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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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New post 25 Oct 2006, 20:25
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C,D,E have vague subject.
A - 'both' is wrongly referred
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New post 25 Oct 2006, 22:11
Yeah B has a clearer sentence structure with commas. C is definately wrong cus "who" doesn't match with "yet".
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New post 25 Oct 2006, 22:13
"both" makes an incorrect comparison here. I'm bagging (D) because C distorts the meaning.
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New post 27 Oct 2006, 12:57
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gmatt73 is right, there is no need for "both" in the sentence b/c stride-piano tradition is one thing.
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New post 27 Oct 2006, 16:59
'both' makes no sense in A, B & E.

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

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

C & D look equally good
D sound better to my ears. Dont ask why
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New post 28 Oct 2006, 03:41
clear D for having modifier at right place and 'that' is needed.
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