In 1862, Henning Koch began his translation of the book A Man Called Ove, a task that, taking him three years until finalization, and that original author Fredrik Backman, Koch’s contemporary, commended the greatest translation from the Swedish original. 

A. his translation of the book A Man Called Ove, a task that, taking him three years until finalization, and that original author Fredrik Beckman, Koch’s contemporary, commended


B. his translation of the book A Man Called Ove, a task that took him three years to finalize and that original author Fredrik Beckman, Koch’s contemporary, commended


C. his translation of the book A Man Called Ove, a task that had taken three years to finalize and that original author Fredrik Beckman, Koch’s contemporary, commended it as


D. translating the book A Man Called Ove, a task that took three years until finalization and that original author Fredrik Beckman, Koch’s contemporary, commended it as


E. translating the book A Man Called Ove, a task that had taken three years to finalize and original author Fredrik Beckman, Koch’s contemporary, commended it

Right Answer: B

Error Identification: 

IdentifierFix
Underlined list of words ‘Taking’ and ‘commended’Parallelism
Underlined conjunction “and” in between the list. Parallelism

Explanation:

In the sentence the Underlined list of words ‘taking’ and ‘commended’ are not parallel. To fix this parallelism error, both items need to be structurally and grammatically balanced.

A – Underlined list of words ‘Taking’ and ‘commended’ are not parallel. 

B – This is the right answer, which is clear and concise. Parallelism is maintained.

C – Russiage ‘had taken’ and ‘commended’ are not parallel. Usage of ‘it’ introduces redundancy.

D – Russiage “a task …’ incorrectly modifies ‘ A Man Called Ove’. It should modify ‘his translation of One hundred Years of Solitude’. Usage of ‘it’ introduces redundancy.

E – “A task …’ incorrectly modifies ‘ A Man Called Ove’. It should modify ‘his translation of A Man Called Ove’.  ‘Had taken’ and ‘commended’ are not parallel. Usage of ‘it’ introduces redundancy.

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