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A for me too..we need past perfect here
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New post 03 Sep 2009, 07:07
A here as well. There are two past actions so this requires past perfect "had become" and simple past "joined."
I remember this in GMAT prep. Answer is A.
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OA is A : official review 12th, sc36
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A as well. Great answer explanation guys.
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Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff, Deborah Sampson, the first woman to draw a soldier’s pension, joined the Continental Army in 1782 at the age of 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become too ill to serve.

A. 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become
B. 22, was injured three times, while being discharged in 1783 because she had become
C. 22, and was injured three times, and discharged in 1783, being
D. 22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was
E. 22, having been injured three times and discharged in 1783, being
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A

you probably had it down to A or D

(A) keeps || and verb tense ( was discharged...because she had become too ill) need had because it happened before she was discharged.)

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guys A is correct

D is wrong not only because of tense but also for active verb "injured" used.As doer is not known to us --passive is required so it should be was injured, and was discharged..
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I have chosen A as many answer:

A. This answer choice puts all 3 elements in parallel without ruining the intent of the sentence. Past perfect tense is acceptable here because it states that she was too ill and was then discharged.

B. The words "while being..." seems to suggest that she was being discharged at the same time she was injured 3 times. This doesn't really make sense to me. Also, this answer choice is a bit wordy and could be more concise.

C. This answer choice should not separate the 3 parallel elements. Deborah Sampson joined, was injured and was discharged. However, this answer choice places the first 2 elements in parallel and then separates the final element with a comma and a coordinating conjunction. As a result, we have a sentence fragment because 2 independent clauses should be joined with a comma and a coordinating conjunction. Also, "being" is wordy in this case.

D. Parallelism is broken here because "injured" should be "was injured." Currently, it seems to act like a modifier - not sure what it modifies. Either way, it is incorrect.

E. Parallelism is broken again here because "having been injured" is not parallel to joined and discharged. Again "being" is wordy here.
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Between A and D .

D . 22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was

There should not be a comma after and here . It is either , and she was discharged or ...times and was discharged .


A must be the correct answer.
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New post 23 Mar 2012, 14:46
I think it is A.
She joined..
She was injured..
She was discharged..
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A - Verb Tense - she was discharged because she had become too ill......she got ill first then was discharged...verbs match

B being
C- being
D- A is follows verb tense
E-being

Therefore EH!
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i am still not sure how D could not come close to the correct answer. Moreover i support trivikram's point...
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Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff, Deborah Sampson, the first woman to draw a soldier’s pension, joined the Continental Army in 1782 at the age of 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become too ill to serve.

A. 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become- Verb sequencing is correct
B. 22, was injured three times, while being discharged in 1783 because she had become- Changes the original meaning when it says 'while being discharged'
C. 22, and was injured three times, and discharged in 1783, being- Being ill to serve becomes a modifer and it should be close to the noun. Also being changes the meaning
D. 22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was- injured three times is a modifier or looks like. So hold it
E. 22, having been injured three times and discharged in 1783, being- Same as C
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Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff, Deborah Sampson, the first woman to draw a soldier’s pension, joined the Continental Army in 1782 at the age of 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become too ill to serve.

A. 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become
B. 22, was injured three times, while being discharged in 1783 because she had become
C. 22, and was injured three times, and discharged in 1783, being
D. 22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was
E. 22, having been injured three times and discharged in 1783, being

The correct answer between A and D is the one which retains the original meaning with the correct sequencing of events.
In D, the issue is that what is "and was discharged..." parallel with. Moreover, using "injured three times" as a modifier is not putting the three pieces of information at the same level.
In A, there is no such issue and hence its the correct answer.
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I thought it should be d but after reading again the it is clear that she became ill before she was discharged. So past perfect for had become seems correct
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Out of context of current question. (Wishful thinking)If the answer choice was

22,had been injured 3 times, and was discharged in 1783 because she became too ill to serve.

According to the context of the sentence can we infer that injury took place before both the events. Also, in case of 3 sequential events in the past, aren't we bound to use past perfect for the event which took place first?

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Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff, Deborah Sampson, the first woman to draw a soldier’s pension, joined the Continental Army in 1782 at the age of 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become too ill to serve.

A. 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become
B. 22, was injured three times, while being discharged in 1783 because she had become
C. 22, and was injured three times, and discharged in 1783, being
D. 22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was
E. 22, having been injured three times and discharged in 1783, being


We need correct parallelism. Injured and discharged need to be parallel

A) "was injured" and "AND was discharged" both use the same type of verb (past participle), preserving the same "form" of verbs is paramount for correct parallelism. Furthermore, the "and" before "discharged" indicates immediately that this option is correct because THREE verbs are being paralleled (joined.. was injured.. and was discharged..) all three have the same past participle. You ALWAYS have to add "and" to the third parallel when using >2 entities in your parallel structure.

B) "was injured" is not parallel to "while being discharged".. B is gone

C) "and" after injured is superflous, this creates redundancy when discharged brings up "and" again. Also, and prior to injured implies only joined and injured are parallel, but this is incorrect. C is gone

D) The past participle "injured" needs to have a was/were, depending on if the subject is singular or plural. Deborah is singular, so we need "was injured". Injured on its own creates a fragmented sentence. So D is wrong.

E) The first error that pops up is in fact not the the parallel, but the ending word "being". Being is often a red flag, in this case this present participle does not make sense since we are talking about a event that happened a long time ago and is not still going on. Other than that, "having been" does not nicely follow "joined" and thus the prallel structure is distorted. So E is gone.

A is the correct answer.
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D. 22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was


"and" is spoiling D

Hence going with A here

Do you there iş No problem with A? comma devide two independent clause with the same subject

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Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff, Deborah Sampson, the first woman to draw a soldier’s pension, joined the Continental Army in 1782 at the age of 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become too ill to serve.

A. 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become
B. 22, was injured three times, while being discharged in 1783 because she had become
C. 22, and was injured three times, and discharged in 1783, being
D. 22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was
E. 22, having been injured three times and discharged in 1783, being

No problem with the underlined part of the sentence.

My question is on the opening modifier.

Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff

How come a verb-ed modifier parallel to verb-ing modifier.
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Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff, Deborah Sampson, the first woman to draw a soldier’s pension, joined the Continental Army in 1782 at the age of 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become too ill to serve.

A. 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become
B. 22, was injured three times, while being discharged in 1783 because she had become
C. 22, and was injured three times, and discharged in 1783, being
D. 22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was
E. 22, having been injured three times and discharged in 1783, being

No problem with the underlined part of the sentence.

My question is on the opening modifier.

Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff

How come a verb-ed modifier parallel to verb-ing modifier.


Hi @Mission2012,
First of all I am glad that you are viewing the sentence in its entirety and are not just focusing on the underlined portion of the sentence. Secondly, a verb-ing modifier and verb-ed modifier can definitely be parallel to each other. Please go through the article on this topic in the link below:
parallelism-imperfect-list-142791.html

Do let me know if you have any other questions.
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