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# Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they

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08 Sep 2013, 02:48
In E, Home wrongly modified festivals. So it should be festivals that featured the preparation of ceremonial foods.
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10 Sep 2013, 08:32
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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D

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11 Sep 2013, 06:49
alagoo wrote:
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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D

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31 Oct 2014, 08:57
This is no way a sub-600 level question.

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19 Aug 2015, 02:10
Hi Experts,

Can Someone explain below issue:

D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured

here can that refers to plural festivals?

then can that refers to variations in below sentence??

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29 Dec 2016, 06:44
I have doubt on E, why 'that' modifies but not festivals. Because I read a rule 'that' modifies nearest grammatically and logically eligible word. But this questions seems to be an exception. Please explain....

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31 Dec 2016, 23:34
rkvkvhariharan wrote:
I have doubt on E, why 'that' modifies but not festivals. Because I read a rule 'that' modifies nearest grammatically and logically eligible word. But this questions seems to be an exception. Please explain....

This is not an exception but an illustration of an important rule used frequently in GMAT, the modifier touch rule.

As per modifier touch rule, a modifier should in general refer to the noun it touches. In option E "that" wrongly refers to "home". In option D "that" correctly refers to "festivals". Therefore D is better than E.

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