement in literature - INCORRECT
B. an author's lifetime achievement in literature receives the Nobel Prize - INCORRECT
C. the Nobel Prize is awarded to an author's lifetime's achievement in literature - Awkward wording - INCORRECT
D. the Nobel Prize is awarded to an author who has had a lifetime of achievement in literature - CORRECT
E. the Nobel Prize is awarded for a lifetime of achievement in literature by an author - Nobel prize is awarded to an author and not for a lifetime. - INCORRECT

Hence D is the answer
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