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# The Anasazi settlements at Chaco Canyon were built on a

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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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16 Oct 2007, 07:19
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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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16 Oct 2007, 12:37
Would go with A. I can sense I am wrong .. were is confusing
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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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16 Oct 2007, 14:20
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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16 Oct 2007, 14:32
"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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16 Oct 2007, 15:21
Fistail wrote:
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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16 Oct 2007, 16:09
Can anyone tell me what is the structure of this sentence?

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16 Oct 2007, 16:16
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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16 Oct 2007, 23:25
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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

bkk145? where? i did not find anywhere!

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02 Aug 2010, 14:50
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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13 Oct 2010, 03:46
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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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13 Oct 2010, 03:58
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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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 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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04 Mar 2014, 21:56
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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Q: 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.

Dissect the original sentence:
Clause: The Anasazi settlements..were built...
Sub-clause: (HOW?) with more than 75... were connected..roads.
Here, "were" is extra auxiliary verb and does not point to any subject. Therefore "were" is unnecessary.

A. with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each, were - Incorrect as per the explanation above.
B. with more than 75 carefully engineered structures, of up to 600 rooms each, - CORRECT. Eliminates the redundant "were". The sentence overall has just 1 verb "were built" and 1 subject "The Anasazi settlements"
C. of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms, each that had been - "each.." should modify "600rooms". Use of past perfect "had been" is unwarranted, as there is no sequencing needed. This choice implies "were built" and "had been connected" happened one after the other. NO. The sentence is simply giving info on settlements. No need for sequencing.
D. of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms and with each - There is a parallelism error here. The sentence now reads "The Anasazi settlements were built...and with each connected". The "settlements" were not "connected", it was the "structures" that were connected.
E. of more than 75 carefully engineered structures of up to 600 rooms each had been - This choice again does not have any verb. It is a run-on sentence.
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