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As specific divergent sites that embrace both the material and immaterial, in varying degrees, most hybrid religions are disturbing places of incongruity and difference.

A. As specific divergent sites that embrace both the material and immaterial, in varying degrees, most hybrid religions
B. In similar way that specific divergent sites embrace in varying degrees the material and also the immaterial, most hybrid religions
C. As specific divergent sites embrace both the material and the immaterial, most hybrid religions in varying degrees
D. Most hybrid religions, as specific divergent sites, embracing in varying degrees both the material and the immaterial,
E. Specific divergent sites embrace both the material and the immaterial in varying degrees, similarly most hybrid religions
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How E is wrong?
It will be helpful if someone can explain..
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I thought "as" should be used before an action. But, this time "as" is used to introduce role, I guess

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I thought "as" should be used before an action. But, this time "as" is used to introduce role, I guess


yes you are right. AS has been used here to introduce role of. Even I got this question wrong.

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I got my answer correct but was confused between A and C

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How E is wrong?
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E is wrong because two independent clauses are connected without any connectors.

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As specific divergent sites that embrace both the material and immaterial, in varying degrees, most hybrid religions are disturbing places of incongruity and difference.

A. As specific divergent sites that embrace both the material and immaterial, in varying degrees, most hybrid religions
B. In similar way that specific divergent sites embrace in varying degrees the material and also the immaterial, most hybrid religions
C. As specific divergent sites embrace both the material and the immaterial, most hybrid religions in varying degrees
D. Most hybrid religions, as specific divergent sites, embracing in varying degrees both the material and the immaterial,
E. Specific divergent sites embrace both the material and the immaterial in varying degrees, similarly most hybrid religions



A can't be correct. It says,"As specific divergent sites that embrace both the material and immaterial, in varying degrees, most hybrid religions"

That is not the correct usage of both X and Y. While posting the question please specify the source.

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Shouldn't answer be C. It shows

1. the correct usage of Both X and Y
2. 'in varying degrees' is modifying most hybrid religions.

In A, I believe it is not clear what 'in varying degrees' modifier is modifying.

Please confirm.
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Can experts comment on the validity of this question?

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Choice E changes the intended meaning of the sentence. Remember the word 'as' can act as a conjunction or a preposition depending on the context.

In Choice A ‘As’ is used as a comparison (As = in the same way). Replace it in the sentence (In the same way specific divergent sites that embrace _________) and implies a contrast in the second clause.

In answer choice E ‘similarly’ incorrectly implies similarity rather than difference. It’s saying the first clause is similar to the second clause which is not the intended meaning.
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It's an excerpt from the book (Buddhism and Postmodern Imaginings in Thailand: The Religiosity of Urban Space
By James Taylor), and there is no comma after the word DEGREES in the book. Doubt the question, experts plz shed some light. I did it right though for the same reason rohan2345 explained, but need an explanation from experts.

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forgot to mention that option A is indeed the sentence written in the book but without a comma after the word degrees

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It's an excerpt from the book (Buddhism and Postmodern Imaginings in Thailand: The Religiosity of Urban Space
By James Taylor), and there is no comma after the word DEGREES in the book. Doubt the question, experts plz shed some light. I did it right though for the same reason rohan2345 explained, but need an explanation from experts.


There MUST be a comma after "degrees". The main clause is:

Most hybrid religions are disturbing places of incongruity and difference.
Subject: Most hybrid religions

The modifier of this subject is "As specific divergent sites that embrace both the material and immaterial, in varying degrees,". Hence a comma is required after "degrees".

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Can you please explain how A is better than C? As someone mentioned in above posts, I think in option A it is not clear what - "in varying degrees" is modifying?
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Can you please explain how A is better than C? As someone mentioned in above posts, I think in option A it is not clear what - "in varying degrees" is modifying?


"In varying degree" is a verb modifier referring to "embrace" - the embracing of the material and the immaterial occurs in varying degrees, e.g., some may embrace more of material than of immaterial, while the others more of immaterial than of material. Such varying degree of embracing is the reason that hybrid religions are incongruous and different.

Option C does not make any sense. First, it is not clear that the divergent sites are themselves the hybrid religions. Second, "in varying degrees" wrongly refers to the verb "are".

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Can experts comment on the validity of this question?


FYI, saharshbagaria also, I've just encountered this question in GMAT Club CAT.

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New post 09 Sep 2017, 02:59
my 1st attempt in the verbal test was wrong but after reading 5-6 times ,I understood the question .
option A is right . AS is correct to compare 2 actions.

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