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The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2005, 07:07
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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
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Re: SC:Quechuans [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2007, 14:26
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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


D. Because direct is an adjective and should modify "contact". Therefore C is not correct. "Directly" is also an adverb that is not correct.
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Re: The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2013, 23:44
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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


IMO: D is correct. Here's my 2 cents.

A, C, E out because "directly" modifies verb "have". That is not correct. "Direct" should modify "contact".
B is also out because the word "it" is ambiguous.
D is correct, and "the latter" clearly modifies "mystical level".

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Re: SC:Quechuans [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2005, 07:36
tough..................
(C) contact with the latter directly through
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2005, 08:07
I choose C too.

Can someone explain why E isn't right, please?
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Re: SC:Quechuans [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2005, 08:48
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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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 [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2005, 13:18
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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C it is [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2005, 14:21
It has to be between C or D

D: by means of looks redundant..
Hence C looks ok.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2006, 08:56
C is the most concise among all the options. I'l go with C as well.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2006, 17:26
IMO should be D

through does not seem good to me. Through has more meanings than "means of" causing ambiguity.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2006, 13:28
C is correct

A-"it" unclear
B-"it" unclear
D-wordy
E-"due to coveys cause /effect"
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2006, 07:57
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' ?

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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2006, 08:30
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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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2006, 11:39
OA is D
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2006, 20:20
So is it just becoz of the fact that "direct contact" sounds good compared to " contact directly"??
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2006, 20:45
Ooooops ! :shock:
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2006, 22:18
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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Re: SC:Quechuans [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2006, 07:27
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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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2006, 06:27
Late, but agree with (D). ~direct contact with~ is idiomatic and precise
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2006, 18:54
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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