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# Like many others of his generation of Native American

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10. Like many others of his generation of Native
American leaders, Joseph Brant lived in two worlds;

born into an Iroquois community and instructed in
tion from English-speaking teachers.

(A) Like many others of his generation of Native
American leaders, Joseph Brant lived in two
worlds;
(B) Like many others of his generation of Native
American leaders, living in two worlds, Joseph
Brant was
(C) Like many another of his generation of Native
American leaders, Joseph Brant, living in two
worlds, was
(D) As with many others of his generation of Native
American leaders, living in two worlds, Joseph
Brant was
(E) As with many another of his generation of
Native American leaders, Joseph Brant lived in
two worlds;
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18 Oct 2005, 15:13
A is best
B & D use incorrect modifer.
D & E - awkward
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18 Oct 2005, 16:12
I got A.

What about the Native leaders and Joseph Brant are you comparing? --- Having lived in two worlds.

A) Best answer. Compares the fact "Joseph Brant lived in two worlds" to his contemporaries

B) "living" is incorrect as it's past. Use "lived"

D) same error as in B

E) same error as in C
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18 Oct 2005, 17:06
(A) Like many others of his generation of Native American leaders, Joseph Brant lived in two worlds;

(B) awkward sentence from use of 'living in two worlds'

(C) same problem as B

(D) same prolem as B

(E) 'As with many another' is awkward

A is the best choice.
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18 Oct 2005, 17:40
gmacvik wrote:
10. Like many others of his generation of Native
American leaders, Joseph Brant lived in two worlds;

born into an Iroquois community and instructed in
tion from English-speaking teachers.

(A) Like many others of his generation of Native
American leaders, Joseph Brant lived in two
worlds;
(B) Like many others of his generation of Native
American leaders, living in two worlds, Joseph
Brant was
(C) Like many another of his generation of Native
American leaders, Joseph Brant, living in two
worlds, was
(D) As with many others of his generation of Native
American leaders, living in two worlds, Joseph
Brant was
(E) As with many another of his generation of
Native American leaders, Joseph Brant lived in
two worlds;

the purpose of the orginal sentence is two demonstrate what is meant by " living in two worlds" . B and C seem to distort this purpose.
D and E distort the original meaning.
I'm left with A ...nothing wrong with it.
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18 Oct 2005, 18:02
one more for A
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18 Oct 2005, 18:10
laxieqv wrote:
gmacvik wrote:
10. Like many others of his generation of Native
American leaders, Joseph Brant lived in two worlds;

born into an Iroquois community and instructed in
tion from English-speaking teachers.

(A) Like many others of his generation of Native
American leaders, Joseph Brant lived in two
worlds;
(B) Like many others of his generation of Native
American leaders, living in two worlds, Joseph
Brant was
(C) Like many another of his generation of Native
American leaders, Joseph Brant, living in two
worlds, was
(D) As with many others of his generation of Native
American leaders, living in two worlds, Joseph
Brant was
(E) As with many another of his generation of
Native American leaders, Joseph Brant lived in
two worlds;

A seems okay
B Like is appropriate but the clause in between seems awkward
C Like many another is not idiomatic
D As with is not correct
E ditto

I'll go with A
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18 Oct 2005, 19:22
let me vote for A too
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19 Oct 2005, 07:15
Like over as... Both parts of the sentence, before and after the semicolon, are grammatically correct.

Another vote for A.
19 Oct 2005, 07:15
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