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While Noble Sissle may be best known for his collaboration with Eubie Blake, as both a vaudeville performer and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying an independent career as a singer with such groups as Hahn's Jubilee Singers.

(A) and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
(B) and writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
(C) and a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
(D) as well as writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
(E) as well as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he had also enjoyed
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13 Jun 2015, 23:51
LithiumIon wrote:
2016 GMAT Official Guide, Question 4, Pg. 674

While Noble Sissle may be best known for his collaboration with Eubie Blake, as both a vaudeville performer and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying an independent career as a singer with such groups as Hahn's Jubilee Singers.

(A) and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
(B) and writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
(C) and a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
(D) as well as writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
(E) as well as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he had also enjoyed

The sentence presents a contrast using the structure "While X, Y"

X= While Noble Sissle may be best known for his collaboration with Eubie Blake
Y= also enjoying

However, a dependent clause cannot stand on its own and thus, A and B can be knocked off.

Also, the structure: Both (a vaudeville performer) and (as a lyricist) is not idiomatic. For an idiomatic structure, X and Y must be parallel.

(A) and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying

(B) and writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying

'lyrics' is not logically parallel with 'performer'.

(C) and a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed - Looks good!

(D) as well as writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed

Both X as well as is unidiomatic. The correct idiom is 'Both X and Y'.
'writing lyricist' is redundant as lyricist' is a person who writes.

(E) as well as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he had also enjoyed

Both X as well as is unidiomatic. The correct idiom is 'Both X and Y'.
Past perfect tense is not required when past simple suffices.

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14 Jun 2015, 11:23
Both A and B are run-on sentences. Among C,D,E only C is correct because of a use of idiom "Both X and Y". Hope it is clear
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While Noble Sissle may be best known for his collaboration with Eubie Blake, as both a vaudeville performer and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying an independent career as a singer with such groups as Hahn's Jubilee Singers.

Meaning : NS may be best known for his collaboration with EB, as both a VP and a L. He also enjoyed X.
We have sentence structure as while + Clause, Clause

(A) and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
Two issues:
1) Both X and Y -> where X and Y should be parallel.
as both a VL and as a Lyrists -> we don't have top repeat "as" again.
2) we require another clause but we have "enjoying" which cannot be a verb. It can be a modifier. For continuous tense , we require an auxiliary verb "is/are/were" etc.

(B) and writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
two issues:
1) "Writing lyrics" is not parallel to "a vaudeville performer".
2) Same issue as option A)

(C) and a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
-> Correct

(D) as well as writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
Two issues:
1) As well as -> is not part of the idiom Both X and Y
2) "Writing lyrics" is not parallel to "a vaudeville performer"

(E) as well as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he had also enjoyed
Two issues:
1) Same issue as option D) -> Both X and Y
2) had -> changes the tense to past perfect and since we don't require ordering of two events, past perfect is not required.

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18 Aug 2015, 22:13
LithiumIon wrote:
2016 GMAT Official Guide, Question 4, Pg. 674

While Noble Sissle may be best known for his collaboration with Eubie Blake, as both a vaudeville performer and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying an independent career as a singer with such groups as Hahn's Jubilee Singers.

(A) and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
(B) and writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
(C) and a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
(D) as well as writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
(E) as well as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he had also enjoyed
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12 Nov 2015, 10:40
Why is "also enjoying" wrong. Is it because the sentence doesn't have an independent clause and "he had enjoyed" would make that part an independent clause?
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Why is "also enjoying" wrong. Is it because the sentence doesn't have an independent clause and "he had enjoyed" would make that part an independent clause?

Hi kongaharsha,
Yes , because in both the options A and B , there is no independent clause .
Besides that , there is a parallelism issue in A and B.
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IMO B

(A) and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
(B) and writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
(C) and a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
(D) as well as writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
(E) as well as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he had also enjoyed

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as both ( a vaudeville performer and a lyricist )for songs .... seems to be perfect ..
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How do we know to which noun the Pronoun "he" in answer choice C refers to? It can refer to Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake. I think pronoun "he" is ambiguous here.
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While Noble Sissle may be best known for his collaboration with Eubie Blake, as both a vaudeville performer and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying an independent career as a singer with such groups as Hahn's Jubilee Singers.

(A) and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
(B) and writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
(C) and a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
(D) as well as writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
(E) as well as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he had also enjoyed

A, B and C have "and"
D and E have "as well as"

Before the underline part, we have "both"

Idiomatic construction is "Both......and......"
D and E are out

the part after 'Both' must be parallel to part after 'and'

In the sentence, word after 'both' is 'a vaudeville performer'

In A, both a vaudeville ...... and as..... not parallel.....Out
In B, both a vaudeville ..... and writing......... not parallel...out
In C, both a vaudeville ..... and a lyricist....parallel.

So, C is correct.

Another way to solve this question is

In the last part of the options

A and B, we have "also enjoying"
C we have " he also enjoyed"

In the sentence, 'While' is used to join two clauses, two clauses must be parallel

While Noble Sissle ......................... Eubie Blake,

We need 'he also enjoyed' to make it parallel to 'Noble Sissle'
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While Noble Sissle may be best known for his collaboration with Eubie Blake, as both a vaudeville performer and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying an independent career as a singer with such groups as Hahn's Jubilee Singers.

(A) and as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
(B) and writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, also enjoying
(C) and a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
(D) as well as writing lyrics for songs and Broadway musicals, he also enjoyed
(E) as well as a lyricist for songs and Broadway musicals, he had also enjoyed

A) The problem with the original sentence is not the first part before the comma, but the "also enjoying" after the comma, which is not ideal because it is neither parallel nor active voice (the opposite of passive voice, which buries the subject of the action as you can see here).
B) "and writing" does not complete the idiomatic and parallel expression "as both an A and a B"
C) is the best choice because it preserves the 1st part of the original, while improving the portion after the comma by changing it from passive ("also enjoying" obscures the subject) to active voice (", he also enjoyed" puts the subject--Noble Sissle--at the forefront of the phrase).
D) "both" + "as well as" = redundant
E) "both" + "as well as" = redundant
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How do we know to which noun the Pronoun "he" in answer choice C refers to? It can refer to Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake. I think pronoun "he" is ambiguous here.

Same doubt and the only reason I negated C.
Any expert??
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rlitagmatstudy wrote:
How do we know to which noun the Pronoun "he" in answer choice C refers to? It can refer to Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake. I think pronoun "he" is ambiguous here.

Same doubt and the only reason I negated C.
Any expert??

Noble Sissle is clearly the subject of the sentence, because Eubie Blake is an object (we can tell this because he is preceded by the preposition "with"), so the "he" after the final comma refers to Noble, not Eubie.

For example, in the sentence:

"Although President Obama had a cordial meeting with President-elect Trump, he privately feared for the future of the nation."

you can see that the "he" clearly refers to Obama, since Obama is the subject of the opening clause, and Trump is the object (preceded by "with").

More practically speaking from a GMAT test-taker standpoint, that particular concern--pronoun ambiguity--is rendered irrelevant by the fact that none of the answer choices offers a more explicit reference to the subject that follows the final comma.
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