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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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'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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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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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
Wrong. Modifier problem (An approach cannot imitate the technique. ranged and flattened should not be parallel. flattening is right to describe how she ranged freely over the beat)

(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
Wrong. Modifier problem.(An approach cannot imitate the technique , ranging is not parallel with recomposed ---changes the meaning)

(C) Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians played instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening
Wrong. (use of like is wrong - "as" would have been right , ranging is not parallel with 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. (In the same way is correct for comparison , modifier error corrected , parallelism corrected.)
Parallel: Billie Holiday used............She ranged................and, in effect, recomposed............................."


(E) Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians Instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening
Wrong.( what the hell does musicians instruments mean )
ranging is not parallel with recomposed.




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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
--> correct.

(E) Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians Instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening
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what is the source of this question? It is because I want to know whether this is a gmat-like question?
This question does have many grammar issues to learn.

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