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Unlike the low status accorded the craftwork of many women s

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Unlike the low status accorded the craftwork of many women s

Post Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:26 pm
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    Unlike the low status accorded the craftwork of many women settlers in the nineteenth-century American West, Native American women of the Plains tribes often received public recognition, wealth, and prestige for their craftwork

    (A) Unlike the low status accorded the craftwork of many women settlers in the nineteenth-century American West, Native American women of the Plains tribes
    (B) Unlike many women settlers in the nineteenthcentury American West, whose craftwork was accorded low status, Native American women of the Plains tribes
    (C) Native American women of the Plains tribes, unlike the craftwork of many women settlers in the nineteenth-century American West,
    (D) The craftwork of many women settlers in the nineteenth-century American West was accorded low status, while that of the Native American women of the Plains tribes
    (E) While low status was accorded the craftwork of many women settlers in the nineteenth-century American West, that of Native American women of the Plains tribes

    How did Option B came out as the correct answer?

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    As always we start by reading the initial sentence, looking for errors. In it we see that it starts with the word unlike. This word indicates that we are comparing two things and saying that they are dissimilar in some way. In the initial sentence, we are comparing low status to Native American women. This makes no sense. Surely we want to compare Native American women to women settlers. Answer choice (B) accomplishes this well.

    Many students incorrectly choose answer choice (D) or (E) because these choices make excellent sense in the underlined part. However, when read in the context of the entire sentence, they make no sense at all. For example, answer choice (E) says "...[the craftwork] of Native American women of the Plains tribes often received public recognition, wealth, and prestige for their craftwork."

    Can craftwork get recognition for its craftwork? Obviously not.

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