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# Architects and stonemasons, huge palace and temple clusters

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Architects and stonemasons, huge palace and temple clusters [#permalink]

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16 Jul 2004, 21:12
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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

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16 Jul 2004, 22:33
C it is.

Architects and stonemasons acts as an appositive to Maya i.e. tells us what Maya was. The Maya is correctly modified by A n' S.

E is fragmented. ...without benefits...built huge palace.

C is clean and forwards the intended meaning. Maya built the palace without any help.

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17 Jul 2004, 08:57
C is it because there is a dangling modifier "Architects and stonemasons". Only when it is followed by "the Maya" everything is in place.

corporate_monkey 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

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17 Jul 2004, 09:46
C

Modifier 'Architects and stonemansons' is for Mayans...
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18 Jul 2004, 18:33
C it is.

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18 Jul 2004, 23:36
OA is C.

The question finds itself in the OG 10/e
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