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This Q was posted several times here and taken from the SC1000. It had some typos and different OA. This one is a genuine Kaplan 800 edition 2006-2007 with OE.

Those who have visited the Grand Canyon have typically seen layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, with different colors that mark the passage of time like the rings in a tree trunk.

(A) seen layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, with different colors that mark
(B) seen layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, whose different colors mark
(C) been seeing layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, whose different colors are markers of
(D) been able to see layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, with different colors marking
(E) seen layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, marking by different colors
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28 Sep 2006, 22:03
Tentatively going for B, C & E are def out, D should be that mark i think, A is a possibility. Whose can refer to inanimate objects IIRR.
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28 Sep 2006, 22:27
Agree. Has to be B

Need a possesive pronoun. Only B and C provide this with 'whose'. C is out for the usage of past-continuos. B remains.
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28 Sep 2006, 22:39
(B) does not have a clear antecedent for whose.

Got to be between (A) and (D).

Am goin for (A) coz typiclly is typically followed by a verb.
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29 Sep 2006, 02:07
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This Q was posted several times here and taken from the SC1000. It had some typos and different OA. This one is a genuine Kaplan 800 edition 2006-2007 with OE.

Those who have visited the Grand Canyon have typically seen layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, with different colors that mark the passage of time like the rings in a tree trunk.

(A) seen layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, with different colors that mark
(B) seen layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, whose different colors mark
(C) been seeing layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, whose different colors are markers of
(D) been able to see layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, with different colors marking
(E) seen layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, marking by different colors

C, D and E are out. because U dont want to turn a sentence into passive, unless it's utmost neccessary...

Between A and B, going with A. As "whose" in B, doesnt clarify it's antecedent.
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29 Sep 2006, 02:19
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(B) does not have a clear antecedent for whose.

Got to be between (A) and (D).

Am goin for (A) coz typiclly is typically followed by a verb.

Hmmm...you are right. whose should refer to a person, not a thing. Second choice A
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29 Sep 2006, 02:22
D. "Whose" looks bad, "markING" and "been able to see" look good.
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29 Sep 2006, 02:30
although i can't find a concrete answer, most references seem to be in agreement that whose can be used to refer to inanimate objects:

http://www.bartleby.com/61/46/W0144600.html
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29 Sep 2006, 05:02
(A) seen layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, with different colors that mark
--> 'mark' is simple present, looks correct to me
(B) seen layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, whose different colors mark
--> colors of layers mark passage of time not canyan as suggested by this option
(C) been seeing layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, whose different colors are markers of
--> same error as (B)
(D) been able to see layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, with different colors marking
--> 'been able to see' is wordy. Also 'marking' make it seems like colors are marking passage of time. I would think A is better for stating general truth.
(E) seen layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, marking by different colors
--> marking is participal clause which seems to imply that someone did marking by different color
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29 Sep 2006, 05:11
sangarelli wrote:
(B) does not have a clear antecedent for whose.

Got to be between (A) and (D).

Am goin for (A) coz typiclly is typically followed by a verb.

You say that 'whose' hasn't a clear antecedent. Why is it clearer with 'with'?

You say that typically is typically followed by a verb. ABCDE have all verbs following typically!
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29 Sep 2006, 08:32
sangarelli wrote:
(B) does not have a clear antecedent for whose.

Got to be between (A) and (D).

Am goin for (A) coz typiclly is typically followed by a verb.

Yes, you are right sangarelli. But I think D is more correct in terms of tenses. Just picking the lesser of the two evils . My money is on C.

I narrowed down to A and D

"have been able to see" means that the event is not a thing of the past but its still ongoing . You can still see the colors.

Also "Colurs that mark the passage" means the process if marking has stopped

"Colours making the passage" means the process of marking is still going on.
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29 Sep 2006, 13:21
OA is A, but still dont see why 'with' can only modifiy the layers...
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29 Sep 2006, 21:25
karlfurt wrote:
sangarelli wrote:
(B) does not have a clear antecedent for whose.

Got to be between (A) and (D).

Am goin for (A) coz typiclly is typically followed by a verb.

You say that 'whose' hasn't a clear antecedent. Why is it clearer with 'with'?

You say that typically is typically followed by a verb. ABCDE have all verbs following typically!

I totally agree all choices have a verb following typically but a direct action verb is what is used after typically.typically been able to see......has two verbs doing the action of one.And yes i had narrowed it down to (A) and (D) before saying that
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01 Oct 2006, 23:04
Just waiting for a SC guru to explain this...
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02 Oct 2006, 03:18
Late BUT A.

Narrowed down to A and D. A seems better and concise than D.
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08 Oct 2006, 03:12
just a precision.
Whose can be used to refer to "things" not only to people.On Kaplan book, it says "whose" is not a good option, since it has no clear antecedent , it could be canyon or layers...
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22 Jul 2007, 11:13
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OA is A, but still dont see why 'with' can only modifiy the layers...

just bringing up for discussion. Read another thread which says D as the answer. I went with A.

any thoughts...
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22 Jul 2007, 18:35
It's a lousy sentence, but I don't see anything technically wrong with A. Choices B, C, and E are obviously wrong. Choice D, while it appears to be grammatically correct, subtly changes the meaning ("having seen" is not the same as "having been able to see"). So, I would say A is the best of the available choices.

E cannot be right , my reasoning is :

Those who have visited the Grand Canyon have typically seen layers of sediment in the gaping canyon, marking by different colors the passage of time like the rings in a tree trunk.

The portion of the sentence in red(assuming E is correct) is a participle phrase modifying "Those", thus completely changing the actual meaning of sentence!
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22 Jul 2007, 19:59
One more A
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23 Jul 2007, 07:11
would narrow down to A & D and go with A simply because D is in passive voice.
can anyone provide a better reason for eliminating D?
what is OE??
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