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# Deliberately imitating the technique of Louis Armstrong,

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Deliberately imitating the technique of Louis Armstrong, jazz singer Billie Holiday’s
approach to singing was to use her voice like an instrument, in that she ranged
freely over the beat, flattened
out the melodic contours of tunes, and, in effect,
recomposed songs to suit her range, style, and artistic sensibilities.
A. Billie Holiday’s approach to singing was to use her voice like an instrument,
in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattened.
B. Billie Holiday’s approach to singing was to use her voice in a similar way
to how other musicians play instruments, in ranging freely over the beat,flattening.
C. Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians
played instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening.
D. Billie Holiday used her voice in the same way that other musicians use their
instruments, in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattening.
E. Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians
Instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening.

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11 Jan 2009, 21:16
IMO C....changed from B to C...cause C is better and more precise....OA please

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11 Jan 2009, 22:58
Should be C

Because we should start with who is imitating , the option A and B are eliminated. Option D is wrong in it uses 'used' and E is wordy.

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12 Jan 2009, 10:15
IMO D

"Like" is used to for nouns not actions.
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12 Jan 2009, 10:32
going with C here is why:

A and B are out because "Deliberately imitating" modifies jazz singer and not her approach

vivektripathi wrote:
Deliberately imitating the technique of Louis Armstrong, jazz singer Billie Holiday’s approach to singing was to use her voice like an instrument, in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattened out the melodic contours of tunes, and, in effect,
recomposed songs to suit her range, style, and artistic sensibilities.

C. Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians
played instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening.

parallelism: BH approached singing blah blah blah and recomposed songs

D. Billie Holiday used her voice in the same way that other musicians use their
instruments, in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattening.
she ranged freely over the beat her voice ranged not Billie did

E. Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians
Instruments
, ranging freely over the beat, flattening.

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12 Jan 2009, 11:15
Confused between C and D but 'C' looks better with parallelism..

what is the OA? and OE?.

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13 Jan 2009, 08:18
D. Among C, D and E, only D uses "in the same way" correctly. C and E uses "like" incorrectly.
vivektripathi wrote:
Deliberately imitating the technique of Louis Armstrong, jazz singer Billie Holiday’s
approach to singing was to use her voice like an instrument, in that she ranged
freely over the beat, flattened
out the melodic contours of tunes, and, in effect,
recomposed songs to suit her range, style, and artistic sensibilities.
A. Billie Holiday’s approach to singing was to use her voice like an instrument,
in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattened.
B. Billie Holiday’s approach to singing was to use her voice in a similar way
to how other musicians play instruments, in ranging freely over the beat,flattening.
C. Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians
played instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening.
D. Billie Holiday used her voice in the same way that other musicians use their
instruments, in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattening.
E. Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians
Instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening.

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14 Jan 2009, 00:49
botirvoy wrote:
D. Among C, D and E, only D uses "in the same way" correctly. C and E uses "like" incorrectly.
vivektripathi wrote:
Deliberately imitating the technique of Louis Armstrong, jazz singer Billie Holiday’s
approach to singing was to use her voice like an instrument, in that she ranged
freely over the beat, flattened
out the melodic contours of tunes, and, in effect,
recomposed songs to suit her range, style, and artistic sensibilities.
A. Billie Holiday’s approach to singing was to use her voice like an instrument,
in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattened.
B. Billie Holiday’s approach to singing was to use her voice in a similar way
to how other musicians play instruments, in ranging freely over the beat,flattening.
C. Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians
played instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening.
D. Billie Holiday used her voice in the same way that other musicians use their
instruments, in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattening.
E. Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians
Instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening.

In answer choice C "like" is used correctly and I believe it is the correct answer.

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14 Jan 2009, 22:17
people want OA

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15 Jan 2009, 16:12
To me it is D

A & B clearly have modifier issues.

C & E use like incorrectly and approached singing does not make sense. Note that C & E are also in passive voice compared with D

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15 Jan 2009, 23:50
IMO D

Ranged & Recomposed are parallel. Modifier issue in A & B.

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17 Jan 2009, 09:48
D for parallelism. 'Ranged' and 'composed'.

OA anyone?
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17 Jan 2009, 10:07
icandy wrote:
To me it is D

A & B clearly have modifier issues.

C & E use like incorrectly and approached singing does not make sense. Note that C & E are also in passive voice compared with D

Confused between C and D.
For me
D. Billie Holiday used her voice in the same way that other musicians use their
instruments, in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattening.
I like "in the same way" ... it refers clearly to "in that" (way)... "she ranged.. or her voice ranged"?

C. Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians
played instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening.
(musicians? instruments?)

Probably D.

Also, LIKE - for 'similar' items...

D

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