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# It was because she was plagued by injuries that tennis

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22 Feb 2008, 07:05
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It was because she was plagued by injuries that tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out the years between 1984 to 1988, occasionally working as a television commentator.

(A) It was because she was plagued by injuries that tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out the years between
(B) After winning the Italian and U.S. Opens in 1979 at the age of 16, injuries plagued tennis celebrity Tracy Austin and forced her to sit out from
(C) Tracy Austin, the tennis celebrity who, plagued by injuries, won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out from
(D) Plagued by injuries, tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out the years from
(E) Tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, was plagued by injuries when she sat out between
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22 Feb 2008, 07:17
I agree with D. I think A does not make sense.
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22 Feb 2008, 07:18
A is a fairly ok choice, but it is too wordy if compared with D, which is the OA.

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22 Feb 2008, 08:00
Sentence has idiom usage and modifier issues:
Between X and Y – Eliminate A and E

(A) It was because she was plagued by injuries that tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out the years between
(B) After winning the Italian and U.S. Opens in 1979 at the age of 16, injuries plagued tennis celebrity Tracy Austin and forced her to sit out from [After winning is modifying the injuries – eliminate it]
(C) Tracy Austin, the tennis celebrity who, plagued by injuries, won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out from[ incorrect punctuation – eliminate it]
(D) Plagued by injuries, tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out the years from [Hold it]
(E) Tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, was plagued by injuries when she sat out between

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22 Feb 2008, 08:23
I think its D. I dont like how A starts ... "It was because ..."
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23 Oct 2016, 21:35
michaelny2001 wrote:
It was because she was plagued by injuries that tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out the years between 1984 to 1988, occasionally working as a television commentator.

(A) It was because she was plagued by injuries that tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out the years between
(B) After winning the Italian and U.S. Opens in 1979 at the age of 16, injuries plagued tennis celebrity Tracy Austin and forced her to sit out from
(C) Tracy Austin, the tennis celebrity who, plagued by injuries, won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out from
(D) Plagued by injuries, tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out the years from
(E) Tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, was plagued by injuries when she sat out between
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D = Correct
Split #1:
Idiom : From A to B vs Between A and B
A and E are eliminated
(A) It was because she was plagued by injuries that tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out the years between
(E) Tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, was plagued by injuries when she sat out between

we are left with B,C, and D
(B) contains a dependent clause before the conjunction 'and'. we would need an independent clause there.

Between C and D:
I feel D is stylistically better.
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17 Dec 2018, 23:43
) In the non underlined part “1984 to 1988” asks for “from” before it and not “between” which requires “X and Y” after it.
Therefore, A and E are incorrect. “between X to Y” is unidiomatic.
B: “After winning…” modifies “injuries” instead of “tennis celebrity Tracy”.
C: “the tennis celebrity who” is awkward. Illogically suggests that Tracy Austin won the Open when she was plagued with injuries.
D: Best choice. Hence, D is the answer.
“Plagued by injuries, tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out the years from 1984 to 1988…”
It conveys the intended meaning that Tracy Austin, who now is plagued with injuries, won the Opens at age 16.
Re: It was because she was plagued by injuries that tennis &nbs [#permalink] 17 Dec 2018, 23:43
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