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Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War. Horace Pippin, a Black American painter, worked by holding the brush in his right hand and guiding its movements with his left

(A) Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War
(B) In spite of his right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War
(C) Because there had been a sniper's bullet during the First World War that crippled his right hand and arm
(D) The right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War
(E) His right hand and arm crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War

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17 Nov 2004, 11:17
sorry guys... I forgot the underline

Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War. Horace Pippin, a Black American painter, worked by holding the brush in his right hand and guiding its movements with his left
(A) Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War
(B) In spite of his right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War
(C) Because there had been a sniper's bullet during the First World War that crippled his right hand and arm
(D) The right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War
(E) His right hand and arm crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World Wa
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17 Nov 2004, 11:38
GMATPIPO wrote:
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Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War. Horace Pippin, a Black American painter, worked by holding the brush in his right hand and guiding its movements with his left

(A) Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War
(B) In spite of his right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War
(C) Because there had been a sniper's bullet during the First World War that crippled his right hand and arm
(D) The right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War
(E) His right hand and arm crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War

The ans for me is between D and E. I think I will stick with E, 'His right hand....' refers to a person which is later revealed in the sentence i.e. Horace. D starts with 'The right hand and arm..' Whose right arm and hand? Does not sound right.

I'll stick with E.

I have seen this question somewhere - is it Kaplan?
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17 Nov 2004, 19:55
i will go with E , you are right this question is from OG.
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17 Nov 2004, 22:21
I liked B, but now am unsure.

Should the noun before "being crippled"
have a possessive case?

(B) In spite of his right hand and arm's being crippled by a...

I can't decide between:

In spite of me being crippled by a sniper's...
In spite of my being crippled by a sniper's...
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22 Nov 2004, 09:59
E it is.
Classic example for absolute phrase usage
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22 Nov 2004, 11:23
Avoiding the "Being" thingi... A, B, and D

C is too wordy

E it is
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18 Aug 2005, 14:11
praveen_rao7 wrote:
E it is.
Classic example for absolute phrase usage

can somebody explain absolute phrase usage in this context.
In E, I just tought the inital part as a modifier , modifying the noun Horace Pippin properly.
What is wrong with C?

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18 Aug 2005, 16:48
Absolute phrase is a phrase (no verb) that modifies the whole sentence and not particularly a nearest noun.

But there is no absolute phrase here..

We have a noun phrase, which should modify the nearest noun.

E is the choice.

C has a problem. C has a restrictive clause, which seems to indicate that the war crippled her arm instead of a bullet...and construction of the dependent clause if weird.... Simple past tense should be enough to indicate when it happened since the reference of time is already available.

It can be changed to

Because a sniper bullet crippled his right hand and arm during the world war, Horace Pippin, a Black American painter, worked by holding the brush in his right hand and guiding its movements with his left.
18 Aug 2005, 16:48
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