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# The skill and the precision of the Anasazi, ancient

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The skill and the precision of the Anasazi, ancient
inhabitants of the Southwest, in measuring the
movements of the Sun and Moon is evidenced not
only at
Chaco Canyon but at a number of other sites.

(A) in measuring the movements of the Sun and
Moon is evidenced not only at
(B) in measuring the movements of the Sun and
Moon are evidenced not only at
(C) in measuring the movements of the Sun and
Moon is evidenced at not only
(D) to measure the movements of the Sun and Moon
is evidenced at not only
(E) to measure the movements of the Sun and Moon
are evidenced not only at

This SC has been discussed before in this forum but I feel it merits more attention. I think it's a very good SC where two choices are very close and one needs to know some very subtle point/idiom to do it. Iam still not sure why the correct answer is a correct one. I request experts answering this to explain clearly why the close one could not be correct
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05 Aug 2004, 13:55
Will go with E
are is correct (compound subject "The skill and the precision")
in measuring is not idiomatic
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05 Aug 2004, 13:59
I think it is B.

"The skill and the precision" requires are..

"The skill and the precision of the Anasazi to measure " does not sound right to me.
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05 Aug 2004, 16:09
came down to B and E, I prefer 'to measure' than 'in measuring', so the choice is E.
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05 Aug 2004, 16:45
from my notes:

'Skills in' is directive of restrictiveness to do something.. as Anasazi is skilled in measuring something.

'Skills to' is un-restricted. must not be counted.

Consider,
to improve language "skills in" business Leeds Metropolitan ...
& ...you do not have the language "skills to" make decisions ....

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05 Aug 2004, 17:27
Agree with dj here. B it is. Idiom is "skill in [doing something]". D and E are out. This is not a compound subject because there is the presence of article "the" in front of each of the noun "skill" and "precision".
A compound subject would be like "bread and butter" or "money and power"
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05 Aug 2004, 18:05
The skill and the precision of the Anasazi, ancient
inhabitants of the Southwest, in measuring the
movements of the Sun and Moon is evidenced not
only at
Chaco Canyon but at a number of other sites.

Between B and E. E is correct.

(B) in measuring the movements of the Sun and Moon are evidenced not only at - The idiom is TO MEASURE. The comma, separates the SKILL . "The skill and precision of" - this is already a sentence that satisifies the remaining part of the sentence. Check this sentence. The skill and the precision of the Anasazi are evidenced not only at .... "The skill and precision of Ansazi" to do what??? .. To measure.- correct idiom.

(E) to measure the movements of the Sun and Moon
are evidenced not only at - right usage of Idiom and plural form.

Correct me, if this is wrong. (my verbal skills are bad, by the way )
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05 Aug 2004, 19:47
carsen wrote:
The skill and the precision of the Anasazi, ancient
inhabitants of the Southwest, in measuring the
movements of the Sun and Moon is evidenced not
only at
Chaco Canyon but at a number of other sites.

Between B and E. E is correct.

(B) in measuring the movements of the Sun and Moon are evidenced not only at - The idiom is TO MEASURE. The comma, separates the SKILL . "The skill and precision of" - this is already a sentence that satisifies the remaining part of the sentence. Check this sentence. The skill and the precision of the Anasazi are evidenced not only at .... "The skill and precision of Ansazi" to do what??? .. To measure.- correct idiom.

(E) to measure the movements of the Sun and Moon
are evidenced not only at - right usage of Idiom and plural form.

Correct me, if this is wrong. (my verbal skills are bad, by the way )

It is B. You can check it here

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... &dict=CALD
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05 Aug 2004, 20:12
OA is B. According to what I gather from your posts, decidng factor is idiom " skill in"
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05 Aug 2004, 22:07
Went for (B) because of the 'skill and precision' which I felt merit a plural 'are' instead of the singular 'is'. Still, it's nice to know that skill in is actually an idiom
05 Aug 2004, 22:07
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