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The Luquiens believed that everything had both a physical dimension and a spiritual dimension, and many Luquiens claimed to have communication with it directly through a psychedelic awakening.
(A) communication with it directly through
(B) direct communication with it by way of
(C) communication with the latter directly through
(D) direct communication with the latter by means of
(E) communication directly with the spiritual level due to

I'm confused between C and D
can't find reason to eliminate any of these
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The Luquiens believed that everything had both a physical dimension and a spiritual dimension, and many Luquiens claimed to have communication with it directly through a psychedelic awakening.
(A) communication with it directly through
(B) direct communication with it by way of
(C) communication with the latter directly through
(D) direct communication with the latter by means of
(E) communication directly with the spiritual level due to

I'm confused between C and D
can't find reason to eliminate any of these
Can anybody explain

Here is what i did.
You can eliminate A and B cause you cant tell what IT refers to.
You are left with C, D, E.
Now here you must understand the meaning of the sentence.
You need to ask yourself whats the different between Direct Communication and communication directly with/through etc...
I eliminated E because i felt that Due To (which is the same as because and its better to say because of something) is idiomatically wrong.
Between C and D, which was hard to choose i just thought about the meaning of the sentence.
They wanted to emphasize that they had a Direct Communication and not a Communication Directly through...

indeed confusing. when it comes to Idioms there's not much to do...
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The Luquiens believed that everything had both a physical dimension and a spiritual dimension, and many Luquiens claimed to have communication with it directly through a psychedelic awakening.
(A) communication with it directly through
(B) direct communication with it by way of
(C) communication with the latter directly through
(D) direct communication with the latter by means of
(E) communication directly with the spiritual level due to

I'm confused between C and D
can't find reason to eliminate any of these
Can anybody explain

Hi rajatr,

Your doubt is totally justified. There is a subtle difference between (C) and (D),

(C) Retains the meaning of original sentence which says "directly through"

(D) "direct communication" with "spiritual dimension" makes more sense

In such a case the test taker will be in an indecisive state of mind; whether to choose something that makes more sense or to choose something that maintains the original meaning. Based on the given sentence alone we can not prove that "communication" cannot take place "directly through a psychedelic awakening". So, the choice becomes more subjective in nature than objective.

Actual GMAT questions do not have such issues. So, as I always say, best questions for practice/ analysis etc are the official questions. If you have exhausted all of your official stuff, then go for other stuff.

But, if at all I have to choose an answer, I will chose (D) just because "direct communication" sounds better than "communication directly"

Hope it helps,

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The Luquiens believed that everything had both a physical dimension and a spiritual dimension, and many Luquiens claimed to have communication with it directly through a psychedelic awakening.

(A) communication with it directly through

(B) direct communication with it by way of

(C) communication with the latter directly through

(D) direct communication with the latter by means of

(E) communication directly with the spiritual level due to

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The Luquiens believed that everything had both a physical dimension and a spiritual dimension, and many Luquiens claimed to have communication with it directly through a psychedelic awakening.
(A) communication with it directly through - There is no Antecedent for IT. Thus Incorrect
(B) direct communication with it by way of - There is no Antecedent for IT. Thus Incorrect
(C) communication with the latter directly through - Placement of "Directly " distorts the meaning. Thus Incorrect
(D) direct communication with the latter by means of - Correct
(E) communication directly with the spiritual level due to - Communication is not caused by psychedelic awakening
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A) communication with it directly through - Antecendent of It is not clear
(B) direct communication with it by way of - Antecendent of It is not clear
(C) communication with the latter directly through - Directly - Verb+ly modifies can modify only verbs
(D) direct communication with the latter by means of - Correct
(E) communication directly with the spiritual level due to - not the intended meaning

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03 Feb 2014, 13:11
Vercules wrote:
rajatr wrote:
The Luquiens believed that everything had both a physical dimension and a spiritual dimension, and many Luquiens claimed to have communication with it directly through a psychedelic awakening.
(A) communication with it directly through
(B) direct communication with it by way of
(C) communication with the latter directly through
(D) direct communication with the latter by means of
(E) communication directly with the spiritual level due to

I'm confused between C and D
can't find reason to eliminate any of these
Can anybody explain

Hi rajatr,

Your doubt is totally justified. There is a subtle difference between (C) and (D),

(C) Retains the meaning of original sentence which says "directly through"

(D) "direct communication" with "spiritual dimension" makes more sense

In such a case the test taker will be in an indecisive state of mind; whether to choose something that makes more sense or to choose something that maintains the original meaning. Based on the given sentence alone we can not prove that "communication" cannot take place "directly through a psychedelic awakening". So, the choice becomes more subjective in nature than objective.

Actual GMAT questions do not have such issues. So, as I always say, best questions for practice/ analysis etc are the official questions. If you have exhausted all of your official stuff, then go for other stuff.

