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# The members of the newest wave of world-class chefs have

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racha24 wrote:
bkk145 wrote:
above720 wrote:
Which is correct and why?

The members of the newest wave of world-class chefs have created a cuisine characterized not only by excellence but also by eclecticism: the traditional techniques of French cuisine form a foundation to which is added Latin American, Asian, and African elements.

a) to which is added Latin American, Asian, and African elements

b) added to which is Latin American, Asian, and African elements

c) to which Latin American, Asian and African elements are added

d) with Latin American, Asian, and African elements being added to it

e) and, in addition, Latin American, Asian, and African elements are added

I think A.
"which" refers to a noun here (can someone confirm?) and you want to use from X to Y in this sentence. C is not right because you need a noun to refer back to techniques to clarify the meaning.

"is" is clearly wrong in A

Good point, then the answer must be C.
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FLIP!! the sentence. We have to understand that X, Y and Z are added to something. Even if we flip the sentence - To something are added X, Y and Z.

Eg. There is 2 people standing on the bus stand- This is completely wrong. Correct Answer is There ARE 2 people standing on Bus stand. ( In the original sentence isntead of THERE prepostion we are using TO WHICH)
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Since the underlined portion of the sentence contains a verb, check whether the verb is consistent with the rest of the sentence. The singular verb is does not agree with the plural subject elements. This is a subject-verb agreement error, so eliminate choice A and look for any obvious repeaters. Choice B is an obvious repeater because it also uses the singular verb is, so eliminate choice B. Now evaluate the remaining answer choices individually, looking for reasons to eliminate each.

Choice C corrects the subject-verb agreement error by using the plural verb are, and introduces no new errors, so keep choice C. Choice D uses the construction being added to it. The singular pronoun it is ambiguous because it could refer to cuisine or foundation, so eliminate choice D for a pronoun ambiguity error. Choice E uses the phrase and, in addition, which communicates the same idea twice, so eliminate choice E for a redundancy error.

Choice A: No. The singular verb is does not agree with the plural subject elements. Subject-verb agreement.

Choice B: No. The singular verb is does not agree with the plural subject elements. Subject-verb agreement.

Choice C: Correct

Choice D: No. The singular pronoun it could refer to cuisine or foundation. Pronoun ambiguity.

Choice E: No. The phrase and, in addition is redundant. Redundancy.

The correct answer is choice C.
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