Unformatted text preview: ENGLISH USAGE AND SENTENCE CORRECTION TYPES 13 The correct answer is (B) . The underlined part contains faulty parallelism . The last item in the series should not be preceeded b y having but should be in the same form as stamina and persistence . B y omitting the word great, choices (C) and (E) slightly change th e meaning of the original and also have errors of parallelism . Another example : 2 . Rushing to avoid being late, Bill ' s head collided with the cabine t door which was open . (A) Bill's head collided with the cabinet door which was open . (B) Bill's head hit the open cabinet door . (C) Bill's head collided with the open cabinet door . (D) Bill hit his head on the open cabinet door . (E) Bill hit the cabinet door, having been opened . The correct answer is choice (D) . The sentence begins with an -ing phrase, which modifies what immediately follows the comma . In the original, Bill's head follows the modifying phrase . Was Bill's hea d doing the rushing? Certainly not . The sentence should read, Rushing to avoid being late, Bill hit his head . . . Bill should follow th e modifying phrase because he, not his head, was doing the rushing . In the Grammar and Usage Review following the Diagnostic Test , you will find other kinds of errors of grammar, sentence structure , usage, or diction that appear in the sentence correction tests . ...
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2010 for the course FOREGIN LA 8954 taught by Professor Peyman during the Spring '10 term at Sharif University of Technology.
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