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For memebers 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.

b. as a method protecting
c. protecting
d. as protection of
e. to protect

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22 May 2006, 19:23
shampoo wrote:
For memebers 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.

b. as a method protecting
c. protecting
d. as protection of
e. to protect

I think it's C.
'animal-hide shields with wooden frames' can not be referred as method.

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22 May 2006, 19:50
b14kumar wrote:
shampoo wrote:
For memebers 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.

b. as a method protecting
c. protecting
d. as protection of
e. to protect

I think it's C.
'animal-hide shields with wooden frames' can not be referred as method.

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Brajesh

just like the statement above, the 'animal hide shields..' is a weapon.
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22 May 2006, 20:50
Will go with E here.

Animal hide shields were considered essential to protect warriors.
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23 May 2006, 01:17
C is the best choice.

A,B --> 'method' is redundant
D --> 'of' is wrong
E --> to infinitive not appropriate here
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23 May 2006, 01:43
Yep .. by process of elimination .. c is the best choice .. its not a method (A and B), of is definitely not making any sense (D)...to is not needed and improper (E)..thus C..
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23 May 2006, 01:46
No doubt , C it is

E is wrong, since the comma breaks the clause and introduces the modifier. Hence the infinitive to protect could be used to
show the intention of something given in the clause, which is obviously not the case here.

Moreover, if to protect were used to modify the adjective essential , it should be used as close to it as possible othervise
it could be considered a misplaced modifier. So even if you omit the comma, using to protect after the word equipment is grammatically incorrect.
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23 May 2006, 01:59
deowl wrote:
No doubt , C it is

E is wrong, since the comma breaks the clause and introduces the modifier. Hence the infinitive to protect could be used to
show the intention of something given in the clause, which is obviously not the case here.

Moreover, if to protect were used to modify the adjective essential , it should be used as close to it as possible othervise
it could be considered a misplaced modifier. So even if you omit the comma, using to protect after the word equipment is grammatically incorrect.

Wow!!
What an explaination.
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23 May 2006, 07:13
OA is C.

thanks for the explanation deowl.
23 May 2006, 07:13
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