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Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images, making its ever-present congestion tolerable.

(A) Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images, making its
(B) Japan, a culture of accommodation and constraint, is a system of forms, etiquette, and images, which makes its
(C) A cuture of accommodation and constraint, Japan is a system of forms, etiquette, and images making its
(D) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images that makes the
(E) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, of a system of forms, etiquette, and images which makes the

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There are already 12 postings. It is time we had the OA and OE
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Re: SC: Japan [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2011, 01:21
A) Japan compared with culture
B) and C) Japan compared with system
E) Which modifies images

D) is left and is the best choice.
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Re: SC: Japan [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2011, 02:05
D IMO. japan is not a culture. D and E left.
in E after the "," the of is not required and not correct
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Re: SC: Japan [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2011, 22:55
ABC are out because of reasons spotted by others.

In E, "which" is modifying images wheres we need a pronoun to modify other adjectives that modify Japan's culture. Hence, "that" is preferred over "which".

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I find an important custom of English usage sadly missed by many.

What do you think of the following statements?

Franklin Rooswelt was a ‘giant’ of a President.
Mahatma Gandhi was a ‘lion’ of a statesman.
He is a ‘horse’ when he drinks
It is raining ‘cats and dogs’.

These are metaphors used to stress some point and are perfectly licit. We should not think of a country only in terms of geography or geology. A country is much more than that. So let us not mistake that this text suffers from weirdness. That said, let us delve into the choices now.


A) Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images, making its ------
‘IMO, A is a perfect choice with proper participial modification that modifies the entire noun idea running before it and with proper punctuation.’


(B) Japan, a culture of accommodation and constraint, is a system of forms, etiquette, and images, which makes its ----- Which makes’ flouts relative pronoun touch- rule.
(C) A culture of accommodation and constraint, Japan is a system of forms, etiquette, and images making its ……. The sentence alters the meaning that only images are making its ever-present congestion tolerable.
D) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images’ that makes ….. ‘That’ modifies images and flouts touch rule.

(E) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, of a system of forms, etiquette, and images which makes the
‘and images which makes the ‘Which’ is not preceded by a comma and hence the sentence is ungrammatical,

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Re: SC: Japan [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2011, 10:10
(E) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, of a system of forms, etiquette, and images which makes the...

fine this answer is wrong , but can someone please explain how parallel structure is not followed here ?
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Re: SC: Japan [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2011, 10:22
(A) Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images, making its
(B) Japan, a culture of accommodation and constraint, is a system of forms, etiquette, and images, which makes its
(C) A culture of accommodation and constraint, Japan is a system of forms, etiquette, and images making its
(D) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images that makes the
(E) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, of a system of forms, etiquette, and images which makes the

A)Japan is a culture is incorrect grammar
B)Japan, a culture - well, japan is not a culture.
C)Same mistake - japan is not a culture.
D) Japan's culture is a culture - correct usage, but culture would have been redundant - so correct usage. Secondly 'that' correctly modifies culture
E) which incorrectly modifies culture

So the correct answer IMO is D

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Re: SC_brutal [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2011, 08:45
I modify my answer. B is correct.

D cannot be right because it would be a run on sentence.
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Re: SC_brutal [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2011, 10:03
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34. Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images, making its ever-present congestion tolerable.

(A) Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images, making its
Culture of accommodation and constraint; "RESULTS IN" making its ever-present congestion tolerable.

(B) Japan, a culture of accommodation and constraint, is a system of forms, etiquette, and images, which makes its
which modifies images; images are not making anything tolerable.

(C) A culture of accommodation and constraint, Japan is a system of forms, etiquette, and images making its
"making" modifies images, distorting the meaning.

(D) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images that makes the
images makes- wrong

(E) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, of a system of forms, etiquette, and images which makes the
images makes- wrong

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Ans: "A" --- BTW, I still find it awkward because Japan is not a culture.
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Re: SC_brutal [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 18:02
As few of them answered Japan is not a culture ACE are out.

D is not a run on Error sentence "Japan`s culture is A,B,C that makes it........." this sentence formation is totally correct only thing be careful to check whether A,B,C are parallel E is out for this reason.

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Re: SC: Japan [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2011, 01:27
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I find an important custom of English usage sadly missed by many.

What do you think of the following statements?

