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# Hearing Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song"

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Re: Hearing Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song" [#permalink]
akshay94raja wrote:
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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Re: Hearing Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song" [#permalink]
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.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Hearing Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song" [#permalink]
Non parallel things have been marked in red. In C, the error is with one with seeming is incorrect.

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

(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
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Re: Hearing Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song" [#permalink]
Is Option B wrong because of incongruity in the tenses (''hearing'' and ''to be'')?

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Re: Hearing Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song" [#permalink]
VIGHNESHKAMATH wrote:
Is Option B wrong because of incongruity in the tenses (''hearing'' and ''to be'')?

More parallelism than tenses...right?

"Hearing" doesn't really have any tense per se.
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Re: Hearing Jessye Norman perform the "Four Last Song" [#permalink]
VIGHNESHKAMATH wrote:
Is Option B wrong because of incongruity in the tenses (''hearing'' and ''to be'')?

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Hello VIGHNESHKAMATH,

We hope this finds you well.

To answer your query, the issue with Option B is one of parallelism; "hearing" is a present participle ("verb+ing"), and "to be" is an infinitive verb ("to + base form of verb"); neither really has a tense because neither is an active verb.

We hope this helps.
All the best!
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