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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 30 Sep 2008, 10:14
GMBA85 wrote:
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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Any answer with both is incorrect. Answer must be D.

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jatinrai wrote:
GMBA85 wrote:
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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Any answer with both is incorrect. Answer must be D.



Can some one explain why both is incorrect here and where can both be used?

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New post 30 Sep 2008, 12:29
yeh D should be it.

"both" is incorrect here because there can be only two places where we can place "both"

I'll try to explain it with the correct answer choice.

1.Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was (both) rooted in the....Duke Ellington and (verb - ed) in .....

which doest make any sense

2.Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk produced a body of work that was rooted (both) in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington and in (some other type of music)....

this also doesnt make sense as sentence is not trying to differentiate the type of music that Thelonious Monk produced.

I guess they introduced "both" in original sentence to confuse us in "Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington"

hope it helps.

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