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Sancho Panza warned his master, Don Quixote, that the evil giants his

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Sancho Panza warned his master, Don Quixote, that the evil giants his master imagined were in fact windmills; but when Don Quixote drew his sword out, it appeared that he had ignored the warning.

A) when Don Quixote drew his sword out, it appeared that he had ignored
B) drawing his sword out, Don Quixote had apparently ignored
C) Don Quixote drew out his sword by apparently ignoring
D) by drawing his sword out, Don Quixote appeared to have ignored
E) when he drew his sword out, Don Quixote ignored

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New post 11 Oct 2019, 05:01
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Any help on this question? I couldnt understand this question at all. Just tried searching for any pronoun (with no clear antecedent) and removed the options.
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New post 17 Oct 2019, 09:33
Spent 30 seconds on wondering about the question structure and finally ended up choosing C. The sentence structure has two Independent clauses connected by a conjunction and a ;(semicolon). Is this construction allowed?
Also, the answer choice D starts by saying,
'by drawing his sword out'. Isn't it ambiguous with pronoun earlier in the sentence 'his'?

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New post 17 Oct 2019, 22:15
Any inputs would be appreciated, people.

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New post 19 Oct 2019, 12:48
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Spent 30 seconds on wondering about the question structure and finally ended up choosing C. The sentence structure has two Independent clauses connected by conjunction and a ;(semicolon). Is this construction allowed?
Also, the answer choice D starts by saying,
'by drawing his sword out'. Isn't it ambiguous with pronoun earlier in the sentence 'his'?

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Option C, Changes the meaning of the sentence as if Don ignored the warning instead it appears that he ignored the warning.
And in Option D, his refers to Don without any ambiguity. Using Sancho instead of don dosent make any sense.
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New post 20 Oct 2019, 01:34
Please explain as C seems more logical because it says that DQ drew the sword ignoring the warning.

Also how is use of “have” correct in option D

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New post 20 Oct 2019, 06:40
Can you please explain the answer??
I selected D but I am not able give the reasoning
I need to understand the reasoning behind getting the answer right
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New post 14 Nov 2019, 00:57
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Can you please help?
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New post 14 Nov 2019, 02:05
ExpertsGlobal could you please explain this question and why A and E are wrong? thanks!
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