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New post 28 May 2020, 22:12
A historic composer for Western music, Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is to the Italian Baroque period.

Since A historic composer for Western music is acting as a modifier, the word next to this modifier shall tell who is a historic composer for Western music, therefore A,B , and C are out

A. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what

B. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period like

C. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period just as

D. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period similar to

E. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period what

Between options D and E, correct usage is A is to B what C is to D and that structure is found in option E, therefore E is the correct Answer
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New post 28 May 2020, 22:39
A,B,C: rejected due to wrong modified entity

D. similar to .. idiomatically wrong.
E. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period what: Correct

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New post 28 May 2020, 22:58
My answer is (E). It took me 41 seconds.

Modifier "A historic composer for Western music" dictates that the subject in the main clause should be a person rather than a music work. That rules out (A), (B), and (C).

Between (D) and (E), only (E) correctly uses the construct
A is to B as C is to D
OR
A is to B what C is to D.

So (E) it is.
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New post 28 May 2020, 23:28
IMO E

A historic composer for Western music, Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is to the Italian Baroque period.
Modifier Error.
A historic composer for Western music- Mozart.

A. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what - Incorrect

B. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period like- Incorrect

C. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period just as - Incorrect

D. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period similar to - Incorrect - Serenade No.13 is to the classical period similar to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is - to the Italian Baroque period - Awkward.

E. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period what - Correct.
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A. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what
- Modifier error as A historic composer is Mozart, not his Serenade no. 13

B. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period like
- Same error as A

C. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period just as
- Same error as A

D. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period similar to
- Meaning error as this statement implies that the classical period is similar to Vivaldi's four seasons . . .

E. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period what
- Correct
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A historic composer for Western music, [url]Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what[/url] Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is to the Italian Baroque period.

A. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what ; Mozart's Serenade is possessive noun which does not modify A historic composer for Western music

B. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period like ; Mozart's Serenade is possessive noun which does not modify A historic composer for Western music

C. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period just as ;Mozart's Serenade is possessive noun which does not modify A historic composer for Western music

D. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period similar to ; Mozart modifies A historic composer for Western music but similar to usage is wrong for comparison ;

E. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period what ; correct choice ; Mozart modifies A historic composer for Western music and usage of what .. is correct comparison Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is to the Italian Baroque period.
OPTION E
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"A historic composer for Western music" should modify a person. So, A, B & C are out.
In D: "the classical period similar to Vivaldi's the four season. The classical period is not similar to Vivaldi's work.
We need to equate Mozart's work to Vivaldi's work. Hence, E is correct
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E)
the hostoric composer is Mozart and not Mozart's serenade.
and X is to Y what A is to B
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New post 29 May 2020, 03:38
'A historic composer for Western Music' should modify Mozart and not Mozart's Serenade. Secondly, the proper comparison format here is A is to B, what X is to Y. Therefore, E is the right answer.
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A historic composer for Western music, Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is to the Italian Baroque period.

A. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what - The initial modifier (non-underlined portion will modify the subject of the following clause) : Here the modifier is modifying Mozart's Serenade -> This is incorrect

B. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period like - Same as A and the incorrect use of comparison, correct usage is X is to Y what A is to B.

C. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period just as - Same as A and the incorrect use of idiom.

D. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period similar to - Incorrect use of : X is to Y similar to A is to B, correct usage is X is to Y what A is to B.

E. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period what
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E.
The first 3 choices don't refer to Mozart as 'A historic composer' and E uses that.. what.. correctly
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A historic composer for Western music, Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is to the Italian Baroque period.

My Answer is E
Fact 1-> A historic composer is Mozart and not Mozart's Serenade. So A,B,C are out.
Fact 2-> Now to eliminate Option D, start reading the statement. There is a passive sense in the second statement Four Seasons is to the Italian Baroque period. This comparison requires a keyword. Also similar to is giving an alternate, it is not creating a parallel comparison.

A. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what

B. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period like

C. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period just as

D. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period similar to

E. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period what
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Answer is E.

