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# The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both

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The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the material level and the mystical level of reality, and many individual Quechuans claimed to have contact with it directly with an ichana (dream) experience.

(A) contact with it directly with
(B) direct contact with it by way of
(C) contact with the latter directly through
(D) direct contact with the latter by means of
(E) contact directly with the mystical level due to

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19 Aug 2004, 11:32
Between C and D, I would choose C ..

"through an ichana (dream) experience" sounds better than "by means of an ichana (dream) experience" ..

I don't know what "it" refers on A and B.

E is wordy.
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19 Aug 2004, 13:26
C it is
by means of : through the use of
Hence, you do not use dreams to have contact with the mystical level. Instead, you have contact with the mystical through dreams. C it is
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19 Aug 2004, 14:21
Bhai wrote:
?D?

Bhai is right. OA is D.

I picked C as well. Would you explain why C is out, Bhai?
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19 Aug 2004, 14:23
I picked D.

C said "contact with the latter directly through"

this was different from "direct contact", which is why i elimnated it.
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19 Aug 2004, 22:42
Contact with it is bad. What is it ? things ? material level ? mystical level?
So A and B are out

(C) contact with the latter directly through --> the contact should be what 'direct' modifies, not the medium

(D) direct contact with the latter by means of --> This is the best option

(E) contact directly with the mystical level due to --> Due to is like 'because'. He had direct contact not because of a dream but through a dream
19 Aug 2004, 22:42
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