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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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07 Oct 2008, 01:43
Japan is a contry, not a culture, so i think A,B and C are out. Between D and E i chose D.
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07 Oct 2008, 09:04
OA is indeed D. Can u explain in more detail?
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07 Oct 2008, 09:43
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Japan is a contry, not a culture, so i think A,B and C are out. Between D and E i chose D.

Japan is not a culture so why doesnt the stem say Japan "has" a culture?
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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

A, B and C tells us that Japan is a culture which is incorrect. (Japan is a country).
D and E states- Japan's is a culture which means, Japan has a culture which is characterized by (accomodation and contraint- use proper form).
Between (D) and (E), (D) is parallel.
In (E), "of a system of forms, etiquette" breaks teh parallelism.
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09 Oct 2008, 21:22
Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquetteand 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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10 Oct 2008, 02:51
D

A country cannot be culture of accomodation, eliminate A, B, C

'of a system of forms, etiquette, and images ' is awkward in E
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10 Oct 2008, 03:32
Another D.
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10 Oct 2008, 09:07
I went for A) on this one.

for D and E) -

Japan's is a - is that correct?
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10 Oct 2008, 22:08
What is wrong with A ?

Whats the OA ?
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11 Oct 2008, 07:53
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Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquetteand 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 -> this is wrong ,japan is not a culture,rather it has a culture
(B) Japan, a culture of accommodation and constraint, is a system of forms, etiquette, and images, which makes its -> same as above
(C) A culture of accommodation and constraint, Japan is a system of forms, etiquette, and images making its -> this is ok
(D) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images that makes the -> this is apt
(E) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, of a system of forms, etiquette, and images which makes the -> ok not that gud

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Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquetteand 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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06 Feb 2009, 21:19
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Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquetteand 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

1. "making" correctly modifies "Japan", A is the best
2. "which" modifies "images" rather than "Japan", making B awkard, B out
3. "making" clearly modifies "images" rather than "Japan", making C awkward too, C out
4. possesion "Japan's" is awkard and "that" cannot refer to "Japan", D out
5. E has the same error as D and B, E out
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06 Feb 2009, 22:15
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Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquetteand 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

Seems D is least bothered one but do not see this structure is a correct one. "Japan's is a culture ......." in D and E meant waht? What is Japan's?

"Japan is a culture .............." in A is not correct.
B also says that japan is a culture - wrong.
C is also similar to B.
D says "Japan's is a culture ........." ok. keep it.
E is not parallel. Japan's is a ...... of x, of y, z and w.
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Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquetteand 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 (seems the right answer)
(B) Japan, a culture of accommodation and constraint, is a system of forms, etiquette, and images, which makes its ("which" refers to "system", how about "culture?)
(C) A culture of accommodation and constraint, Japan is a system of forms, etiquette, and images making its ("making" modifies "images", wrong)
(D) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquette, and images that makes the (same as B)
(E) Japan's is a culture of accommodation and constraint, of a system of forms, etiquette, and images which makes the ("which" without a "," ahead is wrong)
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07 Feb 2009, 02:03
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Japan is a culture of accommodation and constraint, a system of forms, etiquetteand 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

Hi mates,

IMO D

A, B and C out: Japan is not a culture but a country

D and E: "Japan's clearly refers to Japanesh culture in this context.

E breaks the //ism with "of a system of forms"

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07 Feb 2009, 08:55
I'll go with D

Sure 'Japan's' does sound a bit awkward. But A, B,C are saying 'Japan is a culture'

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07 Feb 2009, 11:34
Choice between D and E. E breaks parallelism because of second "of". Hence, D.
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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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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

Looks evil to me

Japan is a culture? Whew! No

Japan's is a culture??

What is the possessive referring to here? Is Japan's implicitly referring to Japan's culture. How do we determine that?
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