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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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06 May 2008, 18:43
C for me too.
Was stuck between 'based on' & 'according to'.
The like the latter.
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06 May 2008, 19:22
Straight C here.

The choice was between A and C.
"Based on" would have been correct had there been any conclusion drawn in the latter part. However, the sentence just presents a fact and "According to" is more correct.
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06 May 2008, 19:36
Kaka, OA is not C
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06 May 2008, 20:06
I got this in gmatprep today -I know the OA, but I have no idea why. I was about to post it but you're already one step ahead of me sondenso
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06 May 2008, 20:12
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I got this in gmatprep today -I know the OA, but I have no idea why. I was about to post it but you're already one step ahead of me sondenso

Keep secret, otherwise you will be on fire!
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06 May 2008, 20:31
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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

Hey guys,
if u see carefully u will come to know that this question is a parallelism question-
That abc and that xyz
so i think the ans is D
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07 May 2008, 19:24
I see C also concluding the parallelism: that abc and that xyz, why C is not correct?
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07 May 2008, 20:14
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It is D.
C is not parallel: "Robe that they used to dress" and "that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus..." are not parellel.
D has parellel structure: Records indicate that women collaborated... and (records indicate) that this robe depicted...
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07 May 2008, 20:31
D

correct parallel construction of "thateach year..." and "that this robe...". Also, D mainitains consistent vertb tense from "collaborated" to "depicted".
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07 May 2008, 20:40
OA is D

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good one.
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You guys do GPrep every week? How many times?
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08 May 2008, 06:01
Haha not enough times ...
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good one.
modifier issue. Thanks
You guys do GPrep every week? How many times?
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08 May 2008, 13:55
I am not sure why A would be wrong in comparision with C. I am going with A, if I have to pick.

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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
>> Not || parallel to "that this robe depicted"
(E) Records from ancient Athens indicate each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe for dressing
>> Change in meaning.
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08 May 2008, 14:35
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Haha not enough times ...
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good one.
modifier issue. Thanks
You guys do GPrep every week? How many times?

I am serious guys
I did not book the date yet, but planning to give the test in the last week of this month.
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08 May 2008, 16:46
Mate I'm in the same boat. I haven't booked a date yet. But I wont take the test until I can consistently score around 750 in the MGMAT tests.

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I am serious guys
I did not book the date yet, but planning to give the test in the last week of this month.
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08 May 2008, 17:42
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Haha not enough times ...
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good one.
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You guys do GPrep every week? How many times?

@bsd_lover:

@saravalli: I like the way GPrep make test, especially CR. CR of GPrep is close to the daily life. But it is not easy! I addict it!

- I do GPrep
- Review error log.

The second one is not often.
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12 Jun 2008, 09:25
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It is D.
C is not parallel: "Robe that they used to dress" and "that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus..." are not parellel.
D has parellel structure: Records indicate that women collaborated... and (records indicate) that this robe depicted...

C is parallel: "Robe that they used to dress" and "robe that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus..."

'Rob' is repeated before each that.

C is wrong becuae of redundency 'rob that this rob'

Concisely C could have said
"Robe that they used to dress and that depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus..."
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12 Jun 2008, 11:06
Yeah I fell for false parallelism in C as well. Good question!!

(C) According to 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.

(D) Records from ancient Athens indicate that each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which they dressed a statue of the goddess Athena and (indicate) that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus, Athena's father, and giants.
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12 Jun 2008, 11:46
Although the OA is D. I would like to know how does E change the meaning. It was a tough call between D and E for me
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