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# Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they

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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

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11 Aug 2007, 01:14
it seems the most rt...but cannot exactly explain why!!!
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11 Aug 2007, 03:08
in D it seems like Aho is the name of the home. So i think E is appropriate
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11 Aug 2007, 03:46
financeguy wrote:
kalpvriksha14 wrote:
it seems the most rt...but cannot exactly explain why!!!

Why E and why not D and vice versa?

In D, it seems like she is holding the festivals ONLY in her home.
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11 Aug 2007, 03:56
I will go with E. The problem with the original sentence is pronoun reference. E solves that problem and is also the most brief. Choice D's problem is that Aho seems to refer to the name of the home since Aho is introduced immediately after the opening modifier.
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11 Aug 2007, 04:07
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in D it seems like Aho is the name of the home. So i think E is appropriate

I thought so but OA is D. We need some more thinking here.
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11 Aug 2007, 07:06
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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

Please explain your choice. Thanks

D is the clear choice.

- Aho is a Kiowa matriach
- festivals held in her (Aho's) home
- restrictive clause introduced by "that" shows that festivals featured the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food..........and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories.

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11 Aug 2007, 18:22
OK now I realize what the problem with E was. E incorrectly uses the modifier home instead of festivals to describe what it featured. D users the correct essential modifier "that" to correctly describe festivals and not homes.
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11 Aug 2007, 23:59
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financeguy wrote:
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

Please explain your choice. Thanks

D is the clear choice.

- Aho is a Kiowa matriach
- festivals held in her (Aho's) home
- restrictive clause introduced by "that" shows that festivals featured the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food..........and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories.

- Brajesh

You rock man.. this is one of those googlies that the test makers like to throw in every now and then...

In E - it sounds like it is the home that featured all the wonderful things being talked about in the string of absolute phrases...
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