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Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff, Deborah Sampson, the first woman to draw a soldierâ€™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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24 Oct 2006, 02:19
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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
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24 Oct 2006, 03:34
Doesnt A sound like she was ill even before she joined the armed forces?
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24 Oct 2006, 03:43
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Doesnt A sound like she was ill even before she joined the armed forces?

Thats an excellent idea. A sounds as if she was ill before, and not necessarily ill when she was discharged.
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24 Oct 2006, 04:19
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I think its A....

She had become ill before she was discharged in 1783... therefore we should use past perfect here....

Thus we need to stress that due to the injuries she had become ill..... not that she just become ill in exactly the year of 1783....
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24 Oct 2006, 06:40
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trivikram wrote:
Doesnt A sound like she was ill even before she joined the armed forces?

Thats an excellent idea. A sounds as if she was ill before, and not necessarily ill when she was discharged.

Could you all help me understand how you've arrived at this conclusion?
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24 Oct 2006, 06:55
Even though weak but I 'A' is the last one standing for me.
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24 Oct 2006, 13:13
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Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff, Deborah Sampson, the first woman to draw a soldierâ€™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

Should be A

|| ism and past perfect "had become too ill" , she became ill before she became ill.
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24 Oct 2006, 13:21
Close between (A) and (D)..Will go with (A) what is the OA ?
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25 Oct 2006, 15:13
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ak_idc wrote:
trivikram wrote:
Doesnt A sound like she was ill even before she joined the armed forces?

Thats an excellent idea. A sounds as if she was ill before, and not necessarily ill when she was discharged.

Could you all help me understand how you've arrived at this conclusion?

Heres my take

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.

joined in 1782 (simple past)
discharged in 1783 (simple past)
because she had become too ill to serve (past perfect?? Are we going back to a perioed before past ?)
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25 Oct 2006, 16:48
The answer has to be A, I think.
Thw usage of the past perfect is correct here since she was discharged after becoming ill. Poor lady!
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"injured" as a bare infinitive past tense verb is incorrectly used in D.

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30 Aug 2009, 20:46
can someone explain what is function of the word "joined" in this sentence ? as an adjective?
"...joined the Continental Army in 1782...."
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31 Aug 2009, 13:25
Only A keeps correct parallelism. The sentence is linked by three past verb phrases. D violates parallelism because ', injured' is just past participle.

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.
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31 Aug 2009, 13:37
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A is my choice too.

Absence of 'was' in D makes the sentence 'strange' and 'had' is needed as two actions - discharge and become ill- discharged was after she had become too ill to serve.
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31 Aug 2009, 14:39
A...you can't discharge yourself...
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31 Aug 2009, 20:27
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|| lism is tested here..

Only A follows it, Hence, A.

joined ....was injured ..was discharged...

Always remember, what comes with the middle string in || lism , that should come in the final string..

Here, was is used with injured but not with joined..so, was should come with last string to follow || lism..
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01 Sep 2009, 10:28
Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff, Deborah Sampson, the first woman to draw a soldierâ€™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

I will go with A, Because all of these are describing woman for instance,

The first woman to draw a soldiers pension, joined the continental army in 1782....
the first woman to draw a soldiers pension, was injured ( rather than just injured) three times... This modifier makes more sense, This along with the usage of HAD makes A as the best choice.

Correct me IF I am wrong guys !
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01 Sep 2009, 22:03
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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

Agree with A. D is not paralled.

A. Deborah Sampson 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.

D. Deborah Sampson joined the Continental Army in 1782 at the age of 22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was too ill to serve.
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01 Sep 2009, 22:29
I vote for A.

I just took this SC from OG 12. OA is A .
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