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# Native Desert vegetation

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16 Jan 2005, 16:51
The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation as the purple-flowered bee plant, what they now commonly call wild spinach in northern Arizona and other parts of the southwestern United States.

a. what they now commonly call
b. a plant that they now commonly call
c. now commonly called
d. and is mow commonly called
e. which it is now commonly called

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16 Jan 2005, 17:07
Choose C.

It can't be A or B. The "ancient" anasazi cannot "now call".

E is awkward due to use of "it". Between C & D pick C for conciseness.

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16 Jan 2005, 20:01
C is correct. it is concise and correctly refers to the plant

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16 Jan 2005, 20:06
(C)

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16 Jan 2005, 20:17
C

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16 Jan 2005, 20:37
agree with C.

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17 Jan 2005, 03:23
C..

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17 Jan 2005, 08:53
thanks, OA is C

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23 Jan 2005, 16:01
The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation as the purple-flowered bee plant, now commonly called wild spinach in northern Arizona and other parts of the southwestern United States.

Anyone please explain what kind of construction is this?
Is it an absolute construction or modifier???

How to differentiate between a modifier coming in the last and an absolute construction which contains Noun and/or some modifer???

Is there any specific rule?

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24 Jan 2005, 09:15
I'd like to see explanation for this kind of sentence construction.

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24 Jan 2005, 09:15
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