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i find it a little different on Gmat Prep:
The choice E is different and i picked it...
Because i think the structure that a scholar, a poet and a philosopher is acceptable but in E, there is no "a" in front of philosopher and the modifier "drawing" has is wrong.
Am i right?

Giuseppe Alessi, a world-class chef whose life has been a search for the genuine and the delicious in Florentine cooking, is an accomplished scholar not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws his inspiration from the idyllic frescoes of Etruscan tombs.
A. not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws
B. unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
C. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
D. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, but also a poet and a philosopher drawing
E. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, a poet and philosopher drawing

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Giuseppe Alessi, a world-class chef whose life has been a search for the genuine and the delicious in Florentine cooking, is an accomplished scholar not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws his inspiration from the idyllic frescoes of Etruscan tombs.
A. not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws
B. unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
C. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
D. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, but also a poet and a philosopher drawing
E. unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, a poet and philosopher drawing


OA is C

Meaning of the sentence- GA is a chef, an accomplished scholar, a poet and a philosopher. He has spent his life searching for the genuine and the delicious in florentine cooking. He is an accomplished scholar because he unearthed many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and he is a poet and philosopher who draws his inspiration from.....

Few things to notice before we jump to solve the question-
1) Sentence is in present (perfect) tense (is and has forms of verbs are used)
2) It might be testing idiom- Not only but also
3) It might be testing our understanding on Verb-ing or gerund

Now lets look at the answer choices:-

A. not only unearthing (Verb after Not only) many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher (Noun after but also) who draws. Wrong usage of idiom
B. unearthing (Modifies Scholar) many of his recipes both from medieval and (From is missing- idiom should be both X and Y) Renaissance manuscripts, as well as (not required- List could be a scholar, a poet and a philosopher) a poet and a philosopher who draws ('Who draws' is not parallel to 'unearthing')
C. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws best choice among all
D. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, but also ( Where is 'not only' ??) a poet and a philosopher drawing (modifies closest noun i.e philosopher. We need something that modifies both 'a poet' and 'a philosopher')
E. unearths (GA is an accomplished scholar unearths many - doesn't make sense even to my non native ears :) ) many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, a poet and philosopher drawing (modifies closest noun i.e philosopher. We need something that modifies both 'a poet' and 'a philosopher')

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New post 14 Jun 2016, 22:28
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Sachin9 wrote:
Is B also wrong because of the construction : noun + verbing

'scholar+unearthing'


Hi Sachin,

Choice B reads - unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws

This construction violates teh parallelism in the sentence. The senetnce says Giuseppe Alessi is a scholar and also a poet and philisopher. Then the sentence presents additonal information about Alessi as a scholar and a s a poet and philosopher. The entities in the parallel are "an accomplished scholar unearthing..." and "a poet and a philosopher who draws...". Verb-ing modifier phrase "unerathing..." is not grammatically parallel to relative pronoun clause "who draws...". This choice would be correct if "who draws..." were "drawing...".

Choice C corrects the parallelism by making both the entities relative pronoun clauses.

Hope this helps. :-)
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Hallo Maam,

I have a question regarding Option C.

Option C says : who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws his inspiration from.....

My question is,can "as well as" separates two independent clause(I.C).Because the who starts I.Cs and makes parallelism.

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Giuseppe Alessi, a world-class chef whose life has been a search for the genuine and the delicious in Florentine cooking, is an accomplished scholar not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws his inspiration from the idyllic frescoes of Etruscan tombs.

A. not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws
B. unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
C. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
D. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, but also a poet and a philosopher drawing
E. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, a poet and philosopher drawing

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C for me.

A and B wrong for ||ism .
D introduces a contrast which is not at all required and E is a run -on

left with C which is correct

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Giuseppe Alessi, a world-class chef whose life has been a search for the genuine and the delicious in Florentine cooking, is an accomplished scholar not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws his inspiration from the idyllic frescoes of Etruscan tombs.

A. not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws
B. unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
C. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
D. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, but also a poet and a philosopher drawing
E. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, a poet and philosopher drawing

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Giuseppe Alessi, a world-class chef whose life has been a search for the genuine and the delicious in Florentine cooking, is an accomplished scholar who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws his inspiration from the idyllic frescoes of Etruscan tombs.

