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# Having lost his sight to sustained eyestrain, John Milton nevertheless

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Having lost his sight to sustained eyestrain, John Milton nevertheless composed Paradise Lost, considered by many to be the greatest English epic.

(A) Having lost his sight to sustained eyestrain

(B) With his sight lost to sustained eyestrain

(C) Blinded by sustained eyestrain

(D) Having been blinded by excessive eyestrain

(E) Blinded with sustained eyestrain

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Having lost his sight to sustained eyestrain. John Milton nevertheless composed Paradise Lost, considered by many to be the greatest English epic.

(A) Having lost his sight to sustained eyestrain

(B) With his sight lost to sustained eyestrain

(C) Blinded by sustained eyestrain

(D) Having been blinded by excessive eyestrain

(E) Blinded with sustained eyestrain

Bunuel is there a period post eyestrain? eyestrain.
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20 Aug 2018, 20:07
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Bunuel wrote:
Having lost his sight to sustained eyestrain. John Milton nevertheless composed Paradise Lost, considered by many to be the greatest English epic.

(A) Having lost his sight to sustained eyestrain

(B) With his sight lost to sustained eyestrain

(C) Blinded by sustained eyestrain

(D) Having been blinded by excessive eyestrain

(E) Blinded with sustained eyestrain

Bunuel is there a period post eyestrain? eyestrain.

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E has meaning error. C looks like a concise way to getting the idea across.

A and B make the error of saying that eyesight was lost TO eyestrain, instead of due to eyestrain.

D just seems wordy.

Answer : C

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21 Aug 2018, 00:09
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E has meaning error. C looks like a concise way to getting the idea across.

A and B make the error of saying that eyesight was lost TO eyestrain, instead of due to eyestrain.

D just seems wordy.

Answer : C

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Having been denotes that he got blinded to compose paradise lost.

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Bunuel wrote:
Having lost his sight to sustained eyestrain, John Milton nevertheless composed Paradise Lost, considered by many to be the greatest English epic.

(A) Having lost his sight to sustained eyestrain

(B) With his sight lost to sustained eyestrain

(C) Blinded by sustained eyestrain

(D) Having been blinded by excessive eyestrain

(E) Blinded with sustained eyestrain

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

None of the choices is overtly wrong in terms of grammar, so focus on expression. Having lost his sight, with his sight lost, and having been blinded are far wordier than blinded. Since blinded accurately captures the same idea, you can eliminate (A), (B), and (D). (E) uses the wrong preposition; with suggests that eyestrain constitutes blindness, that it is the same thing as blindness rather than a cause of it. (C) is the answer.

An 800 test taker is systematic even when dealing with expression. He has clear and explicit reasons for eliminating each choice, knowing that the one that "sounds" best may just contain a common and therefore difficult error.
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