Hello everyone I was working on the following question: enter image description here

I said the error was A, because it should be how to preserve right? But apparently that is not the error, I cannot seem to find any other errors.

Which one is it?

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    I think you could make a case for saying B is "wrong", since you could replace it by was becoming to get a valid sentence. But I can't see anything wrong with singling out A (which could be replaced by just preserving, rather than how to preserve). – FumbleFingers Nov 11 '15 at 18:15
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    You were correct; the error is A. – TRomano Nov 11 '15 at 20:23
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it asks for the right choice in a test. – user140086 Nov 12 '15 at 14:31

Could it be perhaps that they wanted "while becoming" to be rewritten as "while she became," thus maintaining the original tense and again clarifying the subject?

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    No. That's ungrammatical. If you use "how preserving" you need a verb somewhere in that clause. – Peter Shor Nov 11 '15 at 19:00
  • You are correct; I should have been clearer and stated that that change could be made in addition to first changing A as indicated. It then becomes, "One challenge that writer... faced was how to preserve...while she became..." – ERB Nov 11 '15 at 19:55
  • Exactly, I think the how can't be used. – Asker123 Nov 11 '15 at 20:12

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