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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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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 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

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not sure which one is correct.

i would take A if it were:"Japan, a culture of accommodation and constraint, is a system of forms, etiquette, and images, making its ever-present congestion tolerable.
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It's definite D. But I took more time than required for an SC question!
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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 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

please explain your choice. i already know the answer.. thanks :)


I pick D.

We need to say 'Japan's culture is a culture of ....' since Japan itself is a country not a culture. Eliminate A, B and C.

B/w D & E, the use of 'which' is not correct in E (since there is no comma before it). Also, I'm not sure if 'of' is correct before 'a system'. Eliminate E.

What's the OA?
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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 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

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I will take E here

E is of the structure

Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, of a system of forms, etiquette, and images which makes the


D is of the structure

Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images that makes the

in this construction I feel "that" doesnt have an antecedent.

Surely between D and E though
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will go with D....
A,B,C..can be easily...be removed as for E..the problem with it is in the last part ..Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, of a system of forms, etiquette, and images which makes ...here it is not clear which refers to what..the components of culture..
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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 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

please explain your choice. i already know the answer.. thanks :)


I pick D.

We need to say 'Japan's culture is a culture of ....' since Japan itself is a country not a culture. Eliminate A, B and C.

B/w D & E, the use of 'which' is not correct in E (since there is no comma before it). Also, I'm not sure if 'of' is correct before 'a system'. Eliminate E.

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VERY GOOD! the OA is D (one of the brutal q's i was not getting!)
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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
(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

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I will go with B.

All the modifiers are in correct place. Moreover "Which makes its" is more suitable than other ending phrases we have in options.
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Huntgmat,

could you please explain why D is the correct answer.

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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
[ its has no clear referent. Is it refering to Japan, System ? ]
(B) Japan, a culture of accommodation and constraint, is a system of forms, etiquette, and images, which makes its
[ its unclear ;
which is refering to images, it is wrong it should correctly point "system" ]

(C) A culture of accommodation and constraint, Japan is a system of forms, etiquette, and images making its
[ Againg the images is "making" , not the system !!! ]
(D) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images that makes the
[ that is refering to system , hence the meaning of the sentence is clear ]
(E) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, of a system of forms, etiquette, and images which makes the
[ Againg the images "makes" , not the system !!! ]

Answer D.
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I do not understand how we can start a sentence with "Japan's is a culture ...".

Can you explain it?
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"Japan's culture is a culture" is wordier than "Japan's is a culture" I think ?
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D

Japan is not a culture, so eliminate A/B/C right away.

Of D and E, D is better because E introduces an extra 'of' after the first comma, which isnt required.
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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
(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

OA is D but my question is whats wrong with C and how D can be OA...Japan's is a culture, is this idiomatic expression? Folks please help me with this..
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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
(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

OA is D but my question is whats wrong with C and how D can be OA...Japan's is a culture, is this idiomatic expression? Folks please help me with this..


A,B,C
Says.. Japan is a Culture.. So.. they are gone.

between D and E.. (They may not be best but better than other 3 options)

In D, I think verb "IS" placed in the midlle of the subject "Janpan's Culture"

I can rewrite the setence like below

Japan's culture of accommodation and constraint IS a system of forms, etiquette, and images that makes the


E is out.."of systems of forms" --> awkward.
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Good one suresh, I guess this sentence should be rewritten..like you suggested. +1 to you.
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(A) Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images, making its
-- Japan is not a culture.

(B) Japan, a culture of accommodation and constraint, is a system of forms, etiquette, and images, which makes its
-- Japan is not a culture.

(C) A culture of accommodation and constraint, Japan is a system of forms, etiquette, and images making its
-- Japan is not a culture.

(D) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images that makes the
>> Correct, even though I am unclear whether it is a correct sentence structure

(E) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, of a system of forms, etiquette, and images which makes the
-- "makes" should be plural.
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Japan is a country, not a culture. Japan has a culture. So, A,B and C- out. D wins because of parallelism. D: "a culture of " - "a system of ". E: "a culture of " - "of a system of "
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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
(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

Getting no clue about right one. pls help
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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
(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

Getting no clue about right one. pls help


Can’t explain why particularly reds are wrong, just intuitively I would go with C
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