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Margaret Courtney-Clarke has traveled to remote dwellings in the Transvaal to photograph the art of Ndebele women, whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house.
(A) whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house
(B) whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries are embellished with old and new iconography, and their style is varying among women and houses
(C) whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries are embellished with old and new iconography, and they are in styles that vary from woman to woman and house to house
(D) with murals brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography, and their style varies among women and houses
(E) with murals that are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography, and their styles vary among women and houses

i guess mural here means the ones carved by women then why whose ??

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23 Jun 2006, 13:38
took my time on this one... seems to be b/w A and B

(A) whose murals are brilliantly colored, their (murals'?) geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house
here, I am not sure if it is correct to say "embellished in a style" and style refers to symmetries, not murals

(B) whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries are embellished with old and new iconography, and their style is varying among women and houses

(C) they are in styles (don't know what they refers to)

(D) and (E) are eliminated as women don't have "murals"

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23 Jun 2006, 13:46
Sentence starts with "has travelled" - so " their style is varying" is most consistent
Hence B
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23 Jun 2006, 16:25
[quote="beyondinfinity"]Margaret Courtney-Clarke has traveled to remote dwellings in the Transvaal to photograph the art of Ndebele women, whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house.
(A) whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house
(B) whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries are embellished with old and new iconography, and their style is varying among women and houses
(C) whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries are embellished with old and new iconography, and they are in styles that vary from woman to woman and house to house
(D) with murals brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography, and their style varies among women and houses
(E) with murals that are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography, and their styles vary among women and houses

A & C are out.
This question was somewhat time consuming. Going with B.

D&E sounds like MC-C photograph the art of N women with murals?

Murals are brilliantly colored, their symmetries are embellished, and their style is varying (the last one, style is, seemed a little confusing and threw me off initially)

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24 Jun 2006, 14:11
beyondinfinity wrote:
any better explanation ...the answer is "a"

Not an easy one, but I will try anyway. The answer is (A) and here is why.
(B), (D) & (E) are comparing women to houses, so they can be easily eliminated. However the choice between (A) and (C) is not so simple.

(C) uses full clauses to describe the murals, while (A) uses a phrase. So in (C)
the clauses whose murals are [...], their geometrical symmetries are [...], and they are [...] are parallel, while in (A) only whose murals is a full clause , but their geometrical symmetries [...] and in a style [...] is a phrase because it lacks a verb. So far so good.

However, since the clauses in (C) are parallel, their pronouns should refer to the same noun, which is women. But only the first pronoun ,whose, actually refers to women, while others intended to refer to murals. (A) corrects this by the introduction of a phrase, a modifier, which is not prarallel to the last clause but instead modifies its subject.

Hope this makes things a bit clearer.

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27 Jun 2006, 03:29
Will go with A.
The sentence fragment basically talks about murals........
whose murals are brilliantly colored This is a difeernt clause, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house This is one sentence fragment.

Also in B the comaprison among women and house is incorrect and changes the meaning

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27 Jun 2006, 05:48
jaynayak wrote:
Will go with A.
The sentence fragment basically talks about murals........
whose murals are brilliantly colored This is a difeernt clause, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house This is one sentence fragment.

Also in B the comaprison among women and house is incorrect and changes the meaning

I think among "women" and "houses" is wrong.

It needs to be among X,Y and Z. Or else between X and Y.

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28 Jun 2006, 03:00
varies from x to y..........not varies among x and y
hence my i pick up A

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28 Jun 2006, 03:57
After reading previous postings, I changed mine
D to A

At (A), however, 'and in a style' is not understandable.
Why should we have 'and' ?

example1: I filled the room with ornaments in a modern way.
example2: I filled the room with ornaments and in a modern way.

Then, example 2 is possible?
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