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The single-family house constructed by the Yana, a Native American people who lived in what is now northern California, was conical in shape, its framework of poles overlaid with slabs of bark, either cedar or pine, and banked with dirt to a height of three to four feet.

A. banked with dirt to a height of

B. banked with dirt as high as that of

C. banked them with dirt to a height of

D. was banked with dirt as high as

E. was banked with dirt as high as that of
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08 Sep 2007, 22:34
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
The single-family house constructed by the Yana, a Native American people who lived in what is now northern California, was conical in shape, its framework of poles overlaid with slabs of bark, either cedar or pine, and banked with dirt to a height of three to four feet.

A. banked with dirt to a height of

B. banked with dirt as high as that of

C. banked them with dirt to a height of

D. was banked with dirt as high as

E. was banked with dirt as high as that of

Choose D for llism but do not understand the structure.
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09 Sep 2007, 13:30
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
ya I picked D too for ||ism, but its wrong.

i vote for A; was is not necessary in my opinion but i am really not sure if the "to a hight of" is right... whats OA blackbelt?
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09 Sep 2007, 17:02
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
The single-family house constructed by the Yana, a Native American people who lived in what is now northern California, was conical in shape, its framework of poles overlaid with slabs of bark, either cedar or pine, and banked with dirt to a height of three to four feet.

A. banked with dirt to a height of

B. banked with dirt as high as that of

C. banked them with dirt to a height of

D. was banked with dirt as high as

E. was banked with dirt as high as that of

A gets my vote
B is wrong because "that" has no clear reference
D and E not parallel... overlaid...banked
"Them" in C is redundant.
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09 Sep 2007, 22:01
Nice job A is the OA

Nice D is not parallel... I tried using ||ism w/ the wrong word
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17 Sep 2007, 12:09
Not exactly sure but i think "to a height of" is an idiom.
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18 Sep 2007, 03:53
the sentence shud start with banked to maintain parallelism, so we left with option A and B only.
In B, that is redundant. SO final answer is "A"
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18 Sep 2007, 04:48
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
The single-family house constructed by the Yana, a Native American people who lived in what is now northern California, was conical in shape, its framework of poles overlaid with slabs of bark, either cedar or pine, and banked with dirt to a height of three to four feet.

A. banked with dirt to a height of

B. banked with dirt as high as that of

C. banked them with dirt to a height of

D. was banked with dirt as high as

E. was banked with dirt as high as that of

Let's imagine hypothetical situation if "was banked" is correct. Should we add "it" before "was banked" so that the sentence be correct or the sentence is correct as it stands???. If we can introduce not parallel clause only by the use of noun or pronoun we can eliminate other choices even if we do not know the meaning of the word. Any experts???
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The single family house constructed by the Yana, a Native American people who lived in what is now northern California, was conical in shape, its framework of poles overlaid with slabs of bark, either cedar or pine, and banked with dirt to a height of three to four feet.

This question highlights two very important things to succeed in SC.
First is the identification of the "subject" and "object" of the sentence.
Second is the slash and burn technique to remove extra useless information to achieve the barest composition of the sentence.

Lets apply these two criterion here :-
The single family house constructed by the Yana ,a Native American people who lived in what is now northern California, was conical in shape, its framework of poles overlaid with slabs of bark, either cedar or pine, and banked with dirt to a height of three to four feet.

The new sentence becomes:- The single family house constructed by the Yana was banked with dirt to a height of 3 to 4 feet.
The subject of the sentence is "HOUSE" and the original sentence is already correct and perfect.
WE DO NOT NEED ANY MODIFICATION IN THE ORIGINAL SENTENCE, THUS A IS THE CORRECT ANSWER

A IS THE CORRECT ANSWER

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The single-family house constructed by the Yana, a Native American people who lived in what is now northern California, was conical in shape, its framework of poles overlaid with slabs of bark, either cedar or pine, and banked with dirt to a height of three to four feet.

A. banked with dirt to a height of

B. banked with dirt as high as that of

C. banked them with dirt to a height of

D. was banked with dirt as high as

E. was banked with dirt as high as that of

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