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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 women’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

The OA is given as A but shouldn't the ans be C as the correct idiom is 'pastime for'
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19 Aug 2009, 05:52
shrutisingh 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 women’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

The OA is given as A but shouldn't the ans be C as the correct idiom is 'pastime for'
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'A' is correct.

The construction of 'C' & clause with 'then' implies that the two clauses has some connection. Clause 'a popular pastime....' is just to give more information about 'cut paper design'.

Besides, 'pastime of' is also correct. Actually, I think 'pastime for' is wrong. Though, I am not sure about the later part.
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C is incorrect as it is a run-on sentence.

(A) Correct.
(B) "a popular Colonial women’s pastime" is not better than "a popular pastime of Colonial women".
(C) Run-on.
(D) "That" is wrong.
(E) "the" is wrong.

A remains.

shrutisingh 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 women’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

The OA is given as A but shouldn't the ans be C as the correct idiom is 'pastime for'
Kindly explain

Thx

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19 Aug 2009, 18:18
GT,
I agree with the answer choice, but is C a run-on sentence? it ("then it became an art form in the hands of") clearly depends on some thing right? I think it can't stand alone by itself.

explain a bit for me ...

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C is incorrect as it is a run-on sentence.

(A) Correct.
(B) "a popular Colonial women’s pastime" is not better than "a popular pastime of Colonial women".
(C) Run-on.
(D) "That" is wrong.
(E) "the" is wrong.

A remains.

shrutisingh 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 women’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

The OA is given as A but shouldn't the ans be C as the correct idiom is 'pastime for'
Kindly explain

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GT,
I agree with the answer choice, but is C a run-on sentence? it ("then it became an art form in the hands of") clearly depends on some thing right? I think it can't stand alone by itself.

explain a bit for me ...

(C) design was a popular pastime for Colonial women, then it became an art form in the hands of

I am not sure whether it is a run-on, if C is without the 'then' , then it is sure run-on. But C actually changes the meaning, cut paper design was a popular pastime before and it became an art now, and it is no more a popular pastime now, but the actual meaning is still it was a popular pasttime for other colonial women, but it became an art by Abigail.
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19 Aug 2009, 21:35
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ugimba wrote:
GT,
I agree with the answer choice, but is C a run-on sentence? it ("then it became an art form in the hands of") clearly depends on some thing right? I think it can't stand alone by itself.

explain a bit for me ...

(C) design was a popular pastime for Colonial women, then it became an art form in the hands of

I am not sure whether it is a run-on, if C is without the 'then' , then it is sure run-on. But C actually changes the meaning, cut paper design was a popular pastime before and it became an art now, and it is no more a popular pastime now, but the actual meaning is still it was a popular pasttime for other colonial women, but it became an art by Abigail.

Nicely explained crejoc! [+1 for you]
I too think that C is not run-on sentence, but it changes the meaning and hence incorrect.
pasttime of woman ==> later became an art (implies no longer a pasttime of woman)
This is not intended in the original sentence. 'pasttime of woman' (non-restrictive)
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"Then" is not a co-ordinating conjunction. Two independent clauses can only joined by co-ordinating conjunction not by "then".

coordinating conjunctions are: and, so, yet, but, or, nor, for, since, as etc...

ugimba wrote:
GT,
I agree with the answer choice, but is C a run-on sentence? it ("then it became an art form in the hands of") clearly depends on some thing right? I think it can't stand alone by itself.

explain a bit for me ...

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C is incorrect as it is a run-on sentence.

(A) Correct.
(B) "a popular Colonial women’s pastime" is not better than "a popular pastime of Colonial women".
(C) Run-on.
(D) "That" is wrong.
(E) "the" is wrong.

A remains.

shrutisingh 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 women’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

The OA is given as A but shouldn't the ans be C as the correct idiom is 'pastime for'
Kindly explain

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19 Aug 2009, 21:43
Read me above on why C is run-on.

Moreover, C is unidiomatic for "for".

crejoc wrote:
ugimba wrote:
GT,
I agree with the answer choice, but is C a run-on sentence? it ("then it became an art form in the hands of") clearly depends on some thing right? I think it can't stand alone by itself.

explain a bit for me ...

(C) design was a popular pastime for Colonial women, then it became an art form in the hands of

I am not sure whether it is a run-on, if C is without the 'then' , then it is sure run-on. But C actually changes the meaning, cut paper design was a popular pastime before and it became an art now, and it is no more a popular pastime now, but the actual meaning is still it was a popular pasttime for other colonial women, but it became an art by Abigail.

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19 Aug 2009, 22:01
GMAT TIGER wrote:
"Then" is not a co-ordinating conjunction. Two independent clauses can only joined by co-ordinating conjunction not by "then".

coordinating conjunctions are: and, so, yet, but, or, nor, for, since, as etc...

I agree with you gmat tiger, it is the way the sentence written tempted me it is not a run-on, thanks for pointing out. here attaching a link explaining the use of then as a mere conjunction, but not a co-ordinating conjunction( to connect two independent clasuses). scroll down the page to read about the "then".
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/conjunctions.htm

Atlast, C has more errors,
1. it is a run-on
2. it changes meaning
3. it uses pasttime for

+1 kudos for pointing out gmattiger.. thank you..
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19 Aug 2009, 22:10
Thanks GT, Another update in the fundaes . (+1)

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19 Aug 2009, 22:15
Agree with A.

Though, a question: "cut paper design"...looks like design is a noun here:)...shouldn't it be designing? How can a "design"(noun) be a pastime.
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Agree with A.

Though, a question: "cut paper design"...looks like design is a noun here:)...shouldn't it be designing? How can a "design"(noun) be a pastime.

which option are you referring to?

I think in options A, B and E 'cut-paper design' is an adverb of activity. and I think it is even correct if u say

cut-paper designing, blah..blah, became ...

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19 Oct 2010, 09:45
Wow. I had to read this one a bunch and finally got A after 2:30 mins.
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[quote="shrutisingh"]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 women’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

The OA is given as A but shouldn't the ans be C as the correct idiom is 'pastime for'
Kindly explain

The use of "present perfect' is not justified at all because Abigail Lefferts Lloyd is probably no longer alive. C is incorrect because the relative modiefier" that has to be placed right next to the noun it modifies. Also, C is wrong because it creates a confusion as it is not clear whether "it" refers to pastime or design. It is closer to the past time, but should modify design. Get rid of C.
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22 Oct 2010, 22:36
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pastimes

"Blackmail is one of the great pastimes of family life."

It seems that pastime of is fine.

Anyone has a more concrete knowledge on this?
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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 women’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

The OA is given as A but shouldn't the ans be C as the correct idiom is 'pastime for'
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a. Correct
b. awkward and it has no proper antecedent
c. lacks coma splice, it has no proper antecedent
d. awkward
e. not meaningful awkward.
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