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For members of the seventeenth-century Ashanti nation in Afr [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2004, 09:42
For members of the seventeenth-century Ashanti nation in Africa, animal-hide shields with wooden frames were essential items of military equipment, a method to protect warriors against enemy arrows and spears.

(A) a method to protect
(B) as a method protecting
(C) protecting
(D) as a protection of
(E) to protect

please explain your choice and why others wrong..

To me , A or C would work fine.. :?

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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2004, 09:52
C seems better to me
First, I prefer gerund form as it is more concise than reiterating subject in A. Next, and certainly most importantly, the first part talks about animal shields which were... How can the last sentence revert to "a method" singular?
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2004, 18:11
agree with Paul.

furthermore, "a method to protect" modifies "essential items of military equipment" not shields.

C (gerund) clearly explains what they used during that time.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2004, 22:58
I'd go with E.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2004, 23:38
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Paul - is 'protecting' a gerund here, or it is verb?
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2004, 23:53
My choice is E.

Straight and simple.
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Re: Ashanti nation [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2004, 04:59
I am with C.

My reasoning is follows. 'They are essential items protecting warriors' is correct and indicates the action of the items. Others donot work well with the sentence. 'to protect' is conveying the meaning but does not look idiomatic, especially in the past tense.

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For members of the seventeenth-century Ashanti nation in Africa, animal-hide shields with wooden frames were essential items of military equipment, a method to protect warriors against enemy arrows and spears.
(A) a method to protect
(B) as a method protecting
(C) protecting
(D) as a protection of
(E) to protect

please explain your choice and why others wrong..

To me , A or C would work fine.. :?

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 [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2004, 06:20
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Paul - is 'protecting' a gerund here, or it is verb?

protecting would be a present participle introducing a participial phrase. Participial phrases act as adjectives. Here ""protecting warriors against enemy arrows and spears" acts as an adjective providing extra information about "military equipment"
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Re: Ashanti nation [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2014, 04:42
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Re: Ashanti nation [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2014, 08:00
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