Charles Lindbergh : GMAT Verbal Section
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Charles Lindbergh

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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 here's one more tough Q..OA later... _________________ Stay hungry, Stay foolish If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! GMAT Club Legend Joined: 07 Jul 2004 Posts: 5062 Location: Singapore Followers: 30 Kudos [?]: 348 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 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. VP Joined: 07 Nov 2005 Posts: 1131 Location: India Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 41 [0], given: 1 [#permalink] Show Tags 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. SVP Joined: 30 Mar 2006 Posts: 1737 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 76 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 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. Manager Joined: 22 May 2005 Posts: 141 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 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" Director Joined: 16 Aug 2005 Posts: 945 Location: France Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 24 May 2006, 05:30 Yes certainly E...what is OA Manager Joined: 11 Oct 2005 Posts: 94 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 24 May 2006, 05:51 E for me as well Director Joined: 26 Mar 2006 Posts: 647 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 24 May 2006, 06:26 a tough one...Another 'E' here OA please ?? Manager Joined: 10 May 2006 Posts: 126 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0 Re: Charles Lindbergh [#permalink] Show Tags 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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24 May 2006, 12:24
Thank you guys. OA is E
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24 May 2006, 13:30
^ E ^

it is.
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