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Question

Giuseppe Alessi, a world-class chef whose life has been a search for the genuine and the delicious in Florentine cooking, is an accomplished scholar not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws his inspiration from the idyllic frescoes of Etruscan tombs.


 

Option A:

not only unearthing many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts but also a poet and philosopher who draws

Option B:

unearthing many of his recipes both from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws

Option C:

who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as a poet and a philosopher who draws

Option D:

who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, but also a poet and a philosopher drawing

Option E:

who unearths many of his recipes from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, a poet and philosopher drawing

Difficulty Level

Hard

Solution

Option C is the correct answer.


Option Analysis

Concept tested: Parallelism, Modifiers

A0 Not parallel; “not only unearthing….but also a poet…”

B) The participial phrase beginning with “..unearthing…” does not modify scholar by virtue.

C) Correct Answer

D) Inappropriate usage of the phrase “but also”

E) Collapses the meaning of the sentence. It tends to say that one person is a scholar, poet, and philosopher. He cannot be three different people at the same time.


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