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Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a snipers

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Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a snipers [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2008, 07:02
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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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Re: SC- 331 [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2008, 07:09
I used a simple method to solve this question. Being is usually wrong, therefore only C and E can be the possible solution, and E is much better choise.
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Re: SC- 331 [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2008, 07:32
Sentence has run-on, missing pronoun, tense and modifier issues.
(A) Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper’s bullet during the First World War [this one sounds ok but whose arm we are referring – is it understood subject “you” or the reader or Horace Pippin – eliminate it]
(B) In spite of his right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper’s bullet during the First World War [Enticing -“In spite” should create a prepositional phrase but in this choice we have a clause – eliminate it]
(C) Because there had been a sniper’s bullet during the First World War that crippled his right hand and arm [ why to have past progressive tense and switch back to past – eliminate it]
(D) The right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper’s bullet during the First World War[Whose hand – eliminate it]
(E) His right hand and arm crippled by a sniper’s bullet during the First World War[Clearly modifies the subject of the sentence – hold it]

Spent time between B and E, but B turns out be incorrect modifying phrase

Answer: E
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Re: SC- 331 [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2008, 07:42
well done guys, it is E

I normally ignore the answer choice that contains the word "being" i know that 1 out of 100 is right, but that chance is too small.
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