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# Architects and stonemasons, huge palace and temple clusters

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Architects and stonemasons, [u]huge palace and temple clusters were built by the Maya without benefit of the wheel or animal transport[/u].
(A) huge palace and temple clusters were built by the Maya without benefit of the wheel or animal transport
(B) without the benefits of animal transport or the wheel, huge palace and temple clusters were built by the Maya
(C) the Maya built huge palace and temple clusters without the benefit of animal transport or the wheel
(D) there were built, without the benefit of the wheel or animal transport, huge palace and temple clusters by the Maya
(E) were the Maya who, without the benefit of the wheel or animal transport, built huge palace and temple clusters
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25 Nov 2005, 20:43
C.

Correct modifier(the maya).
PS: is maya plural?
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25 Nov 2005, 20:48
Only 'C' uses correct modifier.

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26 Nov 2005, 01:05
it is a classic dangling modifier problem.

who are Architects and stonemasons? it is the maya

so C should be the correct answer.
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26 Nov 2005, 07:17
Maya or Mayans can be used as plural nouns.

Definite C for the Modifier.
26 Nov 2005, 07:17
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