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# The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both

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The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the material level and the mystical level of reality, and many individual Quechuans claimed to have contact with it directly with an ichana (dream) experience.
(A) contact with it directly with
(B) direct contact with it by way of
(C) contact with the latter directly through
(D) direct contact with the latter by means of
(E) contact directly with the mystical level due to
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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31 Dec 2005, 08:36
tough..................
(C) contact with the latter directly through
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31 Dec 2005, 09:07
I choose C too.

Can someone explain why E isn't right, please?
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31 Dec 2005, 09:48
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The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the material level and the mystical level of reality, and many individual Quechuans claimed to have contact with it directly with an ichana (dream) experience.
(A) contact with it directly with
(B) direct contact with it by way of
(C) contact with the latter directly through
(D) direct contact with the latter by means of
(E) contact directly with the mystical level due to

A - 'it'?
B - 'it'?
C - Good
D - 'by means of' is wordy, 'through' is better.
E - wordy. usage of 'latter' is concise, also "due to" is wrong, "due to" is used to mean "attributable to", "through dream" is best.
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Agree with vivek and others. C it is.

D - by means of -- describes a method of or using something eg. by means of experimentation.
Of course they did not use dreams to contact mystic levels. They just happened to come in contact with mystic levels.
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31 Dec 2005, 15:21
It has to be between C or D

D: by means of looks redundant..
Hence C looks ok.
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01 Jan 2006, 09:56
C is the most concise among all the options. I'l go with C as well.
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01 Jan 2006, 18:26
IMO should be D

through does not seem good to me. Through has more meanings than "means of" causing ambiguity.
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02 Jan 2006, 14:28
C is correct

A-"it" unclear
B-"it" unclear
D-wordy
E-"due to coveys cause /effect"
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04 Jan 2006, 08:57
Im not too clear on why D isnt right, when compared to C.

C is more concise, but isnt the right way to say it 'direct contact....' as in D, rather than '...directly through' ?

Boy, studying for this GMAT is going to make me go crazy.
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D is the best choice.

direct should modify contact and as you can see in D, direct correctly preceeds what it modifies, 'contact'
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04 Jan 2006, 12:39
OA is D
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04 Jan 2006, 21:20
So is it just becoz of the fact that "direct contact" sounds good compared to " contact directly"??
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04 Jan 2006, 21:45
Ooooops !
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04 Jan 2006, 23:18
can someone please explain why it is D rather than C? I thought that C was more simple, while D is a bit too wordy?
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05 Jan 2006, 08:27
gmacvik wrote:
The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the material level and the mystical level of reality, and many individual Quechuans claimed to have contact with it directly with an ichana (dream) experience.
(A) contact with it directly with
(B) direct contact with it by way of
(C) contact with the latter directly through
(D) direct contact with the latter by means of
(E) contact directly with the mystical level due to

what does "it" refer to??? this is a pronoun reference questions

A and B is out for sure because they have pronoun reference error

D, by means of is wordy and uneccessary compared to C
samething as E, uneccessary wordiness

C is the winner
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20 Jan 2006, 07:27
Late, but agree with (D). ~direct contact with~ is idiomatic and precise
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17 Oct 2006, 19:54
This one is surely confusing.

C or D?
The SC1000 says that anwer is D....
Please someone convince me that it is the case!
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17 Oct 2006, 19:58
gmacvik wrote:
The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the material level and the mystical level of reality, and many individual Quechuans claimed to have contact with it directly with an ichana (dream) experience.
(A) contact with it directly with
(B) direct contact with it by way of
(C) contact with the latter directly through
(D) direct contact with the latter by means of
(E) contact directly with the mystical level due to

Both C and D are close IMO. But "direct contact" in D is different from "contact directly through" in C and is more appropriate as well.
I call it D.

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09 Sep 2007, 23:44
died4me wrote:
This one is surely confusing.

C or D?
The SC1000 says that anwer is D....
Please someone convince me that it is the case!

directly through changes the meaning of the sentence. "directly" emphasizes "through" to state that some Quechuans did not have direct contact.

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