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For protection from the summer sun, the Mojave lived in

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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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New post 15 Apr 2009, 00:12
I would say A.

B - "that are being" is incorrect verb tense, since they say the Mojave LIVED (past) while "are" is present

C - "with each being" is wrong verb formation.

D - "arrowhead to be" is wrong verb formation.

E - wrong verb tense - Mojave LIVED, roofs of pole and arrowhead that ARE (past / present doesn't match)

that said, OA, please?

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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New post 15 Apr 2009, 05:18
My answer is also A
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 --> simple and correct structure, the best
B. each a roof of poles and arrowweed that are being --> "that are being" here is awkward, and incorrect verb tense
C. with each being a roof of poles and arrowweed --> "being" here is needless
D. with roofs of poles and arrowweed to be --> "to be" here is incorrect used and makes this answer a wrong clause, which can not be used after a Noun phrase begin with with
E. with roofs of poles and arrowweed that are --> "are" is wrong verb tense here.
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New post 15 Apr 2009, 06:51
Straight A. Rest all does not tell about the property of Shades. We need something to throw light what shades are.. thats what the A is.
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New post 15 Apr 2009, 09:09
I will go against the public opinion and choose C :-D .

I feel 'shades' needs with

and of the CD n E..C looks better.
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