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Many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries.

(A) Many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries.

(B) Chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with many hundreds of monasteries.

(C) Hundreds of monasteries, many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, are dotting the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia.

(D) The mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries, many of which are chiseled from solid rock centuries ago.

(E) The mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries, many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago.

Well i am confused among C,D and E. Although on the day i would have picked C.

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26 Apr 2007, 03:09
I think its E.

C wrongly uses 'are dotting'.
D is wordy: 'are chiseled' and tense error also.
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26 Apr 2007, 10:28
I also think it's E.

D has a tense error, and C uses "are dotting" incorrectly
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26 Apr 2007, 12:43
javed wrote:
Many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries.

(A) Many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries.

(B) Chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with many hundreds of monasteries.

(C) Hundreds of monasteries, many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, are dotting the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia.

(D) The mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries, many of which are chiseled from solid rock centuries ago.

(E) The mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries, many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago.

Well i am confused among C,D and E. Although on the day i would have picked C.

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Between D and E , I would choose D as it uses "which" . E is using "that " which is referring to 'The mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia ' instead of monasteries.
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26 Apr 2007, 17:33
javed wrote:
Many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries.

(A) Many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries.

(B) Chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with many hundreds of monasteries.

(C) Hundreds of monasteries, many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, are dotting the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia.

(D) The mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries, many of which are chiseled from solid rock centuries ago.

(E) The mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries, many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago.

Well i am confused among C,D and E. Although on the day i would have picked C.

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A & B have modifier errors.

C is right - despite the are dotting -

D is wordy.

E - has a pronoun reference problem - it's not clear whether them points to monasteries or regions.

I know that the OA is not c..but it doesn't sound convincing. Pronoun reference always bleeds me.
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26 Apr 2007, 21:28
C is incorrect because it says monasteries are dotting, as in continous tense
and means that monasteries are doing action

E is correct
them refers to monasteries as monasteries are object of sentence and them is an object pronoun

them can't refer to mountainous regions as they are the subject and we would need a subject pronoun such as they to refer to mountainous regions
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26 Apr 2007, 21:40
Many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries.

(A) Many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries.

(B) Chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with many hundreds of monasteries.

(C) Hundreds of monasteries, many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, are dotting the mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia.

(D) The mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries, many of which are chiseled from solid rock centuries ago.

(E) The mountainous regions of northern Ethiopia are dotted with hundreds of monasteries, many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago.

A and B sound as if the montainous regions are chiseled from the rock.

C sound as if the monsatries are coming up now.

D - with "many of which are chiseled from rock solid rock" sound as if these are chiseled deliberately. Doesn't sound right.

E- correct one.
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