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# Flamboyant sybarites that they were, the later generations

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Re: Flamboyant sybarites that they were, the later generations [#permalink]
Can anyone explain why it cant be E? - that sported clearly gels along with 'parties' isnt it?

sporting in D is probably acting as a participle modifier, which modifies parties??am i right>
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Re: Flamboyant sybarites that they were, the later generations [#permalink]
IMO D

"that" modifies a clause. In the answer choice "that" modifies the clause "the later generations of Roman kings held parties in their courts". So, A, C, and E are out.
B has pronoun error as "they" has no clear antecedent.

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Flamboyant sybarites that they were, the later generations of Roman kings held parties in their courts that sported ethnic delicacies, choicest of cocktails, and randy performances by courtesans

(A) Flamboyant sybarites that they were, the later generations of Roman kings held parties in their courts that sported

(B) Parties were held in the courts of the later generations of Roman kings, who were flamboyant sybarites and they sported

(C) In their courts, the later generations of Roman kings, flamboyant sybarites that they were, held parties that sported

(D) The later generations of Roman kings, flamboyant sybarites that they were, held parties in their courts sporting
(E) The later generations of Roman kings, flamboyant sybarites that they were, held parties in their courts that sported
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The clue here is to know what sported the delicacies, the cocktails and the performances. Is it the Sybarites, or the Roman kings or the later generations or the courts or the parties? Once you spot the answer, I think the right answer will automatically unfold. Let me give my reasoning after some more answers emanate
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Re: Flamboyant sybarites that they were, the later generations [#permalink]
E it is. A,B and C have modifier errors. Between D and E, D suggests that the romans were sporting cocktails etc.. which is illogical.

E makes it clear that it is the parties in which were sported the cocktails etc.
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Re: Flamboyant sybarites that they were, the later generations [#permalink]
I also think it's E. E and D are close.
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