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At the time of the Mexican agrarian revolution, the most radical faction, that of Zapata and his followers, proposed a return to communal ownership of land, to what had been a pre-Columbian form of ownership respected by the Spaniards.
(A) land, to what had been a pre-Columbian form of ownership respected by the Spaniards
(B) land, a form of ownership of the pre-Columbians and respected by the Spaniards
(C) land, respected by the Spaniards and a pre-Columbian form of ownership
(D) land in which a pre-Columbian form of ownership was respected by the Spaniards
(E) land that had been a pre-Columbian form of ownership respected by the Spaniards
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24 Jul 2004, 22:34
Hi Anuram,

I am fully stumped by this query.

I am going ahead with A. Every thing else except A &B ,has some kind of ambiguity.

A - indicates the sense of timing between communal ownership and pre-Columbian form of ownership. Thus, it looks correct.
B - too much simplified and the sense of timing is gone because of the removal of "to what had been".
C - the order of "respected by the Spaniards and a pre-Columbian form of ownership" is not ood.
D - distorts the meaning. "in which" has ambiguous reference.
E - 'that' has ambiguous reference to either land or communal ownership

Do let me know OA.

anuramm wrote:
At the time of the Mexican agrarian revolution, the most radical faction, that of Zapata and his followers, proposed a return to communal ownership of land, to what had been a pre-Columbian form of ownership respected by the Spaniards.
(A) land, to what had been a pre-Columbian form of ownership respected by the Spaniards
(B) land, a form of ownership of the pre-Columbians and respected by the Spaniards
(C) land, respected by the Spaniards and a pre-Columbian form of ownership
(D) land in which a pre-Columbian form of ownership was respected by the Spaniards
(E) land that had been a pre-Columbian form of ownership respected by the Spaniards

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25 Jul 2004, 04:43
I agree with A.

Also, check out some of the previous discussions of this question. They are quite enlightening.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ght=zapata

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ght=zapata
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Re: SC - Mexican agrarian revolution   [#permalink] 25 Jul 2004, 04:43
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