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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
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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

I do not have OA For this.

I went with C.

IMHO, C.

A. 'Not only' is incorrectly placed.
B. The pattern of the sentence is X is scholar .......... and a poet & philosopher who.....,
For the sentence to be parallel , there should be a "who" after scholar.
B violates parallelism.

C. correct

D. not only is not present, a hanging "but also" is used

E. unearths..., drawing ..., is not parallel.

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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

I do not have OA For this.

I went with C.

C is best .

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.

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Parallelism: who unearths....who draws
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C is correct.

Florentine cooking, is an accomplished scholar--- as well as----

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A - not only X but also Y. X and Y should be parallel and similar in construction. X - unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts is not parallel to Y - a poet and philosopher who draws his inspiration from the idyllic frescoes of Etruscan tombs.

B - ‘unearthing’ is wrong usage, gives rise to a phrase without a verb which is not parallel to what follows ‘as well as’ which has a verb. ‘who draws’ not parallel to ‘unearthing’, as well as after comma is not perfect. X as well as Y. X and Y should be parallel.

C - Seems CORRECT. X as well as Y. X and Y is perfectly parallel.

D - ‘but also’ is used incorrectly. Correct idiom is ‘not only .. but also ..’. ‘drawing’ used as adjective cause two sides of as well as to become un parallel.

E - ‘a poet and philosopher drawing ..’ changes meaning of sentence by shifting focus to poet and philosopher, while Alessi is primarily a poet and philosopher.

the subject is Alessi (sing.) not poet and philosopher. So if we asks, who draws? the answer is Alessi. A poet and a philosopher are not drawing. 'Poet and philosopher' are two things Alessi is considered.
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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

I do not have OA For this.

I went with C.

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

Ans C wins hands down
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Is B also wrong because of the construction : noun + verbing

'scholar+unearthing'
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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.

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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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Hi Shraddha,
Thanks for responding. My question specifically is about the construction: noun+verbing.. Is it right? comma + verb-ing should either act as a modifier or verbing should be used to describe the present continuous tense IMHO.

Giuseppe Alessi is an accomplished scholar unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.

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Is B also wrong because of the construction : noun + verbing

'scholar+unearthing'

B is definitely wrong. Cut out the fat (if you like, the modifier) to make the sentence clearer.
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Is B also wrong because of the construction : noun + verbing

'scholar+unearthing'

B is definitely wrong. Cut out the fat (if you like, the modifier) to make the sentence clearer.

I know its wrong knight but my specific question is if it is also wrong because of the presence of
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noun + verbing

'scholar+unearthing'
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My question specifically is about the construction: noun+verbing.. Is it right? comma + verb-ing should either act as a modifier or verbing should be used to describe the present continuous tense IMHO.

Giuseppe Alessi is an accomplished scholar unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.

Is the above sentence grammatically correct? Kindly clarify.

Hi Sachin,

When verb-ing modifier is preceded by a comma, then it modifies the preceding clause and takes the tense of the verb of the modified clause. When verb-ing modifier is used without a comma, then it modifies the preceding noun. This is a valid construction.

In this official sentence, "unearthing..." modifes "scholar".

You can refer to this article for uasge of Verb-ings modifiers:
usage-of-verb-ing-modifiers-135220.html
verb-ing-modifiers-part-2-in-our-first-article-on-verb-ing-135567.html

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My question specifically is about the construction: noun+verbing.. Is it right? comma + verb-ing should either act as a modifier or verbing should be used to describe the present continuous tense IMHO.

Giuseppe Alessi is an accomplished scholar unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.

Is the above sentence grammatically correct? Kindly clarify.

Hi Sachin,

When verb-ing modifier is preceded by a comma, then it modifies the preceding clause and takes the tense of the verb of the modified clause. When verb-ing modifier is used without a comma, then it modifies the preceding noun. This is a valid construction.

In this official sentence, "unearthing..." modifes "scholar".

You can refer to this article for uasge of Verb-ings modifiers:
usage-of-verb-ing-modifiers-135220.html
verb-ing-modifiers-part-2-in-our-first-article-on-verb-ing-135567.html

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thanks a lot Shraddha

preposition+ noun+verbing : this must be wrong, right?

eg. : I have never heard of dogs barking.
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First look: Parallelism, modifiers, idioms.

A. not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws Wrong - "Not only..but also" is an idiom that requires parallel elements; "unearthing" and "a poet...who" are not parallel.

B. unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws Wrong - The sentence with "as well as" requires consistency among the predicates. "Both" is also idiomatic and not used correctly.

C. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws Ok - Parallel elements "who unearths...who draws"

D. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, but also a poet and a philosopher drawing Wrong - "but also" is an idiomatic construction. Furthermore, "who" and "drawing" are not consistent.

E. unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, a poet and philosopher drawing Wrong - The answer choice makes "a poet and philosopher" in to an appositive incorrectly modifying manuscripts or recipes.

IMO C

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Sachin9 wrote:
My question specifically is about the construction: noun+verbing.. Is it right? comma + verb-ing should either act as a modifier or verbing should be used to describe the present continuous tense IMHO.

Giuseppe Alessi is an accomplished scholar unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.

Is the above sentence grammatically correct? Kindly clarify.

Hi Sachin,

When verb-ing modifier is preceded by a comma, then it modifies the preceding clause and takes the tense of the verb of the modified clause. When verb-ing modifier is used without a comma, then it modifies the preceding noun. This is a valid construction.

In this official sentence, "unearthing..." modifes "scholar".

You can refer to this article for uasge of Verb-ings modifiers:
usage-of-verb-ing-modifiers-135220.html
verb-ing-modifiers-part-2-in-our-first-article-on-verb-ing-135567.html

Hope this helps.
Thanks.
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thanks a lot Shraddha

preposition+ noun+verbing : this must be wrong, right?

eg. : I have never heard of dogs barking.

The above sentence could be correct. It depends on the authors intent. For example, the "Dogs barking" could be a complex gerund, and the "dogs" describes the type of "barking," making compound noun "dog barking." It's further proven in that only a noun can be an object of prepositional phrase.

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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.

INCORRECT PORTIONS HIGHLIGHTED....

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 philosopherwho draws
C. who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws....CORRECT
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

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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

I do not have OA For this.

I went with C.

i think choice C because of parallelism

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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.
Thanks.
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Hi

Is "as well as" the right connector? Shouldn't it be "and" in option C?

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