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# Its collection includes such treasures as a woven funerary

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Its collection includes such treasures as a woven funerary [#permalink]

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24 Jun 2009, 09:28
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Its collection includes such treasures as a woven funerary headdress, one that they believe is a type unique to ancient Thebes.

A. that they believe is
B. that they believe it to be
C. they believe it is of
D. they believe that is
E. they believe to be

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24 Jun 2009, 09:36
I will say E b/c it is more concise than ans A. You get rid of a preposition with ans E.
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24 Jun 2009, 09:41
I did not get it. Why do we need to eliminate preposition?
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24 Jun 2009, 09:52
I may have used the wrong term. You get rid of "that" with answer E. The sentence can flow normally without the "that" so you can get rid of it. In general concision is best. What is the OA?
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24 Jun 2009, 10:10
U are right. The ans is E. However, i still need to know why is C not the answer.
I mean shudn't the phrase read as.... " it is of type ..." is this unidiomatic?
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24 Jun 2009, 10:15
C just doesn't sound right. The word "it" does not fit in the sentence. Also ending the underlined portion with "of" doesn't really work either.

Most SC problems I do based on intuition and having an ear for the answer. I am a native speaker so that makes a big difference compared to foreigners.

Maybe someone else can chime in with a better explanation.
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24 Jun 2009, 10:40
"That" is a big timer in GMAT. Can somebody explain, when "that" is considered as wordy and when it is essential in GMAT ?

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24 Jun 2009, 11:54
In option C, "it" is not required at all.
As the word "one" already refers to "woven funerary headdress", usage of it makes an unnecessary reference again.
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25 Jun 2009, 01:54
who does "they" refer to in all these options? I think they are all wrong. no pun intended
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25 Jun 2009, 02:51
It's most definitely E. C would be grammatically incorrect.
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25 Jun 2009, 06:42
bigtreezl wrote:
who does "they" refer to in all these options? I think they are all wrong. no pun intended

We have to choose best of the lot, even if it sucks...!

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Re: Treasures of Thebes   [#permalink] 25 Jun 2009, 06:42
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