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# In contrast to the bongo, which was invented in Latin America, West Af

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In contrast to the bongo, which was invented in Latin America, West Africa is the home of the djembe, a large, single headed drum with a goblet shape.
A. West Africa is the home of the djembe
B. West Africa is home to the djembe
C. West Africa was the home of the djembe
D. the djembe originated in West Africa
E. the djembe has a home in West Africa

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01 Apr 2017, 16:47
shouldn "djembe" be at the end ?
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01 Apr 2017, 23:09
In my opinion djembe should be in the end since noun modifier should be placed closest to the noun it modifies.
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01 Apr 2017, 23:13
opt A and B passive voice
opt is awkward
can anyone help me on this ?
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shouldn "djembe" be at the end ?

The modifier "In contrast to the bongo, (which was invented in Latin America)," modifies "the djembe". (What is in contrast to the bongo? - the djembe"). Hence the modifier should touch "the djembe".
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02 Apr 2017, 00:05
mkumar26 wrote:
opt A and B passive voice
opt is awkward
can anyone help me on this ?

A, B and C can be eliminated because of wrong modification (please see above). "The djembe" (not "West Africa") should be followed by the modifier "In contrast to the bongo, which was invented in Latin America,". Thus only D and E remains. E conveys a wrong meaning. D is the correct answer.
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02 Apr 2017, 00:23
The comparison is between the two instruments. The instrument should be introduced immediately after comma.

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