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The skill and the precision of the Anasazi, ancient  [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2006, 10:19
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The skill and the precision of the Anasazi, ancient
inhabitants of the Southwest, in measuring the
movements of the Sun and Moon is evidenced not
only at
Chaco Canyon but at a number of other sites.

(A) in measuring the movements of the Sun and
Moon is evidenced not only at
(B) in measuring the movements of the Sun and
Moon are evidenced not only at
(C) in measuring the movements of the Sun and
Moon is evidenced at not only
(D) to measure the movements of the Sun and Moon
is evidenced at not only
(E) to measure the movements of the Sun and Moon
are evidenced not only at
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Re: SC on skill and the precision ! [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2006, 10:54
My answer is B for following reasons
'skill..in' sounds more idomatic than 'skill to'
we need plural verb 'are' since 'The skills and the precision' is plural
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'at' is required after 'not only' to maintain ||sm with rest of the sentence


jyotsnasarabu wrote:
The skill and the precision of the Anasazi, ancient
inhabitants of the Southwest, in measuring the
movements of the Sun and Moon is evidenced not
only at
Chaco Canyon but at a number of other sites.

(A) in measuring the movements of the Sun and
Moon is evidenced not only at
(B) in measuring the movements of the Sun and
Moon are evidenced not only at
(C) in measuring the movements of the Sun and
Moon is evidenced at not only
(D) to measure the movements of the Sun and Moon
is evidenced at not only
(E) to measure the movements of the Sun and Moon
are evidenced not only at
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Re: SC on skill and the precision ! [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2006, 13:56
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
The skill and the precision of the Anasazi, ancient
inhabitants of the Southwest, in measuring the
movements of the Sun and Moon is evidenced not
only at
Chaco Canyon but at a number of other sites.

(A) in measuring the movements of the Sun and
Moon is evidenced not only at
(B) in measuring the movements of the Sun and
Moon are evidenced not only at
(C) in measuring the movements of the Sun and
Moon is evidenced at not only
(D) to measure the movements of the Sun and Moon
is evidenced at not only
(E) to measure the movements of the Sun and Moon
are evidenced not only at


to measure in this Sc does not sound correct. So D and E are out
The skill and the precision->plural .So A and C are out

=> B
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Re: SC on skill and the precision ! [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2006, 15:58
B - usage of <B> plural </B> and <B> in </b>
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2006, 16:40
I would say A is the answer.
Needs to be singular because referring to "in measuring"
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2006, 20:06
Toying between B and E.

Final answer is B.

"The skill and the precision" --> Plural. Hence options with "is evidenced" (A, C, D) are out due to disagreement with the plural subject.

Felt that "... the precision in measuring" sounds better than "... the precision to measure". Any thoughts / academic explanation for this? :?:
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 03:23
Why not E??

the in measuring sounds a little vague to me...
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 03:30
Guys, thanx for all those answers.............but m not sure wat the OA is...............picked up this Sc from and old thread.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2006, 04:35
Ritesh wrote:
Why not E??

the in measuring sounds a little vague to me...



It is correct to say "skill in doing XYZ" rather than "skill to do"
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