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# From the bark of the paper birch tree the Menomini crafted a

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From the bark of the paper birch tree the Menomini crafted a canoe about twenty feet long and two feet wide, with small ribs and rails of cedar, which could carry four persons or eight hundred pounds of baggage so light that a person could easily portage it around impeding rapids.
(A) baggage so light
(B) baggage being so light
(C) baggage, yet being so light
(D) baggage, and so light
(E) baggage yet was so light

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19 Mar 2008, 22:17
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From the bark of the paper birch tree the Menomini crafted a canoe about twenty feet long and two feet wide, with small ribs and rails of cedar, which could carry four persons or eight hundred pounds of baggage so light that a person could easily portage it around impeding rapids.
(A) baggage so light
(B) baggage being so light
(C) baggage, yet being so light
(D) baggage, and so light
(E) baggage yet was so light

A. see no error and correct idiom "so ... that".
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20 Mar 2008, 23:32
My guess is D. If you take out all the extra information in the middle D makes the most sense to me.

From the bark of the paper birch tree the Menomini crafted a canoe about twenty feet long and two feet wide and so light that a person could easily portage it around impeding rapids.
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21 Mar 2008, 00:34
I will go for D.

Why?
Things that it could carry started with "which" and has to end somewhere. A comma would put an end to the section.
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21 Mar 2008, 21:00
I inclined towards D but OA is E

yet makes the statement clear stating the canoe could carry heavy weights but it yet is light
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22 Mar 2008, 22:18
From the bark of the paper birch tree the Menomini crafted a canoe about twenty feet long and two feet wide, with small ribs and rails of cedar, which could carry four persons or eight hundred pounds of baggage so light that a person could easily portage it around impeding rapids.
(A) baggage so light
(B) baggage being so light
(C) baggage, yet being so light
(D) baggage, and so light
(E) baggage yet was so light

I didnt understand how E is the answer. ans E which states ''baggage yet was so light' appears to be missing a comma. Shouldnt it read baggage,yet was so light (with the comma)

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23 Mar 2008, 05:04
vinayn wrote:
I didnt understand how E is the answer. ans E which states ''baggage yet was so light' appears to be missing a comma. Shouldnt it read baggage,yet was so light (with the comma)

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I agree. Seems like the question is missing a comma....
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24 Mar 2008, 07:46
E in my opinion. The the sentence is in the past. Out of all the possible choices, is best suited.
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25 Mar 2008, 08:37
for a canoe four hundred pounds and eighty pound is not light rather it is heavy so the intention of the sentence is contrast.
therefore we use -YET
though - so ....adj /adv...that - is correct idom it does not go with the sentence

and also the sentence described about the past for this -was- is perfect
thatswhy ans is E
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22 Jan 2013, 03:27
Chose D initially ... but the contrast is made in E which is better ...
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