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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

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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

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 - 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

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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...

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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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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

[Reveal] Spoiler:
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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