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Wynton and Branford Marsalis, brothers who have fused the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of the their hometown, are fitting symbols of the New Orleans jazz revival.

(A) Wynton and Branford Marsalis, brothers who have fused the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown, are fitting symbols of the New Orleans jazz revival.
(B) Wynton and Branford Marsalis are brothers, have fused the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown, and are fitting symbols of the New Orleans jazz revival.
(C) The Marsalis brothers, Wynton and Branford, have fused the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown, which is a fitting symbol of the New Orleans jazz revival.
(D) Fusing the rhythms of contemporary jazz, which are complex, with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown, Wynton and Branford Marsalis are a fitting symbol of the New Orleans jazz revival.
(E) A fitting symbol of the New Orleans jazz revival are brothers Wynton and Branford Marsalis, who fuse the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown.

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I do not see anything wrong in A.

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A for me too

I think, in E, the singular 'symbol' doesn't go well with the plural 'brothers'

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Wynton and Branford Marsalis, brothers who have fused the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of the their hometown, are fitting symbols of the New Orleans jazz revival.

(A) Wynton and Branford Marsalis, brothers who have fused the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown, are fitting symbols of the New Orleans jazz revival.
(B) Wynton and Branford Marsalis are brothers, have fused the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown, and are fitting symbols of the New Orleans jazz revival.
(C) The Marsalis brothers, Wynton and Branford, have fused the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown, which is a fitting symbol of the New Orleans jazz revival.
(D) Fusing the rhythms of contemporary jazz, which are complex, with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown, Wynton and Branford Marsalis are a fitting symbol of the New Orleans jazz revival.
(E) A fitting symbol of the New Orleans jazz revival are brothers Wynton and Branford Marsalis, who fuse the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown.


Agree with A

D - modifier issue. Fusing X with Y, Wynton and Branford Marsalis are a fitting symbol of the New Orleans jazz revival. this construct is ackward.
E - not very clear as A.

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Agree with A.

I think that E would be fine if simple tense "fuse" were not used.

A fitting symbol of the New Orleans jazz revival are brothers Wynton and Branford Marsalis, who fuse(have fused) the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown.
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reply2spg wrote:
Wynton and Branford Marsalis, brothers who have fused the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of the their hometown, are fitting symbols of the New Orleans jazz revival.

(A) Wynton and Branford Marsalis, brothers who have fused the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown, are fitting symbols of the New Orleans jazz revival.
(B) Wynton and Branford Marsalis are brothers, have fused the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown, and are fitting symbols of the New Orleans jazz revival.
(C) The Marsalis brothers, Wynton and Branford, have fused the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown, which is a fitting symbol of the New Orleans jazz revival.
(D) Fusing the rhythms of contemporary jazz, which are complex, with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown, Wynton and Branford Marsalis are a fitting symbol of the New Orleans jazz revival.
(E) A fitting symbol of the New Orleans jazz revival are brothers Wynton and Branford Marsalis, who fuse the complex rhythms of contemporary jazz with the rollicking musical legacy of their hometown.


Hi mates

agree with A

The brothers are symbols (plural), therefore C, D and E out.

Between A and B, B don't follow //ism: present simple, then present perfect and finally present continous

OA and Source?

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OA is A...still I don't understand what is wrong with E

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OA is A...still I don't understand what is wrong with E


For me the error comes from indentifyin 2 brothers as one symbol...

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New post 08 Feb 2009, 13:19
E grammatically may be correct.

fitting symbol .. are borthers.. (inverted sentence.. )

I don't see any issues "brothers are fitting symbol of x" (gramatically sounds ok)

Its not clear that "who" modifies only "Marsalis" or both brothers..


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