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Q30: The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert

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Q30: The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2011, 17:56
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The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation as the purple-flowered bee plant, what they now commonly call wild spinach in northern Arizona and other parts of the southwestern United States.

A. what they now commonly call
B. a plant that they now commonly call
C. now commonly called
D. and is mow commonly called
E. which it is now commonly called

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Re: SC - Pls help (30) [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2011, 17:40
C is correct

A & B.
They refers to Anasazi, but these are ancient Anasazi, using now in the sentence doesn't make any sense. [Do ancient Anasazi call those plants by that name now?]

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Suggests that "The Anasazi" is now commonly called "wild spinach." It's nonsense.

E
"which" already refers to "purple-flowered bee plant", hence the pronoun "it" is redundant.
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Re: SC - Pls help (30) [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2011, 18:41
A, B, and C are gramatically correct. No grammar related error in them, but 'now' in A and B make the sentence nonsensical.

D and E are incorrect.

D:comma is wrong. had there been no comma, the sentence would be fine.
E: uses redundant which and it: had there been no it, the sentence would be correct.

C is fine.

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Re: SC - Pls help (30) [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2011, 23:02
Thank you folks... your explanation were pretty helpful. What irritates me is that when i read the explanations of the right answers i suddenly feel why did i not pick the right answer since it is so logical :(

Anyway, thanks again and happy new year :)
Re: SC - Pls help (30)   [#permalink] 31 Dec 2011, 23:02
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