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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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New post 24 Jun 2009, 08:36
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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I did not get it. Why do we need to eliminate preposition?
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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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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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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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"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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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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who does "they" refer to in all these options? I think they are all wrong. no pun intended

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It's most definitely E. C would be grammatically incorrect.

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bigtreezl wrote:
who does "they" refer to in all these options? I think they are all wrong. no pun intended


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