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117. Architects and stonemasons, huge palace and temple clusters were built by the Maya without benefit of the wheel or animal transport.

(A) huge palace and temple clusters were built by the Maya without benefit of the wheel or animal transport
(B) without the benefits of animal transport or the wheel, huge palace and temple clusters were built by the Maya
(C) the Maya built huge palace and temple clusters without the benefit of animal transport or the wheel
(D) there were built, without the benefit of the wheel or animal transport, huge palace and temple clusters by the Maya
(E) were the Maya who, without the benefit of the wheel or animal transport, built huge palace and temple clusters

**** Thanks jyotsnasarabu to underline the portion concerned by the question... It's done now, Fig :) ****
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 06:10
The right answer is C because Architects and stonemasons is the description of Maya
all other choices look awkward.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 06:25
cute_smiley wrote:
The right answer is C because Architects and stonemasons is the description of Maya
all other choices look awkward.


Why Not E.......................E doesn't sound bad.................
besides the architects and the mason's are referred to as "were the maya who built." The tense is also rite.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 06:31
:btw Please do not forget to underline the part to be corrected
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 06:44
(E) is wrong because here you have two independent verb first is were the Maya who i.e. who the Maya were right and the second is built but it misses the subject for it so choice C perfectly fits
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 08:28
Easy C.
Architects and Stonemasons should refer to the Maya
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 19:47
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
cute_smiley wrote:
The right answer is C because Architects and stonemasons is the description of Maya
all other choices look awkward.


Why Not E.......................E doesn't sound bad.................
besides the architects and the mason's are referred to as "were the maya who built." The tense is also rite.


Buddy - Try to remember this SC. I learnt the concept of apposition from this very SC.
According to E, Architects and stonemasons were Maya when the fact of the matter is Mayas were architects and stonemasons. See the difference ?

Correct answer is C.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 19:57
E has 2 problems... first of all _____, were the Maya is incorrect modifier...

second, even if you remove the comma "without the benefit of the wheel or animal transport" is splitting the verb and subject... WHO BUILT... I would replace it towards the end to make the sentence correct because it modifies the verb BUILT... (built how?... w/out the benefit of the wheel... etc) By having it the way it is in E, it seems like the Maya were w/out the benefit of the wheel... etc

hope this makes sense
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 21:44
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jyotsnasarabu wrote:
cute_smiley wrote:
The right answer is C because Architects and stonemasons is the description of Maya
all other choices look awkward.


Why Not E.......................E doesn't sound bad.................
besides the architects and the mason's are referred to as "were the maya who built." The tense is also rite.


Buddy - Try to remember this SC. I learnt the concept of apposition from this very SC.
According to E, Architects and stonemasons were Maya when the fact of the matter is Mayas were architects and stonemasons. See the difference ?


Correct answer is C.


The difference is a tad too subtle for me to understand...............is there another way of analyzing the same thing
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 21:50
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E has 2 problems... first of all _____, were the Maya is incorrect modifier...

second, even if you remove the comma "without the benefit of the wheel or animal transport" is splitting the verb and subject... WHO BUILT... I would replace it towards the end to make the sentence correct because it modifies the verb BUILT... (built how?... w/out the benefit of the wheel... etc) By having it the way it is in E, it seems like the Maya were w/out the benefit of the wheel... etc

hope this makes sense


hey that made a lot of sense ..............that bit about splitting of the subject and the verb.................it's a modification error...................now it's crystal clear as to why the answer is C and not E................but m still very clear about "first of all _____, were the Maya is incorrect modifier...
"...................wud appreciate ur help on this.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 22:10
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
u2lover wrote:
E has 2 problems... first of all _____, were the Maya is incorrect modifier...

second, even if you remove the comma "without the benefit of the wheel or animal transport" is splitting the verb and subject... WHO BUILT... I would replace it towards the end to make the sentence correct because it modifies the verb BUILT... (built how?... w/out the benefit of the wheel... etc) By having it the way it is in E, it seems like the Maya were w/out the benefit of the wheel... etc

hope this makes sense


hey that made a lot of sense ..............that bit about splitting of the subject and the verb.................it's a modification error...................now it's crystal clear as to why the answer is C and not E................but m still very clear about "first of all _____, were the Maya is incorrect modifier...
"...................wud appreciate ur help on this.


the Maya should come right after the modifier... and we have the verb "were", so that's the problem that is corrected in C
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 22:13
Architects and stonemasons, the Maya

in other words, the Maya were architects and stonemasons
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2006, 02:18
u2lover wrote:
Architects and stonemasons, the Maya

in other words, the Maya were architects and stonemasons


Brilliant...........is all i have to say :)
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2006, 03:20
Understand modifier SCs as they are often tested. The beginning here describes attributes of the Maya.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2007, 07:13
An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it. The appositive can be a short or long combination of words
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2007, 08:43
yep. it's great that i can answer my own questions a month later. lol
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Re: SC- The Maya! [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2011, 10:03
Thanks for the appositive concept , didnt know about this one
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