But, if at all I have to choose an answer, I will chose (D) just because "direct communication" sounds better than "communication directly"

Hope it helps,

Vercules

Vercules, this is 100% what happened to me on this one. I must say I usually choose to go with the answer choice that maintains or is closer to the original meaning

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The Luquiens believed that everything had both a physical dimension and a spiritual dimension, and many Luquiens claimed to have communication with it directly through a psychedelic awakening.
(A) communication with it directly through - There is no Antecedent for IT. Thus Incorrect
(B) direct communication with it by way of - There is no Antecedent for IT. Thus Incorrect
(C) communication with the latter directly through - Placement of "Directly " distorts the meaning. Thus Incorrect
(D) direct communication with the latter by means of - Correct
(E) communication directly with the spiritual level due to - Communication is not caused by psychedelic awakening

I don't quite get how D is better than C. C uses directly through as per the original sentence. Is there a meaning issue with this?

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Hi,

In this case, "direct" is an adjective trying to modify a noun.

Case D: "direct communication" -> "direct" emphasizes the communication; The mode of communication is direct and through means of psychedelic awakening

Case C: "communication with the latter directly" -> directly to spiritual dimension and not through any other dimension. "Directly" modifies "spiritual dimension".

Examples of such kind.

1. I felt a direct connection with X when I met him/her -> emphasizes connection
2. I connected to X directly through an email -> not through Y or Z

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A) communication with it directly through - Antecendent of It is not clear
(B) direct communication with it by way of - Antecendent of It is not clear
(C) communication with the latter directly through - Directly - Verb+ly modifies can modify only verbs
(D) direct communication with the latter by means of - Correct
(E) communication directly with the spiritual level due to - not the intended meaning

To expand on AMITAGARWAL2's explaination as to why C is not correct, the word "Directly" in C, is a Verb+ly verb and can only modify verbs... that is, "Directly" cannot modify "the latter", which is "a spiritual dimension"

At first, I thought D's "direct communication" changed the meaning of "communication", however it seems that this is correct and that they have the same meaning

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AMITAGARWAL2 wrote:
A) communication with it directly through - Antecendent of It is not clear
(B) direct communication with it by way of - Antecendent of It is not clear
(C) communication with the latter directly through - Directly - Verb+ly modifies can modify only verbs
(D) direct communication with the latter by means of - Correct
(E) communication directly with the spiritual level due to - not the intended meaning

To expand on AMITAGARWAL2's explaination as to why C is not correct, the word "Directly" in C, is a Verb+ly verb and can only modify verbs... that is, "Directly" cannot modify "the latter", which is "a spiritual dimension"

At first, I thought D's "direct communication" changed the meaning of "communication", however it seems that this is correct and that they have the same meaning

C is wrong because 'direct' was intended to be used in front of the communication. Why do we need to use directly and through at the same time?
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The Luquiens believed that everything had both a physical dimension and a spiritual dimension, and many Luquiens claimed to have communication with it directly through a psychedelic awakening.

(A) communication with it directly through
Pronoun "it" ambiguous, "directly" wrongly modify claimed instead of communication

(B) direct communication with it by way of
Ambiguous pronoun "it", "by way of" is awkward

(C) communication with the latter directly through
As mentioned in A

(D) direct communication with the latter by means of
"direct" correctly modify communication; "the latter" represent "a spiritual dimension"

(E) communication directly with the spiritual level due to
"directly" is wrong, "due to" is not gramatically correct and awkward

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The Luquiens believed that everything had both a physical dimension and a spiritual dimension, and many Luquiens claimed to have communication with it directly through a psychedelic awakening.

Mistakes :
1. Ambiguous Pronoun "It" , what it refers to does it refer to physical or It refers to Spiritual.
2. Modifier Directly Adverb : what is tries to modify, "psychedelic awakening" Noun hence potentially it is wrong.

(A) communication with it directly through
Incorrect - Ambiguous Pronoun "It"

(B) direct communication with it by way of
Incorrect - Ambiguous Pronoun "It"

(C) communication with the latter directly through
Incorrect - Modifier Directly Adverb : what is tries to modify, "psychedelic awakening" Noun hence potentially it is wrong.

(D) direct communication with the latter by means of
Correct - Fixed "It" and Direct is adjective modifying noun communication.

(E) communication directly with the spiritual level due to
Incorrect - Modifier Directly Adverb : what is tries to modify, "psychedelic awakening" Noun hence potentially it is wrong.

Also, this is important Question Type I saw, Many questions framed on same logic, with typically same option choice " later, It". Saw it Magoosh , Gmat official , Gmat Prep

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A) communication with it directly through
what does it specifies ?
(B) direct communication with it by way of
what does it specifies ?
(C) communication with the latter directly through
directly should be for communication
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The Luquiens believed that everything had both a physical dimension and a spiritual dimension, and many Luquiens claimed to have communication with it directly through a psychedelic awakening.
(A) communication with it directly through
(B) direct communication with it by way of
(C) communication with the latter directly through
(D) direct communication with the latter by means of
(E) communication directly with the spiritual level due to

I'm confused between C and D
can't find reason to eliminate any of these
Can anybody explain

This question was tricky .
It - no clear referent knock out A &B
E- due to changes the meaning - this was obvious
between C & D
C - implies communication is done via something ( through) - here psychedelic awakening becomes a method of communication
D - implies communication is a kind of - means of - here psychedelic awakening itself is a kind of communication.
check http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-sente ... -means-to/
hence Answer choice D.
Yes as agreed upon it also makes more sense to use "direct communication"

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in OPTION D direct act as a adjective modifying noun while in C a adverb (-ly)can only modify verb /adjective /adverb but noun noun . Hence D seems right

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