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Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food, the wearing of many layers of colorful clothing adorned with silver, and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories.

(A) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured
(B) Festivals were held in Aho, a Kiowa matriarchâ€™s home, which featured
(C) Aho, who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home, held festivals featuring
(D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured
(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured

Why not E?
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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13 Sep 2005, 17:13
It's not E because if you parse the sentence, "held festivals in her home that featured.....that the wearing of many layers..." doesn't make sense. If you add "that" then that will carry over to the subsequent parts of the sentence. Sorry, I do not know the correct terminology.

I'd say D is the answer.

(A) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured
- Unclear because not sure what "they" refers to

(B) Festivals were held in Aho, a Kiowa matriarchâ€™s home, which featured
- Wrong because Aho is a Kiowa matriarch, not a home

(C) Aho, who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home, held festivals featuring
- Changes the meaning of the sentence

(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured
- See explanation above
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13 Sep 2005, 17:54
Hey trulyblessed,

I didnt quite get the reasoning.

E structure means - held festivals..that featured A (the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food), B(the wearing of many layers of colorful clothing adorned with silver) and C(the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories)

D structure also means the same - held festivals that featured A, B and C.

"held festivals in her home that featured.....that the wearing of many layers..." where do we use this?

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13 Sep 2005, 22:05
I would go for D as in E it seems "HOME is MODIFIED"
D is more clearer as " festivals that....."
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13 Sep 2005, 23:28
Even I was tempted to go for E.
Looking it more closely, E seems to hint that the home featured "the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food, the wearing of many layers of colorful clothing adorned with silver, and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories"
and not the festival.

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13 Sep 2005, 23:50
Agreed! E modifies home and i missed that!
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14 Sep 2005, 00:56
OA is D
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14 Sep 2005, 01:00
OA is D
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30 Nov 2010, 09:57
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jamesrwrightiii wrote:
24. Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food, the wearing of many layers of colorful clothing adorned with silver, and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories.

(A) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured
(B) Festivals were held in Aho, a Kiowa matriarch’s home, which featured
(C) Aho, who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home, held festivals featuring
(D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured
(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured

OA is D....but I like E better
Any reason why E is not the best choice? it seems to be the most concise

E.Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured ---- her home is being modified.

D.In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured --- here festivals modified

D is fine. like you, I was voting for E before rereading D

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03 Dec 2010, 00:00
to noboru:

I'm not quite sure, but I think although THAT/WHICH in few cases does NOT touch the modified noun, those exceptions are not intended here. "Festivals" is not a part of prepositional phrase you talked about ( in her home).
ie, if FESTIVALS was a part of it, you could have been right.
eg, blah blah blah METHODS of new researches that impressed all scientists!
you see THAT does not modify researches but METHODS!
in my example METHODS is part of prepositional phrase and is being ( sorry :D) modified by THAT.

I say FESTIVALS is not a part of prepositional phrase since it can be easily separated from the phrase. IN HER ROOM is adverbial phrase but that's not true about my own example...

hope that helps, sorry if it doesnt :D
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21 Dec 2010, 08:30
D for me. Correct use of modifiers.
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07 Jan 2011, 23:13
between D,E
that must be modify to festivals ,not home
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14 Feb 2011, 23:47
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jamesrwrightiii wrote:
24. Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food, the wearing of many layers of colorful clothing adorned with silver, and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories.

(A) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured
(B) Festivals were held in Aho, a Kiowa matriarch’s home, which featured
(C) Aho, who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home, held festivals featuring
(D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured
(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured

OA is D....but I like E better
Any reason why E is not the best choice? it seems to be the most concise

E.Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured ---- her home is being modified.

D.In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured --- here festivals modified

D is fine. like you, I was voting for E before rereading D

I agree. I did the same mistake.
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15 Feb 2011, 22:50
closeness of modifier- home didnt feature, festivals did
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06 Jul 2011, 05:12
Option A is wrong because the comma in " Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured " separates two main clauses, which can stand alone as sentences. For example, Mike walked to college, he later ate his dinner.. is wrong.
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09 Sep 2011, 23:37
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Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food, the wearing of many layers of colorful clothing adorned with silver, and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories.

(A) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured
(B) Festivals were held in Aho, a Kiowa matriarch’s home, which featured
(C) Aho, who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home, held festivals featuring
(D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured
(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured

Except C, all other options should be incorrect because they are not parallel. Where am I wrong?

C omits an important part that the festivals were held in her home...hence C changes the meaning...
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09 Sep 2011, 23:41
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I do not understand why A is wrong.

A is wrong because we have no idea what "they" refers to...is it the festivals...or the home+festivals..
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A is a runon sentence.

D and E are contenders.. However, E changes the meaning by modifying the house instead of the festivals.

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05 Dec 2011, 21:03
+1 D

Festivals should be modified.
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29 Jan 2012, 23:18
in E that featured is incorrectly modifying home instead of festivals.A misplaced modifier.
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