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# Having the right hand and arm being crippled by a snipers

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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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02 Aug 2008, 20:21
GMAT TIGER wrote:
spriya wrote:
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

E. The Absolute phrase in E is correct..

What does this absolute phrase mean ?
his right hand cripled ..... ,horapin worked ....
does not this phrase appear quite disconnected ?
Why (B) is not correct where instead is used correctly?
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03 Aug 2008, 00:10
spriya wrote:
GMAT TIGER wrote:
spriya wrote:
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

E. The Absolute phrase in E is correct..

What does this absolute phrase mean ?
his right hand cripled ..... ,horapin worked ....
does not this phrase appear quite disconnected ?
Why (B) is not correct where instead is used correctly?

"His right hand and arm crippled by a sniper’s bullet during the First World War" is an absolute phrase, which is a modifier.

because of being, B is incorrect.

generally the highlighed words are incorrect.
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03 Aug 2008, 05:51
GMAT Tiger:

Shouldn't the expression be:

My arm IS Crippled by a bullet
Confer: a bullet crippled by arm.

And hence, the answer is D?
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03 Aug 2008, 11:48
spriya wrote:
GMAT TIGER wrote:
spriya wrote:
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

E. The Absolute phrase in E is correct..

What does this absolute phrase mean ?
his right hand cripled ..... ,horapin worked ....
does not this phrase appear quite disconnected ?
Why (B) is not correct where instead is used correctly?

"His right hand and arm crippled by a sniper’s bullet during the First World War" is an absolute phrase, which is a modifier.

because of being, B is incorrect.

generally the highlighed words are incorrect.

OA is E and thanks for the explanation
Bing here incorrect says his arms were being crippled saying continuously being crippled i now understood this
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03 Aug 2008, 15:45
jbekaert wrote:
GMAT Tiger:

Shouldn't the expression be:

My arm IS Crippled by a bullet
Confer: a bullet crippled by arm.

And hence, the answer is D?

"My arm IS Crippled by a bullet" is better than "a bullet crippled by arm" in gmat.

Since active is always preffered in gmat over passive, the first expression is correct. The second is also gramatically correct though.

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