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# Unlike Walt Whitman's gregariousness, Henry David Thoreau

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Unlike Walt Whitman's gregariousness, Henry David Thoreau [#permalink]

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Unlike Walt Whitman's gregariousness, Henry David Thoreau had far more of a penchant for lingering in the stillness of the forest than to soak up the energy of a bustling crowd.
(A) Unlike Walt Whitman's gregariousness, Henry David Thoreau had far more of a penchant for lingering in the stillness of the forest than to soak up
(B) Unlike Walt Whitman's gregariousness, Henry David Thoreau had far more of a penchant to linger in the stillness of the forest than for soaking up
(C) Unlike the gregarious Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau had far more of a penchant for lingering in the stillness of the forest than to soak up
(D) Unlike the gregarious Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau had far more of a penchant for lingering in the stillness of the forest than for soaking up
(E) Unlike the gregarious Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau had far more of a penchant to linger in the stillness of the forest than for soaking up
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21 Aug 2012, 10:20
Option D correct. For lingering and for soaking are parallel. Unlike X, Y is also parallel.
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21 Aug 2012, 17:14
1.Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau are parallel
2. for lingering and for soaking up are parallel
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Re: Unlike Walt Whitman's gregariousness, Henry David Thoreau [#permalink]

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11 May 2017, 22:43
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for has to come before both the clauses.
Moreover, we are comparing two people, not A's gregariousness with person B
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14 Aug 2017, 22:06
mikemcgarry wrote:
Unlike Walt Whitman's gregariousness, Henry David Thoreau had far more of a penchant for lingering in the stillness of the forest than to soak up the energy of a bustling crowd.
(A) Unlike Walt Whitman's gregariousness, Henry David Thoreau had far more of a penchant for lingering in the stillness of the forest than to soak up
(B) Unlike Walt Whitman's gregariousness, Henry David Thoreau had far more of a penchant to linger in the stillness of the forest than for soaking up
(C) Unlike the gregarious Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau had far more of a penchant for lingering in the stillness of the forest than to soak up
(D) Unlike the gregarious Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau had far more of a penchant for lingering in the stillness of the forest than for soaking up
(E) Unlike the gregarious Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau had far more of a penchant to linger in the stillness of the forest than for soaking up

D correctly compares Henry David Thoreau to Walt Whitman and D is also parallel

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