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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Among the Tsonga, a Bantu-speaking group of tribes in ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## Among the Tsonga, a Bantu-speaking group of tribes in ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Among the Tsonga, a Bantu-speaking group of tribes in southeastern Africa, dance teams represent their own chief at the court of each other, providing entertainment in return for food, drink, and lodging. (A) the court of each other, providing entertainment in return for (B) the court of another and provide entertainment in return for (C) the court of the other, so as to provide entertainment as a return on (D) each other's court, entertainment being provided in return for (E) another's court and provide entertainment as a return on OA B Source: Official Guide ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Dec 2012 Posted: 2047 messages Followed by: 238 members Upvotes: 1443 Top Reply This question is primarily testing IDIOMS and meaning. Among the Tsonga, a Bantu-speaking group of tribes in southeastern Africa, dance teams represent their own chief at the court of each other, providing entertainment in return for food, drink, and lodging. (A) the court of each other, providing entertainment in return for - "the court of each other" is not idiomatic (B) the court of another and provide entertainment in return for - no issues (C) the court of the other, so as to provide entertainment as a return on - if we say "dance teams" plural, then "the other" doesn't make sense - it implies that there is only one other court - "return on" is not the correct idiom in this context. When something is exchanged, we say "in return for." (D) each other's court, entertainment being provided in return for - "each other's court" could work here, but... - "entertainment being provided" is ambiguous. Who is providing it to whom? (E) another's court and provide entertainment as a return on - same "return on" issue as in C The correct answer is B. _________________ Ceilidh Erickson Manhattan Prep GMAT & GRE instructor EdM in Mind, Brain, and Education Harvard Graduate School of Education Manhattan Prep instructors all have 99th+ percentile scores and expert teaching experience. Sign up for a FREE TRIAL, and learn why we have the highest ratings in the GMAT industry! Free Manhattan Prep online events - The first class of every online Manhattan Prep course is free. Classes start every week. • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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