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# Being a United States citizen since 1988 and born in

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12 Mar 2006, 21:12
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Being a United States citizen since 1988 and born in Calcutta in 1940, author Bharati Mukherjee has lived in England and Canada, and first came to the United States in 1961 to study at the Iowa Writersâ€™ Workshop.
(A) Being a United States citizen since 1988 and born in Calcutta in 1940, author Bharati Mukherjee has
(B) Having been a United States citizen since 1988, she was born in Calcutta in 1940; author Bharati Mukherjee
(C) Born in Calcutta in 1940, author Bharati Mukherjee became a United States citizen in 1988; she has
(D) Being born in Calcutta in 1940 and having been a United States citizen since 1988, author Bharati Mukherjee
(E) Having been born in Calcutta in 1940 and being a United States citizen since 1988, author Bharati Mukherjee

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12 Mar 2006, 22:13
A,B,D and E all have a problem with the phrasing and choice of words.

C is the best choice.

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12 Mar 2006, 23:27
No doubts C.
C has its modifiers placed in the right positions

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13 Mar 2006, 03:02
(A) Being a United States citizen since 1988 and born in Calcutta in 1940, author Bharati Mukherjee has ---> "being" is wrong here

(B) Having been a United States citizen since 1988, she was born in Calcutta in 1940; author Bharati Mukherjee ---> "she was born.. author B.Mukherjee.." is wrong

(C) Born in Calcutta in 1940, author Bharati Mukherjee became a United States citizen in 1988; she has ---> Correct

(D) Being born in Calcutta in 1940 and having been a United States citizen since 1988, author Bharati Mukherjee ---> "being" is wrong

(E) Having been born in Calcutta in 1940 and being a United States citizen since 1988, author Bharati Mukherjee ---> "having been born" is wrong as it is not consistent with 1940

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13 Mar 2006, 08:02
"Being USA citizen" before does'nt fit chronology. I go with C

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13 Mar 2006, 20:34
OA is C.

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