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# Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer,

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Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington, yet in many ways he stood apart from the mainstream jazz repertory.

A. Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted

B. Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work that was rooted both

C. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted

D. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted

E. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work rooted both
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08 Dec 2005, 10:20
B.

A - work both rooted - incorrect; atleast needs comma after work to indicate "both rooted.." modifying work.

C/D/E - changes meaning; indicating two persons: a Jazz pianist and gamjatang monk friend produced thw work
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08 Dec 2005, 15:12
B looks good. Keeps the meaning of the original sentence.
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08 Dec 2005, 22:13
I think both is misused in B. The sentence is comparing jazz styles rather than jazz musicians.

D would be the better choice, but it lacks a comma after composer.

OA/OE?
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09 Dec 2005, 15:20
GMATT73 wrote:
I think both is misused in B. The sentence is comparing jazz styles rather than jazz musicians.

D would be the better choice, but it lacks a comma after composer.

OA/OE?

makes sense to me also. Between B and D, I choose D.
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09 Dec 2005, 21:33
GMATT73 wrote:
I think both is misused in B. The sentence is comparing jazz styles rather than jazz musicians.

D would be the better choice, but it lacks a comma after composer.

OA/OE?

GMATT73 got the point.

The OA is D.
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09 Dec 2005, 21:46
Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington, yet in many ways he stood apart from the mainstream jazz repertory.

A. Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted
------> "both" is incorrectly placed --->wrong

B. Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work that was rooted both
-------> the use of "the" is weird ....Thelonious Monk is not the only or ultimately outstanding jazz pianist and composer in the world ---> out

C. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted
----> the insertion of "who" here makes the first clause lack of main verb--->out

D. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted
------> perfect!

E. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work rooted both
----> problem with "both"

D stands the best.
Re: SC - Thelonious Monk   [#permalink] 09 Dec 2005, 21:46
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