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The Mayans believed that Universe exists at both physical level and spiritual level of being, and many individual Mayans claimed to have direct contact with it by the way of an ichana(dream) experience.

A. direct contact with it by the way of
B. contact with it directly with it
C. contact with the last directly through
D. direct contact with latter by means of
E. contact directly with the spiritual level due to
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I know A is wrong because of wrong Pronoun.
A) It refers to universe but when we read further options we realize that it should refer to spiritual world.
B)It just makes no sense(Even two year old will rule it out).
C)It should not use last because when we choose between two things from previous sentence ,we use latter and former.
D)It is perfecto!
E)It is wordy and Due to(I think) changes the meaning.

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how do you know "it" refers to spiritual and not physical? It can also refer to Physical in which the option could also have "former" instead of latter


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I know A is wrong because of wrong Pronoun.
A) It refers to universe but when we read further options we realize that it should refer to spiritual world.
B)It just makes no sense(Even two year old will rule it out).
C)It should not use last because when we choose between two things from previous sentence ,we use latter and former.
D)It is perfecto!
E)It is wordy and Due to(I think) changes the meaning.

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Fairly easy question. Not so much due to very few rules being tested, but 3 of 5 answers really don't make any sense or are essentially wordy.

Between A and D: it has no clear antecedent, D solves the problem nicely.

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The Mayans believed that Universe exists at both physical level and spiritual level of being, and many individual Mayans claimed to have direct contact with it by the way of an ichana(dream) experience.

A. direct contact with it by the way of
B. contact with it directly with it
C. contact with the last directly through
D. direct contact with latter by means of
E. contact directly with the spiritual level due to

OA D


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I am struggling to identify the errors in Choice 'E'. Request your help.

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sananoor wrote:
ArunpriyanJ wrote:
raj44 wrote:
The Mayans believed that Universe exists at both physical level and spiritual level of being, and many individual Mayans claimed to have direct contact with it by the way of an ichana(dream) experience.

A. direct contact with it by the way of
B. contact with it directly with it
C. contact with the last directly through
D. direct contact with latter by means of
E. contact directly with the spiritual level due to

OA D


Experts,

I am struggling to identify the errors in Choice 'E'. Request your help.

D has 2 issues..."direct contact" vs "contact directly"
"John claims to have Direct Contact" Vs "John claims to have contact directly"
which one is right? obviously first one...why? John claims that he has direct contact...while "contact directly" seems like to be an action...which "John" isnt performing....he is just telling that he has direct contact
"due to" is wrong....

Thanks,
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Nice explanation.. just an extension to your explanation: an adjective is required to modify a noun; an adverb cannot modify a noun.

Here contact is a noun.Therefore to modify contact we need an adjective (direct); the adverb directly cannot modify the noun contact.
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The Mayans believed that Universe exists at both physical level and spiritual level of being, and many individual Mayans claimed to have direct contact with it by the way of an ichana(dream) experience.

A. direct contact with it by the way of
B. contact with it directly with it
C. contact with the last directly through
D. direct contact with latter by means of
E. contact directly with the spiritual level due to

OA D


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Two problems with option (E):
1. "contact directly" is incorrect as pointed out by sayantanc2k above.
2. "due to" is incorrect. "due to" means "because of". If Mayans claimed to have contact, it would be "by means of" an ichana experience, not because of an "ichana experience". The ichana experience is unlikely to be something on which they have no control.
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raj44 wrote:
The Mayans believed that Universe exists at both physical level and spiritual level of being, and many individual Mayans claimed to have direct contact with it by the way of an ichana(dream) experience.

A. direct contact with it by the way of
B. contact with it directly with it
C. contact with the last directly through
D. direct contact with latter by means of
E. contact directly with the spiritual level due to

OA D


Responding to a pm:

Two problems with option (E):
1. "contact directly" is incorrect as pointed out by sayantanc2k above.
2. "due to" is incorrect. "due to" means "because of". If Mayans claimed to have contact, it would be "by means of" an ichana experience, not because of an "ichana experience". The ichana experience is unlikely to be something on which they have no control.


Hi,
you are absolutely correct with the explanation..

Not in context with this Q..
I may differ on "due to" means "because of". ...
but i am sure you too would have meant taht these two can mean the same in a broader sense
I believe “due to” acts as adjectival prepositional phrases and “because of” acts as adverbial prepositional phrases...
so typically due to is preceded by 'to be', which may not be the case with 'because of'
so may not exactly mean the same..

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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
raj44 wrote:
The Mayans believed that Universe exists at both physical level and spiritual level of being, and many individual Mayans claimed to have direct contact with it by the way of an ichana(dream) experience.

A. direct contact with it by the way of
B. contact with it directly with it
C. contact with the last directly through
D. direct contact with latter by means of
E. contact directly with the spiritual level due to

OA D


Responding to a pm:

Two problems with option (E):
1. "contact directly" is incorrect as pointed out by sayantanc2k above.
2. "due to" is incorrect. "due to" means "because of". If Mayans claimed to have contact, it would be "by means of" an ichana experience, not because of an "ichana experience". The ichana experience is unlikely to be something on which they have no control.


Hi,
you are absolutely correct with the explanation..

Not in context with this Q..
I may differ on "due to" means "because of". ...
but i am sure you too would have meant taht these two can mean the same in a broader sense
I believe “due to” acts as adjectival prepositional phrases and “because of” acts as adverbial prepositional phrases...
so typically due to is preceded by 'to be', which may not be the case with 'because of'
so may not exactly mean the same..


The two are used in different situations but they mean the same thing - they reflect a cause.
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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
chetan2u wrote:

Hi,
you are absolutely correct with the explanation..

Not in context with this Q..
I may differ on "due to" means "because of". ...
but i am sure you too would have meant taht these two can mean the same in a broader sense
I believe “due to” acts as adjectival prepositional phrases and “because of” acts as adverbial prepositional phrases...
so typically due to is preceded by 'to be', which may not be the case with 'because of'
so may not exactly mean the same..


The two are used in different situations but they mean the same thing - they reflect a cause.


the two are neither interchangeable nor mean same thing..
DUE TO means Attributable to

Its as per OG..
As I said, you can say that both mean the same in broader/casual manner, but they do not mean exactly same and that is why they are not interchangeable, and they are used in different situations..
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Shouldn't it be due to the latter?
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