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Of all the wild animals in their area, none was more useful

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Of all the wild animals in their area, none was more useful to the Delaware tribes than the Virginia white tailed deer: it was a source of meat, and its hide was used for clothing, its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut for bindings and glue.

(A) deer: it was a source of meat, and its hide was used for clothing, its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut
(B) deer: it was a source of meat, and its hide used for clothing, with its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut used
(C) deer: which was a source of meat, with its hide used for clothing, antlers and bones for tools, as well as its sinews and gut used
(D) deer: which, as well as being a source of meat, its hide was used for clothing, its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut were
(E) deer: with, as well as being a source of meat, its hide used for clothing, its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut

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What's wrong with B??...any //ism error...
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Of all the wild animals in their area, none was more useful to the Delaware tribes than the Virginia white tailed deer: it was a source of meat, and its hide was used for clothing, its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut for bindings and glue.

(A) deer: it was a source of meat, and its hide was used for clothing, its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut
(B) deer: it was a source of meat, and its hide used for clothing, with its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut used
(C) deer: which was a source of meat, with its hide used for clothing, antlers and bones for tools, as well as its sinews and gut used
(D) deer: which, as well as being a source of meat, its hide was used for clothing, its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut were
(E) deer: with, as well as being a source of meat, its hide used for clothing, its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut

What's wrong with B??...any //ism error...


(A) is correct since '...the animal was X, and its hide was used for Y...' you have to repeat 'was' since it is as a new verb 'be used' with a new subject. cheers
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The reason that B is wrong is the , with after the clothing which makes the bones seem like they are refering to the clothing....makes sense
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Relative pronouns : which, that, who etc are used to modify nouns before them. In the sentence there is a punctuation ":" (colon) involved. Colon is used for giving examples or if it can be replaced by "namely" or "that is/are".

Of all the wild animals in their area, none was more useful to the Delaware tribes than the Virginia white tailed deer : it was a source of meat ......

which would be incorrect as the following sentence would not make any sense:

Of all the wild animals in their area, none was more useful to the Delaware tribes than the Virginia white tailed deer namely, which was a source of meat ......

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Of all the wild animals in their area, none was more useful to the Delaware tribes than the Virginia white tailed deer: it was a source of meat, and its hide was used for clothing, its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut for bindings and glue.

(A) deer: it was a source of meat, and its hide was used for clothing, its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut-->correct ,all the phrases are parallel.
(B) deer: it was a source of meat, and its hide used for clothing, with its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut used-->transgresses the parallelism rules
(C) deer: which was a source of meat, with its hide used for clothing, antlers and bones for tools, as well as its sinews and gut used--> colon is unnecessary here .
(D) deer: which, as well as being a source of meat, its hide was used for clothing, its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut were-->same as D
(E) deer: with, as well as being a source of meat, its hide used for clothing, its antlers and bones for tools, and its sinews and gut--> wordy and not clear.

I think it is better if there was a semicolon instead of a colon here .Colon is used to infront of examples .I think the use of semicolon is more apt in the above sentence.A complete sentence is warranted after a semicolon .
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New post 15 Feb 2012, 00:22
The correct answer is A. B is incorrect as the phrase "Bones' seems as if they refer to clothing.
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