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Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal

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Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mochica developed their own elaborate society, based on cultivating such crops like corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and shellfish, and exploiting other wild and domestic resources.

(A) based on cultivating such crops like corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and shellfish, and exploiting

(B) based on the cultivation of such crops as corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and seafood, and the exploitation of

(C) and basing it on the cultivation of crops like corn and beans, harvesting fish and seafood, and the exploiting of

(D) and they based it on their cultivation of crops such as corn and beans, the harvest of fish and seafood, and exploiting

(E) and they based it on their cultivating such crops like corn and beans, their harvest of fish and shellfish, and they exploited

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04 Jun 2009, 06:15
one more for B..

All the noun phrases shud be parallel..

cultivation, harvesting of, exploitation..

moreover, like is wrong.. when giving examples..

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04 Jun 2009, 06:24
Agreed that (B) is most parallel in structure, however my only concern is that (B) states "harvesting fish and seafood...." - wouldn't "seafood" change the original meaning of the sentence, "harvesting of fish and shellfish" instead?
Can shellfish be equated with seafood?

Neochronic wrote:
one more for B..

All the noun phrases shud be parallel..

cultivation, harvesting of, exploitation..

moreover, like is wrong.. when giving examples..

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04 Jun 2009, 12:13
The Correct usage here is Such as.

That brings down my options to option B and D. However in option D Parallelism is not maintained hence eliminating D.

I would prefer Option B which uses Such as and maintains parallelism cultivation,harvesting and exploitation.

In Option B, am skeptical regarding the usage of "such crops as" as opposed to usage of "crops such as" . Isnt Such as an Idiom?? Can we insert word in between such and as?

Wud appreciate ur clarification:-)

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04 Jun 2009, 14:03
krishireddy wrote:
The Correct usage here is Such as.

That brings down my options to option B and D. However in option D Parallelism is not maintained hence eliminating D.

I would prefer Option B which uses Such as and maintains parallelism cultivation,harvesting and exploitation.

In Option B, am skeptical regarding the usage of "such crops as" as opposed to usage of "crops such as" . Isnt Such as an Idiom?? Can we insert word in between such and as?

Wud appreciate ur clarification:-)

Not necessary you might have seen such words as, such a difficult task as.... all are correct usage.

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05 Jun 2009, 20:10
The OA is B.

Agreed that (B) is most parallel in structure, however my only concern is that (B) states "harvesting fish and seafood...." - would "seafood" change the original meaning of the sentence, "harvesting of fish and shellfish" ?
Can shellfish be equated with seafood? or would the change from "shellfish" to "seafood" be acceptable, since (B) is grammatically correct?

Thanks

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