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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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Guys pls explain in detail
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Re: jazz band [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2009, 01:55
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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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Re: jazz band [#permalink] New post 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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Re: jazz band [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2009, 04:43
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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



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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Re: jazz band [#permalink] New post 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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Re: jazz band [#permalink] New post 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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Re: jazz band [#permalink] New post 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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Re: jazz band [#permalink] New post 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...

answer should be "A"

What is OA ?
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Re: jazz band [#permalink] New post 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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Re: jazz band [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2009, 03:00
apoorvasrivastva 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
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?
please revert..
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Re: jazz band [#permalink] New post 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?
please revert..[/quote]

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.

Experts plzz comment
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Re: jazz band [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 18:41
what difficulty would you say this question is? 600? 650? 700?
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Re: jazz band [#permalink] New post 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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