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# On the Great Plains, nineteenth-century settlers used mud

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On the Great Plains, nineteenth-century settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, doing it without timber and nails.
(A) settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, doing it without
(B) settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, did it without
(C) settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, making them while not having
(D) settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, making do without
(E) settlersâ€™ homes were built of mud and grass, making do without
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27 Dec 2004, 20:45
My choice is D too. in a, b, and c, it and them lack clear reference. "making do without" is idiom english usage. very tricky
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28 Dec 2004, 00:08
well done
i have never heard of this idiom in my life. it doesn't sound proper english.
28 Dec 2004, 00:08
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