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She was a child prodigy, and Clara Schumann developed into

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She was a child prodigy, and Clara Schumann developed into [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2006, 19:47
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She was a child prodigy, and Clara Schumann developed into one of the greatest pianists of her time.
(A) She was a child prodigy, and Clara Schumann
(B) A child prodigy, Clara Schumann
(C) Child prodigy that she was, Clara Schumann
(D) Clara Schumann has been a child prodigy, and she
(E) Being a child prodigy, Clara Schumann
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2006, 20:16
Must be B, but I am at a loss for explanations.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2006, 23:15
B .... Clause followed by noun

(A) She was a child prodigy, and Clara Schumann here she doesn’t refer Clara Schumann
(B) A child prodigy, Clara Schumann ..
(C) Child prodigy that she was, Clara Schumann Pronoun She is used without any previous reference
(D) Clara Schumann has been a child prodigy, and she wordy
(E) Being a child prodigy, Clara Schumann unnecessary use of infinitive Being
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2006, 05:59
AK wrote:
B .... Clause followed by noun

(A) She was a child prodigy, and Clara Schumann here she doesn’t refer Clara Schumann
(B) A child prodigy, Clara Schumann ..
(C) Child prodigy that she was, Clara Schumann Pronoun She is used without any previous reference
(D) Clara Schumann has been a child prodigy, and she wordy
(E) Being a child prodigy, Clara Schumann unnecessary use of infinitive Being


I think it is okay to use "she" since Clara Schumann is followed right after.
I remember that many GMAT questions allowed this kind of referral.
I may be wrong..

However, I agree that B is the best.

Thanks for your explanation.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2007, 23:57
AK wrote:
B .... Clause followed by noun


It's actually a nonessential introductory phrase. A clause contains a verb. :lol:
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