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Margaret Courtney-Clarke has traveled to remote dwellings in the Transvaal to photograph the art of Ndebele women, whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house.

(A) whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house

(B) whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries are embellished with old and new iconography, and their style is varying among women and houses

(C) whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries are embellished with old and new iconography, and they are in styles that vary from woman to woman and house to house

(D) with murals brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography, and their style varies among women and houses

(E) with murals that are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography, and their styles vary among women and houses
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2004, 22:42
C for parallelism but D for conciseness? I'm having a hard time deciding between "women whose murals" and "dwellings with murals" too.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2004, 23:19
oa is A

I dont understand why A.

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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2004, 23:30
Once again, this has to do with run-on sentences and appositive construction. A is best.

"whose murals are brilliantly colored" is a relative clause and it properly refers to "women" so D and E are out.
B and C have verb "are" which makes the latter part of the sentence become an independent clause but yet, the clause is not linked to the former part of the sentence by any conjunction such as "and". This creates a run-on sentence. Read on here: http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/runons.htm

A's part starting with "their geometrical symmetries..." is an appositive properly refering to "women" and gives extra information on that noun.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2004, 16:32
Thanks for the excellent explanation Paul :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2004, 20:10
Can we say that "Varies from x to y" is better than "varies among x(s)"
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2004, 11:44
Got A with full throttle confidence.

their in A refers to murals.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2004, 03:53
nice job, Paul.

thank for your explanation.
This sentence is so long and complex.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2004, 15:00
Paul is the king of the run-on... :pray
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