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Post Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:24 am
Rumored, and believed by most, to have committed suicide on stage, folk musician Sixto Rodriguez, a legend to his fans in South Africa, was actually working construction jobs in Detroit, unaware that his music had influenced so many.

A) Rumored, and believed by most, to have committed suicide on stage, folk musician Sixto Rodriguez, a legend to his fans in South Africa, was actually working construction jobs in Detroit, unaware that his music had influenced so many.

B) Rumored and believed by most to have committed suicide on stage, folk musician Sixto Rodriguez actually worked construction jobs in Detroit; a legend to his fans in South Africa was unaware that his music had influenced so many.

C) Rumored, and believed by most, that he committed suicide on stage, folk musician Sixto Rodriguez, a legend to his fans in South Africa, was actually working construction jobs in Detroit, where he was unaware that his music had influenced so many.

D) Rumored and believed by most to have committed suicide on stage, folk musician Sixto Rodriguez is a legend to his fans in South Africa; he was actually working construction jobs in Detroit, unaware that his music had influenced so many.

E) While he was rumored, and believed by most, to have committed suicide on stage, Sixto Rodriguez was actually working construction jobs in Detroit, unaware that his music had influenced so many.

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It has to be (A).

(B) creates a sentence fragment after the semicolon: "a legend to his fans in South Africa was unaware that his music had influenced so many" is not a complete sentence.

(C) has some Style awkwardness -- "rumored THAT" is way less clear than "rumored TO" and "where he was" is wordy and unnecessary.

The semicolon in (D) isn't incorrect, but it separates into two independent clauses thoughts that really should be conjoined for clarity of meaning.

Another Meaning issue in (E). He wasn't working construction only "while" the rumor was occurring. He was working construction all along.

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Is the correct answer E ?

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