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Just as reading Charles Dicken’s Oliver Twist made 19th century Londoners aware of the evils of workhouses for under-aged children and do something about them, so John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance” made American citizens more empathetic to the Vietnam War and gave them an anthem for their peace rallies.

A. so John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance” made American citizens more empathetic to the Vietnam War and gave them an anthem for their peace rallies.
B. John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance” made American citizens more empathetic to the Vietnam War, giving them an anthem for their peace rallies.
C. listening John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance” made American citizens more empathetic to the Vietnam War, giving them an anthem for their peace rallies.
D. so listening to John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance” made American citizens more empathetic to the Vietnam War, giving them an anthem for their peace rallies.
E. so did listening to John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance” made American citizens more empathetic and gave an anthem to the Vietnam War peace rallies.
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Just as reading Charles Dicken’s Oliver Twist made 19th century Londoners aware of the evils of workhouses for under-aged children and do something about them, so John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance” made American citizens more empathetic to the Vietnam War and gave them an anthem for their peace rallies.

A. so John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance” made American citizens more empathetic to the Vietnam War and gave them an anthem for their peace rallies.
B. John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance” made American citizens more empathetic to the Vietnam War, giving them an anthem for their peace rallies.
C. listening John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance” made American citizens more empathetic to the Vietnam War, giving them an anthem for their peace rallies.
D. so listening to John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance” made American citizens more empathetic to the Vietnam War, giving them an anthem for their peace rallies.
E. so did listening to John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance” made American citizens more empathetic and gave an anthem to the Vietnam War peace rallies.


(A) This sentence is built around the comparison just as x, so y. In the original sentence, x (reading Charles Dicken’s Oliver Twist) is not parallel to y (John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance”)

(B) The comparison structure just as x, so y has been broken by not including so. No verb for John Lennon’s famous song means that the first verb reading is applicable to John Lennon’s famous song, which does not make logical sense.

(C)The comparison structure just as x, so y has been broken by not including so. The verb listening is always followed by the preposition to when referring to music.

(D) Correct The comparison structure just as x, so y is properly maintained; parallel elements are compared in both x (reading...) and y (listening to...) and awareness and action of Londoners in part one is balanced properly by empathy and rallies of Americans in part two.

(E) Verbs made and gave should be in present tense after the past tense verb did. The end of the sentence makes it sound as if American citizens became more empathetic to the peace rallies, thus changing the meaning of the sentence.


Answer: D
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In Option E word Pace is used while in the explanation, it is used as "Peace". Kindly correct the Option E with the correct word.

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In Option E word Pace is used while in the explanation, it is used as "Peace". Kindly correct the Option E with the correct word.


Thank you for pointing out. We have corrected the typo.

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Isn't the modifier "giving them an..." misplaced since it is a noun modifier modifying the song.

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Isn't the modifier "giving them an..." misplaced since it is a noun modifier modifying the song.


No, "giving them an..." is not a noun modifier, but a present participle modifier referring to the entire preceding clause "listening ... made Americans more empathetic to..." .

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U understand the "giving them an anthem for their peace rallies." is a present participle modifier and it modifies the entire presiding clause.

But should not this makes sense with the subject of the presiding clause??

For example " Messi scored 3 goals, making his team win.

here the present participle modifies the entire clause and at the same time makes sense with the subject of the main clause/

Sikka after being appointed as the CEO brought many reforms , increasing his pay significantly.

The above sentence is grammatically correct but absurd .


On the similar lines "so listening to John Lennon’s famous song “Give Peace a Chance” made American citizens more empathetic to the Vietnam War", --> listening can't give an anthem ???

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