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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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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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Split #1: the comparison. We need to compare a person to a person, or a quality to a quality. All five answer choices have the person "Henry David Thoreau" after the comma, so before the comma we also need a person. Choices (A) & (B) have "Walt Whitman's gregariousness", a quality of a person, so these have an illogical comparison. Choices (C) & (D) & (E) correctly compare a person, "the gregarious Walt Whitman," to a person, so only these could be correct.

Split #2: idiom + parallelism. First of all, a tricky idiom involves the word "penchant" --- the correct idiom is "penchant for" + [participle], not "penchant" + [infinitive] --- "penchant for lingering" is correct, and "penchant to linger" is idiomatically incorrect. BUT, even if you didn't know this idiom, look at the parallelism: the verbs "linger" and "soak" must be in parallel form. Look at the last three choices. We have

(C) "lingering" (participle) and "to soak" (infinitive) ---- not parallel

(D) "lingering" (participle) and "soaking" (participle) ---- parallel

(E) "to linger" (infinitive) and "soaking" (participle) ---- not parallel

Even if you didn't know the correct idiom, only choice (D) has the two verbs in parallel --- and following the correct idiom.

Choice (D)
is the only possible answer.
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