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Hearing Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song"

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Hearing Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song" is to be in the presence of a great artist, with seeming limitless vocal reserves.

a) Hearing Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song" is to be in the presence of a great artist, with seeming limitless vocal reserves.

b) Hearing Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song" is to be in the presence of a great artist, one with seemingly

c) Hearing Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song" is being in the presence of a great artist, one with seeming

d) To hear Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song" is being in the presence of a great artist, with seemingly

e) To hear Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song" is to be in the presence of a great artist, one with seemingly





Is the reason e is correct that "To hear" and "is to be" are parallel?

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E is the best choice, i'm not sure if this gets classified as parallelism, but "To hear . . . is to be" is the best structure for this sentence, compared to "To hear . . . is being" or "Hearing . . . is to be"

Also, "seemingly" is an adverb that describes the adjective "limitless" so that rules out A and C as well
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Hey why can't it be C? Hearing and being matches ... someone please explain why not C

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Hey why can't it be C? Hearing and being matches ... someone please explain why not C

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"seemingly" is an adverb that describes the adjective "limitless" so C is ruled out
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akshay94raja wrote:
Hey why can't it be C? Hearing and being matches ... someone please explain why not C

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Hello akshay94raja,

I am not sure if you still have this doubt. Nonetheless, here is the explanation for your question. :-)


In Choice C, Hearing... and being... are parallel. The parallelism is not issue here.

This choice is incorrect for the use of the word seeming. The sentence intends to convey that it seems that the artist has limitless vocal reserves. The impression is that her vocal records is limitless. Hence, we need an adverb to modify the adjective limitless. That word is is seemingly.

Choice E uses this word along with the correct parallelism between to hear... and to be... and hence is correct.


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