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The word horticulture originates from the Latin word hortus and refers to the science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or growing ornamental plants.

A. The word horticulture originates from the Latin word hortus and refers to the science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or growing
B. The word horticulture originates from the Latin word hortus and refers to the science or art of cultivating fruits, growing vegetables, flowers, or
C. The word horticulture originates from the Latin word hortus and is the science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or
D. The word horticulture originates from the Latin word hortus and refers to the science or art of the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, flowers, or
E. Originating from the Latin word hortus, the word horticulture is the science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or
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can someone explain the rules of "art".

Do we say the art of + gerund OR the art of + noun ?

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can someone explain the rules of "art".

Do we say the art of + gerund OR the art of + noun ?

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Usually, if a noun exist (cultivation) for a word (example:'cultivate') we prefer to use it over the gerund (cultivating)
Only when a noun does not exist or for maintaining parallelism we may use the gerund.

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The word ‘art’ per se has no rules: it is only when we add the preposition ‘of’ do we have to follow rules, especially such as that, a preposition has necessarily to be followed by either a noun or a noun phrase or a gerund. So far so good: but for which one to choose between a regular noun and a gerund, well now follow dento’s advice
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can someone explain the rules of "art".

Do we say the art of + gerund OR the art of + noun ?

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For more clarity on the Subject of: Action noun Vs. Complex/simple gerund pls. refer to Mgmt's SC strategy guide(4th ed. print version) pages 214 and 215 (in the advanced section dealing with //m, and Subject-verb)
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Can someone please explain what's wrong with answer choice E? Was trying to decide between D and E for a while

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E has meaning issue

Originating from the Latin word hortus, the word horticulture is the science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or

The word is not the science or art. It refers to the science or art.
Also originating from Latin word alters the meaning.

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From what I understand through the answers, cultivating or growing something is the same.
Is this correct?
I chose B because I didn't think that the word "growing" can be dropped.
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The word horticulture originates from the Latin word hortus and refers to the science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or growing ornamental plants.

A. The word horticulture originates from the Latin word hortus and refers to the science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or growing >>>> hold it
B. The word horticulture originates from the Latin word hortus and refers to the science or art of cultivating fruits, growing vegetables, flowers, or >>>> growing is misplaces thus intended meaning
C. The word horticulture originates from the Latin word hortus and is the science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or >>> the word cannot be a science.
D. The word horticulture originates from the Latin word hortus and refers to the science or art of the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, flowers, or >>>>> hold it
E. Originating from the Latin word hortus, the word horticulture is the science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or >>>>>the word cannot be a science, it must refer the science

In choice A, cultivating is an adjective and modifies only the word fruits, yet in choice D cultivation of X, Y and Z....it is the correct usage.
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The word horticulture originates from the Latin word hortus and refers to the science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or growing ornamental plants.

Meaning:
The sentence describes about the origin of the word Horticulture and also gives information about what this word refers to.
Error analysis:
The sentence has 1 clause with two verbs connected by and.
SV: both verbs agree with the subject The word horticulture, Tenses: S Present as it is a fact. PronounX, Modifier: Here the modifiers cultivating and growing are ambiguous. 'Cultivating plants' can mean the plants are cultivating by themselves and thus there is change in meaning.
Also growing is redundant.
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Only option D corrects the errors.
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cultivating fruits or growing ornamental plants makes the sentence weird
Option D corrects this error and maintains parallelism
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