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Writing > Improving Sentences

Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.  

With the 1977 publication of Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison both received popular and critical acclaim.

Answer Choices

Hint

Ask yourself, “What two things did Toni Morrison receive in 1977?”

Note that what follows “both” should be grammatically similar to what follows “and.”

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

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2013
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Question of the Day Statistics
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Correct 53,591
Incorrect 38,203
58% correct

Writing > Improving Sentences

Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.  

With the 1977 publication of Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison both received popular and critical acclaim.

Answer Choices

Answer

Choice (D) is correct. It avoids the error of the original by replacing the awkward and misused “both … and” construction with the much simpler “as well as.”