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Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress a statue of the goddess Athena and that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus, Athena's father, and giants.

(A) Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress

(B) Based on records from ancient Athens, young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which to dress

(C) According to records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress

(D) Records from ancient Athens indicate that each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which they dressed

(E) Records from ancient Athens indicate each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe for dressing
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Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collarborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress a statue of the goddess Athena and that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus, Athena's father, and giants.

A. Same

B. Based on records from ancient Athens, young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which to dress

C. According to records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress

D. Records from ancient Athens indicate that each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which they dressed

E. Records from ancient Athens indicate each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe for dressing

Please provide your explaination.

When to use Based on vs according to . ?? Please help


I don't see anything wrong w/ A.

Im stuck btwn C and A as well. I just guessed A.

B: changes the meaning of the sentence.
D: long awkward
E: correct idiom is "indicate that"<-- this is missing from E.

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agree..D is correct for parallelism- indicate that.....and that...

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tricky.. i had C for my original answer but could see how D is a better choice :(

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Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collarborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress a statue of the goddess Athena and that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus, Athena's father, and giants.

A. Same

B. Based on records from ancient Athens, young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which to dress

C. According to records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress

D. Records from ancient Athens indicate that each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which they dressed

E. Records from ancient Athens indicate each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe for dressing

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My thoughts are:

A & B - Cannot be used since Based on records - each year young Athenian women is wrong

E- is just awkward - "indicate each year"

Between C and D - would go for D because of //ism and also "new woolen robe with which" sounds right.

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What is wrong "C"


The THAT - THAT structure it employs is not in parallel form.

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Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collarborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress a statue of the goddess Athena and that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus, Athena's father, and giants.

A. Same

B. Based on records from ancient Athens, young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which to dress

C. According to records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress

D. Records from ancient Athens indicate that each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which they dressed

E. Records from ancient Athens indicate each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe for dressing

Please provide your explaination.

When to use Based on vs according to . ?? Please help


A - incorrect - misplaced modifier. 'Ahtens, young Athenian ' would have been more appropriate

B - incorrect - missing Antecedent in 'which to dress'. Use of 'they' after 'which' would have been better and also subject verb disagree

C - same as 'A' - incorrect

D - Seems correct

E- each year in 'Athens indicate each year ' is dangling. Also 'to weave' is not parallel with 'dressing'

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Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress a statue of the goddess Athena and that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus, Athena's father, and giants.

(A) Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress
(B) Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which to dress
(C) According to records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress
(D) Records from ancient Athens indicate that each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which they dressed
(E) Records from ancient Athens indicate each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe for dressing
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C for me too.
Was stuck between 'based on' & 'according to'.
The like the latter.

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Straight C here.

The choice was between A and C.
"Based on" would have been correct had there been any conclusion drawn in the latter part. However, the sentence just presents a fact and "According to" is more correct.
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I got this in gmatprep today -I know the OA, but I have no idea why. I was about to post it but you're already one step ahead of me sondenso :)

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I got this in gmatprep today -I know the OA, but I have no idea why. I was about to post it but you're already one step ahead of me sondenso :)


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Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress a statue of the goddess Athena and that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus, Athena's father, and giants.

(A) Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress
(B) Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which to dress
(C) According to records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress
(D) Records from ancient Athens indicate that each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which they dressed
(E) Records from ancient Athens indicate each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe for dressing

Hey guys,
if u see carefully u will come to know that this question is a parallelism question-
That abc and that xyz
so i think the ans is D

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I see C also concluding the parallelism: that abc and that xyz, why C is not correct?
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It is D.
C is not parallel: "Robe that they used to dress" and "that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus..." are not parellel.
D has parellel structure: Records indicate that women collaborated... and (records indicate) that this robe depicted...

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correct parallel construction of "thateach year..." and "that this robe...". Also, D mainitains consistent vertb tense from "collaborated" to "depicted".

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OA is D

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I am not sure why A would be wrong in comparision with C. I am going with A, if I have to pick.

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Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress a statue of the goddess Athena and that this robe depicted scenes of a battle between Zeus, Athena's father, and giants.

(A) Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress
(B) Based on records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which to dress
(C) According to records from ancient Athens, each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe that they used to dress
(D) Records from ancient Athens indicate that each year young Athenian women collaborated to weave a new woolen robe with which they dressed
>> Not || parallel to "that this robe depicted"
(E) Records from ancient Athens indicate each year young Athenian women had collaborated to weave a new woolen robe for dressing
>> Change in meaning.

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