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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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New post 30 Jun 2006, 21:54
If not C then A. :roll:

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New post 30 Jun 2006, 22:03
post reasons too , I have the OA , need reasons or explanations
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New post 30 Jun 2006, 22:06
its among A/B/C. for me it is clear B. A and C are awakward..
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New post 30 Jun 2006, 22:09
in the highlighted part , we use pronouns like "whose" , "their" to begin each part of the sentence.
and the last part of the sentence "in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house" does not have a pronoun unlike the preceeding parts of the sentence

only option B does
does any one have an explanation for this
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New post 30 Jun 2006, 22:37
IMO "varies from" is the correct form.
So it's between A and C.
In B "style is varying among" seems incorrect.

Now I think in C "they are in styles"is also not correct.

So I am going with A.

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.

However I feel we need "are" between 'geometrical symmetries' and 'embellished'.

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New post 30 Jun 2006, 23:07
"their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography" and "in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house." do not seem parallel.

"their geometric ..." and "their style ..." are parallel

None of the answers seem entirely correct.
The OA is A and is much beyond my comprehension
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New post 01 Jul 2006, 22:19
B breaks parallelism with "varying" and makes an awkward comparison at the end.

Original sentence reads best.

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