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

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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

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22 Aug 2007, 20:13
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

C. remodeled version of an OG/retired ets question.

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22 Aug 2007, 20:16
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.

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22 Aug 2007, 20:43
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

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22 Aug 2007, 20:50
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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27 Jun 2017, 02:53

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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