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Architects and stonemasons, huge palace and temple clusters were built by the Maya without benefit of the wheel or animal transport.
(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

pls add ur reasoning

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New post 18 Apr 2008, 14:24
AlbertNTN wrote:
Architects and stonemasons, huge palace and temple clusters were built by the Maya without benefit of the wheel or animal transport.
(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

pls add ur reasoning


C.

the Maya = Architects and Stonemasons.
The rest doesn't make a comprehensible sentence.

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New post 18 Apr 2008, 18:09
bkk145 wrote:
C.

the Maya = Architects and Stonemasons.
The rest doesn't make a comprehensible sentence.


I agree completely, I wish they were all like this!

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New post 18 Apr 2008, 19:26
I picked E, because it was easy to comprehend but E is wordy and awkward and C makes more sense
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New post 18 Apr 2008, 19:40
C.perfect eg of usage of modifiers but let me tell you,in actual gmat you do get much tougher ones regarding the usage of modifiers.

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