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In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans' creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them.

A. much of the local artisans' creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them
B. much of the local artisans' creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images and on construction and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
C. much of the local artisans' creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images as well as constructing and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
D. creating images of Buddha accounted for much of the local artisans' creative energy, and also constructing and decorating the temples enshrining them
E. the creating of Buddha images accounted for much of the local artisans' creative energy as well as construction and decoration of the temples that enshrined them
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13 Jul 2006, 18:25
Looks like B because of ||ism

"on the creation....." and "on construction and decoration......"
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13 Jul 2006, 21:24
OA is B

it's quite easy, isn't it??
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20 Jul 2006, 13:38
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In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them.

A. much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them
B. much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images and on construction and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
C. much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images as well as constructing and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
D. creating images of Buddha accounted for much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy, and also constructing and decorating the temples enshrining them
E. the creating of Buddha images accounted for much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy as well as construction and d
ecoration of the temples that enshrined them

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B

A: energy is expended on NOT energy is expended for
B: "as well as constructing" should be "as well as on construction"
C: "creation of Buddha images as well as constructing and decoration"
creation and decoration require construction, not constructing
D: accounted for much of A and also for B
E: for much of A as well as for B and C

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23 Jul 2006, 15:39
In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them.

A. much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them
B. much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images and on construction and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
C. much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images as well as constructing and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
D. creating images of Buddha accounted for much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy, and also constructing and decorating the temples enshrining them
E. the creating of Buddha images accounted for much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy as well as construction and decoration of the temples that enshrined them
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23 Jul 2006, 18:13
B for me... it is the only choice that is parallel and makes sense

D and E don't make sense because constraction and decoration enshrined "them"... temples???

C is not parallel "energy was expended on creation, constracting and decoration"

A has temples that enshrined "them" and has ||sm problems as well
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23 Jul 2006, 21:52
B. though it is not an ideal one.
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23 Jul 2006, 21:54
Wil go with B.

Most parallel among the choices.
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23 Jul 2006, 22:32
Must be B.

"they" if referring to artisans then its certainly wrong. Remember "possessive poison" from MGMAT SC.
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23 Jul 2006, 22:41
B looks best here. "They" seems to be problem in each option.
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24 Jul 2006, 09:31
OA is B
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In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them.
A. much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them
B. much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images and on construction and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
C. much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images as well as constructing and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
D. creating images of Buddha accounted for much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy, and also constructing and decorating the temples enshrining them
E. the creating of Buddha images accounted for much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy as well as construction and decoration of the temples that enshrined them
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10 Nov 2006, 09:56
Use POE

A) No, because the word expanded should be followed by on not for. Also when they constructed etc. goes for artisans but they are considered as passive in the first part of the sentence, so A is out.

C) No parralelism - on creasion and constructing - wrong.

D)and also constructing and decorating the temples enshrining them - whom? and where is the verb? constructing and decorating is the subject but the verb is missing.

E)the creating of Buddha images Accounted for much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy (and parralelism) as well as Accounted for construction and decoration of the temples that enshrined them. It looses the initial logical meaning. It can be inferred that the construction of temples helped to create images which is illogical.
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10 Nov 2006, 12:04
B for parallelism

much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images and on construction and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
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10 Nov 2006, 12:41
B.

parallelism & idiom. Is "expend on " the correct idiom?
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10 Nov 2006, 18:40
Only B remains for parallelism...

on the creation of Buddha images and on construction
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10 Nov 2006, 20:43
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Use POE

A) No, because the word expanded should be followed by on not for. Also when they constructed etc. goes for artisans but they are considered as passive in the first part of the sentence, so A is out.

C) No parralelism - on creasion and constructing - wrong.

D)and also constructing and decorating the temples enshrining them - whom? and where is the verb? constructing and decorating is the subject but the verb is missing.

E)the creating of Buddha images Accounted for much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy (and parralelism) as well as Accounted for construction and decoration of the temples that enshrined them. It looses the initial logical meaning. It can be inferred that the construction of temples helped to create images which is illogical.

Good analysis . B for parallelism.
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cute_smiley wrote:
Use POE

A) No, because the word expanded should be followed by on not for. Also when they constructed etc. goes for artisans but they are considered as passive in the first part of the sentence, so A is out.

C) No parralelism - on creasion and constructing - wrong.

D)and also constructing and decorating the temples enshrining them - whom? and where is the verb? constructing and decorating is the subject but the verb is missing.

E)the creating of Buddha images Accounted for much of the local artisansâ€™ creative energy (and parralelism) as well as Accounted for construction and decoration of the temples that enshrined them. It looses the initial logical meaning. It can be inferred that the construction of temples helped to create images which is illogical.

Thanks for the explanation. OA is B.
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In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them.

A. much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them
B. much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images and on construction and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
C. much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images as well as constructing and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
D. creating images of Buddha accounted for much of the local artisans’ creative energy, and also constructing and decorating the temples enshrining them
E. the creating of Buddha images accounted for much of the local artisans’ creative energy as well as construction and decoration of the temples that enshrined them

I picked E.....please explain why it is WRONG!
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29 Sep 2007, 13:58
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In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them.

A. much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them
B. much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images and on construction and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
C. much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images as well as constructing and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined
D. creating images of Buddha accounted for much of the local artisans’ creative energy, and also constructing and decorating the temples enshrining them
E. the creating of Buddha images accounted for much of the local artisans’ creative energy as well as construction and decoration of the temples that enshrined them

I picked E.....please explain why it is WRONG!

This one I don't see anything right
Someone explain...
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29 Sep 2007, 14:03
E is wrong because "creating" is not parallel with "decoration"

C is wrong because "constructing and decorating" are not parallel

A is wrong because "they" and "them" are unclear references

Between B and D,

I am guessing B, because "them" in D does not have a noun that it is suppose to refer to. "creating images of Buddha" is not a noun, but if it is, the phrase is not plural.
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