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Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding was sparsely attended being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven-hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

A) being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a 15th century Odescalchi Castle which is famous and in Bracciano, Italy.
B) being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
C) and he was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
D) and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
E) and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

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Re: Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding was sparsely attended [#permalink] New post 05 May 2013, 12:05
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Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding was sparsely attended being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven-hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.


"Unlike x, y." X and Y must not be disparate. I.e. one cannot compare Acanthus to a wedding.

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A) being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a 15th century Odescalchi Castle which is famous and in Bracciano, Italy.

"Unlike Acanthus, Tom's was" - No.
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B) being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

"Unlike Acanthus, Tom's wedding was" - No.
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C) and he was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

"Unlike Acanthus, Tom had a wedding" - Yes.
But: "and he was married": No. "he" is shortly preceded by "whose" and such combination is sloppy.
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D) and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

"Unlike Acanthus, Tom's wedding was" - No.
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E) and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

"Unlike Acanthus, Tom had a wedding" - Yes. Wedding was attended and held - OK. My choice.
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Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding was sparsely attended being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven-hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

(A) being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a 15th century Odescalchi Castle which is famous and in Bracciano, Italy.

The subordinate clause “whose funeral was sparsely attended being married in a low profile community church” is grammatically awkward and ambiguous in meaning. Moreover, the sentence makes an illogical comparison between Acanthus and Tom’s wedding. Finally, the phrase “which is famous” is unnecessarily wordy and the construction “famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle “would be more appropriate.

(B) being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

Like (A), (B) also contains a grammatically awkward subordinate clause. Second, while the introduction of “wedding” makes the possessive “Tom’s” unambiguous, the sentence still illogically compares “Acanthus” to “Tom’s wedding.” Finally, this choice creates an awkward construction “and his marriage’s location lies…”; this can be clearly stated by “and held in…”

(C) and he was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

“Acanthus” is followed by two clauses, “whose wedding was sparsely attended” and “he was married in a low profile community church.” The second of these clauses is incorrect because it should be a subordinate clause modifying Acanthus, and should therefore start with "who was buried"; second, it should be parallel to the first clause, and should therefore start with "who was buried". Finally, it makes an illogical assertion - “Unlike Acanthus, he “Acanthus” was married….”.

(D) and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

This choice makes an illogical comparison between "Acanthus" and “Tom’s wedding.". This choice corrects the first subordinate clause error by introducing the clause as “who was married…”

(E) and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

CORRECT. “Acanthus” is modified by two subordinate clauses, “whose wedding was attended….” and “who was married ….,” each properly introduced by the relative pronouns “whose” and “who” respectively. In addition, “Acanthus” is now logically compared to “Tom.” Moreover, the later part of the underlined portion does not contain any wordiness or ambiguity.
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Re: Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding was sparsely attended [#permalink] New post 12 May 2013, 13:23
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Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding was sparsely attended being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven-hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

The sentence begins with "Unlike Acanthus" so to complete the comparison "Tom" is necessary; eliminate every Acanthus-Tom’s wedding comparison. Out A B and D.
C and E remain:

We can eliminate C because uses "he" to refer to the subject: "Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding was sparsely attended "

C) and he was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

E) and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

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Re: Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding was sparsely attended [#permalink] New post 12 May 2013, 14:16
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A, B, D are out because
- (A): Tom's is not parallel with Acanthus
- (B): Tom's wedding is not parallel with Acanthus.
- (D): same as B.

Narrow down to C and E. The only difference is "he" vs "who"
- (C): Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding..............and he was....................., Tom had a wedding...............
- (E): Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding..............and who was..................., Tom had a wedding...............

E is much better because of parallel structure.

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Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding was sparsely attended being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven-hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

A) being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a 15th century Odescalchi Castle which is famous and in Bracciano, Italy.
Incorrect comparision of Acanthus with Tim's wedding
B) being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
Incorrect comparision of Acanthus with Tim's wedding
being is not required
C) and he was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
and he was married is improper
D) and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in
Bracciano, Italy.
Incorrect comparision of Acanthus with Tim's wedding
E) and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
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A) being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a 15th century Odescalchi Castle which is famous and in Bracciano, Italy.
>> Incorrect. 'Being' is suspicious. Besides, the comparison between two person.
B) being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
>> Incorrect. 'Being' is suspicious. Besides, the comparison between two person.
C) and he was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
>> Incorrect.The comparison is correct. But the modifier, modifying Acanthus is not parallel - 'and he was ...'
D) and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
>>Incorrect. Comparison is not correct.
E) and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
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Re: Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding was sparsely attended [#permalink] New post 05 May 2013, 11:27
A,B,D are out becoz of wrong comparison of a person to a wedding

Left with C and E

Option E-who was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.-
use relative pronoun in parallel structure and makes clear sense.Correct
option C- and he was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
The bolded part is written wrongly use of independent clause here is wrong
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Re: Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding was sparsely attended [#permalink] New post 11 May 2013, 08:08
I'll go with E.
E gives the correct comparison between Tom and Acanthus.
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