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An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Pi

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An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed as a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.


(A) Martha Graham was acclaimed as

(B) Martha Graham was acclaimed to be

(C) Martha Graham’s acclaim is as

(D) Martha Graham’s acclaim to be

(E) Martha Graham’s acclaim was in being

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An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed as a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.


(A) Martha Graham was acclaimed as

(B) Martha Graham was acclaimed to be

(C) Martha Graham’s acclaim is as

(D) Martha Graham’s acclaim to be

(E) Martha Graham’s acclaim was in being


The highlighted part of the sentence modifies what follows it " Martha Graham " in this case...

The answer must be (A) for correct idiomatic usage acclaimed as , errors in other options highlighted in RED.
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Bunuel wrote:
An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed as a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.


(A) Martha Graham was acclaimed as

(B) Martha Graham was acclaimed to be

(C) Martha Graham’s acclaim is as

(D) Martha Graham’s acclaim to be

(E) Martha Graham’s acclaim was in being


The highlighted part of the sentence modifies what follows it " Martha Graham " in this case...

The answer must be (A) for correct idiomatic usage acclaimed as , errors in other options highlighted in RED.


Hey Abhishek009

Though I too choose A, I'm not able to comprehend the meaning of the modifier. How is the phrase 'An artistic presence of the first order' modifying 'Martha Graham'?
Is the modifier 'In an artistic presence' rather than 'An artistic presence'? It would be very helpful if you could shed some light on the same. Thanks in advance!

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Bunuel wrote:
An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed as a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.


(A) Martha Graham was acclaimed as

(B) Martha Graham was acclaimed to be

(C) Martha Graham’s acclaim is as

(D) Martha Graham’s acclaim to be

(E) Martha Graham’s acclaim was in being


An artistic presence of the first order when compared with nouns, underlined portion should start with a Noun, with this reason we can eliminate C, D and E.

Out of A and B,
correct idiom - acclaimed as

Answer A
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Abhishek009 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed as a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.


(A) Martha Graham was acclaimed as

(B) Martha Graham was acclaimed to be

(C) Martha Graham’s acclaim is as

(D) Martha Graham’s acclaim to be

(E) Martha Graham’s acclaim was in being


The highlighted part of the sentence modifies what follows it " Martha Graham " in this case...

The answer must be (A) for correct idiomatic usage acclaimed as , errors in other options highlighted in RED.


Hey Abhishek009

Though I too choose A, I'm not able to comprehend the meaning of the modifier. How is the phrase 'An artistic presence of the first order' modifying 'Martha Graham'?
Is the modifier 'In an artistic presence' rather than 'An artistic presence'? It would be very helpful if you could shed some light on the same. Thanks in advance!

Cheers!


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Comparison is between artistic presence of Martha ... with. ..artistic presence of Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce

Therefore , sentence starts with stating artistic presence of , artistic presence of Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, ....Martha (correctly compares the comparison)

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Please see
Comparison is between artistic presence of Martha ... with. ..artistic presence of Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce

Therefore , sentence starts with stating artistic presence of , artistic presence of Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, ....Martha (correctly compares the comparison)

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Hey Yash312

Thanks a lot for your reply. However, I'm still not able to understand the below highlighted part. Below is my understanding.

An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham

'An artistic presence of first order' is modifying Martha and the portion marked in red is modifying 'an artistic presence of first order'.

As per my understanding, 'An artistic presence of first order' means 'A presence of individuals with artistic taste/talent' and this is modifying Martha Graham.

An example that's similar to the question, as per my comprehension of the question, is given below.

An attacking lineup, one ranked with Firmino, Sane, and Shaqiri, Salah scored a goal against the opponent.

The above sentence isn't making sense to me so I think I'm missing something. Please correct me where I'm going wrong! Thanks in advance!

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Yash312 wrote:

Hi
Please see
Comparison is between artistic presence of Martha ... with. ..artistic presence of Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce

Therefore , sentence starts with stating artistic presence of , artistic presence of Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, ....Martha (correctly compares the comparison)

Kudos

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Hey Yash312

Thanks a lot for your reply. However, I'm still not able to understand the below highlighted part. Below is my understanding.

An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham

'An artistic presence of first order' is modifying Martha and the portion marked in red is modifying 'an artistic presence of first order'.

As per my understanding, 'An artistic presence of first order' means 'A presence of individuals with artistic taste/talent' and this is modifying Martha Graham.

An example that's similar to the question, as per my comprehension of the question, is given below.

An attacking lineup, one ranked with Firmino, Sane, and Shaqiri, Salah scored a goal against the opponent.

The above sentence isn't making sense to me so I think I'm missing something. Please correct me where I'm going wrong! Thanks in advance!

Cheers!



Hi

Well , it seems your are not able to comprehend the line.

An artistic presence of the first order by Martha Graham, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce,

In the above sentence it is very well clear now that some quality of martha is compared with quality of Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce.

therefore, since the quality of 1 person is compared with the quality of other people...it is reasonable and correct comparison

However, In the correct answer choice the author has just moved the by martha, after the comparison modifier





An attacking lineup, one ranked with Firmino, Sane, and Shaqiri, Salah scored a goal against the opponent.

An attacking lineup by Salah, one ranked with Firmino, Sane, and Shaqiri, scored a goal against the opponent.

Above statement also makes same comparison of quality.

please try to decipher the statement and understand by meaning sense
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C,D,E --> modification error. The first part should modify "Martha Graham"
B - Unidiomatic usage "acclaimed to be"

Hence, A is the answer.
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