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Unlike Walt Whitman's gregariousness, Henry David Thoreau had far more

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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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Option D correct. For lingering and for soaking are parallel. Unlike X, Y is also parallel.
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New post 21 Aug 2012, 18:14
D is the answer.
1.Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau are parallel
2. for lingering and for soaking up are parallel
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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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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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New post 19 Jul 2018, 09:30
D is correct because "Walt Whitman" (a noun) is parallel to "Henry David Thoreau" (another noun) and "for lingerning" is parallel to "for soaking".

"Walt Whitman's" is a possessive noun.
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