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# During the same period in which the Maya were developing a

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During the same period in which the Maya were developing a hieroglyphic system of writing, the Aztec people also developed a written language, but it was not as highly sophisticated as that of the Maya and was more pictographic in nature.

A. but it was not as highly sophisticated as that of the Maya and was

B. but it was not as highly sophisticated ad the Maya, being

C. but, not as highly sophisticated as the Maya's, was

D. not as higly spphisticated as that of the Maya, however, being

E. not as highly sophisticated as the Maya's however, it was

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03 May 2006, 04:40
I Wud go with E

Shortlisted between D and E... 'Being' in D makes it sound funnie!

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03 May 2006, 04:50
sm176811 wrote:
I Wud go with E

Shortlisted between D and E... 'Being' in D makes it sound funnie!

What's wrong with the original sentence? Please explain.

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03 May 2006, 04:55
Actually A makes complete sense....!

On second thots I wud go for A... Its ||...

Time 2 sleep!

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03 May 2006, 05:41
buzzgaurav wrote:
During the same period in which the Maya were developing a hieroglyphic system of writing, the Aztec people also developed a written language, but it was not as highly sophisticated as that of the Maya and was more pictographic in nature.

A. but it was not as highly sophisticated as that of the Maya and was
B. but it was not as highly sophisticated ad the Maya, being
C. but, not as highly sophisticated as the Maya's, was
D. not as higly spphisticated as that of the Maya, however, being
E. not as highly sophisticated as the Maya's however, it was

A. that correct.
B - being?????
C. verb "was" confusion.
D. same as B.
E-run-on.

this is a very interesting and difficult question.

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03 May 2006, 06:12
Professor wrote:
buzzgaurav wrote:
During the same period in which the Maya were developing a hieroglyphic system of writing, the Aztec people also developed a written language, but it was not as highly sophisticated as that of the Maya and was more pictographic in nature.

A. but it was not as highly sophisticated as that of the Maya and was
B. but it was not as highly sophisticated ad the Maya, being
C. but, not as highly sophisticated as the Maya's, was
D. not as higly spphisticated as that of the Maya, however, being
E. not as highly sophisticated as the Maya's however, it was

A. that correct.
B - being?????
C. verb "was" confusion.
D. same as B.
E-run-on.

this is a very interesting and difficult question.

Please elaborate why you think E is a "run-on". Thanks.

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03 May 2006, 12:44
deowl wrote:
Professor wrote:
buzzgaurav wrote:
During the same period in which the Maya were developing a hieroglyphic system of writing, the Aztec people also developed a written language, but it was not as highly sophisticated as that of the Maya and was more pictographic in nature.

A. but it was not as highly sophisticated as that of the Maya and was
B. but it was not as highly sophisticated ad the Maya, being
C. but, not as highly sophisticated as the Maya's, was
D. not as higly spphisticated as that of the Maya, however, being
E. not as highly sophisticated as the Maya's however, it was

A. that correct.
B - being?????
C. verb "was" confusion.
D. same as B.
E-run-on.
this is a very interesting and difficult question.

Please elaborate why you think E is a "run-on". Thanks.

since two independent clauses in the sentence are not seperated by semi-colon (;) as under:

During the same period in which the Maya were developing a hieroglyphic system of writing, the Aztec people also developed a written language, not as highly sophisticated as the Maya's however, it was more pictographic in nature.

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03 May 2006, 20:59
Late too, but (A) rules becuase of it`s clear transition using "but."

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03 May 2006, 23:45
A should be the answer. The sentence is correct but looking at other options, which have some errors, this sounds the best.

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05 Jan 2011, 10:44
Is "it" in A strictly necessary?

A. but it was not as highly sophisticated as that of the Maya and was
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