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Why painting the face and perfuming the body should have

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Why painting the face and perfuming the body should have persisted throughout recorded history has been the subject of a substantial amount of anthropological and psychological speculation.

(A) Why painting the face and perfuming the body should have persisted
(B) How painting the face and perfuming the body could be persistent
(C) That painting the face and perfuming the body are persisting
(D) Painting the face and perfuming the body persisting
(E) The persisting of face painting and body perfuming
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13 Sep 2005, 01:03
Guys, could you please explain your logic? I selected B and thats not the OA!!
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13 Sep 2005, 01:08
not sure but I wud pick D (between D and E)as the answer.
I dont think A, B and C sound correct.

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OA/OE Plz.

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13 Sep 2005, 01:12
The OA should be C. As the practice is still continuing today.
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13 Sep 2005, 01:12
Im totally lost on the logic here! Guys anyone care to explain the logic for your choices?? PLEASE!
OA is coming Krishna!
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13 Sep 2005, 01:19
Ok...here comes my reasoning part.

A,B,C : the use of words How,that and why doesn't sound apt.
Also ,"face painting and perfuming the body being found through out the historical evidences" are universal facts. Hence, they can be presented in simple present.

E : usage of 'body perfuming' doesn't sound right. Also, the subject is chagned from the acts of face painting etc to the persistance.

Again, not sure how right I'm.

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13 Sep 2005, 01:57
rahulraao wrote:
Why painting the face and perfuming the body should have persisted throughout recorded history has been the subject of a substantial amount of anthropological and psychological speculation.

(A) Why painting the face and perfuming the body should have persisted
(B) How painting the face and perfuming the body could be persistent
(C) That painting the face and perfuming the body are persisting
(D) Painting the face and perfuming the body persisting
(E) The persisting of face painting and body perfuming

D looks best to me.
Painting the face and perfuming the body persisting throughout recorded history has been the subject of a substantial amount of anthropological and psychological speculation.
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13 Sep 2005, 02:54
Guys, OA is A
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13 Sep 2005, 02:54
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