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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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Re: Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz : Whats wrong with this.... [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2010, 19:46
Post the question itself, please, that way it is easier to see the obvious mistakes, since we have to choose the best answer in GMAT!
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Re: Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz : Whats wrong with this.... [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2010, 03:42
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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 ..

Can we discuss whats wrong with this sentence? And how do we correct it?


Thanks


IMO this is not structurally parallel

idiom: both X and Y (here X & Y are parallel)

both rooted in the stride-piano tradition .. and Duke Ellington -> do you think this is parallel?
both rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith and in the stride-piano tradition of Willie Duke Ellington -> better


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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) same
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

"rooted both" and "both rooted" : not required. The sentence means that the roots of the work are in the tradition of Willie and Duke Ellington.

Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington : here [highlight]and[/highlight] is used for the composers [highlight]not the roots[/highlight]

The sentence means that the work is rooted in the tradition of WS and DE.

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

C : ambiguous who
Hence D.

Both x and y
Both in x and in y
Both at X and at Y is correct. Both on X or on Y is correct.
Both should always have parallel forms associated to it.
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Re: Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2013, 11:11
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idiom: Both X and Y ==> X and Y must be parallel in terms of grammar structure.

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. idiom problem: "a body of work both rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie Smith and Duke Ellington" ==> The two red parts are not parallel - "rooted in the stride-piano VS. Duke Ellington"

(B) Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work that was rooted both
Wrong. idiom problem: a body of work that was rooted both in the stride-piano tradition of Willie Smith and Duke Ellington" ==> The two red parts are not parallel - "the stride-piano VS. Duke Ellington"

(C) Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted
Wrong. "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" is not a complete sentence.

(D) Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted
Correct. parallel structure: rooted in the stride-piano of X and Y. ==> Willie Smith VS. Duke Ellington.

(E) Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work rooted both
Wrong. idiom problem: "a body of work rooted both in the stride-piano of Willie Smith and Duke Ellington" ==> The stride-piano VS. Duke Ellington ==> Wrong.

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Re: Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2014, 12:28
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