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Herself the mother of seven children, Mrs. New- land

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Herself the mother of seven children, Mrs. New- land discusses the care of infants in very helpful ways.
(A) Herself
(B) Herself being
(C) In that she is herself
(D) Because of being herself
(E) Being herself

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New post 22 Jan 2009, 02:39
scthakur wrote:
Herself the mother of seven children, Mrs. New- land discusses the care of infants in very helpful ways.
(A) Herself
(B) Herself being
(C) In that she is herself
(D) Because of being herself
(E) Being herself

Please post your explanations.

A. "Herself the mother of seven children" serves as an absolute phrase - so no need for "being"

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New post 22 Jan 2009, 06:57
scthakur wrote:
Herself the mother of seven children, Mrs. New- land discusses the care of infants in very helpful ways.
(A) Herself
(B) Herself being
(C) In that she is herself
(D) Because of being herself
(E) Being herself

Please post your explanations.



A is the best

All other options are redundant/wordy
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what is wrong with E? is the usage of being is wrong in E?

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New post 22 Jan 2009, 07:21
Use being only when the idea cannot be expressed without its usage. Here the reflexive form of her expresses the idea clearly. Hence A

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OA is A.

No gerund "being" is required in this absolute phrase. I chose E as my answer.

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