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Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2007, 09:37
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Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress a statue of the goddess Athena and that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus, Athena’s father, and giants.

A. Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress

B. Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which to dress

C. According to records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress

D. Records from ancient Athens indicate that each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which they dressed

E. Records from ancient Athens indicate each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe for dressing
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Re: SC - Athens GMATPrep [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2007, 09:52
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Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress a statue of the goddess Athena and that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus, Athena’s father, and giants.

A. Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress

B. Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which to dress

C. According to records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress

D. Records from ancient Athens indicate that each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which they dressed

E. Records from ancient Athens indicate each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe for dressing


D it is.. Records ...indicate THAT each year.....and THAT this robe...

That....That
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 21:02
whats wrong with C ? Also is "with which" in D correct ?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 04:26
OA is D
I chose C. Could anybody explain why it is wrong please?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 05:24
Caas wrote:
OA is D
I chose C. Could anybody explain why it is wrong please?


I may be wrong but that is a relative pronoun and they is a pronoun. Thus, redundancy.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 05:25
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Caas wrote:
OA is D
I chose C. Could anybody explain why it is wrong please?


I may be wrong but that is a relative pronoun and they is a pronoun. Thus, redundancy.


I don't think so :?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 06:22
Caas wrote:
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Caas wrote:
OA is D
I chose C. Could anybody explain why it is wrong please?


I may be wrong but that is a relative pronoun and they is a pronoun. Thus, redundancy.


I don't think so :?


If I were to use GMAT terminology - choice C would simply be called WORDY -

Sample this - According to records from Ancient Athens VERSUS Records from ancient Athens indicate (the latter is more crisp)

Another subtle difference is the way the opening participial phrase attaches to the subject -

The athenian women didn't collaborate ACCORDING to records from ancient Athens - instead the records from Ancient Athens INDICATE that these women collaborated to weave the dress etc.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 07:20
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Whats wrong with 'A' ?


Because it makes it sound as if the young athenian women were based on the records (modifier problem).

There is also a tense issue ...in A every thing is simple past tense where as clearly, the records were created AFTER the event of the collaboration.

We need to make the tense structure unambiguous as in D which states that "Records from Ancient Athens indicate (present) that each year young Athenian women collaborated (Simple past)...
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 10:49
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If I were to use GMAT terminology - choice C would simply be called WORDY -

Sample this - According to records from Ancient Athens VERSUS Records from ancient Athens indicate (the latter is more crisp)

Another subtle difference is the way the opening participial phrase attaches to the subject -

The athenian women didn't collaborate ACCORDING to records from ancient Athens - instead the records from Ancient Athens INDICATE that these women collaborated to weave the dress etc.



This was a brilliant explanation. I thought this was why C was wrong but i couldnt explain it....
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 04:19
Thank you dwivedys :)
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