The constellation that includes the North Star has been known by many names among different cultures, called “The Bear” in ancient Greece, “The Drinking Gourd” in parts of Africa, and “Star Girl and Her Seven Sky Brothers” among the Cheyenne people of North America.
A) among different cultures, called ----> among does not seem correct.
B) among different cultures; it was called ---> same as A
C) in different cultures, being called ----> "being" is not popular with the GMAT authors
D) in different cultures; including the title ---> It suggests that cultures might include the titles attributed to the constellation.
E) in different cultures; it was called ---> Correct!
I looked up the usage of "among" and "among" can be used as - He was known among his friends as being brave and loyal.
"known in" is used as - Peter is known in New York City for his spectacular parties.
"Known in" can also be used as - The outcome of the debate was known in advance.
I do not see a very strong case for "in" v/s "among" however...Can anyone come up with a better reason for E?
Among is incorrect in this sentence. Let analyze the structure.
The correct one is: The constellation has been known by many X in many Y
If you replace "in" by "among" the sentence is: The constellation has been known by many X among many Y
. Clearly, among is incorrect.
"Among" is appropriate if we talk about one thing/person among the group. But we do not say many X among many Y.
Hope it helps.
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