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The Kwakiutl recognized one social unit larger than the tribe-the confederacy, which was a cluster of loosely knit, informally related neighboring tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between other tribes.

(A) tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between
(B) tribes who interacted among each other more often than among
(C) tribes who interacted with one another more often than with
(D) tribes, interacting among each other more often than between
(E) tribes, interacting among one another more often than with
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Here in the sentence we are talking about a cluster (more than 2 units/groups) , whenever we compare more than 2 things we use 'one another' and when we compare between two things/people/groups we use 'each other' .

To illustrate:X and Y were great friends and interacted with each other more than they interacted with acquaintances (2 people)
X,Y,A,and B were great friends and interacted with one another more than they interacted with acquaintances (more than 2 people)

and the idiomatic usage is 'interact with' not interact among. Hope this helps.
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Please explain using elimination and also why is A wrong?


The Kwakiutl recognized one social unit larger than the tribe-the confederacy, which was a cluster of loosely knit, informally related neighboring tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between other tribes.

A. tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between
B. tribes who interacted among each other more often than among
C. tribes who interacted with one another more often than with
D. tribes, interacting among each other more often than between
E. tribes, interacting among one another more often than with


the reduced sentence looks like this.
[strike]The Kwakiutl recognized one social unit larger than the tribe-[/strike]the confederacy[strike], which[/strike] was a cluster of loosely knit[strike],informally related neighboring[/strike] tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between other tribes.


now, in a group people can interact "with one another", "amongst one another" whereas two people interact "with each other" . Never can a group interact "with themselves". NEVER. so A,B is out
C and D do not satisfy the grammar in the reduced sentence. they are clearly wrong.
only option C is left.
C is lucid and clear.

Ans. C

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Interacted with--> correct idiom . So we are left with A and C. Now in A we have between , which is used for between we have 2 parties. For choose between A and B.

Therefore we are left with C .

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A. tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between
B. tribes who interacted among each other more often than among
C. tribes who interacted with one another more often than with
D. tribes, interacting among each other more often than between
E. tribes, interacting among one another more often than with
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The Kwakiutl recognized one social unit larger than the tribe-the confederacy, which was a cluster of loosely knit, informally related neighboring tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between other tribes.

A. tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between
B. tribes who interacted among each other more often than among
C. tribes who interacted with one another more often than with
D. tribes, interacting among each other more often than between
E. tribes, interacting among one another more often than with
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We interact "with" one another and also interact "with" someone else. So, we need "with" two times.

C is the only one using "with" two times.
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You can't use discuss 'between' other tribes because there are more than two tribes in the US. Yet gain, if one is not part of the other tribes, one can't discuss among the others. 'Interacted with' is the correct idiom in the second part rather than 'between' or 'among' in the given context.
In addition, to match this parallelly, we need another 'interacted with' in the first part. This combo we have only in C, which is the correct answer
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Answer is C
correct idiom is interact with
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"interact with" is idiomatically correct; anything else is unidiomatic; eliminate B, D, and E.

Choice A makes the same error; it ends with "between", while the correct idiom demands "with" (i.e., we need "interact...with" not "interact...between"); eliminate A.

All four wrong answers use the wrong idiom; choice C is the only one that uses "interact with" both times.

Choose C.
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Dear daagh ,


Could you explain why "who" is correct?

I thought that "who" is only used for people, so you cannot use "who" modifying companies, tribus, or other things that aren't a person.



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One of the meanings of tribe is a group of people as given in the link below

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tribe

3. A group of people sharing an occupation, interest, or habit: a tribe of graduate students.


In effect, whether The Kwakiutl or the confederacy for that matter refers to the people of the group; therefore, it may be acceptable to use 'who' for referring to the tribes.

On the other hand, if we were to consider, comma plus interacting as the modifier, the question is what that participle can modify. It can only modify the Kwakiutl's recognition as the interacting element among one another, which doesn't make much sense
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The Kwakiutl recognized one social unit larger than the tribe-the confederacy, which was a cluster of loosely knit, informally related neighboring tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between other tribes.

