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# Some critics have deemed the musician’s new composition confusing

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My answer is (E). It took me 50 seconds.

(A) "and" cannot connote the contrast between a negative feeling ("confusing") and a positive one (elegant")
With such understanding, I immediately eliminate (C) and (D) as well.

Between (B) and (E), The elegant parallelism in (E) is so compelling that I could have chosen it without taking a look at (B).
Yet I did take a look at B. It fails to make much sense: who is “having its final movement be melodious"? "Some critics have deemed the composition" "elegant by having its final movement be melodious". But it is illogical to believe that some critics did that.
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POE:

A:
1) Ambiguous pronoun: logical referent is COMPOSITION while structural referent is STRUCTURE
2) There is no point logic to present the attribute (of composition) as an independent clause.

B: No logic to have subjunctive form; E is better

C: same as A

D: Who is having a melodious final movement? It makes more sense for COMPOSITION, but not STRUCTURE

E: Correct
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generis wrote:

Project SC Butler: Sentence Correction (SC1)

Some critics have deemed the musician’s new composition confusing because of its unusual structure, and its melodious final movement makes it elegant.

A) structure, and its melodious final movement makes it elegant
and usage is not conveying the contrast in the meaning therefore out

B) structure, although elegant by having its final movement be melodious
movement isn't making much sense even though the parallelism and contrast is portrayed however out

C) structure, and it is elegant with its melodious final movement
Similar reasoning as A

D) structure while having a melodious final movement that makes it elegant
is the structure melodious or the entire meaning even though a subtle issue the contrast isn't displayed therefore out

E) structure yet elegant because of its melodious final movement
The meaning , parallelism and contrast is perfect therefore our answer

THerefore IMO E

Originally posted by Crytiocanalyst on 26 Sep 2021, 07:51.
Last edited by Crytiocanalyst on 26 Sep 2021, 08:18, edited 1 time in total.
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Correct Option E

Some critics have deemed the musician’s new composition confusing
because of
its unusual structure[b], and
its melodious final movement makes it elegant.

Original sentence has a flaw, both the highlighted sentence are contrast to each other, in which conjuction ",and" demean the intended meaning of sentence.
As ",and" conjuction is used to give additional information in the sentence.

Additionally usegae of "It" makes pronoun error, and creates ambiguity.
Confusing adjective is comparison with pronoun It's, here it's is correctly refered to "new composition" but another "it" is a flaw.
Easily Eliminate A.

B) structure, although elegant by having its final movement be melodious
Option B, has correct parallelism confusing adjective with elegant, and use of contrast conjunction "although", but pronoun error, same as in A, having its final movement creates flaw.

C) structure, and it is elegant with its melodious final movement
Eliminate C, for same pronoun error of its usage, and wrong usage

D) structure while having a melodious final movement that makes it elegant
Eliminate D, while usage is not conjuction, while is used to describe a phrase, and That usage, option D has comparison and parallelism flaw, which is corrected in option E

Correct sentence
Some critics have deemed
the musician’s new composition
confusing because of structure yet
elegant because of its melodious final movement
With correct contrast conjuction, "it" refer to new composition, confusing adjective compared with elegant, makes it a correct sentence E

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IMO E

Some critics have deemed the musician’s new composition confusing because of its unusual structure, and its melodious final movement makes it elegant.

A) structure, and its melodious final movement makes it elegant - And cannot be used to show contrast (And connects similar ideas)

B) structure, although elegant by having its final movement be melodious - Meaning Error.

C) structure, and it is elegant with its melodious final movement - "Its" Pronoun Antecedent Error.

D) structure while having a melodious final movement that makes it elegant - While cannot show contrast and hence the meaning is not coming out clearly. While is used to show two actions happening simultaneously or at the same time. Moreover this sentence isnt parallel.

E) structure yet elegant because of its melodious final movement - This solves the errors as stated above and is Parallel.
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Some critics have deemed the musician’s new composition confusing because of its unusual structure, and its melodious final movement makes it elegant.

To make the composition confusing, it can be "unusual" but cannot be "melodious" or "elegant". So definitely a contrast is necessary. Also since the later part is going to contrast, we need to see a split between the first clause and the second clause.

A) structure, and its melodious final movement makes it elegant
Conjunction 'and' usage ignores the contrast, and 2 pronoun its& it causes ambiguity. Eliminate

B) structure, although elegant by having its final movement be melodious

Contrast is there but the possessive pronoun, 'its' ambiguity causes reference error. Eliminate

C) structure, and it is elegant with its melodious final movement

2 pronouns 'it' and 'its' along with incorrect conjunction. Eliminate.

D) structure while having a melodious final movement that makes it elegant

while is not contrasting here, and pronounce reference error with 'it' usage. Eliminate

E) structure yet elegant because of its melodious final movement
Yet brings change in direction(wrt contrast) and 'its' refer to the music composition correctly. E is the right answer choice.
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Some critics have deemed the musician’s new composition confusing because of its unusual structure, and its melodious final movement makes it elegant.

A) structure, and its melodious final movement makes it elegant Incorrect

its is not in parallel with Some critics

B) structure, although elegant by having its final movement be melodious Incorrect

wordy

C) structure, and it is elegant with its melodious final movement Incorrect

same as A

D) structure while having a melodious final movement that makes it elegant Incorrect

this choice has redundancy problem and not as good as E

E) structure yet elegant because of its melodious final movement Correct

....................confusing because of..............yet elegant because of.........
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