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Often billed as "The Genius," American pianist, singer, composer, and bandleader Ray Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

(A) Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding
(B) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, being a genre based on melding
(C) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on a melding of
(D) Charles, credited with soul music's early development, a genre that was based on a melding of
(E) Charles, who is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on melding

Is E incorrect because the "who" clause is an essential modifier and because "melding" distorts the meaning. The other choices are easy to eliminate cos of modifier issue.
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E is incorrect because it's not a sentence!

Often billed as "The Genius", American pianist, singer, composer, and bandleader Charles, who is credited with the early development of soul music (-modifier of Charles-), a genre based on melding gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz (-appositive modifier of the music-) .

E has no main verb.
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Answer is C

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Often billed as "The Genius," American pianist, singer, composer, and bandleader Ray Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

(A) Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding - noun modifiers should be as close to the word it is describing. development is not genre
(B) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, being a genre based on melding
(C) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on a melding of
(D) Charles, credited with soul music's early development, a genre that was based on a melding of - noun modifiers should be as close to the word it is describing. development is not genre
(E) Charles, who is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on melding - who phrase makes the sentence a fragment since there is no working verb

Is E incorrect because the "who" clause is an essential modifier and because "melding" distorts the meaning. The other choices are easy to eliminate cos of modifier issue.


E is wrong because who phrase results in no working verb in the main clause - Often billed as "The Genius," American pianist, singer, composer, and bandleader...

Just curious what is the source of this question..

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Often billed as "The Genius," American pianist, singer, composer, and bandleader Ray Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

(A) Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding
developement of soul music is better.
(B) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, being a genre based on melding
being modifier is modifying the whole preceeding clause....as meaning comes out to be charles being a genre...=>not correct
(C) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on a melding of
correct
(D) Charles, credited with soul music's early development, a genre that was based on a melding of
this sentence is a fragment as the subject CHARLES doesnt has a verb
(E) Charles, who is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on melding
again this one is a fragment same as D
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I go with (C) as the "genre" correctly modifies the "soul music".
(B) is wrong as I read somewhere that "being is generally" not used on GMAT plus (B) is wordy as well.
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I go with (C) as the "genre" correctly modifies the "soul music".
(B) is wrong as I read somewhere that "being is generally" not used on GMAT plus (B) is wordy as well.


problem with being is that it is working as a modifier and indirectly referring to subject of the sentence, "ray" and that is wrong. it should modify genre.
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Often billed as "The Genius," American pianist, singer, composer, and bandleader Ray Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

(A) Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding
(B) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, being a genre based on melding
(C) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on a melding of
(D) Charles, credited with soul music's early development, a genre that was based on a melding of
(E) Charles, who is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on melding

Is E incorrect because the "who" clause is an essential modifier and because "melding" distorts the meaning. The other choices are easy to eliminate cos of modifier issue.

Answer –C
A – a genre wrongly modifies development. It should correctly modify soul music. Hence, A is wrong.
B – use of being makes a noun phrase ‘being genre based on melding of ...’ it lacks verb and hence wrong. It is wrong modification.
C – correct.
D – Ray charles misses the verb.
E – there is no verb for Ray Charles.
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Often billed as "The Genius," American pianist, singer, composer, and bandleader Ray Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

(A) Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding -- genre should logically refer to soul music but here it is in possessive
(B) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, being a genre based on melding -- usage of bein
(C) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on a melding of - Correct
(D) Charles, credited with soul music's early development, a genre that was based on a melding of -- no verb
(E) Charles, who is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on melding -- no verb

Answer C
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fozzzy wrote:
Often billed as "The Genius," American pianist, singer, composer, and bandleader Ray Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

(A) Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding
(B) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, being a genre based on melding
(C) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on a melding of
(D) Charles, credited with soul music's early development, a genre that was based on a melding of
(E) Charles, who is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on melding

Is E incorrect because the "who" clause is an essential modifier and because "melding" distorts the meaning. The other choices are easy to eliminate cos of modifier issue.



(D) and (E)
It begins with an opening modifier "Often billed as *****" , so we need the subject---Charles to appear right way, with his action. So D&E are gone.

(B)
"Comma + __ing" should describe the subject+action that comes before it. 
I dropped the groceries onto the floor, scaring the dog.
--> I scared the dog by dropping the groceries.
If you try the same thing here, it doesn't work. Choice B suggests that Ray Charles is a "genre". Oops.

(A) and (C)
 "a genre" should be placed as close as possible to "soul music".
Choice C puts it closer than choice A, so you can eliminate choice A.

When the issue is placement of a modifier, just pick the choice(s) in which the modifier is CLOSEST to the stuff it's supposed to describe.
There's no need to hypothesize an "ideal" placement -- that's why the problems are multiple-choice.

Correct answer is (C)

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Can I ask, if instead of "a melding of" in C, we use "meld" directly as in A, is C still correct? Is one way better than the other?
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fozzzy wrote:
Often billed as "The Genius," American pianist, singer, composer, and bandleader Ray Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

(A) Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding
(B) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, being a genre based on melding
(C) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on a melding of
(D) Charles, credited with soul music's early development, a genre that was based on a melding of
(E) Charles, who is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on melding

Is E incorrect because the "who" clause is an essential modifier and because "melding" distorts the meaning. The other choices are easy to eliminate cos of modifier issue.



(A) Charles is credited with soul music's early development, a genre based on melding - Wrong: Pronoun error
(B) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, being a genre based on melding - Wrong: Usage of being
(C) Charles is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on a melding of - Correct
(D) Charles, credited with soul music's early development, a genre that was based on a melding of - Wrong: 1) Missing verb 2) Meaning distortion
(E) Charles, who is credited with the early development of soul music, a genre based on melding - Wrong:
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