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The compositions of Claude Debussy are known for their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, a use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and delicate but dramatic lyricism.

A.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, a use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

B.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

C.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and their

D.orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

E.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and a

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Correct Answer: B

This sentence features a list of Equivalent Elements that must be in parallel form. The list of characteristics for which Debussy's compositions are known includes their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and delicate but dramatic lyricism. Only choice B lists these characteristics correctly. Choice A says that the compositions are known for their "a use of scales', which is awkward ' one does not need the article 'a' to precede 'use.' Choice C lacks the possessive pronoun 'their' in front of 'use', making it not parallel. Choice D is missing the introductory possessive pronoun 'their.' Choice E, like A, has the unnecessary article 'a' preceding 'delicate'.
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The compositions of Claude Debussy are known for their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, a use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and delicate but dramatic lyricism.

A.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, a use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

B.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

C.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and their

D.orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

E.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and a

[Reveal] Spoiler: OE
Correct Answer: B

This sentence features a list of Equivalent Elements that must be in parallel form. The list of characteristics for which Debussy's compositions are known includes their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and delicate but dramatic lyricism. Only choice B lists these characteristics correctly. Choice A says that the compositions are known for their "a use of scales', which is awkward ' one does not need the article 'a' to precede 'use.' Choice C lacks the possessive pronoun 'their' in front of 'use', making it not parallel. Choice D is missing the introductory possessive pronoun 'their.' Choice E, like A, has the unnecessary article 'a' preceding 'delicate'.


can anyone please tell me why a introductory pronoun is required here?
Without the pronoun option D lokks OK to me.

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The compositions of Claude Debussy are known for their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, a use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and delicate but dramatic lyricism.

A.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, a use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

B.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

C.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and their

D.orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

E.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and a

[Reveal] Spoiler: OE
Correct Answer: B

This sentence features a list of Equivalent Elements that must be in parallel form. The list of characteristics for which Debussy's compositions are known includes their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and delicate but dramatic lyricism. Only choice B lists these characteristics correctly. Choice A says that the compositions are known for their "a use of scales', which is awkward ' one does not need the article 'a' to precede 'use.' Choice C lacks the possessive pronoun 'their' in front of 'use', making it not parallel. Choice D is missing the introductory possessive pronoun 'their.' Choice E, like A, has the unnecessary article 'a' preceding 'delicate'.


can anyone please tell me why a introductory pronoun is required here?
Without the pronoun option D lokks OK to me.



I am known for using cliches.
I am known for use of cliches.
I am know for my use of cliches.

Which one is wrong ?
The 2nd One.

In 1st one, "using" takes the subject I.
In case of 2nd: the subject is missing, as I doesn't fit - whose use of cliches ? The subject is ambiguous. So we must include "my/his/her or any possessive" in this case. That's why "my" is included in 3rd sentence(correct form of sentence 1)

So since in D, Use is used as verb so we must have a subject "their". Had it been "using" the gerund form then D could have been right as well.
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Hi, can the experts here please run across options A and E too? I am not too sure about whats wrong here. Thanks.

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daviesj wrote:
The compositions of Claude Debussy are known for their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, a use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and delicate but dramatic lyricism.

A.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, a use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

B.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

C.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and their

D.orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

E.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and a

[Reveal] Spoiler: OE
Correct Answer: B

This sentence features a list of Equivalent Elements that must be in parallel form. The list of characteristics for which Debussy's compositions are known includes their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and delicate but dramatic lyricism. Only choice B lists these characteristics correctly. Choice A says that the compositions are known for their "a use of scales', which is awkward ' one does not need the article 'a' to precede 'use.' Choice C lacks the possessive pronoun 'their' in front of 'use', making it not parallel. Choice D is missing the introductory possessive pronoun 'their.' Choice E, like A, has the unnecessary article 'a' preceding 'delicate'.


can anyone please tell me why a introductory pronoun is required here?
Without the pronoun option D lokks OK to me.



I am known for using cliches.
I am known for use of cliches.
I am know for my use of cliches.

Which one is wrong ?
The 2nd One.

