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Charles Lindbergh [#permalink] New post 23 May 2006, 22:09
Charles Lindbergh, for his attempt at a solo transatlantic flight, was very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane, he therefore refused to carry even a pound of mail, despite being offered $1,000 to do so.


(A) Charles Lindbergh, for his attempt at a solo transatlantic flight, was very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane, he therefore
(B) When Charles Lindbergh was attempting his solo transatlantic flight, being very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane, he
(C) Since he was very reluctant to carry any extra weight on his plane when he was attempting his solo transatlantic flight, so Charles Lindbergh
(D) Being very reluctant to carry any extra weight on his plane when he attempted his solo transatlantic flight was the reason that Charles Lindbergh
(E) Very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane when he attempted his solo transatlantic flight, Charles Lindbergh


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 [#permalink] New post 23 May 2006, 22:31
B,C,D and E are all very akward sentences. I'll go with A.
(A) 'he therefore' is not required
(B) awkard sentence
(C) awkward sentence
(D) 'Being very reluctant to carry any extra weight on his plane when he attempted his solo transatlantic flight was the reason' --> awkward

E is the best choice. Links up perfectly with the non-underlined part of the sentence.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 May 2006, 22:34
Picking E.
Narrowed it to A and E.
In B,the phrase ' being very reluctant..... ' seems awkwardly used.
In C, the construction becomes awkward due to ' since ' and 'so'.
D is out because of use of being at the starting and also the sentence seems wordy.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 May 2006, 23:36
buzzgaurav wrote:
Picking E.
Narrowed it to A and E.
In B,the phrase ' being very reluctant..... ' seems awkwardly used.
In C, the construction becomes awkward due to ' since ' and 'so'.
D is out because of use of being at the starting and also the sentence seems wordy.


Will go with E too, attempt at in A is unidomatic.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2006, 01:49
Yup .. I'll go with E too ..
in A) attemp at is unidiomatic. ( should be attempt to)
in B) being makes the sentence passive also very awkward construction here.
in C) so is not needed, also construction is awkaward
in D) again being making the sentence passive as well as awkaward.
Only in E, Very reluctand is modifying Charles correctly .. thus "E"
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 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2006, 05:30
Yes certainly E...what is OA
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 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2006, 05:51
E for me as well
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 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2006, 06:26
a tough one...Another 'E' here OA please ??
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Re: Charles Lindbergh [#permalink] New post 24 May 2006, 08:45
jeunesis wrote:
Charles Lindbergh, for his attempt at a solo transatlantic flight, was very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane, he therefore refused to carry even a pound of mail, despite being offered $1,000 to do so.


(A) Charles Lindbergh, for his attempt at a solo transatlantic flight, was very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane, he therefore
(B) When Charles Lindbergh was attempting his solo transatlantic flight, being very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane, he
(C) Since he was very reluctant to carry any extra weight on his plane when he was attempting his solo transatlantic flight, so Charles Lindbergh
(D) Being very reluctant to carry any extra weight on his plane when he attempted his solo transatlantic flight was the reason that Charles Lindbergh
(E) Very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane when he attempted his solo transatlantic flight, Charles Lindbergh


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I will go with "E"
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 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2006, 12:24
Thank you guys. OA is E
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 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2006, 13:30
^ E ^

it is.
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