Explain SAT QoD

<p>The</a> Official SAT Question of the Day</p>

<p>Why is D erroneous?</p>

<p>"both" is sufficient. if you were to use "both the" like it is originally in the passage, you would have to add a "the" in front of television programmers.</p>

<p>I think..</p>

<p>^Yes...the structures following "both" have to be parallel. You either add "the" in front of both structures or neither of them.</p>

<p>The error in this sentence occurs at (D), where there is an improper idiom. What follows each part of the “both...and” construction must be grammatically parallel, but here “both” is followed by the article “the” while “and” is followed by the noun “television programmers.”</p>

<p>This is the site's explanation.</p>

<p>So it's suppose to be the audiences and THE television programmers?</p>

<p>Or just both.</p>

<p>Just wondering, are "the way in which both" and "the way both" both grammatically correct? Is one better than the other? Personally, i think adding "in which" creates a smoother connection between "the way" and "both". Are both correct though?</p>

<p>Both are grammatically correct.</p>