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Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington, yet in many ways he stood apart from the mainstream jazz repertory.

A. Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted
B. Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work that was rooted both
C. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted
D. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted
E. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work rooted both

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 06:51
both is not needed, Monk's work is rooted in only the stride-piano tradition, thus eliminate A, B and E.


C. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted

D. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted

hence, D is the answer.
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Re: SC-Thelonious Monk [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 07:05
Going to try this by elimination. The first thing to look out here is the keyword for idiom "both". "both A and B" is the correct idiom. This eliminates A because of idiom error. In fact I get the feeling the the usage of 'both' is incorrect altogether here, since with 'both A and B' , A and B need to be at least somewhat parallel. In this case they are not. Thus eliminate B and E.

C just doesnt read correctly for me. Consider this :
Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington, yet in
many ways he stood apart from the mainstream jazz repertory.

The 'he' is pretty ambiguous here.

Thus I will go with D.


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Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both
rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington, yet in
many ways he stood apart from the mainstream jazz repertory.
A. Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted
B. Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work that was rooted both
C. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted
D. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted
E. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work rooted both

Please explain ur answers..!
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 14:42
Was confused b/w B and D .

But it is the "tradition of both The smith and Duke eglinton" rather than
both in tradition of the smith and duke eglington".


My sat D.

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 16:56
D. correct idiom: "both x and y" or "both in x and in y".
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 20:30
Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington, yet in many ways he stood apart from the mainstream jazz repertory.

A. Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted
B. Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work that was rooted both
C. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted
D. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted
E. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work rooted both

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2007, 10:15
OA is "D"
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Re: SC-Thelonious Monk [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2010, 10:25
D is the answer because "both" is meaningless here and is not idiomatically correct.
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Re: SC-Thelonious Monk [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2010, 10:45
A. Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted
B. Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work that was rooted both
C. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted
D. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted
E. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work rooted both

In this both is not required at all
Hence A,B and E are out
that gives us C and D
C somehow does not sound right it suggest as if Thelonious Monk was rooted and not the work
Hence answer should D
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Re: SC-Thelonious Monk [#permalink] New post 27 May 2011, 12:34
This one is a tough one ..
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Re: SC-Thelonious Monk [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2011, 20:02
Answer is D, It is OG 12 Q 88

who cases can be removed as other cases are simple hence A & C
similar to who appositives can also be ignored hence B

Between D & E it is tough
approach 1 - after both "x and y" are not parallel .. stride piano .. and duke .., so both will not work in this case
approach 2 - both is not required as body of work is rooted in stride piano tradition only
if it were written "body of work is rooted in both stride piano of tradition and dancing tradition" then it could have been correct

Hence D.. Yea it is tough one
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Re: SC-Thelonious Monk [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2011, 12:29
both is incorrectly used here. Hence, only C and D remain. C is a fragment and not a complete sentence. Hence, D is the answer.
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Re: SC-Thelonious Monk [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2011, 23:42
D...rooted both is unnecessary
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Re: SC-Thelonious Monk [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 03:09
'both' is not needed. D is the right answer.
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Re: Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2013, 21:45
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circkit wrote:
Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both
rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington, yet in
many ways he stood apart from the mainstream jazz repertory.
A. Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted
B. Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work that was rooted both
C. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted
D. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted
E. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work rooted both

Please explain ur answers..!


D is the correct answer here…


A B and E are out because of "both"
C uses unnecessary "who"….it looks awkward.

D is the correct answer here.



Hi ,
Even i found out D to be right but i have a concern in sentence D , there should be a "," after jazz pianist and composer .

Jazz pianist and composer , Theologist --- indicates that this guy was both jazz pianist and composer
Jazz Pianist and composer Theologist -- i get a notion that there are 2 persons.

And HE in the clause again confuses me. Can someone explain this please?
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Re: Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, [#permalink] New post 09 May 2013, 20:52
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rakeshd347 wrote:
circkit wrote:
Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both
rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington, yet in
many ways he stood apart from the mainstream jazz repertory.
A. Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted
B. Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work that was rooted both
C. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted
D. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted
E. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work rooted both

Please explain ur answers..!


D is the correct answer here…


A B and E are out because of "both"
C uses unnecessary "who"….it looks awkward.

D is the correct answer here.



Hi ,
Even i found out D to be right but i have a concern in sentence D , there should be a "," after jazz pianist and composer .

Jazz pianist and composer , Theologist --- indicates that this guy was both jazz pianist and composer
Jazz Pianist and composer Theologist -- i get a notion that there are 2 persons.

And HE in the clause again confuses me. Can someone explain this please?



Hi,

When you don't use an article while describing noun's occupation or what it does you don't use a comma as in the case above:

Jazz Pianist and composer Theologist

However when you use an article with noun's occupation or what it does you will require a comma to describe noun:

A jazz pianist and a composer, Theologist

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Re: Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2013, 11:33
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If you use "BOTH" the sentence structure would have to be:
"that was rooted both in X....and ...in Y"

We have:
"that was rooted both in [the stride-piano tradition of these guys], yet in many ways.."

WHERE is Y?

Note the "and" between "Willie and Duke Ellington" isn't part of the same structure. You would need the word "IN" or some other prepositional phrase like "both IN X and ON Y"---simply have the word "and" without the correct structure is NOT what we want.

SO there is no X&Y consistency here so it's no good. Specifically, the word "BOTH" is no good.

There's nothing wrong with "the jazz pianist and composer" - it's just that if you see other answer choices that say the same exact thing but in fewer words, then you want the other guy. "THE jazz pianist and composer" can be simplified to "Jazz pianist and composer" without sacrificing any meaning.
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Re: Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2013, 23:05
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In this question could you please let me know If I have to choose between
1)rooted
2)was rooted

then which one should I choose??

Thanks for your help :)


Main problem of this sentence is PARALLELISM: idiom: both X and Y --> X and Y must be parallel.

Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington, yet in many ways he stood apart from the mainstream jazz repertory.

A. Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted
Wrong. Not parallel: both rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie Smith and Duke Ellington

B. Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work that was rooted both
Wrong. Same as in A. rooted both in the stride-piano tradition of Willie Smith and Duke Ellington

C. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted
Wrong. A clause "who produced a body......" is MODIFIER ==> It means if you eliminate it, the sentence is still sensible. Let try:
Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington, yet in many ways he stood apart from the mainstream jazz repertory..
==> The red part is not a sentence. --> Wrong.
The green part is a complete sentence with S and V.

D. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted
Correct.

E. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work rooted both
Wrong. Same problem as in A and B. rooted both in the stride-piano tradition of Willie Smith and Duke Ellington

Hope it helps.
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Re: Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2013, 09:42
D. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted

Doesn't this sound like there were two persons who actually produced a body of work i.e. jazz pianist and another one is composer Thelonious monk.

(though I see "he" in later part of the sentence)


Please help me understand this
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Re: Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2014, 10:28
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D. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted

Doesn't this sound like there were two persons who actually produced a body of work i.e. jazz pianist and another one is composer Thelonious monk.

(though I see "he" in later part of the sentence)


Please help me understand this


Jazz pianist XYZ and composer Thelonious Monk -> these are two people.

Jazz pianist and composer -> modifies Thelonious Monk.
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