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Re: the art of Ndebele women [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2010, 09:33
between A & B . went with B.. :(
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Re: the art of Ndebele women [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2011, 01:05
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(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
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Re: the art of Ndebele women [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2011, 20:14
I may be totally wrong thinking this...but I chose C...

a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house

One style varying from woman to woman and house to house?
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Re: the art of Ndebele women [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2011, 19:56
I think that A is the correct answer.
C is awkward, wordy. "They" refers to geometrical symmetries so "they" could be eliminated to have a more concise sentence.
In option A, "their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house" is an absolute phrase.

http://grammar.about.com/od/ab/g/absoluteterm.htm

Definition:
A group of words that modifies an independent clause as a whole.

An absolute is made up of a noun and its modifiers. It may precede, follow, or interrupt the main clause:
Example:
Their slender bodies sleek and black against the orange sky, the storks circled high above us.
The storks circled high above us, their slender bodies sleek and black against the orange sky.
The storks, their slender bodies sleek and black against the orange sky, circled high above us.
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Re: the art of Ndebele women [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2011, 20:05
Its a 3-2 split: three choices begin with whose and two with with. Whose is correct in this case as it refers to the Ndebele women.Eliminate D&E. Varying among women and houses in B is awkward. Choice Between A & C. In C ...they are in styles that vary from woman to woman and house to house: The use of they is ambiguous. A is concise and the best answer.
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Re: Margaret Courtney-Clarke has traveled to remote dwellings in [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 06:09
First I thought the correct answer is C... but later on found that the correct answer is A..... :-D
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Re: Margaret Courtney-Clarke has traveled to remote dwellings in [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 13:59
I love it how everybody says that 'A is the only one that make sense" now that they know A is the OA.
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