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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


Very nice question. Answer is D.

Eliminate all choices with the word both, because all of them are incorrect. There aren't two things being talked about here so we don't need 'both'.

Between C and D, notice that C doesn't have a verb at all. 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. Here, the phrase in bold is modifying Thelonious Monk and can be removed to check for the parent verb. If you remove it, we are left with: Thelonious Monk yet in many ways he stood apart from the mainstream jazz repertory.

D corrects this error by introducing 'produced' as the main verb thereby converting the modifying phrase into a part of the main clause.
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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
Usage of "both" is not required
B. Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work that was rooted both
Same as A
C. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted
Sentence is not a complete sentence "verb is required after work
D. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted
Correct
E. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work rooted both
Same as A+fragmented sentence

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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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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


Options C, D and E can be eliminated on the basis of misplaced modifier error as it describes Jazz pianist and composer Monk as two different persons defining relative pronoun Who.

And also Option C does not have verb for subject.

Option D wrongly says that Work was rooted distorting the meaning.

Option A is also wrong since it says Monk wasa jass pianist. We can't use past tense was here and also both rooted is wrongly placed.

Therefore Option B is the right answer.
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Hi,

A. Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted-"who" is unnecessary and "both" is not required since it wrongly refers to the "tradition"-incorrect

B. Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work that was rooted both-"both" is not required since it wrongly refers to the "tradition"-incorrect

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

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

E. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work rooted both"both" is not required since it wrongly refers to the "tradition"-incorrect

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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.

1) The use of the relative pronoun is not correct. 2) The current placement of "both" suggests that the work should be rooted in something else in addition to the tradition. Eliminate A, B, E, and C (for the same modifier error).

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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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.

1) The use of the relative pronoun is not correct. 2) The current placement of "both" suggests that the work should be rooted in something else in addition to the tradition. Eliminate A, B, D, and C (for the same modifier error).

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

Hi Janielle! I think you meant E, not D (bolded part). :) :)
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It was D or E for me, however with respect to Willie Smith and Duke Ellington I chose "both" (E), not really sure why its incorrect...

Anyone else dare to explain pls :)?
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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


Options C, D and E can be eliminated on the basis of misplaced modifier error as it describes Jazz pianist and composer Monk as two different persons defining relative pronoun Who.

And also Option C does not have verb for subject.

Option D wrongly says that Work was rooted distorting the meaning.

Option A is also wrong since it says Monk wasa jass pianist. We can't use past tense was here and also both rooted is wrongly placed.

Therefore Option B is the right answer.



Can someone explain how Option can be right excepting Both criteria since it says
Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted
it describes Jazz pianist and composer Monk as two different persons
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a) Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted
Incorrect –
Both X and Y, needs to be parallel
“Rooted” Ved is not parallel to Noun “Duke Ellington”

b) Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work that was rooted both
both “in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith” and “Duke Ellington”
“in … smith” prepositional phrase is not parallel to Noun “Duke Ellington”

c) Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who produced a body of work rooted
Option C without fluff “Thelonious Monk – no verb at all

d) Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted
Thelonious Monk produced a body of work,
That was rooted in x and Y
Correct

e) Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work rooted both
Same as B
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could someone explain why "both" isn't needed?
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could someone explain why "both" isn't needed?


You need to make grammatical and logical sense with both A and B elements in 'both A and B'. If you have 'both' as in A, you would imply that your elements are something rooted in xyz and Duke (does not make sense. You are comparing something innate/rooted to a person).

Use of 'both' would have been fine had an option mentioned something similar to : "rooted in both 'person 1' and 'person 2'". In this elements A and B were both grammatically and logically comparable and hence parallel. None of the options has this particular variation and as such you need to pick an option that is the best out of the 5 given.

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The determiner ‘both’ requires two factors.
Choice A; Both rooted --- There is only one factor namely a body of work; there is no other factor for example ‘a collection of beats’. So the use of both rooted is wrong.
Choice B and E: ‘rooted both’ -- there is only factor namely ‘the stride-piano tradition’ – This single factor is common to Willie and Dyke and there is no second factor for the word ‘both’ to refer to. So, ‘both’ in B and E is also wrong.
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could someone explain why "both" isn't needed?


Basically both is used incorrectly in all the options so it can't be used.
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