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The Iroquois organized their kinship groups into matriarchal clans,

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The Iroquois organized their kinship groups into matriarchal clans, of which members traced their descent from a common female ancestor.

(A) of which members
(B) with members who
(C) members of whom
(D) whose members
(E) of members who

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New post 27 Jul 2016, 09:00
u need something to modify clans before the comma,

D only does that with 'whose' which correctly refers to 'CLANS'
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Imo D. C and D are the only viable options that I feel are correct. But C is a bit more ndirect and wordy.. so I'll choose D.

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The Iroquois organized their kinship groups into matriarchal clans,of which members traced theirdescent from a common female ancestor-.

A) of which members
B) with members who
C) members of whom
D) whose members
E) of members who


Their - Symbolises there must be a plural subject/Noun...

Correct answer must be (D) , errors in the other options are marked in red..
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Re: The Iroquois organized their kinship groups into matriarchal clans,  [#permalink]

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The Iroquois organized their kinship groups into matriarchal clans,of which members traced theirdescent from a common female ancestor-.

A) of which members
B) with members who
C) members of whom
D) whose members
E) of members who


Their - Symbolises there must be a plural subject/Noun...

Correct answer must be (D) , errors in the other options are marked in red..


Hi, i dont get why A is wrong, i thought it is like "...,members of which (clans) traced their descent from a common female ancestor".
please advise. Thanks.
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Re: The Iroquois organized their kinship groups into matriarchal clans,  [#permalink]

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Abhishek009 wrote:
NandishSS wrote:
The Iroquois organized their kinship groups into matriarchal clans,of which members traced theirdescent from a common female ancestor-.

A) of which members
B) with members who
C) members of whom
D) whose members
E) of members who


Their - Symbolises there must be a plural subject/Noun...

Correct answer must be (D) , errors in the other options are marked in red..


What is wrong in C. Members of whom. here whom refers to matriarchal clans. is it wrong because it is indirect way of refering to clans, while D is a direct way.
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Re: The Iroquois organized their kinship groups into matriarchal clans,  [#permalink]

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Abhishek009 wrote:
NandishSS wrote:
The Iroquois organized their kinship groups into matriarchal clans,of which members traced theirdescent from a common female ancestor-.

A) of which members
B) with members who
C) members of whom
D) whose members
E) of members who


Their - Symbolises there must be a plural subject/Noun...

Correct answer must be (D) , errors in the other options are marked in red..


What is wrong in C. Members of whom. here whom refers to matriarchal clans. is it wrong because it is indirect way of refering to clans, while D is a direct way.


The relative pronoun "whom" can be used for persons only - "of which" could be used in this case.
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