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Sentence Correction: Parallelism Questions - Overview

With the exception of the painting entitled Allegory of the Catholic Faith, the five Vermeer paintings housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City are all interior scenes of young women and includes A Maid Asleep, which captures a fleeting moment of domestic intimacy and is the earliest undisputed work by the Dutch master.

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The singular verb includes does not agree with the plural subject the five Vermeer paintings.

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Well done!

This answer corrects the Subject Verb Agreement mistake in the original sentence by changing the singular verb includes to the plural verb include to match the plural subject the five Vermeer paintings.

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Incorrect.

This answer choice introduces a Parallelism mistake:

[capturing a fleeting moment ...] and [is the earliest ...]

The first item in this list is a non-conjugated verb (capturing) but the second item is a conjugated verb (is).

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the Subject Verb Agreement mistake in the original sentence by changing the singular verb includes to the plural verb include, it creates a new grammatical mistake. Changing the noun intimacy to the adverb intimately leaves the adjective domestic with no noun to describe.

Incorrect.

This answer choice changes the meaning of the sentence.

Originally, the correct parallelism connected the painting with the end of sentence:

 A Maid Asleepwhich [captures ... ] and [ is the earliest undisputed work by the Dutch master ].

However, this answer choice incorrectly presents the fleeting moment of domestic intimacy (rather than the painting of it) as the earliest undisputed work by the Dutch master.

 A Maid Asleep --> in which is captured a fleeting moment of domestic intimacy --> being the earliest undisputed work by the Dutch master.

includes A Maid Asleep, which captures a fleeting moment of domestic intimacy and is

include A Maid Asleep, which captures a fleeting moment of domestic intimacy and is

include A Maid Asleep, capturing a fleeting moment of domestic intimacy and is

include A Maid Asleep, which captures a fleeting moment of domestic intimately and is

include A Maid Asleep, in which is captured a fleeting moment of domestic intimacy being