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Because her mother was unable to support a family, Marilyn Monroe spen

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Because her mother was unable to support a family, Marilyn Monroe spent the first seven years of her life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income.

(A) her life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income
(B) their life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income
(C) her life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement Marilyn's income
(D) her mother's life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income
(E) her child's life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement the couple's income

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I think their refers to Monroe. Use of their is wrong. Pronoun error. So A, B,D out. E has meaning error. Answer should be C.

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New post 30 Sep 2017, 00:37
I checked A.

Sentence means

Because her mother was unable to support a family :- sen begins with providing a reason,
MM spent first.....................with a couple :- correct

issue is analyzing the relative pronoun clause. :who....

couple who became foster parents to supplement ( in order to supplement ) their income.
C states that couple became foster parents in order to supplement Marlyns income. it not only changes meaning, infact add another parameter to sentence which was not stated before.

Lets c whether its C.
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Because her mother was unable to support a family, Marilyn Monroe spent the first seven years of her life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income.

(A) her life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income - supplement their income is wrong
(B) their life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income - their is wrong
(C) her life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement Marilyn's income - correct
(D) her mother's life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income - didn't spend her mother's life
(E) her child's life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement the couple's income - not her child's life
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B, D, E out because she spent 7 years of her life.
Between A and C, I choose C as her income was supplemented.
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I believe the correct answer is A. In C you changes the meaning of the sentence. In A, the couple became foster parents to get paid, however in C it reads as though the couple became foster parents so that Marilyn would be paid

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I believe the correct answer is A. In C you changes the meaning of the sentence. In A, the couple became foster parents to get paid, however in C it reads as though the couple became foster parents so that Marilyn would be paid

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I agree, I marked C at first and then changed my mind to A; Marlyn's income sounds odd to me, "their income" refers to the income of the family... additionally, the word "supplement" means supplementing already existing income which is, of course, the income of the family not Marlin
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Because her mother was unable to support a family, Marilyn Monroe spent the first seven years of her life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income.

(A) her life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income
(B) their life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income
(C) her life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement Marilyn's income
(D) her mother's life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income
(E) her child's life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement the couple's income

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MArlyn monroe spent her life,,not her parents,,,

its the income of foster parents that increases (supplement)

IMO A
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So I sort of looked up 'foster parents' actually for this,as being non-native, I didn't really get the exact meaning. Essentially, foster parents get a small income to take in or support a child. Keeping that in mind, A was the right answer.

Because her mother was unable to support a family, Marilyn Monroe spent the first seven years of her life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income.

(A) her life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income - CORRECT. No error in grammar or meaning
(B) their life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income- Marilyn is one person, not many. Their is wrong.
(C) her life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement Marilyn's income - WRONG
(D) her mother's life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement their income - meaningless, she can't spend her mother's life.
(E) her child's life with a couple who became foster parents to supplement the couple's income - WRONG

Also, is this a 700 level question?
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