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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
(B) among different cultures; it was called
(C) in different cultures, being called
(D) in different cultures; including the title
(E) in different cultures; it was called
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I feel that OA- E is changing the meaning a little. original " ... has been known by many names... -The Drinking Gourd- in parts of Africa". There is no indication that it is not known by the name now in those parts of Africa.

So I chose, C. Even if wordy, it maintains the meaning of "has been"... thoughts?
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24 Apr 2013, 10:19
One confusion with E - ; introduces I/C
in choice E - ; indeed introduces a clause and not run on, but is it not a D/C it starts with "it" what is the pronoun reference in this I/C?
Am I missing something?
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24 Apr 2013, 10:45
here the pronoun antecedent is clear : the constellation..... neither confusion nor a run on sentence

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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?
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25 Apr 2013, 17:14
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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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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.

1 "among" implies that the different cultures shared names, so eliminate A and B. 2 "being called" is awkward so eliminate C 3 an independent clause should follow the semicolon and "the title" is redundant so eliminate D

(A) among different cultures, called
(B) among different cultures; it was called
(C) in different cultures, being called
(D) in different cultures; including the title
(E) in different cultures; it was called

The past tense "was called" is necessary because we are talking about ancient Greece.
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