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Being a United States citizen since 1988 and born in Calcutta in 1940, author Bharati Mukherjee has lived in England and Canada, and first came to the United States in 1961 to study at the Iowa Writer's Workshop.

A. Being a United States citizen since 1988 and born in Calcutta in 1940, author Bharati Mukherjee has
B. Having been a United States citizen since 1988, she was born in Calcutta in 1940; author Bharati Mukherjee
C. Born in Calcutta in 1940, author Bharati Mukherjee became a United States citizen in 1988; she has
D. Being born in Calcutta in 1940 and having been a United States citizen since 1988, author Bharati Mukherjee
E. Having been born in Calcutta in 1940 and being a United States citizen since 1988, author Bharati Mukherjee
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2005, 21:29
C is best. It lists out the events sequentially and clearly. Use of 'being' such as in A is not considered right in GMAT.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2005, 21:33
A. - awkward
B. - earlier part of sentence is not independent
C. - best choice. both parts of sentence on either side of semi colon is independent
D. - 'being born' is not idiomatic
E. - disjointed sentence

C it is
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Re: SC Bharati Mukherjee [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2005, 06:44
Go with C

A, D and E are elminated because of "being"
B is awkward

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Being a United States citizen since 1988 and born in Calcutta in 1940, author Bharati Mukherjee has lived in England and Canada, and first came to the United States in 1961 to study at the Iowa Writer's Workshop.

A. Being a United States citizen since 1988 and born in Calcutta in 1940, author Bharati Mukherjee has
B. Having been a United States citizen since 1988, she was born in Calcutta in 1940; author Bharati Mukherjee
C. Born in Calcutta in 1940, author Bharati Mukherjee became a United States citizen in 1988; she has
D. Being born in Calcutta in 1940 and having been a United States citizen since 1988, author Bharati Mukherjee
E. Having been born in Calcutta in 1940 and being a United States citizen since 1988, author Bharati Mukherjee
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2005, 21:02
Dead set C.

Know this GMAT800 SC fact: a semicolon is correct only when it joins two pieces that could stand as independent and complete sentences.

1. Born in Calcutta in 1940, author Bharati Mukherjee became a United States citizen in 1988. -OK

2. She has lived in England and Canada, and first came to the United States in 1961 to study at the Iowa Writer's Workshop. -OK
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okie, again, you all got it :)
OE: The first clause presents its information clearly and in logical sequence. The use of a semicolon to set apart the remaining information further assists the clarity of the sentence. In A, the phrase being...and born violates parallelism and oddly presents its informaiton in reverse chronological order. Choice B illogically suggests that upon her birth in 1940, Mukherjee had already been a United States citizen since 1988. In D and E, the use of progressive forms( Being born, having been. Having been born, and being) implies continuous action, a notion that is not appropriate to the facts being presented. Also, these forms do not establish a logical time sequence, suggesting, for example, that Mukherjee had been a United States citizen before she lived in England and Canada and first came to the United States.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2005, 02:50
laxieqv, keep them coming! You are doing a great job posting detailed OE along with your OA. I saw many of your posts and you are setting the standards. Good luck in your gmat journey.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2005, 09:04
(Sorry for being a little off-topic) Thanks to you for your comment, Paul :) . I just try to be as active as possible and to follow the rules of posting here. Can't say I do that desultorily. As other mems, I originally want to be granted access to GMAT challenge by exceeding the minimum requirement. The longer I stay with our forum, the better impression on it I have. As Antmavel pointed out, our forum is really active and interactive, which makes me force myself to find ways to chip in as much as I can.
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