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The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism

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The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is rooted predominant in Kurdish culture, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq.


A. The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is rooted predominant in Kurdish culture, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq

B. The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is rooted predominantly in Kurdish culture, and its largest community of followers sporadically occupies northern Iraq

C. Containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Yazidi religion is rooted predominantly in Kurdish cultural, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq

D. The Yazidi religion, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq, contains elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity as well as Islam, and is rooted predominantly in Kurdish culture

E. Containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Yazidi religion is rooted predominantly in Kurdish culture, its largest community of followers sporadic occupying northern Iraq

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Originally posted by reto on 23 Jun 2015, 11:19.
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Re: The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism  [#permalink]

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The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is rooted predominant in Kurdish culture, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq.

A. The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is rooted predominant in Kurdish culture, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq..
B. The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is rooted predominantly in Kurdish culture, and its largest community of followers sporadically occupies northern Iraq correct
C. Containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Yazidi religion is rooted predominantly in Kurdish cultural, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq run on sentence........... cultural changes meaning
D. The Yazidi religion, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq, contains elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity as well as Islam, and is rooted predominantly in Kurdish culture............ with before its required
E. Containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Yazidi religion is rooted predominantly in Kurdish culture, its largest community of followers sporadic occupying northern Iraq
............. run on sentence
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The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is rooted predominant in Kurdish culture, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq.

A. The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is rooted predominant in Kurdish culture, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq
B. The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is rooted predominantly in Kurdish culture, and its largest community of followers sporadically occupies northern Iraq
C. Containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Yazidi religion is rooted predominantly in Kurdish cultural, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq
D. The Yazidi religion, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq, contains elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity as well as Islam, and is rooted predominantly in Kurdish culture
E. Containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Yazidi religion is rooted predominantly in Kurdish culture, its largest community of followers sporadic occupying northern Iraq


Error analysis :
Sentence has two clause (Clause 1 : Yazidi religion is rooted predominant in Kurdish culture and clause 2: its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq )

Connection Error - IC (Independent clause) is connected to another IC without FANBOYS (FOR, AND, NOR, BUT, OR YET). Proper structure is IC, [FANBOYS] IC.
IC " , " IC is not correct.
Modifying phrase - "containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam" correctly modifies Yazidi religion. No error on modifier part.

Option B corrects this mistake and hence correct option is B.
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B is correct:
This answer choice corrects the Tense mistake in the original question, by changing the Past Simple form displayedto the Present

D is redundant > "as well as" should always be corrected.

Answer Choice E: "Sporadic" cannot describe occupying (we need an adverb here).
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The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is rooted predominant in Kurdish culture, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq.

A. The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is rooted predominant in Kurdish culture, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq
B. The Yazidi religion, containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is rooted predominantly in Kurdish culture, and its largest community of followers sporadically occupies northern Iraq
C. Containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Yazidi religion is rooted predominantly in Kurdish cultural, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq
D. The Yazidi religion, its largest community of followers sporadically occupying northern Iraq, contains elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity as well as Islam, and is rooted predominantly in Kurdish culture
E. Containing elements of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Yazidi religion is rooted predominantly in Kurdish culture, its largest community of followers sporadic occupying northern Iraq




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Sorry I erased your post. My mistake. But here my comments and your original text:

You wrote:
"IMO A is correct.
In B - and its largest community of followers sporadically occupies - SV error is very clear. Moreover, its doesn't have a clear referent. Further, why comma before and???
On the other hand, A is 100% correct, this is in fact a good example of an Absolute Phrase. (Noun + Noun Modifier construction)

Experts, pls comment.

~Binit."

My answers:
and its largest community of followers sporadically occupies
> This is a X of Y subject. Community is singular. Don't fall into the trap.

its doesn't have a clear referent.
> it refers to the Yazidi religion
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New post 27 Jun 2015, 01:59
Hi reto,

Thanks a lot for ur explanation. I must be sleepy in writing that comment and you did a favor by deleting it :)
A has other mistakes as well: predominant should be predominantly.
and the comma before and in choice B is to denote the end of the modifying phrase I guess.

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