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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

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A is a runon sentence.

D and E are contenders.. However, E changes the meaning by modifying the house instead of the festivals.

D is the answer.
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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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Basically, "that featured" should modify "festivals," rather than "home."
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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”.

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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 ---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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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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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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