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# For protection from the summer sun, the Mojave lived in

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308. For protection from the summer sun, the Mojave lived in open-sided, flat-topped dwellings known as shades, each a roof of poles and arrowweed supported by posts set in a rectangle.

(A) each a roof of poles and arrowweed
(B) each a roof of poles and arrowweed that are being
(C) with each being a roof of poles and arrowweed
(D) with roofs of poles and arrowweed to be
(E) with roofs of poles and arrowweed that are

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09 Jun 2005, 20:47
I'll go with E. (A), (B) and (C) all suggests the shades are roofs. (D) uses 'to be' which is not appropriate.

E it is.

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09 Jun 2005, 21:22
"A"...."each a roof" correctly modifies the "shades"....each a roof is defining what shades are.

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09 Jun 2005, 22:37
banerjeea_98 wrote:
"A"...."each a roof" correctly modifies the "shades"....each a roof is defining what shades are.

From the original sentence, we are told the Mojave lived in open-sidedm flat topped dwellings known as shades. I do not think the rood modifies shades because you can't live in roofs.

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09 Jun 2005, 22:58
Although "shades" are considered dwellings, it is fine to describe them as roof because we are especially pointing out to a particular trait of those shades. In other words, it would sound like this:

[...]dwellings known as shades, each [consisting of] a roof of poles...

It is how we can understand the appositive to be a descriptor of and how it fits in the context. It is the most concise choice.
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09 Jun 2005, 23:25
Paul wrote:
Although "shades" are considered dwellings, it is fine to describe them as roof because we are especially pointing out to a particular trait of those shades. In other words, it would sound like this:

[...]dwellings known as shades, each [consisting of] a roof of poles...

It is how we can understand the appositive to be a descriptor of and how it fits in the context. It is the most concise choice.

That's very interesting. Thanks Paul for clarifying.

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11 Jun 2005, 13:42
The OA is A.

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13 Oct 2006, 13:39
What's arrowweed in the sentence? I couldn't find any word arrowweed in the dictionary.

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14 Oct 2006, 06:32
@UVS Here is a classic example of where "...being~" at the end of an answer choice is an instant CROSS.

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14 Oct 2006, 13:40
GMATT73 wrote:
@UVS Here is a classic example of where "...being~" at the end of an answer choice is an instant CROSS.

Thanks Matt this is now locked in my notes

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