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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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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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05 Jun 2009, 21:42
Question Should be in the SC section.

IMO B..

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 - Correct
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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06 Jun 2009, 03:58
IMO B
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06 Jun 2009, 05:35
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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 IMO
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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06 Jun 2009, 23:40
first of all ..sorry for posting SC in CR section .. Will take care in future ..
Secondl , dont u think that "they" in B has ambiguity...doest it stands for local artisians ,Buddha images or temples ??

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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 IMO
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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07 Jun 2009, 01:45
No, here is why...
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 IMO
1. local artisans’ creative energy = possessive so "they" cannot refer to artisans
2. Buddha images = they -- only reference I can find
3. already, "in which" is referring to "temples" so adjacent pronoun "they" is definitely modifying images.

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07 Jun 2009, 03:27
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No, here is why...
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 IMO
1. local artisans’ creative energy = possessive so "they" cannot refer to artisans
2. Buddha images = they -- only reference I can find
3. already, "in which" is referring to "temples" so adjacent pronoun "they" is definitely modifying images.

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Is it possible that "they" can also refer to "construction and decoration" in addition to "images"? After all, "construction and decoration" is a compound subject. So "they" could well refer to all of them. is that correct?
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Is it possible that "they" can also refer to "construction and decoration" in addition to "images"? After all, "construction and decoration" is a compound subject. So "they" could well refer to all of them. is that correct?

Certainly not, because "construction and decoration", though looks compound, acts as singular entity. See how the construction formed --"on construction and decoration of the temples". Therefore, we cannot tear them apart.
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14 Dec 2009, 17:39
I got choice (e) as
the creation of Buddha images accounted for much of the local artisans' creative energy as well as construction and decoration of the temples that enshrined them

Is (e) still wrong because "them" in the sentence is ambiguous (between "creative energy" and "Buddha images")?
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14 Dec 2009, 20:15
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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'd blindly go with D. "creation of Buddha images" sounds so gawky and awkward in all of the remaining options. D solves the modifier problem perfectly. creating images of Buddha accounted for much of creative energy, and also constructing.... which is the modifier, is clearly modifying the accounts of creative energy.
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16 Dec 2009, 02:21
Its a clear 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
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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 --> makes no sense
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 --> parallel and 'they' correctly refers to 'Buddha Images'. 'expended on' is the correct idiom.
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 --> not parallel
D. creating images of Buddha accounted for much of the local artisans’ creative energy, and also constructing and decorating the temples enshrining them --> awkward
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 --> not parallel and awkward
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20 Jul 2010, 08:20
B
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The energy was expended on the creation of ... and on construction ...
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20 Jul 2010, 10:22
How can you all say that "they" in "B" refers to Buddha images?? I mean only because of the fact that "they" is near to "Buddha images"???
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How can you all say that "they" in "B" refers to Buddha images?? I mean only because of the fact that "they" is near to "Buddha images"???

Let me try...

'They' can not refer to a possessive noun.
Only a possessive pronoun can refer to a possessive noun.
That leaves us with the Buddha images.
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17 Jan 2011, 21:05
Hey "acumen", you pointed out the mistake which is "the creating" in E but it is supposed to be "the creation" (please check the pic above") So I guess, the problem with E is something else, may be "them" ambiguously refer to temples or budha images.

I was hesitant between B and E and I wonder why B, in passive tense, is better than E. What do you think guys?
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According to the OE in OG 12th: Choice (E) "...says something different: that the images accounted for the construction and decoration of temples".

Could someone explain, please? I don't get it.
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According to the OE in OG 12th: Choice (E) "...says something different: that the images accounted for the construction and decoration of temples".

Could someone explain, please? I don't get it.

Hi ,
E changes the meaning;
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
This means, creation of buddha images 'accounted for' to creative energy and decoration of temple- which is obviously wrong.
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B is clean, as well as usage ...creation of usage better.
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