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The jazz band's music transcends generational barriers by attracting people of all ages,with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles
a. with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles
b. in that it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles
c. for it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles
d. when they fuse both modern funk and Dixieland styles
e. by the fusion that is of both modern funk and Dixieland styles

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03 Aug 2009, 01:55
Spoilt wrote:
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The jazz band's music transcends generational barriers by attracting people of all ages,with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles
a. with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles -- It the only clear option
b. in that it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles -- We don't know what "it" refers to, jazz band's music is mentioned not the jazz band
c. for it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles-- We don't know what "it" refers to, jazz band's music is mentioned not the jazz band
d. when they fuse both modern funk and Dixieland styles-- We don't know what "they" refers to, jazz band's music is mentioned not the jazz band
e. by the fusion that is of both modern funk and Dixieland styles-- "Fusion that is of" is incorrect word formation

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA:E

Guys pls explain in detail

Why is "Fusion that is of" is incorrect ? Though I agree that "A" is the best option, i am not convinced that "Fusion that is of" is incorrect.
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03 Aug 2009, 03:14
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The jazz band's music transcends generational barriers by attracting people of all ages,with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles
a. with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles -- It the only clear option
b. in that it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles -- We don't know what "it" refers to, jazz band's music is mentioned not the jazz band
c. for it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles-- We don't know what "it" refers to, jazz band's music is mentioned not the jazz band
d. when they fuse both modern funk and Dixieland styles-- We don't know what "they" refers to, jazz band's music is mentioned not the jazz band
e. by the fusion that is of both modern funk and Dixieland styles-- "Fusion that is of" is incorrect word formation

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA:E

Guys pls explain in detail

"fusion that is of both " is wordy. fusion and both seems redundant.
And I thought it refers to music in B and C.
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03 Aug 2009, 04:43
tejal777 wrote:
The jazz band's music transcends generational barriers by attracting people of all ages,with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles
a. with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles
b. in that it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles
c. for it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles
d. when they fuse both modern funk and Dixieland styles
e. by the fusion that is of both modern funk and Dixieland styles

well I'll try and explain my approach.
1.) This SC tests modifiers.
2.) We need to ask a question to ourselves that what has helped music transcend generational barriers and attract people of all ages?....it is the fusion that has helped.

Option E ,in a very concise manner modifies the preceding clause.

AS for other options ...

A.) 'with the fusing of" is wordy... "fusion" is a better option as in E
B.) ambiguous "It"
C.) ambiguous "It"
D.) ambiguous "They"

Experts please comment if my reasoning is correct!!

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03 Aug 2009, 05:56
This Q checks for diction and idiom 'fusion of'

The jazz band's music transcends generational barriers by attracting people of all ages, with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles
a. with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles - 'fusing' is verb and fusing of is wrong

b. in that it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles - phrase is expected not a clause

c. for it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles - phrase is expected not a clause

d. when they fuse both modern funk and Dixieland styles -'they' wrong mofier and phrase is expected.
e. by the fusion that is of both modern funk and Dixieland styles - Correct. This is a phrase and has 'fusion that is of' which is correct.
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03 Aug 2009, 09:57
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This Q checks for diction and idiom 'fusion of'

Are you sure about the idiom? From what I know, "that of" is the correct idiom.
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03 Aug 2009, 11:09
I think E is also unnecessary wordy : by the fusion that is of both modern funk and Dixieland styles
You can safely omit that is
What is the source of this question?
A & E are closer but neither of them is looking OK !!!
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03 Aug 2009, 22:54
Why you guys are considering "by the fusion" ...i am not getting that how can "by" be used while u are referring to non human entities. Please consider that Jazz has got created with fusing different types of music...not by some person.

So "by the fusion" cannot be right by any means...

What is OA ?
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04 Aug 2009, 02:58
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This Q checks for diction and idiom 'fusion of'

The jazz band's music transcends generational barriers by attracting people of all ages, with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles
a. with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles - 'fusing' is verb and fusing of is wrong

b. in that it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles - phrase is expected not a clause

c. for it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles - phrase is expected not a clause

d. when they fuse both modern funk and Dixieland styles -'they' wrong mofier and phrase is expected.
e. by the fusion that is of both modern funk and Dixieland styles - Correct. This is a phrase and has 'fusion that is of' which is correct.

totally agree with this explanation..
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04 Aug 2009, 03:00
apoorvasrivastva wrote:
tejal777 wrote:
The jazz band's music transcends generational barriers by attracting people of all ages,with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles
a. with the fusing of both modern funk and Dixieland styles
b. in that it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles
c. for it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles
d. when they fuse both modern funk and Dixieland styles
e. by the fusion that is of both modern funk and Dixieland styles

well I'll try and explain my approach.
1.) This SC tests modifiers.
2.) We need to ask a question to ourselves that what has helped music transcend generational barriers and attract people of all ages?....it is the fusion that has helped.

