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A need HAD because she was ill before she was discharged..

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A need HAD because she was ill before she was discharged.. [#permalink]

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06 May 2012, 19:22
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07 May 2012, 10:09
sravanth wrote:
Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff, Deborah Sampson, the first woman to draw a soldier’s pension, joined the Continental Army in 1782 at the age of 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become too ill to serve.

(A) 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become
(B) 22, was injured three times, while being discharged in 1783 because she had become
(C) 22 and was injured three times, and discharged in 1783, being
(D) 22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was
(E) 22, having been injured three times and discharged in 1783, being

[strike]Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff,[/strike] Deborah Sampson,[strike]the first woman to draw a soldier’s pension,[/strike] joined the Continental Army in 1782 at the age of 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become too ill to server.

Hence there are two related events. 1) discharged and 2) become ill and the two events are related. Hence we require a perfect tense "had become too ill" to show that he had become ill before being discharged.

When the question tests tense concept think of timeline ( not facebook timelime )

----------------------------Past tense ( had become ill and was discharged)--------------------------------------------Present tense----------------------
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07 May 2012, 10:51
sravanth wrote:
Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff, Deborah Sampson, the first woman to draw a soldier’s pension, joined the Continental Army in 1782 at the age of 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become too ill to serve.

(A) 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become
(B) 22, was injured three times, while being discharged in 1783 because she had become
(C) 22 and was injured three times, and discharged in 1783, being
(D) 22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was
(E) 22, having been injured three times and discharged in 1783, being

A correct as it is
since was discharged matchs with the past perfect she had become ill which show an earlier action

b and C BEING MAKE it wordy and ackward
d VIOLate the sequences of event
E no need for the present perfect continous and being

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07 May 2012, 16:51
A has the perfect parallel structure.

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02 Jun 2012, 02:36
keiraria wrote:
sravanth wrote:
Dressed as a man and using the name Robert Shurtleff, Deborah Sampson, the first woman to draw a soldier’s pension, joined the Continental Army in 1782 at the age of 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become too ill to serve.

(A) 22, was injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she had become
(B) 22, was injured three times, while being discharged in 1783 because she had become
(C) 22 and was injured three times, and discharged in 1783, being
(D) 22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was
(E) 22, having been injured three times and discharged in 1783, being

A correct as it is
since was discharged matchs with the past perfect she had become ill which show an earlier action

b and C BEING MAKE it wordy and ackward
d VIOLate the sequences of event
E no need for the present perfect continous and being

hope this help

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Thanks for the explanation.....
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06 Apr 2013, 00:33
I have a question on Option D. Leaving aside the tense part in the end.

22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was

I feel that 'injured' here is past participle and not verb. Hence 'was' needed and not only to make parallel.

So if we say

22, injured three times, and was discharged in 1783 because she was[s][/s] had -- then it is parallel but both 'injured' and 'discharged' are participle and sentence is incorrect.

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