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The Kwakiutl recognized one social unit larger than the tribe-the confederacy,which was a cluster of loosely knit,informally related neighboring tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between other tribes.

A.

B. tribes who interacted among each other more often than among

C. tribes who interacted with one another more often than with

D. tribes, interacting among each other more often than between

E. tribes, interacting among one another more often than with
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10 Jun 2007, 02:14
The Kwakiutl recognized one social unit larger than the tribe-the confederacy,which was a cluster of loosely knit,informally related neighboring tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between other tribes.

A.

between two ..
among three or more

not correct

B. tribes who interacted among each other more often than among

amonth each other is not correct

C. tribes who interacted with one another more often than with

right

D. tribes, interacting among each other more often than between

between not right

E. tribes, interacting among one another more often than with

ing form is not right here.

(C)
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12 Jun 2007, 00:40
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The Kwakiutl recognized one social unit larger than the tribe-the confederacy,which was a cluster of loosely knit,informally related neighboring tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between other tribes.

A.

B. tribes who interacted among each other more often than among

C. tribes who interacted with one another more often than with

D. tribes, interacting among each other more often than between

E. tribes, interacting among one another more often than with

I agree with your explanations, but can 'who' refer to tribes, which is not a person??? OA? Cheers
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12 Jun 2007, 02:30
wasn't too sure of a use of 'who' for a tribe but then only C is bit cleaner.
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12 Jun 2007, 02:55
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The Kwakiutl recognized one social unit larger than the tribe-the confederacy,which was a cluster of loosely knit,informally related neighboring tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between other tribes.

A.

B. tribes who interacted among each other more often than among

C. tribes who interacted with one another more often than with

D. tribes, interacting among each other more often than between

E. tribes, interacting among one another more often than with

I agree with your explanations, but can 'who' refer to tribes, which is not a person??? OA? Cheers

I'm between C and E, and for the "who" reason I would pick the E, though it is a little awkward... OA please
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12 Jun 2007, 21:38
OA is "C"
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27 Jul 2010, 06:25
Can "who" refer to tribes?
Thanks. How can that be possible?
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27 Jul 2010, 06:33
LM wrote:
The Kwakiutl recognized one social unit larger than the tribe-the confederacy,which was a cluster of loosely knit,informally related neighboring tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between other tribes.

A.

B. tribes who interacted among each other more often than among

C. tribes who interacted with one another more often than with

D. tribes, interacting among each other more often than between

E. tribes, interacting among one another more often than with

Solution:
C it is..

Why ? Here you go:
you have "other tribes" after the sentences and since its plural, between wont work.. So A and D ruled out.
Thus, either of B, C or E.

Now, B is incorrect cos it uses each other..
Out of C and E, C stands out as the better choice..
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27 Jul 2010, 06:45
the ", ING modifier" modifies the entire previous clause. Here we need to modify only tribes. Hence D and E are incorrect.

Between A, B and C......

"interact with" is the correct idiom.

"interact among" is unidiomatic. Also, "among each other" is unidiomatic.

"among themselves" or "between themselves" is correct idiom.

That leaves only B.

Lot of new things to learn from this sentence.
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27 Jul 2010, 07:26
I think you meant C. Awesome explanation !

among each other ----> "each other" is used for two things. "among" is used for more than two things.
So this is nonsensical. B is OUT that leaves C as the answer.

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the ", ING modifier" modifies the entire previous clause. Here we need to modify only tribes. Hence D and E are incorrect.

Between A, B and C......

"interact with" is the correct idiom.

"interact among" is unidiomatic. Also, "among each other" is unidiomatic.

"among themselves" or "between themselves" is correct idiom.

That leaves only B.

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21 Sep 2010, 06:36
I still have a doubt here..

"interacted with one another" indicates that there are only two people in the picture.
Much of a same reason as "between" to eliminate.

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21 Sep 2010, 12:38
I went for E.
Can you please explain what are the conditions where we use the -ing form...
I am always falling for this -ing type of questions..
Anyone plz help....

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The Kwakiutl recognized one social unit larger than the tribe-the confederacy,which was a cluster of loosely knit,informally related neighboring tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between other tribes.

A.

between two ..
among three or more

not correct

B. tribes who interacted among each other more often than among

amonth each other is not correct

C. tribes who interacted with one another more often than with

right

D. tribes, interacting among each other more often than between

between not right

E. tribes, interacting among one another more often than with

ing form is not right here.

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30 Oct 2010, 00:08
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Can "who" refer to tribes?
Thanks. How can that be possible?

yes.
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Because GMAC considers this correct. you should not question GMAC's point of view.

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30 Oct 2010, 08:42
Pkit wrote:
noboru wrote:
Can "who" refer to tribes?
Thanks. How can that be possible?

yes.
why?
Because GMAC considers this correct. you should not question GMAC's point of view.

russian proverb. "не прав тот кто прав, а тот у кого больше прав" - пословица времен СССР.

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30 Oct 2010, 17:40
Should be either 'among themselves' or 'with one another' as there are more than two tribes in a confederacy.

If there were only two tribes in a confederacy, we could write between themselves or with each other.
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01 Nov 2010, 15:17
Pkit, do you know other "things" that can be used with "who"?
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05 Nov 2010, 14:10
C..

avoid - ing form as much as possible.
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