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I'm not quite sure, but I think although THAT/WHICH in few cases does NOT touch the modified noun, those exceptions are not intended here. "Festivals" is not a part of prepositional phrase you talked about ( in her home).
ie, if FESTIVALS was a part of it, you could have been right.
eg, blah blah blah METHODS of new researches that impressed all scientists!
you see THAT does not modify researches but METHODS!
in my example METHODS is part of prepositional phrase and is being ( sorry :D) modified by THAT.

I say FESTIVALS is not a part of prepositional phrase since it can be easily separated from the phrase. IN HER ROOM is adverbial phrase but that's not true about my own example...

hope that helps, sorry if it doesnt :D

ok thanks, I see your point.

held festivals in her home that featured

"in her home" can also be an adverbial prep phrase modifying "held". but it could also modify "festivals". That modifiers never jump the adverbial phrases. since it's ambiguous it might be safe to go with D. in either case, is this even an official problem?
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Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food, the wearing of many layers of colorful clothing adorned with silver, and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories.

(A) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured
(B) Festivals were held in Aho, a Kiowa matriarch’s home, which featured
(C) Aho, who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home, held festivals featuring
(D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured
(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured

why it is d?
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Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food, the wearing of many layers of colorful clothing adorned with silver, and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories.

(A) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured
(B) Festivals were held in Aho, a Kiowa matriarch’s home, which featured
(C) Aho, who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home, held festivals featuring
(D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured
(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured

why it is d?

(A) Fragmented sentences. " her home, they feature" should be "her home ; they feature"
(B) Passive should be avoided in most cases
(C) misplaced modifiers " in her home". In this case we think that "in her home" modifies "who was a Kiowa matriarch", not the place of festivals.
(D) correct
(E) "that" modifies "home" or modifies "festivals"? Ambiguous
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22 Apr 2012, 23:18

A is incorrect because it is a run-on sentence ("Aho...home" is one complete sentence and "they...stories is another)

B is incorrect because "which" indicates a noun modifier, which is required to be placed right next to the noun it is modifiying. The festivals featured the described things, not the home.

C is incorrect because it changes the meaning - it no longer says that the festivals were held in her home. It is also wordy.

D is fine. (Well, honestly, it's awkward. The real test wouldn't present this as the right answer.)

E sounds better than D but is incorrect because "that featured" indicated a noun modifier, which again required the noun to be next to the modifier. Again, the festivals featured the described things, not the home.
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23 Apr 2012, 13:48
I chose C also. I now understand why it is wrong, but D isn't parallel. Featured vs Wearing vs Recounting.
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23 Apr 2012, 14:29
D is correct because it flows logically. The other sentences especially in option B and C seem to be very awkward, especially in the way they seem to be constructed.
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23 Apr 2012, 16:08
Thought E sounded better than D but forgot about the noun modifier.
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24 Apr 2012, 02:04
ashish8 wrote:
I chose C also. I now understand why it is wrong, but D isn't parallel. Featured vs Wearing vs Recounting.

I think we should make parallel not featured vs Wearing vs Recounting, but preparation vs Wearing vs Recounting.

D is correct because it clearly states the meaning of the sentence.
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24 Apr 2012, 02:14
I did this three times and still get it wrong
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24. Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food, the wearing of many layers of colorful clothing adorned with silver, and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories.

(A) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured ------------Run on sentence
(B) Festivals were held in Aho, a Kiowa matriarch’s home, which featured- Modifier describes Aho, should be Festivals
(C) Aho, who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home, held festivals featuring - "Who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home"- changes meaning of the sentence
(D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured- That correctly modifies festivals - correct
(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured- That modifes Home - incorrect

Option D and E are very close. In E That modifies home - incorrect. D is correct answer
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24. Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food, the wearing of many layers of colorful clothing adorned with silver, and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories.

(A) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured
(B) Festivals were held in Aho, a Kiowa matriarch’s home, which featured
(C) Aho, who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home, held festivals featuring
(D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured
(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured

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A- They refers Festivals in the sentence which is incorrect. Sentence after comma lacks a conjunction. Eliminate
B- Aho is not Kiowa matriach’s home. Wrong. Eliminate
C- Seems to tell that Aho is only matriarch only in her home. Changes meaning. Eliminate
D- Keep
E- Home doesn’t have all the adjectival phrases that follow. Eliminate
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02 Jan 2013, 12:40
I choose answer choice E, however the correct answer is D. Can anyone explain?
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02 Jan 2013, 13:06
Mostly well-covered here: a-ho-a-kiowa-matriarch-held-festivals-in-her-home-they-131115.html

Basically, "that featured" should modify "festivals," rather than "home."
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02 Jan 2013, 13:17
DmitryFarber wrote:
Mostly well-covered here: a-ho-a-kiowa-matriarch-held-festivals-in-her-home-they-131115.html

Basically, "that featured" should modify "festivals," rather than "home."

Thanks, the placement of the modifier makes sense!
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I choose answer choice E, however the correct answer is D. Can anyone explain?

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Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food, the wearing of many layers of colorful clothing adorned with silver, and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories.

It is rather easy to eliminate choices A, B, and C. So let’s analyze the two close answer choices:

(D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured: Correct. Relative pronoun “that” correctly refers to the preceding noun entity “festivals”.

(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured: Incorrect. Here “that” refers to “home”. Well, a noun modifier can certainly refer to the slightly far away noun that is the head of the preceding noun phrase of the noun modifier. However, in this case “that” cannot jump over “in her home” to refer to “festivals” because “in her home modifies” the verb “held” and not the noun “festivals”. This is the reason why it can be placed somewhere else in the sentence as seen in the correct choice and thus “that” cannot jump over this prepositional phrase to refer to the far away noun “festivals”.

To know in details when Noun Modifiers can refer to the far away nouns and when they cannot, claick on the following link to read the detailed article:
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03 Jan 2013, 16:49
Tricky ques!! I selected E at first.
But D seems reasonable after the explanation.
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it's a matter of recognizing the difference between 'home that featured' and 'festivals that featured'

the moment i recognized featured is for festivals. i chose D
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30 Jul 2013, 03:58
I would go for D,
Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food, the wearing of many layers of colorful clothing adorned with silver, and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories.

(A) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured ---they has no reference
(B) Festivals were held in Aho, a Kiowa matriarch’s home, which featured--- here we have to use 'that' clause and moreover 'which' should modify festivals not homes
(C) Aho, who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home, held festivals featuring ---here featuring is verb, which is present continuos tense,but according to the meaning the verb should be pastense
(D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured ---here the wrong in c is corrected i.e the tense of 'featured' and the that is correctly referring to festivals
(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured ---- here that can modify home or festivals.So ambiguous choice
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+ D. E cant be the answer bcoz 'that' modifier is not used properly
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