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Madonna, a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman, widely

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Madonna, a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman, widely known as the queen of pop, has created a music trend that was both liberal and innovative , yet she remained traditional in a sense.
(A)Madonna, a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman, widely known as the queen of pop, has created a music trend that was both
(B)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, created a music trend that was both
(C)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, who created a music trend that was
(D)Madonna, who is a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman widely known as the queen of pop, created both a music trend that was
(E)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, has both created a trend that was

Originally posted by guerrero25 on 29 Jun 2013, 12:51.
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guerrero25 wrote:
Madonna, a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman, widely known as the queen of pop, has created a music trend that was both liberal and innovative , yet she remained traditional in a sense.
(A)Madonna, a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman, widely known as the queen of pop, has created a music trend that was both
(B)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, created a music trend that was both
(C)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, who created a music trend that was
(D)Madonna, who is a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman widely known as the queen of pop, created both a music trend that was
(E)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, has both created a trend that was


HI,

IMO B
(A)Madonna, a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman, widely known as the queen of pop, has created a music trend that was both(INCORRECT)===>SUB-VERB VERY FAR/...HAS CREATED IS WRONG VERB TENSE IN THIS CONTEXT(IT SHOULD BE "CREATED" AND NOT PARALLEL TO VERB IN NON UNDERLINED PORTION)
(B)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, created a music trend that was both(CORRECT)==>CORRECT TENSE/PARALLEL/IDIOM BOTH X ,AND Y CORRECTLY USED)
(C)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, who created a music trend that was(INCORRECT)==>FRAGMENT BECAUSE SUBJECT MADONNA DONT HAVE A VERB HERE)
(D)Madonna, who is a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman widely known as the queen of pop, created both a music trend that was(INCORRECT)===>BOTH X,AND Y INCORRECT USE...X AND Y ARE NOT PARALLEL///SUBJECT AND VERB ARE VERY FAR TO EACH OTHER
(E)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, has both created a trend that was(INCORRECT)==>INCORRECT USE OF HAS////BOTH X,AND Y INCORRECT USE...X AND Y ARE NOT PARALLEL

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IMO the answer is B

This questions tests the modifier, verb tense and parallelism using both and and construct.

A) is wrong because of wrong tense has created
C) who relative pronoun is too far from the noun Madonna
D) misplaced modifier - widely known as queen of pop - and wrong parallelism for both and And construct
E) wrong verb tense - has created - and wrong parallelism for both and And construct

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guerrero25 wrote:
Madonna, a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman, widely known as the queen of pop, has created a music trend that was both liberal and innovative , yet she remained traditional in a sense.
(A)Madonna, a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman, widely known as the queen of pop, has created a music trend that was both
(B)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, created a music trend that was both
(C)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, who created a music trend that was
(D)Madonna, who is a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman widely known as the queen of pop, created both a music trend that was
(E)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, has both created a trend that was


The construct

U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, is not correct as it does not modify Madonna: out B C E.

D is not parallel:
"(D)Madonna, who is a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman widely known as the queen of pop, created both a music trend that was liberal and innovative".

IMO A
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OA is B -

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Idiom: Both X and Y, where X and Y should be listed in a parallel way.

In this sentence, yet indicates a contrast between the clause it introduces and the previous one. Both clauses should be listed in a parallel way.

(A) Madonna has created (present perfect)…. ,yet she remained (past simple) is not a parallel construction.

(B) Correct. Both liberal and innovative, and created..., yet she remained are parallel constructions.

(C) Sentence fragment: the first main clause does not have a main verb.

(D) Both a music trend that was liberal and innovative is a wrong parallel construction. The right parallelism is a music trend that was both liberal and innovative.

(E) Madonna has created (present perfect)…. ,yet she remained (past simple) is not a parallel construction.

Both created a trend that was liberal and innovativeis a wrong parallel construction. The right parallelism is a music trend that was both liberal and innovative.
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I agree with Zarrolou regarding :"businesswoman Madonna" and thus B, D, and E are out. But both A and D have obvious mistakes (I chose D).

A is wrong because two noun modifiers have to be next to Madonna, but they are in following order: Madonna, noun modifier, noun modifier, verb + rest of sentence.

D is wrong because of the improper use of Both + And because they need to refer to innovative and liberal.
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A)Madonna, a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman, widely known as the queen of pop, has created a music trend that was both -
( has does not fit with the setence)
(B)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, created a music trend that was both
Correct

(C)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, who created a music trend that was
(wrong place of who)
(D)Madonna, who is a U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman widely known as the queen of pop, created both a music trend that was
Was and Created are not parallel
(E)U.S. singer, actress and businesswoman Madonna, widely known as the queen of pop, has both created a trend that was
Wrong tense

I am going with B..
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