(C) to me is perfect...

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A. not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws: Here not only following by -ing and but also by poet ,which is wrong
B. unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws:Here unearthing and draws are not parallel
C. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws:unearths ,draws parallel
D. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, but also a poet and a philosopher drawing:unearths and drawing are not parallel
E. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, a poet and philosopher drawing:unearths and drawing are not parallel

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If you skip all the crap after Alessi, it becomes apparent that you need scholar who. With the remaining choices, D is introducing contrast where it isn't intended. C is parallel a scholar a poet, and also captures the intended meaning.

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i find it a little different on Gmat Prep:
The choice E is different and i picked it...
Because i think the structure that a scholar, a poet and a philosopher is acceptable but in E, there is no "a" in front of philosopher and the modifier "drawing" has is wrong.
Am i right?

Giuseppe Alessi, a world-class chef whose life has been a search for the genuine and the delicious in Florentine cooking, is an accomplished scholar not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws his inspiration from the idyllic frescoes of Etruscan tombs.
A. not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws
B. unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
C. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
D. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, but also a poet and a philosopher drawing
E. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, a poet and philosopher drawing


There are 2 things wrong in this version of (E).

1. Renaissance manuscripts, a poet -> We need a Conjunction here because we are adding more trait to those already mentioned. Without it, this is a comma splice.

2. an accomplished scholar who unearths is not parallel to a poet and philosopher drawing -> We need a subject in the second part in addition to changing drawing to draws.
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I definitely like C. It maintains parallelism

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Giuseppe Alessi, a world-class chef whose life has been a search for the genuine and the delicious in Florentine cooking, is an accomplished scholar not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws his inspiration from the idyllic frescoes of Etruscan tombs.
A. not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws
B. unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
C. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
D. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, but also a poet and a philosopher drawing
E. unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, a poet and philosopher drawing


Read the given sentence this way (considering only the highlighted part) :

Giuseppe Alessi, a world-class chef whose life has been a search for the genuine and the delicious in Florentine cooking,is an accomplished scholar not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws his inspiration from the idyllic frescoes of Etruscan tombs.

It is clearly observed that "who" is needed to continue the sentence correctly.
Hence choice (A),(B) & (E) are out

Between choice (C) & (D) , choice (D) can be eliminated as it incorrectly introduces a "but also" construction.
Answer choice (C) follows the correct parallelism(unearths --- draws) and correct usage of "as well as".

Ans : C

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Dear experts,

I want to understand the choice E.

Giuseppe Alessi, a world-class chef whose life has been a search for the genuine and the delicious in Florentine cooking, is an accomplished scholar
who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, a poet and philosopher drawing his inspiration from the idyllic frescoes of Etruscan tombs.

cutting the modifiers

Giuseppe Alessi is an accomplished scholar, a poet and philosopher. Is anything wrong with this sentence? I agree on modifiers part but is the core structure correct here?

He is X, Y and Z.

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C is the right answer; the tense of the sentence is corrected (present continuous is wrong in the underlined sentence), removes 'but' which is the wrong conjunction; Most importantly it corrects the meaning of the underlined portion

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Imo C
This took a lot of time the original sentence is awkward and use idiom not only X but also y incorrectly.
B also had idiom error
D does not have not only of the idiom not only X but also Y.
There is no hope for E as well

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guess there is one more justification for C.

Noun + Who Clause – Describes habitual or permanent action

Noun +Verbing – Describes action happening during timeframe of the sentence, but doesn’t imply it’s habitual
As Giuseppe Aless “whose life has been a search for the genuine and the delicious in Florentine cooking”, must have permanence rather than a momentary characteristic of being accomplished writer, and a poet and philosopher.
So, Noun + Who clause suits better.
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Giuseppe Alessi, a world-class chef whose life has been a search for the genuine and the delicious in Florentine cooking, is an accomplished scholar not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws his inspiration from the idyllic frescoes of Etruscan tombs.
A. not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws
B. unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
C. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws
D. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, but also a poet and a philosopher drawing
E. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, a poet and philosopher drawing

Only C on parallelism
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