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# Before the Civil War, Harriet Tubman, herself an escaped

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1.Before the Civil War, Harriet Tubman, herself an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland to guide other slaves along the Underground Railroad to freedom.
(A) herself an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland to guide
(B) being an escaped slave herself, returned again and again to Maryland so as to guide
(C) an escaped slave herself, returned again and again to Maryland for guiding
(D) herself as an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland so as to be the guide of
(E) who had been herself as an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland for the guiding of

Confused between A and C?
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07 Apr 2006, 09:25
A.

"returned to guide" is more idiomatic than "returned for guiding"
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07 Apr 2006, 11:49
^ A ^

1) "to guide" is better than "for guiding"
2) "herself an escaped slave" puts more emphasis
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07 Apr 2006, 21:29
hmmm....
OA isA only......
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08 Apr 2006, 05:47
Guys I am not convinced though picked A...

The reflective pronoun "herself" is beside the name in A and farther away in C....Is there something to do with this?
08 Apr 2006, 05:47
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