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A straight away meaning question.

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A straight away meaning question.

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For protection from the summer sun, the Mojave lived in open-sided, flat-topped dwellings known as shades, each a roof of poles and arrowweed supported by posts set in a rectangle.

[A] each a roof of poles and arrowweed

[B] each a roof of poles and arrowweed that are being

[C] with each being a roof of poles and arrowweed

[D] with roofs of poles and arrowweed to be

[E] with roofs of poles and arrowweed that are


The given OA is A.

Could anyone just help me in understanding the difference the options A and E.

It was at a first glance really difficult question to understand.

Help needed.

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It definitely is a tricky question. I chose E too during the first read.

E} The dwellings had roofs of poles and arrowweed that are supported by posts. The dwellings might have had other attributes - walls, floors etc. But we are talking only about the roofs.

A} The dwellings were nothing but roofs (open sided - no walls). The dwelling known as shades is nothing but a roof of poles and arrowweed supported by posts set in a rectangle.

Hope the explanation makes sense.
I would have chosen E during the test if this Q had come ! Sad
Amit, What is the source of this Q?

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amit.trivedi@ymail.com wrote:
For protection from the summer sun, the Mojave lived in open-sided, flat-topped dwellings known as shades, each a roof of poles and arrowweed supported by posts set in a rectangle.

[A] each a roof of poles and arrowweed

[E] with roofs of poles and arrowweed that are


The given OA is A.
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/for-protection-from-the-sun-the-mojave-t8912.html

great explanation above

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