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Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan is

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Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan is based on technique, exactness and placement, with a particular emphasis on awe-inspiring technical feats, as well as on graceful, delicate movement.

A. Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan
B. Like Merrill Ashley's, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
C. Like Merrill Ashley, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
D. Similar to Merrill Ashley, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
E. Similar to Merrill Ashley's, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan
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Why isn't E working? Doesn't Merill Ashley's correctly refer to ballet style?

E - Similar to Merrill Ashley's, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan
E would have been better if it were - Similar to Merrill Ashley's, Wendy Whelan's ballet style

B is better than E
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Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan is based on technique, exactness and placement, with a particular emphasis on awe-inspiring technical feats, as well as on graceful, delicate movement.

A. Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan -- out because marrill is compared to ballet style
B. Like Merrill Ashley's, Wendy Whelan's ballet style --- ashley's (ballet style) compared to wendy's ballet style ---keep it
C. Like Merrill Ashley, Wendy Whelan's ballet style --- same as A
D. Similar to Merrill Ashley, Wendy Whelan's ballet style --similar is OUT OF THE BASKET
E. Similar to Merrill Ashley's, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan ---same as D

OA after some discussion....


problem is of comparisons.
IMO B..wats the oa...
Reasons mentioned above in the quote...
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B. Since it is the only answer that maintains parallelism between Merrill Ashley's, Wendy Whelan's ballet styles.
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Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan is based on technique, exactness and placement, with a particular emphasis on awe-inspiring technical feats, as well as on graceful, delicate movement.

A. Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan
B. Like Merrill Ashley's, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
C. Like Merrill Ashley, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
D. Similar to Merrill Ashley, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
E. Similar to Merrill Ashley's, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan

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This is a problem of comparisons. Look at what is being compared. The subject before the comma - "Merill Ashley" and the subject after the comma, "the ballet style of Wendy Whelan" which do not agree. This incorrect comparison is the error in the sentence. We eliminate all the options that do this error. Thus eliminated A (for the reason explained above), C (comparing Merill Ashley and Wendy Whelan's ballet style) and D (comparing Merill Ashley and Wendy Whelan's ballet style).

Of B and E, in E, the comparison is not parallel in nature (Merill Ashley's vs ballet style of Wendy Whelan). To make E correct, we wouls have to make it "Similar to that of Merill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan".

Thus B is the best choice where compared items agree in parallelism.
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I received a private message asking for additional clarification about the error in E. I'm posting my response here for the group in case others need clarification too:

The problem with E as written is that it's not parallel in structure. It makes sense logically (the primary error with comparisons), but sometimes with comparisons you will be eliminating answer choices on the basis of structure.

Similar to Merrill Ashley's (ballet style), the ballet style of Wendy Whelan - the order is inverted, person/style to style/person, and you have the person in a possessive structure first than within an prepositional phrase - not parallel.

The correct answer B has both people in possessive structure with the same ordering.
B. Like Merrill Ashley's (ballet style), Wendy Whelan's ballet style - perfectly parallel

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Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan is based on technique, exactness and placement, with a particular emphasis on awe-inspiring technical feats, as well as on graceful, delicate movement.

A. Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan
B. Like Merrill Ashley's, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
C. Like Merrill Ashley, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
D. Similar to Merrill Ashley, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
E. Similar to Merrill Ashley's, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan

OA after some discussion....

OA


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Jp27 wrote:
Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan is based on technique, exactness and placement, with a particular emphasis on awe-inspiring technical feats, as well as on graceful, delicate movement.

A. Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan
B. Like Merrill Ashley's, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
C. Like Merrill Ashley, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
D. Similar to Merrill Ashley, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
E. Similar to Merrill Ashley's, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan

OA after some discussion....

OA


Hi generis

Please highlight the underlined part and mark the OA as .

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