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# Cut-paper design, a popular pastime of Colonial women,

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Cut-paper design, a popular pastime of Colonial women, became an art form in the hands of Abigail Lefferts Lloyd, a Revolutionary War heroine.

(A) design, a popular pastime of colonial women, became an art form in the hands of
(B) design, a popular Colonial womenâ€™s pastime, and it became an art form in the hands of
(C) design was a popular pastime for Colonial women, then it became an art form in the hands of
(D) design is a popular pastime of Colonial women that has become an art form by
(E) design, the popular Colonial pastime, became an art form for
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23 Sep 2005, 13:42
Looks E to me.

could not refute A..

C, D and E are out because of fragments and that clause modifying wome.
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24 Sep 2005, 06:08
Between A and E, E states that it was the colonial pastime- implying the only pastime. A also correctly matches the idiom in the hands of with the appropriate artform.
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24 Sep 2005, 08:52
A.

B improperly uses the possessive (women's).

C implies the the pastime was popular and AFTERWARD was used by Lloyd.

D uses improper verb tense (is).

E is wrong because it implies that the cut-paper design became an art form ONLY for Lloyd.

The modifier in E is okay as it is. Saying that it was the popular colonial pastime just indicates that it was popular. For example,

Football, the popular American pastime,...

That just tells us more info about Football. It doesn't necessarily mean that it is the most popular pastime in America. Just that it is popular.
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24 Sep 2005, 12:47
popew626 explanations.

Good stuff guys and thanks popew626 for explaining.
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10 Jul 2007, 14:59
Can anyone recommend any goods books pertaining directly to grammar and/or sentence correction? Popew any thoughts?
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10 Jul 2007, 18:39
macca wrote:
Cut-paper design, a popular pastime of Colonial women, became an art form in the hands of Abigail Lefferts Lloyd, a Revolutionary War heroine.

(A) design, a popular pastime of colonial women, became an art form in the hands of
(B) design, a popular Colonial womenâ€™s pastime, and it became an art form in the hands of
(C) design was a popular pastime for Colonial women, then it became an art form in the hands of
(D) design is a popular pastime of Colonial women that has become an art form by
(E) design, the popular Colonial pastime, became an art form for

In 1:30 got A.

B:, "and" doesn't make sense here just take away the phrase in the commas you will see that one.
C: to me this implies that it the popular pasttime is now literaly his
D: by implies that he created it, which would go against the earlier statment in the sentence, this doesn't make sense.
E: this was a tough one. But it seems to change the meaning of the original sentence. "design... became an art form for..." we don't know much more than this. the origninal meaning is lost b/c "in the hands of" is missing.

Just my 2 cents.
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