Diet of the ordinary hindu

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Diet of the ordinary hindu

by sumitkhurana » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:58 pm
The diet of the ordinary Hindu in Vedic times was largely vegetarian - vegetables, dairy products and rarely meat.

(A) rarely meat
(B) meat was rare
(C) rare meat
(D) with meat as a rarity
(E) raw meat

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Re: Diet of the ordinary hindu

by piyush_nitt » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:07 am
sumitkhurana wrote:The diet of the ordinary Hindu in Vedic times was largely vegetarian - vegetables, dairy products and rarely meat.

(A) rarely meat
(B) meat was rare
(C) rare meat
(D) with meat as a rarity
(E) raw meat
IMO D

we need a conjunction to join a later part to main clause , therefore we need 'with'.

similiar kind of Q is there in OG 10 : 104

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A?

by satish.nagdev » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:41 am
I think its A itself
D sounds wordy IMO
C,E distort meaning
B I'm not sure how to describe

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by aroon7 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:09 pm
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Re: Diet of the ordinary hindu

by nervesofsteel » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:20 pm
sumitkhurana wrote:The diet of the ordinary Hindu in Vedic times was largely vegetarian - vegetables, dairy products and rarely meat.

(A) rarely meat
(B) meat was rare
(C) rare meat
(D) with meat as a rarity
(E) raw meat

IMO A

I am confused between A and D

but ....... and with meat as a rarity -- sounds awkward

So i ll go with A

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by sjd00d » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:14 pm
I would go with D. A seems to imply that the diet consists of "rarely meat" some sort of a special meat that is..the adverb (rarely) seems to be modifying noun meat which it can't.

I could be wrong though (i put this disclaimer on every SC post as i am no expert and don't want to mislead folks)

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by welcome » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:49 pm
Hi,
I think there is something missing in the question, I have seen a similar Q before.

IMO answer should be D if question is like ....


The diet of the ordinary Hindu in Vedic times was largely vegetarian - vegetables, fruits and dairy products, and rarely meat.
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by gmat4babu » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:22 am
I think it's A - rarely is parallel to largely

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by nervesofsteel » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:25 am
OA plzzzz...??

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by nox104 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:02 pm
I think it is D because of parallelism:

vegetables, dairy products and rarely meat are not parallel.

It should read vegetables, dairy products and with meat as a rarity.

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by aroon7 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:57 pm
anyone knows OA?

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by sjd00d » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:50 am
This is probably coming from SC 1000 (options are a bit different though),

730. The diet of the ordinary Greek in classical times was largely vegetarian—vegetables, fresh cheese, oatmeal, and meal cakes, and meat rarely.
(A) and meat rarely
(B) and meat was rare
(C) with meat as rare
(D) meat a rarity
(E) with meat as a rarity


The answer here is E and thus would like to think that the OA on the original post should be D.

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by piyush_nitt » Tue May 12, 2009 3:26 am
sjd00d wrote:This is probably coming from SC 1000 (options are a bit different though),

730. The diet of the ordinary Greek in classical times was largely vegetarian—vegetables, fresh cheese, oatmeal, and meal cakes, and meat rarely.
(A) and meat rarely
(B) and meat was rare
(C) with meat as rare
(D) meat a rarity
(E) with meat as a rarity


The answer here is E and thus would like to think that the OA on the original post should be D.
Any take on this guys ??

why E over A?

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by hk » Tue May 12, 2009 8:26 am
I would definitely go with D. The clue lies in the non-underlined part of the sentence - was largely vegetarian - vegetables, dairy products and rarely meat.

The sentence can be rephrased as "The diet of the ordinary Hindu in Vedic times was largely vegetarian with meat as a rarity. " Here Vegetables and dairy products are just examples of vegetarian and option A wrongly implies that Rarely meat was a form of vegetarian food.!!!!

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