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Gmatclub Verbal Diagnostic test No 5, Question No 11 SC

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Gmatclub Verbal Diagnostic test No 5, Question No 11 SC

Barely seventeen and leading the French army wearing a man’s armor, Joan of Arc, an illiterate peasant girl from the French countryside, broke the seven month-old seize of Orleans in nine days, rose to become an instant national heroine, while other generals dreaded to stand up to the English and wanted to capitulate.

(A) broke the seven month-old seize of Orleans in nine days, rose to become an instant national heroine, while other generals dreaded
(B) breaking the seven month-old seize of Orleans in nine days, and rose to become an instantly national heroine, while other generals were dreading
© had broken the seven month-old seize of Orleans in nine days, and risen to become an instantly national heroine, while other generals had dreaded
(D) would break the seven month-old seize of Orleans in nine days, thus rising to become an instant national heroine, while other generals would dread
(E) broke the seven month-old seize of Orleans in nine days, and rose to become an instant national heroine, while other generals dreaded

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OA: E
OE:
A: the conjunction -and- is missing after the word ‘days;’
B: The first part is a fragment
C: Use of past perfect is ungrammatical; an instantly national heroine is awkward
D:’ Would break’ is wrong form
E: Correct and concise choice
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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14 Mar 2014, 07:48
E has to be the correct answer as She did something and " as a result of it achieved the status of being national heroine"

Hence the structure should be

Action " and " Result while other's failure.
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28 Mar 2014, 00:54
[quote="daagh"]Gmatclub Verbal Diagnostic test No 5, Question No 11 SC

Barely seventeen and leading the French army wearing a man’s armor, Joan of Arc, an illiterate peasant girl from the French countryside, broke the seven month-old seize of Orleans in nine days, rose to become an instant national heroine, while other generals dreaded to stand up to the English and wanted to capitulate.

(A) broke the seven month-old seize of Orleans in nine days, rose to become an instant national heroine, while other generals dreaded
(B) breaking the seven month-old seize of Orleans in nine days, and rose to become an instantly national heroine, while other generals were dreading
© had broken the seven month-old seize of Orleans in nine days, and risen to become an instantly national heroine, while other generals had dreaded
(D) would break the seven month-old seize of Orleans in nine days, thus rising to become an instant national heroine, while other generals would dread
(E) broke the seven month-old seize of Orleans in nine days, and rose to become an instant national heroine, while other generals dreaded

Joan of Arc broke the (Verb Phrase) ..........and rose to become (Verb phrase) ........are parallel in E

Although parallelism is there in C as well but the Tense form is incorrect
Re: Gmatclub Verbal Diagnostic test No 5, Question No 11 SC   [#permalink] 28 Mar 2014, 00:54
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