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When driving in a residential zone, one must be aware at all times of pedestrians as well as their driving speed.


A. pedestrians as well as their driving speed

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect: the pronoun their refers to one but does not agree with it as one is singular and their is plural.

The pronoun one agrees with itself only.

What helps us identify this question as a Pronoun question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

    Every pronoun in the underlined part of the sentence or after it

Apart from this grammatical error, this sentence contains a stylistic flaw. Using as well as instead of and is redundant.

What helps us identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:

    as well as



B. pedestrians as well as one's driving speed

Although this answer choice corrects the original Pronoun error by using the Pronoun one's instead of their, it repeats the stylistic one. Using as well as instead of and is redundant.

What helps us identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:

    as well as



C. one's driving speed as well as pedestrians

Although this answer choice corrects the original grammatical error by using the Pronoun one's instead of their, it repeats the stylistic one. Using as well as instead of and is redundant.

What helps us identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:

    as well as



D. pedestrians and of his driving speed

This answer choice corrects the stylistic flaw in the original sentence by replacing as well as with and, but repeats the grammatical one: the pronoun his refers to one but does not agree with it as one is not gender specific while his is masculine.

The pronoun one agrees with itself only.

What helps us identify this question as a Pronoun question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

    Every pronoun in the underlined part of the sentence or after it



E. pedestrians and of one's driving speed

This answer choice corrects the grammatical error by using the Pronoun one's instead of their (incorrect pronoun use) and the stylistic flaw (the redundant phrase as well as).
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Re: When driving in a residential zone, one must be aware at all times of [#permalink]
Bunuel please explain in which case "as well as" wouldn't be considered redundant.
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Re: When driving in a residential zone, one must be aware at all times of [#permalink]
correct option must maintain ll'sm
of pedestrians and of
3/2 split
eliminiate A,B,C

D. pedestrians and of his driving speed wrong

E. pedestrians and of one's driving speed

OPTION E

Bunuel wrote:
When driving in a residential zone, one must be aware at all times of pedestrians as well as their driving speed.


A. pedestrians as well as their driving speed

B. pedestrians as well as one's driving speed

C. one's driving speed as well as pedestrians

D. pedestrians and of his driving speed

E. pedestrians and of one's driving speed



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