(A) tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between

"Between other tribes" is wrong. Between is used for interaction between two entities only. Plus that confederacy interacted with themselves does not make sense.

(B) tribes who interacted among each other more often than among

"interacting among other tribes" is wrong

(C) tribes who interacted with one another more often than with

"Seems okay. Hold" is wrong

(D) tribes, interacting among each other more often than between

Same as A.

(E) tribes, interacting among one another more often than with

"Verb-ing is wrong" is wrong
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Can anyone explain the inteded meaning of the sentence? I am not able to understand at all what this sentence ir trying to say...
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The Kwakiutl recognized one social unit larger than the tribe-the confederacy, which was a cluster of loosely knit, informally related neighboring tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between other tribes.

(A) tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between- usage of between
(B) tribes who interacted among each other more often than among - usage of among
(C) tribes who interacted with one another more often than with
(D) tribes, interacting among each other more often than between- usage of between
(E) tribes, interacting among one another more often than with

1. I was in a fix between options C and E but chose the incorrect answer because I thought that "who" can't to tribes and we need which or that.( who can be only used for people )
If the usage of 'who' is correct here, then 'who' should be able to refer to other collective nouns such as a team, group etc?

2. In option E, the verb-ing 'interacting' should make sense with
a. which was a cluster of loosely knit, informally related neighboring tribes-- verb-ing 'interacting' tries to refer to the subject of the previous clause which was..
b. or does the verb-ing modifier ' interacting' skips over the preceding main clause the Kwakiuti... ?

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The Kwakiutl recognized one social unit larger than the tribe-the confederacy, which was a cluster of loosely knit, informally related neighboring tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between other tribes.

(A) tribes who interacted with themselves more often than between- usage of between
(B) tribes who interacted among each other more often than among - usage of among
(C) tribes who interacted with one another more often than with
(D) tribes, interacting among each other more often than between- usage of between
(E) tribes, interacting among one another more often than with

1. I was in a fix between options C and E but chose the incorrect answer because I thought that "who" can't to tribes and we need which or that.( who can be only used for people )
If the usage of 'who' is correct here, then 'who' should be able to refer to other collective nouns such as a team, group etc?
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Well, until I saw this question, my answer would have been:
No, because who is used to refer only to nouns that are actually human beings.
That said, I can understand why GMAC used who in this case.

Which nouns are interacting? Individual members of the tribes.
The tribes themselves as a whole would not interact unless one whole tribe were negotiating a treaty with another whole tribe, for example, or were arranging an alliance with another whole tribe.
The people in the tribes are interacting.
I am okay with the use of who in this case and context.

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then 'who' should be able to refer to other collective nouns such as a team, group etc

No, I would not go that far. One exception does not a make a rule.
If the context were similar to this one (individual members interact and it's kinda weird to think of one whole group "interacting" with another whole group), then those other words you listed might be able to take "who."

GMAT does not test the group THAT/who issue very often.
Furthermore, as far as I can recall, GMAT has not used who in this way in any other question.

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2. In option E, the verb-ing 'interacting' should make sense with
a. which was a cluster of loosely knit, informally related neighboring tribes-- verb-ing 'interacting' tries to refer to the subject of the previous clausewhich was..
b. or does the verb-ing modifier ' interacting' skips over [TO?] the preceding main clause the Kwakiuti... ?

I think you are asking which clause the adverbial modifier "interacting among. . ." applies to.
I think you are also implying that "interacting" in (E) does not make a lot of sense. (If so, you are correct.)

Yes, your (a) is correct. "Interacting" modifies the immediately preceding clause, and thus refers to which was.
Which, in turn, refers to confederacy.
And now the modifier makes no sense.
The confederacy . . ., interacting among one another . . .
The confederacy does not interact with or among anything or anyone.

Regarding your (b): If the participle "interacting" could reach "The Kwakiutl recognized . . . " —doubtful, and the modifier interacting is still nonsensical.

Answer (C) is better.

These questions are good. I hope that analysis helps.
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egmat can you please explain what does verb-ing modifiers in option D and E modify. I did read all the explanations above, but I haven't been able to wrap my head around the issue as yet.

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