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In a number of known spirit possession ceremonies from sub-Saharan Africa, drumming is used to precipitate a trance state and inducing the possessed to perform parts of a revivified myth.

a, trance state and inducing the possessed to perform parts
b, trance, inducing the possessed to perform parts
c, state of trance, which induces the possessed to perform a part
d, trance state and to induce the possessed to perform parts
e, trance state and inducing the possessed to performing parts

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New post 18 Mar 2016, 09:23
Best choice D.

precipitate and induce should be parallel.
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In a number of known spirit possession ceremonies from sub-Saharan Africa, drumming is used to precipitate a trance state and to induce the possessed to perform parts of a revivified myth.

Correct use of Parallelism and infinitve , hence IMHO with (D)
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Agreed that D is good enough, but why C is not good enough? What is the clue to confirm that it is the drumming that the does both the actions of precipitating and inducing? Can it not be that drumming precipitates a trance and then the trance induces the possessed to perform? Additionally, which is the normal usage? state of trance or trance state?
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Agreed that D is good enough, but why C is not good enough? What is the clue to confirm that it is the drumming that the does both the actions of precipitating and inducing? Can it not be that drumming precipitates a trance and then the trance induces the possessed to perform? Additionally, which is the normal usage? state of trance or trance state?
I wish that the poster discloses the source.


Very subtle question. Here is an attempt to explain.

A state of trance can be achieved by meditation, whereas music can put you in a trance state. It goes either ways and is open for debate. You are right about the trance state inducing the possessed to perform. The one fine difference I can see between the two options is the last part of each option.

"to perform a part" points to a specific part of the myth, and there is no note of this part in the original question. Hence the more general "to perform parts" seems apt.

Let me know your thoughts.
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Looks as if this is a passage about occultism. Anyway, if somebody make out all these on the day, it will be really fantastic.
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New post 19 Mar 2016, 06:06
this unfair question
because sc tests meaning, we need to use our common sense of our world to do sc. if the meaning of the question is too specialist , the meaning is hard to be understood and we can not solve the sc.
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