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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

Originally posted by gmacvik on 31 Dec 2005, 08:07.
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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 -> It doesn't make sense -> What is it?

(B) direct contact with it by way of -> -> It doesn't make sense -> What is it?

(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 -> Due to cannot modify the verb "claimed".

Now claimed to have a contact -> claimed is the verb and contact is the noun.
So we cannot have an adverb modifying a noun -> "directly" is an adverb
We need "direct" which is an adjective modifying noun - "contact" . Hence D)

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Just one thing: In C, 'directly' is an adverb that should be modifying a verb, perhaps 'have contact'
Actually, we have only an infinitive ' to have contact ', which is not a true verb but a verbal. Normally, you find a modifier close to what it modifies and even this so-called verb is far removed from its modifier adverb and to that extent, this clause has a word- order problem.
On the contrary, D is just plain forward with a noun modified by its adjective just in front. So D.
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(D) 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 direct contact with the latter by means of ...

Doesn't it sound like 'the latter' relates to 'reality' rather than to 'the mystical level'?
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(D) 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 direct contact with the latter by means of ...

Doesn't it sound like 'the latter' relates to 'reality' rather than to 'the mystical level'?

I am afraid not; the material level of reality is the former and the mystical level of reality is the latter. 'Of reality' is just a prepositional intermediary.
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Hm, I thought the answer would be D.

So my thought between B vs D is that B uses "it" in which "it" refers to the compound subject "material level and mystical level", and since it is singular, that B could not be correct.

However I can see that "direct contact with the latter" is a bit complicated. Any thoughts experts?
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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.

Option A and B: pronoun "it" is ambiguous since it cannot refer to any specifics.
Option C: "directly through" is ambiguous because we are not sure whether the actual contact is direct.
Option E: error in usage of "due to"

Only D left no error.

(A) contact with it directly with

(B) direct contact with it by way of

(C) contact with the last directly through

(D) direct contact with the latter by means of
--- Correct

(E) contact directly with the mystical level due to


But OA is B? Need some expert explanation.
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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 - Pronoun it does not have a clear antecdent

(B) direct contact with it by way of - Pronoun it does not have a clear antecdent

(C) contact with the last directly through - “with the last” is un-idiomatic

(D) direct contact with the latter by means of - Correct

(E) contact directly with the mystical level due to - Usage of due to is incorrect

Answer D
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Choice A: Pronoun Reference Error.

Choice B: Pronoun Reference Error as in Choice A.

Choice C: The use of expression “with the last” is un-idiomatic.

Choice D: No errors.

Choice E: Use of “due to” changes the meaning of the sentence. The sentence now implies a cause and effect sequence – dream experience was the reason for the contact with mystical level of reality. The intended meaning however is that the contact with the mystical level of reality happened through the dream experience.

Thus, Choice D is the correct answer.
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