In 1st one, "using" takes the subject I.
In case of 2nd: the subject is missing, as I doesn't fit - whose use of cliches ? The subject is ambiguous. So we must include "my/his/her or any possessive" in this case. That's why "my" is included in 3rd sentence(correct form of sentence 1)

So since in D, Use is used as verb so we must have a subject "their". Had it been "using" the gerund form then D could have been right as well.


Should it not also be followed at the end by ' and thier' ..why is it only 'and' at the end ..can you please illustrate?

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i thought it was E

Oa B and E are very similar except for using an additional "a" in the end which i thought was necessary.....pls rectify this ppl :)

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A, C, and E are straightaway out....

Confused between B and D.....

Is 'Their' required.....??
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Basically the structure of the sentence, at its core, is this: you must use their or a one time and not a mix of two pronouns (their) or articles (a) alternatively.

Only B has the right structure.

D is the first one goes suddenly out because after FOR you need the possessive pronoun NOT orchestrational........

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bhatgmat wrote:
daviesj wrote:
The compositions of Claude Debussy are known for their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, a use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and delicate but dramatic lyricism.

A.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, a use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

B.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

C.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and their

D.orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

E.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and a

[Reveal] Spoiler: OE
Correct Answer: B

This sentence features a list of Equivalent Elements that must be in parallel form. The list of characteristics for which Debussy's compositions are known includes their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and delicate but dramatic lyricism. Only choice B lists these characteristics correctly. Choice A says that the compositions are known for their "a use of scales', which is awkward ' one does not need the article 'a' to precede 'use.' Choice C lacks the possessive pronoun 'their' in front of 'use', making it not parallel. Choice D is missing the introductory possessive pronoun 'their.' Choice E, like A, has the unnecessary article 'a' preceding 'delicate'.


can anyone please tell me why a introductory pronoun is required here?
Without the pronoun option D lokks OK to me.



I am known for using cliches.
I am known for use of cliches.
I am know for my use of cliches.

Which one is wrong ?
The 2nd One.

In 1st one, "using" takes the subject I.
In case of 2nd: the subject is missing, as I doesn't fit - whose use of cliches ? The subject is ambiguous. So we must include "my/his/her or any possessive" in this case. That's why "my" is included in 3rd sentence(correct form of sentence 1)

So since in D, Use is used as verb so we must have a subject "their". Had it been "using" the gerund form then D could have been right as well.



Just a query...
How can these three be a list ? a use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time is a noun+ noun modifier which modifies the previous clause.
That's why we need a before use .
Blowholes are formed by pitting, a phenomenon which involves........blah blah.
Can someone comment ....

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Use of scale is a general feature of all music; however, when you consider a specific type of scale, then it is denoted as ‘a’ use of that particular scale, in this case, that was considered exotic (something special), at that period of time. That is the reason we need the term ‘a’ before the word ‘use’.
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Basically the structure of the sentence, at its core, is this: you must use their or a one time and not a mix of two pronouns (their) or articles (a) alternatively.

Only B has the right structure.

D is the first one goes suddenly out because after FOR you need the possessive pronoun NOT orchestrational........

Hope is clear. Indeed a tricky one


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we need "their" because it makes meaning clear. we should NOT remember that after for, we need possesive. this way of thinking is dangerous to the way of studying gmat and and kill us , taking us many months.
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Basically the structure of the sentence, at its core, is this: you must use their or a one time and not a mix of two pronouns (their) or articles (a) alternatively.

Only B has the right structure.

D is the first one goes suddenly out because after FOR you need the possessive pronoun NOT orchestrational........

Hope is clear. Indeed a tricky one


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The compositions of Claude Debussy are known for their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, a use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and delicate but dramatic lyricism.

A.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, a use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

B.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

C.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and their

D.orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and

E.their orchestrational subtlety and brilliance, use of scales considered exotic in Western music at the time, and a

"their' is necessary here. The group is know for their unique subtlety and brilliance, the writer emphasizes uniqueness here. So eliminate D.

..... delicate but dramatic lyricism....since we have but here, we must maintain parallelism. remove everything except coordinating conjunction "and" . So, C and E are gone.

I dont think when they play their music they apply certain thing once, they should be doing in general to make their style different. That's why I eliminated A. B is the answer
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