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Marc Murphy, the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is
roasting turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other.

A. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting
turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other
B. Landmarc restaurants‘ chef and owner in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in
one oven while braising the legs in another
C. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roast
turkey breasts in one oven while braising the leg in another
D. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants of Manhattan, roasted
turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another
E. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan,
roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another

OA : E

What's wrong with D?
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29 Apr 2011, 03:28
Marc Murphy, the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is
roasting turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other.

A. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting
turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other
B. Landmarc restaurants‘ chef and owner in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in
one oven while braising the legs in another
C. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roast
turkey breasts in one oven while braising the leg in another
D. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants of Manhattan, roasted
turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another
E. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan,
roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another

The first principal of the SC is: dont change the tone of the sentence. The original sentence uses 'is roasting' so we should try to maintain the tense and all. So if we check D it is using 'roasted' so that is wrong as we have better alternative which is E.
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A. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting
turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other--- is roasting --- present progressive tense is wrong
B. Landmarc restaurants‘ chef and owner in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another………Restaurants’ Chef is wrong – one chef can handle only one restaurant.More importantly, the prepositional phrase ‘in Manhattan” is inappropriately placed after owner. It should be placed next to the restaurants, which is what the modifier is modifying
C. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roast turkey breasts in one oven while braising the leg in another…. Verb is the plural Roast- – Subject is Murphy, singular SV mismatch
D. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants of Manhattan, roasted turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another –roasted? As if he is not doing it now? Past tense is wrong
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E. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another. Uses present tense for a day –to-day activity. Correct verb tense. Use of braising, a present participle to mark the second activity is acceptable as an adjectival modifier to the subject Murphy.
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29 Apr 2011, 03:47
D brings unnecessary past tense verb. Hence POE.
E is the best choice.
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+1 E

D changes the meaning of the sentence. The action is in the simple present, not in the past.
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21 May 2011, 18:56
E it is. the sentence is in Present tense.

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24 Sep 2012, 08:29
I managed to rule out B,C and D. But, confused between A and E and guessed A as answer. I am no able to find difference between

A. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting
turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other.

E. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan,
roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another.

Is roasting while he braises (present cont followed by present tense)

Roasts while braising (Present tense followed by present cont)

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E. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another.

Roasts while braising (Present tense followed by present cont) this is wrong; the correct interpretation is- Present tense followed by present participle; note the absence of the helping verb – is - in the choice. If you have to make it present continuous, then you should have the helping verb –is- before the participial word braising
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+1 E. D has the Roasted which is wrongs. Roasts and brising is correct.
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E. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another.

Roasts while braising (Present tense followed by present cont) this is wrong; the correct interpretation is- Present tense followed by present participle; note the absence of the helping verb – is - in the choice. If you have to make it present continuous, then you should have the helping verb –is- before the participial word braising

what is wrong b/w A nd what is right in E?pls explain

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We do not say, somebody is roasting something, if it is a daily ritual. The topic describes the way the chef does something daily. Hence for daily routines we need to uses a simple present tense verb and not a present continuous verb. So A is wrong.

In E, The main verb (roasts) is in present tense. So it is ok; ‘while braising’ is not a present continuous tense. It is simply a present participle used as a modifier that describes the chef’s routine.
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We do not say, somebody is roasting something, if it is a daily ritual. The topic describes the way the chef does something daily. Hence for daily routines we need to uses a simple present tense verb and not a present continuous verb. So A is wrong.

In E, The main verb (roasts) is in present tense. So it is ok; ‘while braising’ is not a present continuous tense. It is simply a present participle used as a modifier that describes the chef’s routine.

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Marc Murphy, the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other.
A. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other
B. Landmarc restaurants‘ chef and owner in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another
C. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roast turkey breasts in one oven while braising the leg in another
D. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants of Manhattan, roasted turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another
E. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another
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Marc Murphy, the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other.
A. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other - incorrect tense
B. Landmarc restaurants‘ chef and owner in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another - Unclear Appositive
C. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roast turkey breasts in one oven while braising the leg in another - verb should be singular
D. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants of Manhattan, roasted turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another - past tense
E. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another - correct

E

The logic to reach E is easiest through POE.

A. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other - it conveys as if the guy is roasting it right now...so it should be eliminated
B. Landmarc restaurants‘ chef and owner in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another - we are clear that Appositive is incorrect/unclear in meaning
C. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roast turkey breasts in one oven while braising the leg in another - Marc Murphy will take a singular verb form,so eliminate this
D. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants of Manhattan, roasted turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another - past tense
E. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another - correct

So I was stuck between D & E.

While generally takes a progressing verb form to convey that the task was done alongside another task.
E.g. Everyday I eat my breakfast while reading the newspaper.

if there is any confusion on while +ing verb look at roasts and roasted
The whole sentence is an informational clause about a guy who's a chef and an owner...such clauses are best represented in present tense. Hence E

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Marc Murphy, the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other.
A. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other
B. Landmarc restaurants‘ chef and owner in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another
C. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roast turkey breasts in one oven while braising the leg in another
D. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants of Manhattan, roasted turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another
E. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another

First and foremost, think: what does the sentence convey?
It is telling you that a chef roasts turkey breasts in one oven and turkey legs in another. This is not what people do normally, right? They roast the entire turkey in one oven. The sentence probably wants to tell you that this chef usually roasts his turkey this way.
It is possible that the sentence is telling you that the chef is doing those actions right now or did them some time in the past, but it is a little unlikely. If instead of 'Marc Murphy', you had 'My father' then it would have been more likely.

Anyway, let's look at the options now:

A. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other
If 'is roasting' is correct, we are looking for something like 'is roasting turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in the other'. If both the actions are taking place right now, you need to use continuous for both.

B. Landmarc restaurants‘ chef and owner in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another
Is the owner in Manhattan or is the restaurant in Manhattan?

C. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roast turkey breasts in one oven while braising the leg in another
The verb form 'roast' is incorrect since Mark Murphy is singular.

D. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants of Manhattan, roasted turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another
You can use past continuous and simple past with 'while' but the simple past action must be a short action compared to the past continuous action. e.g. MM popped a peanut in his mouth while roasting the turkey. Normally, 'roasting breasts' and 'braising legs' will come across as long actions. So it isn't very appropriate.

E. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another
This makes complete sense. It tells us that the chef does this on a regular basis.
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A – Is roasting (present) needs to match braises (past)
B –It’s unclear whether the owner or the restaurants are in Manhattan with this structure.
C – Marc Murphy is singular, therefore roast needs to be plural.
D – roasted (past tense) needs to match braising (present tense)
E – Correct
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Marc Murphy, the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other.
A. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, is roasting turkey breasts in one oven while he braises the legs in the other
B. Landmarc restaurants‘ chef and owner in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another
C. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roast turkey breasts in one oven while braising the leg in another
D. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants of Manhattan, roasted turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another
E. the chef and an owner of the Landmarc restaurants in Manhattan, roasts turkey breasts in one oven while braising the legs in another

B- Modifier is incorrect
C-Roast turkey is wrong
D- Roasted is wrong

Between A and E

E is correct- analogy of 'one can do an activity while doing an another activity' but vice-versa gives a wrong meaning.
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We do not say, somebody is roasting something, if it is a daily ritual. The topic describes the way the chef does something daily. Hence for daily routines we need to uses a simple present tense verb and not a present continuous verb. So A is wrong.

In E, The main verb (roasts) is in present tense. So it is ok; ‘while braising’ is not a present continuous tense. It is simply a present participle used as a modifier that describes the chef’s routine.

In E , the correct ans choice, isn't the usage of indefinite article 'an' flawed?
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We do not say, somebody is roasting something, if it is a daily ritual. The topic describes the way the chef does something daily. Hence for daily routines we need to uses a simple present tense verb and not a present continuous verb. So A is wrong.

why do we assume the sentence explains a daily ritual ? The sentence could simply explain what the chef is currently doing and it makes sense ? The chef is currently roasting etc... I do not see anything wrong with this meaning so why we should not keep it since it is the original sentence ?

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In E , the correct ans choice, isn't the usage of indefinite article 'an' flawed?
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