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# Charles Lindbergh, for his attempt at a solo transatlantic

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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 Intern Joined: 20 Jul 2004 Posts: 9 Location: Moscow Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 Jul 2006, 12:33 I'd go with B. even though "being" does not sound good, it creates 'healthy' parallelism Director Joined: 28 Dec 2005 Posts: 755 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 Jul 2006, 12:33 Going with E. A: Modifiers are not placed in best possible way, he therefore does not logically follow the comma. B: Tense is messed up, being very reluctant is awkward. C: Since is generally used to denote chronology, but not incorrect . Main reason for dumping C is the 'so charles lind...." D: Being very.....not liked by GMAT....was the reason is wordy CEO Joined: 20 Nov 2005 Posts: 2911 Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008 Followers: 22 Kudos [?]: 236 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 Jul 2006, 13:02 I think its E. A - run on problem B - awkward C - there is no need of "so" in the second clause D - "Being" generally not preferred on GMAT of other choice give you an option. _________________ SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - MBA CLASS OF 2008 Director Joined: 28 Dec 2005 Posts: 755 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 Jul 2006, 14:17 ps_dahiya, could you please explain a little more about what exactly the run-on problem is? CEO Joined: 20 Nov 2005 Posts: 2911 Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008 Followers: 22 Kudos [?]: 236 [1] , given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 Jul 2006, 14:34 1 This post received KUDOS Futuristic wrote: ps_dahiya, could you please explain a little more about what exactly the run-on problem is? If two independent clauses are NOT joined by a conjunction, then it is called run-on. 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.

You made me think??? This may not be a run-on because "therefore" is there between the independent clauses.

Lets take anaother example:
Futuristic is a genius, he will ace the GMAT.
Futuristic is a genius and he will ace the GMAT.
Because futuristic is a genius, he will ace the GMAT. first clause is dependent and second clause is independent.
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27 Jul 2006, 15:55
Point noted, two independent clauses MUST be joined by a conjunction. I guess this does not hold true if the two clauses are separated by a semi-colon?

The examples you mentioned are nice, though in reality far from the truth
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27 Jul 2006, 22:15
Will go with E.

A - run on
B/C - lets avoid "being"
D - Since.........so awkward construction.
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27 Jul 2006, 22:48
Will go with E. Have to remember to avoid answer choices with being.
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28 Jul 2006, 11:09
Between D and E. I will go for E.

Can anyone explain me what is wrong in option D except using the word BEING ?
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31 Jul 2006, 16:47
I'm going with E on this one.

A is a run on. Be makes a very awkward transition between the first and second clauses. D is needlessly awkward as well.

C was close, but I don't believe that 'attempting' parallels the rest of the sentence. E makes sense 'he attempted...' and 'he therefore refused...'
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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

The answer is E. E modifies the noun Charles Lindbergh.
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30 Aug 2011, 15:19
Sometimes I see here on gmat club that the users rely too much on grammar rules...........ok it is ok .......but at the same time we have the necessity to look at the whole phrase and its meaning
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30 Aug 2011, 21:15
This was a very interesting question, I am going to go with E here.
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31 Aug 2011, 05:31
+1 E

Choice A is a run on sentence.
In B, the past progressive is not necessary.
In C, "since" cannot mean causaluty in SC. Be careful!, it can in CR.
D is wordy.
E is not wordy. The tense is right.
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Re: SC: Charles Lindbergh   [#permalink] 31 Aug 2011, 05:31
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