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

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72. 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 matriarchâ€™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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21 Jan 2006, 22:02
My eye immediately fixates on (E)

1. correct modifier
2. active voice
3. impeccable punctuation
4. most concise
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21 Jan 2006, 22:37

Its the festivals that featured.........
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22 Jan 2006, 14:58
D for me...

In E, we cant say what "that" is referring to ...home or festivals.
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22 Jan 2006, 17:51
D - for me 2

A- don't quite know why this is wrong - "they" seems suspicious but do not see more than one plural antecedent... Perhaps someone can help !!!

B - changes meaning .. and the which clause implies the home featured the food, clothing etc. But the original sentences was trying to convey that the festival featured the food, clothing etc..

C - implies that Aho was a matriach only in her home

D - looks good

E - implies that the home featured the food, clothes etc .. which is incorrect
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22 Jan 2006, 20:33
The OA is D
22 Jan 2006, 20:33
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