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# Architects and stonemasons,huge palace and temple clusters

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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 benifits of animal transport or the wheel,huge palace and temple clusters were built by thr maya
(C) the maya built the huge palace and the temple clusters without the benifit of animal transport or the wheel
(D) There were built,without the benifit of wheel or animal transport,huge palace and temple clusters by the maya
(E) were the maya who,without the benifit of wheel or animal transport,built huge palace and temple clusters by the maya

For this A,D,E were straight out of question,I was feeling B to be a better choice as compared to C but in answers they have given C as an correct option?????????????? isint the sentece construction wrong,I tried to speak the sentence aloud also but i was finding it akward.............

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Originally posted by apurva1985 on 06 May 2008, 10:12.
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06 May 2008, 10:15
apurva1985 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 benifits of animal transport or the wheel,huge palace and temple clusters were built by thr maya
(C) the maya built the huge palace and the temple clusters without the benifit of animal transport or the wheel
(D) There were built,without the benifit of wheel or animal transport,huge palace and temple clusters by the maya
(E) were the maya who,without the benifit of wheel or animal transport,built huge palace and temple clusters by the maya

For this A,D,E were straight out of question,I was feeling B to be a better choice as compared to C but in answers they have given C as an correct option?????????????? isint the sentece construction wrong,I tried to speak the sentence aloud also but i was finding it akward.............

It's a very awkward sentence, I found myself saying each response aloud after reading them since none of them make sense at first.

I pick C, because "Architects and stonemasons" refers to "the maya," which as a modifier should not be misplaced and be near the modifying phrase.
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06 May 2008, 10:18
C has to be the correct answer.

'Architects and stonemasons' is a modifier. The only ones that could be remotely close would be C and E.

Move it around a bit and you can see it clearer.

(C) the maya, [architects and stonemasons], built the huge palace and the temple clusters without the benifit of animal transport or the wheel

Since the modifier is placed in front the first thing after the comma should be what its modifying.
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06 May 2008, 10:22
So is maya a subbclass of architects and stonemasons or is maya a person..................
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06 May 2008, 10:43
apurva1985 wrote:
So is maya a subbclass of architects and stonemasons or is maya a person..................

Maya is a group of people or Mayans (Americans, Britans etc). There using irregular way that they're referred to try and trick you.

In this case the arhcitects and stonesmasons are used to describe them as a people.

ex. They maya are known to be architects and stonemasons.
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09 Jun 2008, 22:18
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gixxer1000 wrote:

'Architects and stonemasons' is a modifier. The only ones that could be remotely close would be C and E.

I chose E, can you explain why E wouldnt be correct? I understand that it is a modifying clause, and that the noun being modified should be right next to it. (In this the case the May) However, I thought there were instances that this case is not applicable. For example in E, the Maya were the Stone masons and architects and then the sentence goes into another modifying phrase, followed by the main verb of the sentence. It seemed right to me, C just didnt seem to makse sense to me right off the bat.
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10 Jun 2008, 02:00
IMO E is wrong because of "were the maya who" -- this doesn't clearly refer back to "Architects and Stonemasons". You can make the connection in your head yes, but grammatically this is wordy/awkward and incorrect. Gotta go for clear and concise and "Architects and Stonemasons, were the maya who, ..." is anything but that.

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gixxer1000 wrote:

'Architects and stonemasons' is a modifier. The only ones that could be remotely close would be C and E.

I chose E, can you explain why E wouldnt be correct? I understand that it is a modifying clause, and that the noun being modified should be right next to it. (In this the case the May) However, I thought there were instances that this case is not applicable. For example in E, the Maya were the Stone masons and architects and then the sentence goes into another modifying phrase, followed by the main verb of the sentence. It seemed right to me, C just didnt seem to makse sense to me right off the bat.
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10 Jun 2008, 03:04
I have seen this question earlier

The answer to this one is a definitive C

this is a modifier problem
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11 Jun 2008, 04:49
Hi, all.
I'm a new member of the club.

I'll go with C. As I too think 'Architects and stonemasons' modifies 'the Maya'.
But what does OA has to say on this?
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11 Jun 2008, 06:13
A,B, D are obviously wrong
E seems to wordy
C is correct
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