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# Before the Civil War, Harriet Tubman, herself an escaped

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25 Feb 2007, 04:44
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Before the Civil War, Harriet Tubman, herself an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland to guide other slaves along the Underground Railroad to freedom.

(A) herself an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland to guide
(B) being an escaped slave herself, returned again and again to Maryland so as to guide
(C) an escaped slave herself, returned again and again to Maryland for guiding
(D) herself as an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland so as to be the guide of
(E) who had been herself as an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland for the guiding of

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25 Feb 2007, 07:53
Most probably I would pick A, but I am not sure it is correct answer

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25 Feb 2007, 10:03
A it is.
All other choices have problems.

(B) being an escaped slave herself, returned again and again to Maryland so as to guide
(C) an escaped slave herself, returned again and again to Maryland for guiding
(D) herself as an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland so as to be the guide of
(E) who had been herself as an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland for the guiding of
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26 Feb 2007, 05:18
returned ... to guide... is correct!

A for me too!

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26 Feb 2007, 07:11
herself an escaped slave VS an escaped slave herself
A vs C.

C.

*EDITED*
for guiding in C sound awkward.
may be A is lesser of two evils.

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26 Feb 2007, 12:08
OA is (A), good catch @ buzzgaurav

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26 Feb 2007, 17:47
Fascinating, I chose A, and therefore that means the answer should be B,C,D or E. I'd double check the answer if I were you

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26 Feb 2007, 19:31
I would go with A.

B - being is redundant.
C - for guiding is awkward...should use infinitive form..
D - as an is problematic...is did not act AS IF she were a slave...
E - redundant and awkward..."for the guiding of" ???

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