A historic composer for western music should correctly modify Mozart and not Mozart's serenade.
Option D is wrong because of poor comparison construction
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A historic composer for Western music, Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is to the Italian Baroque period.

A. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what - REJECT (used comma+ subject rule)
Lets analyse option A . 1)A historic composer is a noun modifier and hence grammatically and meaning wise it has to refer to Mozart not no. 13 (using apostrophe makes the noun possessive )
2)That = can be used as noun re stricter .
3)We are trying to show similarity between the works of 2 different people are BELONG to 2 different things but in same context .


B. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period like -REJECT- reason mentioned in opt A

C. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period just as-REJECT - reason mentioned in opt A

D. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period similar to - REJECT "A is to B similar to X is to Y" is unidiomatic

E. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period what- CORRECT IDIOM Correct idiomatic expression is "A is to B what X is to Y"
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The answer is E.

A historic composer for Western music, Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is to the Italian Baroque period.

Let us first dissect the sentence.

A historic composer for Western music, - This part of the sentence acts as a modifier that modifies Mozart

Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is to the Italian Baroque period.

x is to y what a is to b – This is the correct idiom

A. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what
This is correct idiomatic usage.
But modifier is incorrect
B. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period like
x is to y like a is to b – This is the incorrect idiom

C. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period just as
x is to y just as a is to b – This is the incorrect idiom

D. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period similar to

x is to y what a is to b – This is the correct idiom
similar to is incorrect

E. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period what

x is to y what a is to b – This is the correct idiom

Originally posted by 1BlackDiamond1 on 29 May 2020, 07:33.
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Is it E ?
Meaning : A historic composer for Western music, M wrote SN13 . ALso the sentence present a comparison between SN13 and TFS as well. It says that SN13 is to the classical period what TFS is to the Italian Baroque period.

Analysis :
The idiom tested here is x is to y what a is to b . where x and y , a and b must be parallel. Also there is a modifier issue . The opening comma subject modifier seems to modify Mozart not Mozart's Serenade No.13 .

A historic composer for Western music, Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is to the Italian Baroque period.

A. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what

- 1. Comma subject modifier issue . so out

B. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period like

-- 1. Same modifier issue as in choice A .
2. Wrong Idiom usage as discussed during analysis . use of like is wrong -- out


C. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period just as

-- 1. Same modifier issue as in choice A .
2. Wrong Idiom usage as discussed during analysis . use of just as is wrong -- out



D. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period similar to

-- 1. Modifier issue is sorted .but Wrong Idiom usage as discussed during analysis . use of similar to is wrong -- out

E. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period what

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A historic composer for Western music, Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is to the Italian Baroque period.

“A historic composer for Western music” should modify Mozart. The comparison is between why Serenade No.13 is to the classical period and what Four Seasons is to Italian Baroque period.

A. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what – This option is Incorrectly modifying Mozart’s Serenade No.13.

B. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period like – Same error as in A.

C. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period just as - Same error as in A

D. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period similar to – this is awkward phrasing and compares Classical period to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

E. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period what – This is the correct option.
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A, B, C are rejected due to Modifier Error,
D is rejected as "Similar to" is incorrectly placed in place of "what" and it changes the meaning of the original sentence
E- Correct Modifier Placement
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Statement: A historic composer for Western music, Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is to the Italian Baroque period.

A. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period what - Wrong - as A historic composer (noun) should Modify a noun Mozart, not his composing(verb).

B. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period like Wrong - similar error as A.

C. Mozart’s Serenade No.13 is to the classical period just as Wrong - similar error as A.

D. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period similar to - Wrong - though A historic composer correctly modifies the noun, but "similar to what" would have been correct. "Similar to" doesn't compare the 1st period to the 2nd one correctly.

E. Mozart wrote Serenade No.13 that is to the classical period what - Correct - the noun modifications, comparisons - all are correctly placed.


Correct Answer: E
Explanation:
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The first clause of the sentence is intended to modify Mozart but instead it modifies Mozart's serenade No.13.
Hence A ,B , C are eliminated because they all repeat this error.

We are left with D and E.
D uses a wrong idiom

Hence answer is E.

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