Franklin Rooswelt was a ‘giant’ of a President.
Mahatma Gandhi was a ‘lion’ of a statesman.
He is a ‘horse’ when he drinks
It is raining ‘cats and dogs’.

These are metaphors used to stress some point and are perfectly licit. We should not think of a country only in terms of geography or geology. A country is much more than that. So let us not mistake that this text suffers from weirdness. That said, let us delve into the choices now.


A) Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images, making its ------
‘IMO, A is a perfect choice with proper participial modification that modifies the entire noun idea running before it and with proper punctuation.’


(B) Japan, a culture of accommodation and constraint, is a system of forms, etiquette, and images, which makes its ----- Which makes’ flouts relative pronoun touch- rule.
(C) A culture of accommodation and constraint, Japan is a system of forms, etiquette, and images making its ……. The sentence alters the meaning that only images are making its ever-present congestion tolerable.
D) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images’ that makes ….. ‘That’ modifies images and flouts touch rule.

(E) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, of a system of forms, etiquette, and images which makes the
‘and images which makes the ‘Which’ is not preceded by a comma and hence the sentence is ungrammatical,


Nice explanation...
But I find another error with (d) [ same for E ]
In d : "..... and images that makes ...."

Now "images" is plural, so it should be "make" and not "makes" ...
Am I correct? Could someone verify this?
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Re: Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2012, 18:54
Japan is a country and calling it a culture is wrong.
hence D is best
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Re: Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2012, 00:33
The OG refers to D , however i am not aware of the actual source for this question, and i guess D is possible only if we are to strictly consider JAPAN as a COUNTRY. Would love to whether the GMAT plays around with LARGER MEANINGS of words such as that of JAPAN being referred to a culture rather than purely as a nation.
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Re: SC: Japan [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 06:32
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I find an important custom of English usage sadly missed by many.

What do you think of the following statements?

Franklin Rooswelt was a ‘giant’ of a President.
Mahatma Gandhi was a ‘lion’ of a statesman.
He is a ‘horse’ when he drinks
It is raining ‘cats and dogs’.

These are metaphors used to stress some point and are perfectly licit. We should not think of a country only in terms of geography or geology. A country is much more than that. So let us not mistake that this text suffers from weirdness. That said, let us delve into the choices now.


A) Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images, making its ------
‘IMO, A is a perfect choice with proper participial modification that modifies the entire noun idea running before it and with proper punctuation.’


(B) Japan, a culture of accommodation and constraint, is a system of forms, etiquette, and images, which makes its ----- Which makes’ flouts relative pronoun touch- rule.
(C) A culture of accommodation and constraint, Japan is a system of forms, etiquette, and images making its ……. The sentence alters the meaning that only images are making its ever-present congestion tolerable.
D) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images’ that makes ….. ‘That’ modifies images and flouts touch rule.

(E) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, of a system of forms, etiquette, and images which makes the
‘and images which makes the ‘Which’ is not preceded by a comma and hence the sentence is ungrammatical,


Absolutely.
In fact I think that this sentence uses absolute phrase to modify the first clause.
+1 A.
Still need the explanation by verbal experts.
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Re: Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 06:58
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I think A is NOT good because of the culture thing.
I think its not a metaphor in any sense.
Also I don't like the other options as much but I d pick D if this appeared on the test.
A bad sentence to start with. Not a good question.
Source is brutal or 1000SC i think, which IMO is better avoided.
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Re: Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 07:03
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Thing to not here "that" and "which" maintains the touch rule. But not 100% of the time.
I sent the letter to my dad which contained the information.
This is a completely gmat-relevant sentence.
Also see that in D "makes" makes it clear that the subject of "makes" is not images but system (similar to the above sentence in which "letter" is the subject to the verb "contained".
D is the winner
Might not be a clear winner tho.

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Re: Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 07:56
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But what is Japan's is referring to?
This is the reason I eliminated D and E.
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Re: Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 09:01
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Culture.
Example: Dell's are much better than Apple's ultrabooks.
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Hii souvik.
In the example you just gave, because of the comparison, its quite evident what "Dell's" refers to but its not that evident in the original sentence. What does Japan's refers to in the sentence "Japan's is a culture of accomodation and constraint"?
Any explanation in this regard will be highly appreciated.
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