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While Hans Holbein the Younger is most often identified with his English portraits, scholars have long been recognizing him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who was fundamental in synthesizing the novelties of the Italian Renaissance with the rational tradition of Northern Europe.

(A) been recognizing him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who
(B) been recognizing him for being a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and he
(C) recognized him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist who
(D) recognized him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and he
(E) recognized him for being a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who
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Re: Draftsman and versatile [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2012, 20:34
@gjg

The question you posted is a wrong version.
The sentence below is the correct version. GIve it a try and you'll find it much easier. (Dont worry! the sentence you posted is grammatically incorrect).

While Hans Holbein the Younger is most often identified with his English portraits, scholars have long been recognizing him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who was fundamental in synthesizing the novelties of the Italian Renaissance with the rational tradition of Northern Europe.

(A) been recognizing him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who
(B) been recognizing him for being a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and he
(C) recognized him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist who
(D) recognized him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and he
(E) recognized him for being a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who

OA ==> C
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Re: Draftsman and versatile [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2012, 21:24
In C, who clearly refers to Hands Holbein. Others, it is ambiguous!

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Re: Draftsman and versatile [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2012, 02:10
OAs with "who" in the end will suit the pronoun antecedent Hands Holbein.
(b),(d) out

have been recognizing is incorrect,the sentence is not in a flow where Hands Holbein was recognized long ago and continuously was recognized by scholars.
(a) out

now (c) vs (e)
"being" usage is improper in (e), also, "and who"is incorrect , (and who -can be used when two different qualities of the subject is enlisted but when "as a "is already introduces in the sentence then only "who"will follow later in the line.

eg:-Jon is the guy who is known for his maths skills and who is the least recognized guy in sports.
Maria is known as a computer guru of the college who teaches software.

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Re: Draftsman and versatile [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2012, 19:24
Thanks! Y'all are quite helpful! :wink:
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Re: Draftsman and versatile [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2012, 09:51
Just edit again your sentence as the right version as it should be. Thank :D
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