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New post 12 Sep 2011, 12:19
D is the correct answer IMO...between C & D eliminate C because it fails to correct parallelism in the sentence "ranged..and...recomposed"
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my choice was C, but I"have got why I was wrong.thnx to everyone
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Economist 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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I went with 'E', which is wrong.
'D' makes more sense.
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New post 31 Mar 2012, 05:48
IMO D

a, b out

c wrong use of lke

E parallelism is not maintained.
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Between C and D,

C went out due to parallelism. Also like is tricky here, but incorrect due to wrong use of like.

D is parallel and clear (while still pretty wordy.)
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New post 18 Aug 2012, 00:30
This doesn't strike me as a 700. Here's why - you can eliminate two answers for faulty modification. 'Billy Holiday' needs to come directly after jazz singer (Billie Holiday's approach is not a jazz singer).

Next, more faulty modification. 'ranging freely...' in both (C) and (E) modify 'instruments'. It should be modifying Billy Holiday. And just like that (D).
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Economist 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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A and B is out because the comparison need to be done with billie holiday. C and E is out because of the usage of the Like. So IMO answer is D.
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Eliminate A & B because "Deliberately imitating the technique of Louis Armstrong, Jazz singer Billie Holiday's approach" is incorrect as you have to have Billie Holiday following the technique of Louis Armstrong.

Eliminate C & E because Holiday approached singing is incorrect.

Therefore D.

A good question. Could the OP tell us where he got this question from?
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New post 21 Aug 2012, 11:30
undoubtedly D.

(A) Billie Holiday’s approach to singing was to use her voice like an instrument, in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattened
Incorrect: Wrong comparison
(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
Incorrect: Wrong comparison
(C) Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians played instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening
Incorrect: Parallelism error--> ranging, flattening no parallel to recomposed
(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
correct
(E) Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians Instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening
Incorrect: Parallelism error--> ranging, flattening no parallel to recomposed
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Here option C is also using like with a clause "other musicians played instruments"for comparison : Incorrect.
Hence D is correct!!!
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Economist 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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Hi,

I accept all other options have problems..But in option D we have same way that other musicians use their instruments which does not has same meaning as like an instrument as in initial statement..
Shouldn't this be a problem?

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Economist 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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In option D)
What does flattening modify ? Is it the entire sentence as in "she ranged freely over the beat" ?.
Also according to e-gmat articles, ranging should modify the previous clause (options C & E). I believe that ranging gives extra information about the approach. Can experts clarify ?
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New post 07 May 2013, 11:22
Another good explanation for C & E being wrong picks is the redundancy: Jazz singer Billie Holiday approached singing ...
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This sentence is all over the place... that's really all I can say about it - absolute catastrophe. So much tense confusion, so much awkward phrasing...

So in other words, it's a great question!
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(A) Billie Holiday’s approach to singing was to use her voice like an instrument, in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattened - The leading prepositional phrase indicates parallelism; flattened should describe the beat, and not be in similar structure to ranged and..third verb

(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 The leading prepositional phrase indicates parallelism

(C) Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians played instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening "like" has to compare nouns, never clauses

(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 - good structure and keeps meaning intact. The wordiness is a trick and makes you want to choose another answer

(E) Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians Instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening "like" is a parallelism indicator and both nouns must be parallel in structure; additionally, "like" is awkward, and the logic here changes meaning - do other musician's instruments use Billie Holiday's voice as Billie does?
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correct Answer is D but i put B by mistake
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A, B - Billie Holiday’s approach - cancelled out;

C, E - wrong use of like

I have only D left behind, but still I was confused to pick D, I was trying to connect the parallelism between ranged, flattering & recomposed.
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Hi,

I am just curious if somebody could explain why as per option D

"flattening out the melodic contours of tunes" is not followed by "recomposing songs to suit her range, style, and artistic sensibilities."

Should'nt the "ing" form continue if D is correct?

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Economist 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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'Deliberately imitating the technique of Louis Armstrong' must modify 'Billie Holiday' and not 'Billie holiday's approach
A and B are out

Like is followed by noun. C is out (like other musicians played instruments)

Lack of parallelism in E. 'Ranging' is not parallel to 'recomposed'

D is the answer
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Economist 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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not the worst, but took some time to get it cracked...
we can't eliminate right away the possessive form...
1st mistake that i identified - use her voice like an instrument - no-no-no-no!
C has an even worse mistake - using her voice like other musicians played - like should be used with nouns only (if we need a comparison).
approach to singing was tu use ... oh my..way too wordy - why not - used her voice? B is way wordier than needed. moreover, in ranging freely over the beat - we don't know whether it refers to BH's technique or to musicians who played instruments? ambiguity in B makes it even worse.

so far, A, B, and C are out.
between D and E:
E, just like B, is way too wordy. In addition, ranging freely modifier seems to modify the entire clause. She approached singing by ranging freely? I think it should be used her voice by ranging freely.
D seems more fit.

D is the answer.
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