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# Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer,

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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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D

In the option C, D and E the text "Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk". My question is dont we need a comma after "commposer" to indicate that "Thelonious Monk" was a jazz pianist and composer.
Ex : Jazz pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk.

To me it looked like there were two persons one a Jazz painist and another composer Thelonious Monk who produced the work.

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06 Oct 2009, 09:45
IMO D. I think "both" is not needed here. The correct idiom should be
Both in the x and in the y.
Here they have used Both in the x and y which is wrong.

So you only have C and D left.
C says Monk, who produced, yet he was which is awkward.
It should be Monk, produced..., yet he was..

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07 Oct 2009, 07:26
The OA is
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D
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Thanks for the explanation. can some one put in your owns thought and also please answer to my below question?

In the option C, D and E the text "Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk". My question is dont we need a comma after "commposer" to indicate that "Thelonious Monk" was a jazz pianist and composer.
Ex : Jazz pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk.

To me it looked like there were two persons one a Jazz painist and another composer Thelonious Monk who produced the work.
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09 Oct 2009, 11:55
D it is

use of both makes options A and B invalid.
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