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# Great Plains

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29 Jul 2007, 11:47
On the Great Plains, nineteenth-century settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, doing it without timber and nails.

A settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, doing it without
B settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, did it without
C settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, making them while not having
D settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, making do without
E settlers' homes were built of mud and grass, making do without

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29 Jul 2007, 21:22
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THis one is a weird one

A/B refer to it, but you don't know what IT is

C is ambiguous because you don't know what them is, the homes or the settlers?

E is wrong because the homes didn't make do... it was the settlers

D is right. I agree though, this sentence is retarded lol. I think it was in one of the books, and I of course got it wrong at first...
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29 Jul 2007, 12:05
what a weird questions..

i narrow it down to A & B and will pick "B" between the two.

why? ..it just sounds better ( i fixed my car, did it without the help of a mechanic).....(i fixed my car , doing it without the help of a mechanic...thats s weird...am still not fixing it...)

does it make any sense? ...i hope so

C,D,E all have weird sentence construction.
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29 Jul 2007, 13:29
D sounds right to my ear, but I agree that the question is weird to say the least.
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29 Jul 2007, 22:42
vay wrote:
On the Great Plains, nineteenth-century settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, doing it without timber and nails.

A settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, doing it without
B settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, did it without
C settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, making them while not having
D settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, making do without
E settlers' homes were built of mud and grass, making do without

Wierd..... lol i was like WTF???

Elminated E b/c making do w/o doesn't refer to the homes. the settlers um made do without lol.

I chose C only to realize right after, I saw that them doesnt have a proper referrent.

Then I said D b/c making do without lol, is this right???

Wut is OA?
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30 Jul 2007, 01:48
OA is D
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30 Jul 2007, 01:57
A) Wrong. Doing it???? (a dangling pronoun)
B)Wrong. Did it without??? (dangling pronoun)
C)Wrong. Making them??? (them doesnt refer correctly to any noun)
D)Sounds good
E)Very ackward sounding.

vay wrote:
On the Great Plains, nineteenth-century settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, doing it without timber and nails.

A settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, doing it without
B settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, did it without
C settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, making them while not having
D settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, making do without
E settlers' homes were built of mud and grass, making do without

Re: Great Plains   [#permalink] 30 Jul 2007, 01:57
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