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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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Re: Brutal SC # 24 [#permalink]

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29 Jul 2007, 21:27
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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) - The homes featured festivals? Nope.. wrong
B) LOL Festivals were held IN Aho? What a whore..
C) Improperly modifies the meaning of the sentence, as you don't know the festivals were held at her home
E) The home didn't feature this...

D Is correct because
In her home, is a verbal
And then it introduces Aho, who was a Kiowa matriach
And that she held festivals, that featured...
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Re: Brutal SC # 24 [#permalink]

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29 Jul 2007, 21:34
empty_spaces 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

A: "they" is ambigious

B: festivals were held in Aho? Aho is a person not a place. also "which" should be next to festivals. Which is a relative pronoun and should not refer to home. Which should refer to festivals.

C: "Aho, who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home" this doesn't make sense. This suggests Aho was in someone else's home. But we don't know whose home that is.

Got to D and E. Both use "that" and sounded much better than the rest.

However, in E, "that" should refer to festivals not home. D sounds a bit more akward than E, but it is correct.
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16 Oct 2007, 11:46
Guys

I am confused with the reasoning above. 'That' refers to home in option E ...I am not convinced. For eg.

- Power of Sikhs that is/are ........
- Festivals in Brenda's home that involve/involves ......

Which one would you guys pick? I am confused. Pls explain

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Re: Brutal SC # 24 [#permalink]

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16 Oct 2007, 11:51
empty_spaces 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 - very awkward.
(C) Aho, who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home, held festivals featuring - so she wasnt a kiowa martriarch when she wasnt at home?
(D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured - just odd
(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured - Short and sweet - Correct

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.its D..I dint see the last part of E...Home that featured is def. Wrong.
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16 Oct 2007, 11:53
Baruna_singh wrote:
Guys

I am confused with the reasoning above. 'That' refers to home in option E ...I am not convinced. For eg.

(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured

that comes right after home in choice E. What else could that be referring? For the correct choice that should refer to festivals not home.

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16 Oct 2007, 11:54
Baruna_singh wrote:
Guys

I am confused with the reasoning above. 'That' refers to home in option E ...I am not convinced. For eg.

- Power of Sikhs that is/are ........
- Festivals in Brenda's home that involve/involves ......

Which one would you guys pick? I am confused. Pls explain

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Power of Sikhs that is - of is a middle man

Festivals in Brenda's home that involve (plural since Festivals is plural and its the festival that involve not home)
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16 Oct 2007, 12:11
Spider

As per your reasoning, Its still confusing to me.
In option E,

E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured

Shouldn't 'that' refer to 'festivals'. You had mentioned earlier in your explaination of
- Festivals in Brenda's home that involve/involves

How are the above two different. Pls explain.

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16 Oct 2007, 12:44
Baruna_singh wrote:
Spider

As per your reasoning, Its still confusing to me.
In option E,

E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured

Shouldn't 'that' refer to 'festivals'. You had mentioned earlier in your explaination of
- Festivals in Brenda's home that involve/involves

How are the above two different. Pls explain.

Thanks

I might be wrong but here is my explanation:

Festivals in Brenda's home that involve/involves - Festivals is the subject here

In the other case
Aho - is the subject
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16 Oct 2007, 12:56
Spider

I do not think it has anything to do with Subject. 'That' refers to the noun preceding it. Now what I am confused is if the sentence construction involves middle-men like of, in , to etc.
Under such circumstances does 'that' refer to noun EXCLUDING the middle men or does 'that' refer to the noun of middle-man.

Anyone pls explain. Still too confusing.....

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16 Oct 2007, 13:03
Spider

If the sentence is
- The Bush Family usually celebrates festivals in Brenda's home that involve/involves .....

Now what would you pick? Pls explain.

How is it different from
- Festivals in Brenda's home that involve/involves .....

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16 Oct 2007, 19:43
Baruna_singh wrote:
Spider

If the sentence is
- The Bush Family usually celebrates festivals in Brenda's home that involve/involves .....

Now what would you pick? Pls explain.

The Bush Family usually celebrates festivals in Brenda's home that involve

As long as you are talking about *festivals*

Baruna_singh wrote:

How is it different from
- Festivals in Brenda's home that involve/involves .....

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Festivals in Brenda's home that involve
Its not different again about *festivals*
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Re: Brutal SC # 24 [#permalink]

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16 Oct 2007, 21:18
empty_spaces 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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I would say C. Parallelism.. featuring the preparation, ... the wearing .., and recounting ...

What is the OA ?
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16 Oct 2007, 21:26
Baruna_singh wrote:
Guys

I am confused with the reasoning above. 'That' refers to home in option E ...I am not convinced. For eg.

- Power of Sikhs that is/are ........
- Festivals in Brenda's home that involve/involves ......

Which one would you guys pick? I am confused. Pls explain

Thanks

In the examples above, you need to eliminate the middleman to allay your confusion..

Power of Sikhs that is/are ...

Festivals in Brenda's home that involve/involves

After eliminating those colored phrases, it is easier to find the proper verb ..

Hope this helps ..
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16 Oct 2007, 21:30
Baruna_singh wrote:
Spider

If the sentence is
- The Bush Family usually celebrates festivals in Brenda's home that involve/involves .....

Now what would you pick? Pls explain.

How is it different from
- Festivals in Brenda's home that involve/involves .....

Thanks

I really doubt if you can use involve here given that home cannot involve xyz .. Hence this is not modifier is incorrect..

This can be corrected as below :
The Bush Family usually celebrates festivals in Brenda's home involving ....
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16 Oct 2007, 22:17
The OA is D.

Anyway what I am confused is the following construction...

...... festivals in her home that singular/plural verb .....

Now here assuming there is some sentence structure before festivals and and some structure after the verb, what does 'that' refer to.

Is it home or is it festivals? Is there any rule which governs such a construction other than the rule involing 'of' as a middle-man etc.

Pls explain
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Re: Brutal SC # 24 [#permalink]

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16 Oct 2007, 22:34
empty_spaces 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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(A) run-on.
(B) passive
(C) passive and un-paralleled.
(D) correct: clear and parallel
(E) changed the meaning
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16 Oct 2007, 23:36
Guys

Can someone pls explain the following.

---Anyway what I am confused is the following construction...

...... festivals in her home that singular/plural verb .....

Now here assuming there is some sentence structure before festivals and and some structure after the verb, what does 'that' refer to.

Is it home or is it festivals? Is there any rule which governs such a construction other than the rule involing 'of' as a middle-man etc.

Pls explain

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16 Apr 2008, 14:15
(D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured

(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured

I think (E) would be more correct in the following format: Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals, in her home, that featured
because then "in her home" is a parenthetical element. Otherwise, I would view it as

Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held [festivals] in her [home that featured...]

(as opposed to her other home)
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Re: Brutal SC # 24 [#permalink]

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My 2 cents concerning the confusion in option E -

Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured

The central problem here is that the 'that' could refer to
a. festivals
b. home

It is not possible for the speaker to determine the antecedent from the sentence. In other words it is ambiguous.
So, option E is wrong.
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