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# Unlike conventional thinking that early tribes of Apache

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Re: Unlike conventional thinking that early tribes of Apache  [#permalink]

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08 Nov 2017, 10:48
sayantanc2k wrote:
tejas0999 wrote:
maggie27 wrote:
Hey guys , I understand the issue with E but, isnt the contrast between conventional thinking and Archeologist Seymour incorrect in D? Please help

Can any expert respond to this please?

A prepositional phrase may be used as a noun modifier (like an adjective) OR a verb modifier (like an adverb). Here "in contrast to conventional wisdom" refers to the verb "revealed", not the noun "Archeologist Seymour".

so, you are saying that the adverb "in contrast to conventional wisdom" is misplaced in the sentence.
How to know whether the phrase is an adverb or an adjective? To me, it is still hard to know what a phrase modifies sometimes.
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26 Nov 2017, 06:01
E. Unlike conventional thinking that early tribes of Apache had reached the American Southwest after the Spanish invasion in the sixteenth Century, current wisdom spearheaded by Archeologist Seymour revealed that the tribals had reached the spot at least 200 years earlier, basing the proposal on the storage platforms built in where the early tribesman of Apache lived in rock shelters.

It appears the conventional wisdom is basing that sounds illogical. So 'E' goes out. Left with 'C'.
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26 Nov 2017, 14:54
[quote="daagh"]Unlike conventional thinking that early tribes of Apache had reached the American Southwest after the Spanish invasion in the sixteenth Century, Archeologist Seymour revealed that some storage platforms where the tribesman lived in rock shelters clearly pre-dated their stint at least 200 years earlier than originally thought.

A. Unlike conventional thinking that early tribes of Apache had reached the American Southwest after the Spanish invasion in the sixteenth Century, Archeologist Seymour revealed that some storage platforms where the tribesman lived in rock shelters clearly pre-dated their stint at least 200 years earlier than originally thought. –

B. Unlike conventional thinking, early tribes of Apache had reached the American Southwest after the Spanish invasion in the sixteenth Century, Archeologist Seymour revealed that some storage platforms where the tribesman lived in rock shelters clearly pre-dated their stint at least 200 years earlier than originally thought.

C. Unlike conventional thinking that early tribes of Apache had reached the American Southwest after the Spanish invasion in the sixteenth Century, Archeologist Seymour revealed that some storage platforms where the tribesman lived in rock shelters clearly pre-dated their stint at least 200 years earlier than originally thought.

D. As per contemporary studies, and in contrast to conventional wisdom, Archeologist Seymour revealed that some storage platforms in rock shelters where the early tribesman of Apache lived pre-dated the tribal’s stint at least 200 years earlier than the Spanish Invasion of the American Southwest took place in the sixteenth century. ---

E. Unlike conventional thinking that early tribes of Apache had reached the American Southwest after the Spanish invasion in the sixteenth Century, current wisdom spearheaded by Archeologist Seymour revealed that the tribals had reached the spot at least 200 years earlier, basing the proposal on the storage platforms built in where the early tribesman of Apache lived in rock shelters

A,B & C - Parallelism Error (Unlike conventional thinking..... Archeologist Seymour revealed)

E - SV agreement error (logic) ,...., current wisdom.....revealed (not logical)

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04 Jun 2018, 01:20
I rejected all the options except "D" because of usage of "had".

that early tribes of Apache had reached the American Southwest after the Spanish invasion in the sixteenth Century.

Chronology of event:
1st event: Spanish Invasion and 2nd event: Apache tribe reached.
The older event should use "had" and later event should use "simple past tense".

I found this to be incorrect in all the options except "D"

Whats your take in this sayantanc2k
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28 Jun 2018, 07:10
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Unlike conventional thinking that early tribes of Apache had reached the American Southwest after the Spanish invasion in the sixteenth Century, Archeologist Seymour revealed that some storage platforms where the tribesman lived in rock shelters clearly pre-dated their stint at least 200 years earlier than originally thought.

A. Unlike conventional thinking that early tribes of Apache had reached the American Southwest after the Spanish invasion in the sixteenth Century, Archeologist Seymour revealed that some storage platforms where the tribesman lived in rock shelters clearly pre-dated their stint at least 200 years earlier than originally thought. –

B. Unlike conventional thinking, early tribes of Apache had reached the American Southwest after the Spanish invasion in the sixteenth Century, Archeologist Seymour revealed that some storage platforms where the tribesman lived in rock shelters clearly pre-dated their stint at least 200 years earlier than originally thought.

C. Unlike conventional thinking that early tribes of Apache had reached the American Southwest after the Spanish invasion in the sixteenth Century, Archeologist Seymour revealed that some storage platforms where the tribesman lived in rock shelters clearly pre-dated their stint at least 200 years earlier than originally thought.

D. As per contemporary studies, and in contrast to conventional wisdom, Archeologist Seymour revealed that some storage platforms in rock shelters where the early tribesman of Apache lived pre-dated the tribal’s stint at least 200 years earlier than the Spanish Invasion of the American Southwest took place in the sixteenth century. ---

E. Unlike conventional thinking that early tribes of Apache had reached the American Southwest after the Spanish invasion in the sixteenth Century, current wisdom spearheaded by Archeologist Seymour revealed that the tribals had reached the spot at least 200 years earlier, basing the proposal on the storage platforms built in where the early tribesman of Apache lived in rock shelters

Clearly, we cannot use unlike. As should be used to compare clauses not unlike. This leaves us with the only choice D and it is grammatically correct
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Re: Unlike conventional thinking that early tribes of Apache  [#permalink]

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08 Oct 2018, 21:30
Hi Folks,
I rejected option E over option D because of the phrase "current wisdom spearheaded by Archeologist Seymour revealed". Current wisdom vs revealed does not make a lot of sense.
Is my thought process correct?

Thanks.
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13 Jan 2019, 01:06
Can somebody provide the proper explanation of all the options.
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