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Recently unearthed pottery fragments near the Atlantic coast

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Recently unearthed pottery fragments near the Atlantic coast of Brazil once belonged to early human inhabitants who shared much of the cultural customs of the Incas who were Quechua-speaking.
A.shared much of the cultural customs of the Incas who were Quechua-speaking
B
had been a people who shared many of the cultural customs of the Incas and were Quechua-speaking
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shared many of the cultural customs of the Quechua-speaking Incas
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shared many culture customs with the Quechua-speaking Incas
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were sharing much of the Quechua-speaking cultural customs of the Incas
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I wouldn’t rather mind ignoring the hair-splitting difference between the cultural customs of C and the culture customs of D. The perspective is that while I can share many of the customs of my predecessors belonging to the Harappan culture Of India, dating back at 5000 years, I cannot share anything with them. With denotes an element of physicality. Therefore, C outscores D
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02 Mar 2012, 10:07
why is D wrong?
Isn't "Shared X With" better construction?
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between C and D.n I think C is the winner

notice the difference "culture customs and cultural customs".

option C says that X shared many customs of the Q.
option D says that the X shared many customs with Q. we dont know that shared customs are Qs .

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Originally posted by TomB on 02 Mar 2012, 15:47.
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I also think D is correct

shared with

Pls provide necessary correction
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I also think D is correct

shared with

Pls provide necessary correction

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shared many culture customs with the Quechua-speaking Incas
The problem in D is the awkward "culture customs" and should be changed to "cultural customs"
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14 Jun 2012, 06:58
As noted by TomB and AlterEgo above, the phrase "culture customs" is, simply put, a little odd compared to "cultural customs". It is something that I would find acceptable in everyday use, if a little peculiar; for the purposes of this question, however, we have a much better, more elegant solution available - C.
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I selected D, missed the difference between "culture" & "Cultural"
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12 Nov 2015, 18:10
I believe the trick here is sharing smth with someone
well..if we look closely, the original sentence sets the tone. there is no evidence showing that they shared smth with someone. they did have same cultural customs...
moreover, I believe C is better worded
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I have a question here to the experts : -

How is " many " which is used for countable things correct here ???

Customs arent countable so isnt " much " correct
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rohitkumar77 wrote:
I have a question here to the experts : -

How is " many " which is used for countable things correct here ???

Customs arent countable so isnt " much " correct

customs has the singular form "custom".

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/de ... ish/custom
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I am still not able to understand the logic here ; C is correct in very form but what baffles me is the usage of many ;

It should be much ; not sure i am missing here
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24 Mar 2016, 08:44
rohitkumar77 wrote:

I am still not able to understand the logic here ; C is correct in very form but what baffles me is the usage of many ;

It should be much ; not sure i am missing here

no, you are not correct.
since customs is in plural form, and since it is a COUNTABLE noun, we need to use many and not much.
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24 Mar 2016, 09:28
i got it ; it took a while but yes now i can understand why C is correct ??

Customs:

The non-count noun customs is defined as the agency that collects duties or tolls on imports or exports. (Going through customs at the airport is a common example.) Customs always takes a singular verb in this case. Note that this word is not to be confused with the count noun custom, which is defined as a tradition or common practice. (Taking off your shoes when you enter someone’s house is a good example of a Canadian custom.) In this case, custom takes a singular verb, while customs takes a plural verb.

Examples:

Meaning 1 (non-count noun): Customs is intimidating. I always get nervous when I have to talk to the customs agent at the airport.
Meaning 2 (count noun): Japanese customs fascinate me. For example, their tea ceremony custom is intricate and beautiful.
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