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Re: Sentence Correction - Inspite of [#permalink]

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24 Jul 2010, 11:37
It's E.

You don't start a sentence with "Because..." it doesn't make sense, it's a fragment. So C is out.

"The right hand arm and arm being...." being is redundant - D and B is out.

"Having the right hand arm...." isn't the right idiom - A is out.

So it's left with E being the best answer although I chose B but I saw where my mistake was. Avoid wordy sentences.
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24 Jul 2010, 11:46
I think E is correct since its simple past tense. I choose B and realised my mistake and think tenses should guide the right answer here.
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25 Jul 2010, 03:31
Still not convinced with E Whats wrong with B? apart from the use of "being" I feel thats the most appropriate best answer.

Can someone explain it further.?
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25 Jul 2010, 04:29
same for me me I reckon it shd have been B ..I know the being is to be avoided but in E the sentence starts with HIS ...
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25 Jul 2010, 04:30
same for me me I reckon it shd have been B ..I know the being is to be avoided but in E the sentence starts with HIS ...
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25 Jul 2010, 12:08
E ..

"Inspite of" is used when you have a positive aspect but a negative reality.. In this case, it was a difficult situation for Horace Pippin to be in, but he/she still out performed.. Hence, you can directly eliminate the B choice
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25 Jul 2010, 12:09
sridhar wrote:
Still not convinced with E Whats wrong with B? apart from the use of "being" I feel thats the most appropriate best answer.

Can someone explain it further.?

E ..

"Inspite of" is used when you have a positive aspect but a negative reality.. In this case, it was a difficult situation for Horace Pippin to be in, but he/she still out performed.. Hence, you can directly eliminate the B choice
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30 Jul 2010, 03:54
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30 Jul 2010, 08:48
E for me.

B is redundant and wordy.

D, the subjects of both noun phrase and main phrase should be the same and logical.
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30 Jul 2010, 11:37
good point made by nusmavrik.

I fell for B....
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30 Jul 2010, 21:17
V.Good explanation from seekmba regarding why not to use being!
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01 Aug 2010, 03:25
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 BEING IS INCORRECT , being is used for a temporary action, crippled arm is not a temporary action
(B) In spite of his right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper’s bullet during the First World War Again BEING
(C) Because there had been a sniper’s bullet during the First World War that crippled his right hand and arm Had been is unnecessary
(D) The right hand and arm being crippled by a sniper’s bullet during the First World War whose right hand and arm? , Use of being is incorrect
(E) His right hand and arm crippled by a sniper’s bullet during the First World War Crispy Clear, His clearly refers Horace pippin
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11 Oct 2010, 10:40
I think I have cracked this one. I wanttomake sure the explanation is right. Jump in and join the party !!

Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a snipers 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 snipers bullet during the First World War

B. In spite of his right hand and arm being crippled by a snipers bullet during the First World War

C. Because there had been a snipers bullet during the First World War that crippled his right hand and arm

D. The right hand and arm being crippled by a snipers bullet during the First World War

E. His right hand and arm crippled by a snipers bullet during the First World War

Last edited by goalsnr on 12 Oct 2010, 17:16, edited 1 time in total.
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11 Oct 2010, 11:10
Yes....
[Reveal] Spoiler:
E
it....is....

all the regular noo-nos in abundance such as in spite, being etc.
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11 Oct 2010, 11:31
@goalsnr: What is the name of the painter, unless you have erased it deliberately?
Not withstanding that trivium IMO, E is the only choice that is worth considering, if we eliminate suc choices as A, B and D for sporting the GMAT-averse participle being while C falls by the wayside by saying illogically that the First World War crippled his right hand and arm rather than that the sniper’s bullet did the harm
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12 Oct 2010, 17:16
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@goalsnr: What is the name of the painter, unless you have erased it deliberately?
Not withstanding that trivium IMO, E is the only choice that is worth considering, if we eliminate suc choices as A, B and D for sporting the GMAT-averse participle being while C falls by the wayside by saying illogically that the First World War crippled his right hand and arm rather than that the sniper’s bullet did the harm

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12 Oct 2010, 17:20
geturdream wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a snipers bullet during the First World War, , 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 snipers bullet during the First World War

B. In spite of his right hand and arm being crippled by a snipers bullet during the First World War

C. Because there had been a snipers bullet during the First World War that crippled his right hand and arm

D. The right hand and arm being crippled by a snipers bullet during the First World War

E. His right hand and arm crippled by a snipers bullet during the First World War

E is the correct one

Great . Now IDENTIFY the error.
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31 Dec 2010, 05:18
went with A but thanks for the explanation. which are the scenarios where we can use being ??
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07 Jan 2011, 10:56
tough one,But E seems better one...
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18 Mar 2011, 01:43
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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