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The single-family house constructed by the Yana, a Native

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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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Re: GMATPrep SC [#permalink] New post 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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 [#permalink] New post 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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Re: GMATPrep SC [#permalink] New post 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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 [#permalink] New post 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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 [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2007, 12:09
Not exactly sure but i think "to a height of" is an idiom.
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it must be "A" [#permalink] New post 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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Re: GMATPrep SC [#permalink] New post 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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