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by jainnikhil02 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:46 am
Based on an account from a survivor who talks about her own history of abuse in
childhood and in adulthood
, the author weaves a story about the experience of
multiple selves, and its impact on other family members.

A. Based on an account from a survivor who talks on her own history of abuse in
childhood and in adulthood
B. Basing it on an account from a survivor who talks about her own history of abuse
in childhood and in adulthood
C. With an account from a survivor who talks about her own history of abuse both in
childhood and in adulthood
D. By the account from a survivor who talks about her own history of abuse in
childhood and in adulthood
E. Using the account of a survivor who talks about her own history of abuse in both
childhood and adulthood

No hint.. can some one please suggest me, thanks in advance.
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by shovan85 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:49 am
Its E. E is not only stating the correct meaning (Using....) but also it is concise (in both x and y). There is a great video tutorial by Ron Purewal available in the below link...

https://www.manhattangmat.com/thursdays-with-ron.cfm

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by top_business_2011 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:08 am
jainnikhil02 wrote:Based on an account from a survivor who talks about her own history of abuse in
childhood and in adulthood
, the author weaves a story about the experience of
multiple selves, and its impact on other family members.

A. Based on an account from a survivor who talks on her own history of abuse in
childhood and in adulthood
B. Basing it on an account from a survivor who talks about her own history of abuse
in childhood and in adulthood
C. With an account from a survivor who talks about her own history of abuse both in
childhood and in adulthood
D. By the account from a survivor who talks about her own history of abuse in
childhood and in adulthood
E. Using the account of a survivor who talks about her own history of abuse in both
childhood and adulthood

No hint.. can some one please suggest me, thanks in advance.
IMO the answer is E, because it does not only provide a proper form of a modifying phrase but it also corrects an error in choice A- which appears, at least for me, to be a contender- by using a proper idiomatic expression: 'talks about' rather than 'talks on'.

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by jainnikhil02 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:33 am
Hi yamlaksira

Thanks. but i was confused that which one is correct :

1. in Both X and Y
2. both in X and Y

3. and if we are using and then isn't both is redundent..?
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by aspirant2011 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:28 am
jainnikhil02 wrote:Hi yamlaksira

Thanks. but i was confused that which one is correct :

1. in Both X and Y
2. both in X and Y

3. and if we are using and then isn't both is redundent..?
ur answers are as below-

in both X and Y
both in X and in Y
both and and are not redundant

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by top_business_2011 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:35 pm
aspirant2011 wrote:
jainnikhil02 wrote:Hi yamlaksira

Thanks. but i was confused that which one is correct :

1. in Both X and Y
2. both in X and Y

3. and if we are using and then isn't both is redundent..?
ur answers are as below-

in both X and Y
both in X and in Y
both and and are not redundant
I do hold with aspirant2011's answers.

As stated above, you could use either 'in both X and Y' or 'Both in X and in Y'. In the former case, as 'in' is before 'both', it serves for X as well as for Y. In the latter case, however, 'in' is after 'both' and stands only for 'X'; as such, to ensure parallel expression, you need another 'in' for Y too.
See this similar case: Not only for X but also for Y.

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by top_business_2011 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:35 pm
aspirant2011 wrote:
jainnikhil02 wrote:Hi yamlaksira

Thanks. but i was confused that which one is correct :

1. in Both X and Y
2. both in X and Y

3. and if we are using and then isn't both is redundent..?
ur answers are as below-

in both X and Y
both in X and in Y
both and and are not redundant
I do hold with aspirant2011's answers.

As stated above, you could use either 'in both X and Y' or 'Both in X and in Y'. In the former case, as 'in' is before 'both', it serves for X as well as for Y. In the latter case, however, 'in' is after 'both' and stands only for 'X'; as such, to ensure parallel expression, you need another 'in' for Y too.
See this similar case: Not only for X but also for Y.