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Clark and Florence Wallace, a husband-and-wife medical team,

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213. Clark and Florence Wallace, a husband-and-wife medical team, worked steadily and efficiently through the night, but sipping their coffee the next morning, she noticed that he seemed disoriented.
(A) sipping their coffee the next morning, she noticed that he seemed disoriented
(B) sipping their coffee the next morning, he seemed to be disoriented, she noticed
(C) as they sipped their coffee the next morning, she noticed that he seemed disoriented
(D) as they were sipping their coffee the next morning, he seemed, she noticed, disoriented
(E) he seemed disoriented, she noticed, sipping their coffee the next morning

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Try looking at it crudely:

(E) he seemed disoriented, she noticed, sipping their coffee the next morning.

Now, try taking out the unimportant matter. Generally, we find that content enclosed by commas are of lesser importance to the structure of a sentence.

Deploying that logic: he seemed disoriented sipping their coffee the next morning.

What does this now represent? That he got disoriented while sipping coffee in the morning!!

What should it mean, logically? That his wife noticed his disorientation while sipping coffee in the morning. The sipping of coffee is thus a background activity while her noticing his disorientation is the the main import of the sentence.

What supports this the BEST? Option C.
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The use of the plural pronoun their makes it essential that we use a plural noun as well namely they. Just referring to only- she-, the subject - pronoun number distorts agreement. So A, B and E are dropped. Chocie D is somewhat odd with the use of several split phrases. The wrong word order of the phrase - she noticed- just prior to disoriented is suspect. Therefore, C would be ideal
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C- as they sipped in lined with worked -2nd form of verb
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