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While Shamanism, a system of religious practices and beliefs involving individuals who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, has been documented all over the world, the term has been derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.

A. While Shamanism, a system of religious practices and beliefs involving individuals who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, has been documented all over the world, the term has been derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.

B. While Shamanism, a system of religious practices and beliefs involving individuals who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, has been documented all over the world, the term was derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.

C. Even though religious practices and beliefs involving individuals that communicate with the spirit world and cure disease have been documented all over the world, but the term Shamanism was derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.

D. Although the term Shamanism has been derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans, religious practices and beliefs involving individuals, who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, are documented all over the world

E. Documented all over the world, the term Shamanism, referring to a system of religious practices and belief that involves individuals communicating with the spirit world and curing disease, was being derived from the tribal culture of Siberia, where the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.

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A. While Shamanism, a system of religious practices and beliefs involving individuals who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, has been documented all over the world, the term has been derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.
The present perfect tense "has been derived" is incorrect as the "term" was derived long time ago, and the act of derivation is not still in effect.

B. While Shamanism, a system of religious practices and beliefs involving individuals who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, has been documented all over the world, the term was derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.
CORRECT.

C. Even though religious practices and beliefs involving individuals that communicate with the spirit world and cure disease have been documented all over the world, but the term Shamanism was derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.
"Even though...but", two contrasting words in the same sentence. Redundant.

D. Although the term Shamanism has been derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans, religious practices and beliefs involving individuals, who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, are documented all over the world
" religious practices and beliefs involving individuals" are NOT "documented all over the world". It is the system of "religious practices and beliefs involving individuals" that is documented.

E. Documented all over the world, the term Shamanism, referring to a system of religious practices and belief that involves individuals communicating with the spirit world and curing disease, was being derived from the tribal culture of Siberia, where the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.
Nothing in the context of the sentence suggests that the system is currently "being derived". It is an action of past and the verb tense must reflect so.
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While Shamanism, a system of religious practices and beliefs involving individuals who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, has been documented all over the world, the term has been derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.

A. While Shamanism, a system of religious practices and beliefs involving individuals who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, has been documented all over the world, the term has been derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.

B. While Shamanism, a system of religious practices and beliefs involving individuals who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, has been documented all over the world, the term was derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.

C. Even though religious practices and beliefs involving individuals that communicate with the spirit world and cure disease have been documented all over the world, but the term Shamanism was derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.

D. Although the term Shamanism has been derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans, religious practices and beliefs involving individuals, who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, are documented all over the world

E. Documented all over the world, the term Shamanism, referring to a system of religious practices and belief that involves individuals communicating with the spirit world and curing disease, was being derived from the tribal culture of Siberia, where the human intermediaries were known as Shamans.


The original sentence looks fine except the part- 'the term has been derived'. The term WAS derived , and this event ended in the past.

A. While Shamanism, a system of religious practices and beliefs involving individuals who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, has been documented all over the world, the term has been derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans. Explained as above.

B. While Shamanism, a system of religious practices and beliefs involving individuals who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, has been documented all over the world, the term was derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans. 'has been' is replaced with 'was'. correct choice

C. Even though religious practices and beliefs involving individuals that communicate with the spirit world and cure disease have been documented all over the world, but the term Shamanism was derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans. 'even though' and 'but, both are not required.

D. Although the term Shamanism has been derived from Siberian tribal culture, in which the human intermediaries were known as Shamans, religious practices and beliefs involving individuals, who communicate with the spirit world and cure disease, are documented all over the world. Weird structure

E. Documented all over the world, the term Shamanism, referring to a system of religious practices and belief that involves individuals communicating with the spirit world and curing disease, was being derived from the tribal culture of Siberia, where the human intermediaries were known as Shamans. Religion Shamanism is documented all over the world and not the term Shamanism.
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