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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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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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Re: SC: Herself [#permalink]

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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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Re: SC: Herself [#permalink]

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22 Jan 2009, 07:13
what is wrong with E? is the usage of being is wrong in E?

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Re: SC: Herself [#permalink]

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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

What's the OA
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Re: SC: Herself [#permalink]

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22 Jan 2009, 23:22
OA is A.

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

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Re: SC: Herself   [#permalink] 22 Jan 2009, 23:22
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