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why not e [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2004, 18:19
For protection from the summer sun, the Mojave lived in open-sided, flat-topped dwellings known as shades, <<<<< each a roof of poles and arrowweed >>>>> supported by posts set in a rectangle.

(A) each a roof of poles and arrowweed

(B) each a roof of poles and arrowweed that are being

(C) with each being a roof of poles and arrowweed

(D) with roofs of poles and arrowweed to be

(E) with roofs of poles and arrowweed that are
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2004, 19:32
well, to me E sounded good, but "that are" doesn't make sense considering that the Mojave "lived" in those dwellings in the past.

D sounds even awkward.

What is the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2004, 19:33
I pick A. It's concise!

tense problem:
"that are" => B out
"that are being" = E out

"to be" => D out.

"each being a roof" = > c out.
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