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In contrast to the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba.

A) the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba.

B) the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which several decades later was invented in Cuba.

C) the tempo of the bolero, which is moderately slow, the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba, has quite a fast beat.

D) the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba, has quite a fast beat.

E) the tempo of the bolero, which is moderately slow, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba.



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In contrast to the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba.

A) the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba.

B) the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which several decades later was invented in Cuba.

C) the tempo of the bolero, which is moderately slow, the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba, has quite a fast beat.

D) the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba, has quite a fast beat.(correct use of modifiers)

E) the tempo of the bolero, which is moderately slow, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba.


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In contrast to the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba.

A) the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba.

B) the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which several decades later was invented in Cuba.

C) the tempo of the bolero, which is moderately slow, the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba, has quite a fast beat.

D) the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba, has quite a fast beat.

E) the tempo of the bolero, which is moderately slow, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba.



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If we strip this sentence to understand the basic meaning, the author is trying to say that the tempo of bolero is moderately slow whereas mambo has quite a fast beat.
We can easily find the answer through elimination by removing the modifiers in each sentence and check if the remaining sentence is logically correct or not.

In option A, In contrast to the bolero there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, bolero is being compared to the fast beat. It's not parallel. Further the modifier suggests that the "beat of the mambo was invented several decades later". Hence eliminated.
Option B also has the same error.
In option C, the "tempo of the bolero" is compared with "the mambo". Again incorrect.
Option E also changes the meaning as it implies that the beat was invented several decades later in China.

Option D is correct because it rectifies the modifier error and the sentence is also parallel. "The Bolero" is rightly compared to "the mambo" and the modifiers convey the logical meaning. D should be the answer.
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In contrast to the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba.

A) the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba.
B) the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which several decades later was invented in Cuba.
C) the tempo of the bolero, which is moderately slow, the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba, has quite a fast beat.
D) the bolero, which has a moderately slow tempo, the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba, has quite a fast beat.
E) the tempo of the bolero, which is moderately slow, there is quite a fast beat to the mambo, which was invented several decades later in Cuba.

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

The original sentence compares a style of music to the beat of another style of music

It would be more logical to compare the two styles of music, namely, the bolero and the mambo

(D) is the only answer that makes a correct comparison

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That OE is good, except that I do not agree with the notion that it is more logical to compare dance to dance
than tempo to tempo. Why? Sez who?

I picked D because it maintained parallelism.

Couple it with Prateekj05 's more specific answer to flesh out the OE.

As Prateekj05 notes,
A) compares bolero to a fast beat
B) compares bolero to a fast beat
-- and as sonusaini1 highlights, inserts "several decades later" right after "which." Wrong construction.
C) compares the tempo of the bolero to the (dance) mambo

E) compares tempo to tempo, but E either is not parallel or is confusing.

Not parallel: the "which was invented" clause needs to go away or a similar WHICH clause needs to be inserted about the bolero.

Confusing: The antecedent of which is contextually confusing. Does which modify "mambo" or "beat"?

Does which modify the nearest noun or the noun modified by a preposition?

Rather than try to figure out the answer, compare to D.

D is superior. Apples are compared to apples and there's no confusion about the modifying WHICH clause.

Answer D is best.


Prateekj05 - wrote the winning answer. Kudos!

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