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The Anasazi settlements at Chaco Canyon were built on a spectacular scale with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each, were connected by a complex regional system of roads.

A. with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each, were
B. with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each,
C. of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms, each that had been
D. of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms and with each
E. of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms each had been
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Re: SC: Anasazi [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 06:19
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The Anasazi settlements at Chaco Canyon were built on a spectacular scale with more than 75 carefully engineered structures connected by a complex regional system of roads.
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Re: SC: Anasazi [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 11:37
Would go with A. I can sense I am wrong :).. were is confusing
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Re: SC: Anasazi [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 13:13
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The Anasazi settlements at Chaco Canyon were built on a spectacular scale with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each, were connected by a complex regional system of roads.

A. with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each, were
B. with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each,
C. of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms, each that had been
D. of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms and with each
E. of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms each had been


Would go for B,

"build of" should not be confused with "made of", Build of refers to structure. f.e: "the build of a program is intricate", meanwhile "made of" refers to content. f.e: "the table is made of wood". So use of "build of" is incorrect in this example.

C,D,E out.

A is out because of "were", "were" can logically be verb only of "the settlements" but "setlements" already have a verb.

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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 13:20
Between B and D i would go with D

on a scale of sound idiomatic rather than on a scale with[b][/b]
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 13:32
"Scale of" refers to the scope/range of something.

I am not sure of this, but i think "with" refers not to the scale but to the "settlements", and the phrase "magnifiscent scale" refers to the sorroundings, where settlements are build...
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Re: SC: Anasazi [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 14:21
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The Anasazi settlements at Chaco Canyon were built on a spectacular scale with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each, were connected by a complex regional system of roads.

A. with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each, were
B. with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each,
C. of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms, each that had been
D. of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms and with each
E. of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms each had been

Fistail,
it is B

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Re: SC: Anasazi [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 15:09
Can anyone tell me what is the structure of this sentence?

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Re: SC: Anasazi [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 15:16
Fistail wrote:
Can anyone tell me what is the structure of this sentence?

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BKK145 showed it nicely in the thread above, click on it :)
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Re: SC: Anasazi [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 22:25
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Can anyone tell me what is the structure of this sentence?

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bkk145? where? i did not find anywhere!

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Re: SC: Anasazi [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 13:50
So, if i am understanding the sentence properly, "with more than 75 carefully engineered structures", "of up to 600 rooms each", and "connected by a complex regional system of roads" are 3 modifiers of the main clause?
Is that correct?
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Re: SC: Anasazi [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2010, 02:46
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So, if i am understanding the sentence properly, "with more than 75 carefully engineered structures", "of up to 600 rooms each", and "connected by a complex regional system of roads" are 3 modifiers of the main clause?
Is that correct?
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Well, this is correct in Gmatprepr's point of view, thus this is ok.
It means that if you face with 3 modifiers of the main clause, thus this is OK on the test day.
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Re: SC: Anasazi [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2010, 02:58
Got B but took a hell let of time to answer. 2.52 min! Phew

Except B the rest of the sentences have 'each' which does not have a proper antecedent.
Also C and E use the past participle unnecessarily.
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Re: SC: Anasazi [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2010, 05:08
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When you read the sentence, you have to give a pause after - on a spectacular scale - and continue Then you may see which preposition sounds better whether of or with. You will appreciate that with will be the right one. So eliminate C, D and E.

Then remove the parenthesis phrase, - of up to 600 rooms each -, and you can see the flaw of having a second verb were for the subject the Anasazi settlements

B which drops the unnecessary second verb is the right choice.
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The Anasazi settlements at Chaco canyon [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2014, 18:17
The Anasazi settlements at Chaco canyon were built on a spectacular scale, with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each, were connected by a complex regional system of roads.

a) scale, with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each, were
b) scale, with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each,
c) scale of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms, each that had been
d) scale of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms and with each
e) scale of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms, each had been
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Re: The Anasazi settlements at Chaco canyon [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2014, 20:56
IMO B.

A. 'were' is not required.
B. sounds fine; 'with more than 75 carefully engineered structures connected by a complex system of roads' is the modifier. The phrase 'of upto 600 rooms each' is a prepositional phrase adding more information about the noun 'structures'.
C/E. perfect tense is not required
D. It is not clear what 'each' refers to - rooms or structures?
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