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Hi,

I am not able to find out that what is wrong with option B. It would be helpful if someone can explain this to me. This ques is from GmatPrep
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27 Apr 2009, 23:16
asthanap wrote:
Hi,

I am not able to find out that what is wrong with option B. It would be helpful if someone can explain this to me. This ques is from GmatPrep
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wow this is a tough one at first glance

A, C and E are eliminated because it says "produced a body of work both rooted" and you need "produced a body of work that was both rooted" because it can be read as Thel. Monk produced a body....of work that was rooted"

B is eliminated because "the jazz pianist and composer" implies that he is the only jazz pianist and composer in the world.

so D
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27 Apr 2009, 23:51
I think a better reason to kick out B is that..
rooted both is not followed by two parallels:

rooted both in the stride piano tradition of x and y
Stride piano tradition and Y are not parallel.

It could have improved it it were:
rooted both in the stride piano tradition of x and something something of y
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28 Apr 2009, 00:07
A is wrong for "both rooted".
B and E are wrong for not having parallel structure after "both".
C is wrong as there is no verb in the first part of the sentence.
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28 Apr 2009, 00:42
shkusira wrote:
I think a better reason to kick out B is that..
rooted both is not followed by two parallels:

rooted both in the stride piano tradition of x and y
Stride piano tradition and Y are not parallel.

It could have improved it it were:
rooted both in the stride piano tradition of x and something something of y

yeah..you are right..good explanation!
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28 Apr 2009, 00:46
scthakur wrote:
A is wrong for "both rooted".
B and E are wrong for not having parallel structure after "both".
C is wrong as there is no verb in the first part of the sentence.

on C, why do you say we need a verb in the first clause of the sentence?
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28 Apr 2009, 00:55
With C, the first clause does not have any main verb.
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28 Apr 2009, 01:03
scthakur wrote:
With C, the first clause does not have any main verb.

ok..i see that we would need some verb in the context of the whole sentence, I thought you meant that generally speaking all clauses needed a verb

its late here!
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28 Apr 2009, 06:19
D is correct because it does not offer an unparallel structure like B: rooted both in Noun of X and Y, but a more simple but correct structure: rooted in X and E

If B were correct, it would include in that of or in the stride-piano tradition of before Duke Elington to make a parrale structure both in Noun of X and that of Y
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(A) incorrect because of both rooted --> there's just only one Noun standing before both so both here is not suitable
(C) incorrect because the main clause is ungrammatical: 2 subject Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk and he. Besides, yet is not suitable because it should not be included in a main clause but in a 2nd clause
(E) same error as B
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06 May 2009, 09:27
In the stride-piano tradition of Willie Smith and duke...is a single phrase...Both cant be used while referring to it...So B is wrong
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