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# Tibetan rugs are so expensive because the weaver still pursues his art

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Tibetan rugs are so expensive because the weaver still pursues his art as they have for centuries, by hand-dyeing all their wool and then knotting each thread individually to achieve a unique pattern for each piece.

(A) the weaver still pursues his art as they have
(B) the weaver still pursues his art as he has
(C) weavers still pursue their art as they have
(D) weavers still pursue their art as was done
(E) the weaver still pursues his art as has been done

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Tibetan rugs are so expensive because the weaver still pursues his art as they have for centuries, by hand-dyeing all their wool and then knotting each thread individually to achieve a unique pattern for each piece.

(A) the weaver still pursues his art as they have
-the weaver is singular so pronoun "they" should be singular. Also use of" Have" which is plural is incorrect . So Eliminate A

(B) the weaver still pursues his art as he has
- Correct - singular weaver is correctly matched with pronoun He and verb Has is correct.

(C) weavers still pursue their art as they have
- Though Pronoun matches with plural weavers. Use of "they" becomes ambiguous . It leads to confusion whether it is referring to weavers or Tibetan Rugs. Compared to C , option B is more Clear. So Eliminate C

(D) weavers still pursue their art as was done
- " as was done" is awkward and grammatically incorrect. So eliminate D

(E) the weaver still pursues his art as has been done
- " as has been done by whom?? this creates ambiguity, pronoun or subject required for providing clarity in meaning. So Eliminate E

Ans Choice B

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Tibetan rugs are so expensive because the weaver still pursues his art as they have for centuries, by hand-dyeing all their wool and then knotting each thread individually to achieve a unique pattern for each piece.

--in the non-underlined part their ---indicates that plural weavers are correct (their refers to weavers)

(A) the weaver still pursues his art as they have
pronoun disagreement---their does not agree with the singular weaver

(B) the weaver still pursues his art as he has
pronoun disagreement---their does not agree with the singular weaver

(C) weavers still pursue their art as they have
here weavers agree with their---correct comparison (weavers still pursue..as they have---weavers to weavers)
use of present perfect is correct here to express the continuity (correct)

(D) weavers still pursue their art as was done
incorrect comparison--weavers are compared to what was done and use of past tense is wrong here

(E) the weaver still pursues his art as has been done
pronoun disagreement---their does not agree with the singular weaver
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Tibetan rugs are so expensive because the weaver still pursues his art as they have for centuries, by hand-dyeing all their wool and then knotting each thread individually to achieve a unique pattern for each piece.

In statement if u read it carefully after cenuries, by hand dyeing all their wool and then knotting each thread -so subject here is plural

(A) the weaver still pursues his art as they have -use of singular weaver is incorrect here
(B) the weaver still pursues his art as he has -use of singular he is incorrect here
(C) weavers still pursue their art as they have- correct OA
(D) weavers still pursue their art as was done- missing pronoun before was done
(E) the weaver still pursues his art as has been done - use of has been incorrect as subject is plural
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04 Aug 2019, 09:44
The answer here seems to be C. Although, B is a choice in line with the correctness of the question, but C seems more logical.

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04 Aug 2019, 10:00
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Tibetan rugs are so expensive because the weaver still pursues his art as they have for centuries, by hand-dyeing all their wool and then knotting each thread individually to achieve a unique pattern for each piece.

(A) the weaver still pursues his art as they have
-the weaver is singular so pronoun "they" should be singular. Also use of" Have" which is plural is incorrect . So Eliminate A

(B) the weaver still pursues his art as he has
- Correct - singular weaver is correctly matched with pronoun He and verb Has is correct.

(C) weavers still pursue their art as they have
- Though Pronoun matches with plural weavers. Use of "they" becomes ambiguous . It leads to confusion whether it is referring to weavers or Tibetan Rugs. Compared to C , option B is more Clear. So Eliminate C

(D) weavers still pursue their art as was done
- " as was done" is awkward and grammatically incorrect. So eliminate D

(E) the weaver still pursues his art as has been done
- " as has been done by whom?? this creates ambiguity, pronoun or subject required for providing clarity in meaning. So Eliminate E

Ans Choice B

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Pronouns should have a logical antecedent. Here, they can only refer to Weavers. So C is correct.
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