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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...

Originally posted by vineetgupta on 23 Jun 2007, 20:55.
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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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The correct answer is A. B is incorrect as the phrase "Bones' seems as if they refer to clothing.
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Can somebody please thow some light on this question? Narrowed to A & C.
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Can somebody please thow some light on this question? Narrowed to A & C.


1. Rule of WHICH:
C) Which needs to be used with a comma as a non essential modifier.

2. PARALLEL STRUCTURES: It is acceptable if the second element in a parallel structure is parallel to the rest of the elements after it:

(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

of meat is not parallel to the other elements BUT,
for clothing, for tools and for bindings and glue are parallel.
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IMO,it is not grammatical correct to use connection words such as which, that or withand, namely etc after the colon to start the second sentence. That is why C, D and E re wrong at the first instance. Of course, this topic which tests the use parallelism essentially has several other mistakes in CDE. Aside them, between A and B

(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 choice.


(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 --- with its antlers distorts the meaning and spoils the parallelism. It looks as if the hide was used with its antlers and bones; the word used after the gut is again distortion of parallelism
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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


Cool question
Things to note here:
Item is a list concept: "A,B,C and D" is the correct list construction.
This statement however is complex. The right of the colon describes a list of 2 things (not 4). It says the the deer is used for flesh and its other body parts are used for other stuffs.
Also, "with" introduces a phrase/clause which gives further information.
Also, the : should be followed by an independent clause
Considering these points, A is clearly the winner.
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