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Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have [#permalink]
25 Dec 2006, 23:44
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Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have painted a sketchy picture of the activities of an all-female cult that, perhaps as early as the sixth century B.C., worshipped a goddess known in Latin as Bona Dea, â€œthe good goddess.â€
(A) Based on accounts of various ancient writers ---> "based" creates a passive meaning here as if "scholars are based"
(B) Basing it on various ancient writersâ€™ accounts ---> what is "it" ?
(C) With accounts of various ancient writers used for a basis ---> we need the thing done after this phrase not the subject "scholars"
(D) By the accounts of various ancient writers they used --->"by" is not correct. "they" is ambigous
(E) Using accounts of various ancient writers ---> Correct. "scholars using..." correct modifier
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