Option E ,in a very concise manner modifies the preceding clause.

AS for other options ...

A.) 'with the fusing of" is wordy... "fusion" is a better option as in E
B.) ambiguous "It"
C.) ambiguous "It"
D.) ambiguous "They"

Experts please comment if my reasoning is correct!!

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"it" is not ambiguous.. it refers to the music..
and why "fusion" is a better option as in E?
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04 Aug 2009, 06:17
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"it" is not ambiguous.. it refers to the music..
and why "fusion" is a better option as in E?

Well by ambiguos "it" i mean that we are not clear as to who is the doer of the action "fusion"...

Music by itself cannot "fuse"... some one has to do the fusion....it is a case of dangling modifier.

Thats the reason i feel the "it" in option B and option C is incorrect.

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06 Aug 2009, 18:41
what difficulty would you say this question is? 600? 650? 700?
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08 Aug 2009, 15:58
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I think E is also unnecessary wordy : by the fusion that is of both modern funk and Dixieland styles
You can safely omit that is
What is the source of this question?
A & E are closer but neither of them is looking OK !!!

agree with you. A would have been correct had it used 'with the fusion of both modern ..'
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02 Feb 2016, 14:57
The source of this question is The Princeton Review. OA is "C". However, I am not convinced that it is right as well as other options.

From the book "In this question, you must first isolate the correct conjunction in order to properly join the two thoughts. In choice (A) using with as a conjunction creates an awkward sentence construction and results in an incomplete thought. Choice (B) uses the overly formal "in that". Choice (C), however, uses "for it", which is less formal. It also accurately indicates that the second part of the sentence is explaining the reason for the statement in the first part. You can thus eliminate choice (B). Choice (D) uses the ambiguous pronoun they, and creates an incomplete sentence by using "when" . Choice (E) is excessively awkward and somewhat garbled."

Could anyone explain why choice (C) is right?
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02 Feb 2016, 17:10
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The source of this question is The Princeton Review. OA is "C". However, I am not convinced that it is right as well as other options.

From the book "In this question, you must first isolate the correct conjunction in order to properly join the two thoughts. In choice (A) using with as a conjunction creates an awkward sentence construction and results in an incomplete thought. Choice (B) uses the overly formal "in that". Choice (C), however, uses "for it", which is less formal. It also accurately indicates that the second part of the sentence is explaining the reason for the statement in the first part. You can thus eliminate choice (B). Choice (D) uses the ambiguous pronoun they, and creates an incomplete sentence by using "when" . Choice (E) is excessively awkward and somewhat garbled."

Could anyone explain why choice (C) is right?

Halo Janybek,

Let me try to help.

In this sentence the word for is used in place of because. You would probably recollect that "for" and "because" are in most cases interchangeable. Let us consider option C replacing for with because:

The jazz band's music transcends generational barriers by attracting people of all ages, because it fuses both modern funk and Dixieland styles.

You would now realize that the sentence contains a main clause first and then a subordinate clause starting with because ( or rather, in the original sentence, with for)
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The source of this question is The Princeton Review. OA is "C". However, I am not convinced that it is right as well as other options.

From the book "In this question, you must first isolate the correct conjunction in order to properly join the two thoughts. In choice (A) using with as a conjunction creates an awkward sentence construction and results in an incomplete thought. Choice (B) uses the overly formal "in that". Choice (C), however, uses "for it", which is less formal. It also accurately indicates that the second part of the sentence is explaining the reason for the statement in the first part. You can thus eliminate choice (B). Choice (D) uses the ambiguous pronoun they, and creates an incomplete sentence by using "when" . Choice (E) is excessively awkward and somewhat garbled."

Could anyone explain why choice (C) is right?

Janybek

..and thank you for pointing this out. I have changed the OA to C .
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02 Feb 2016, 17:40
sayantanc2k, thanks for a very simple and concise explanation! This is exactly what I needed.
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02 Feb 2016, 17:46
Janybek wrote:
sayantanc2k, thanks for a very simple and concise explanation! This is exactly what I needed.

Hi Janybek,

thank you...feel free to post your queries. If you want to tag me, please add @ before my username (or from the menu above your typing pane select Mention this user tab) , rather than just typing my username. I would then get a notification and would try to help.
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03 Feb 2016, 10:41
sayantanc2k, my bad, I am getting used to commenting here. Thanks a lot for the tip!
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04 Feb 2016, 01:30
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Can you please explain the usage of "in that"
I thought "in that" also means 'because' . is it not?
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