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# Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a

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Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War, Horace Pippin, a Black American painter, worked by holding the brush in his right hand and guiding its movements with his left.

A) Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War
B) In spite of his right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War
C) Because there had been a sniper's bullet during the First World War that crippled his right hand and arm
D) The right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War
E) His right hand and arm crippled by a sniper's bullet during the First World War
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13 Sep 2003, 19:59
Nope!

Try again. This one's tricky.
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13 Sep 2003, 21:26
Guru wrote:

its E.

the first part of the sentence is an absolute phrase.
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14 Sep 2003, 07:26

It's a matter of logic I think

Answers A through D suggest that because, or as a consecuence of, losing his right arm he paints with his right arm. Which of course is not possible since he has already lost it.

Isn't this question beautiful?
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