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# SC - European Settlement

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19 Sep 2008, 17:12
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It's from 1000Q, Question set 15, question no. 10. Let's do it again~~~

During the early years of European settlement on a continent that was viewed as “wilderness” by the newcomers, Native Americans, intimately knowing the ecology of the land, were a help in the rescuing of many Pilgrims and pioneers from hardship, or even death.

(A) Native Americans, intimately knowing the ecology of the land, were a help in the rescuing of
(B) Native Americans knew the ecology and the land intimately and this enabled them to help in the rescue of
(C) Native Americans, with their intimate knowledge of the ecology of the land, helped to rescue
(D) having intimate knowledge of the ecology of the land, Native Americans helped the rescue of
(E) knowing intimately the ecology of the land, Native Americans helped to rescue
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19 Sep 2008, 17:26
C

Modifier required.

to rescue is direct form of speech and hence is better
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20 Sep 2008, 20:32
Richardson wrote:
It's from 1000Q, Question set 15, question no. 10. Let's do it again~~~

During the early years of European settlement on a continent that was viewed as “wilderness” by the newcomers, Native Americans, intimately knowing the ecology of the land, were a help in the rescuing of many Pilgrims and pioneers from hardship, or even death.

(A) Native Americans, intimately knowing the ecology of the land, were a help in the rescuing of ->
(B) Native Americans knew the ecology and the land intimately and this enabled them to help in the rescue of
(C) Native Americans, with their intimate knowledge of the ecology of the land, helped to rescue
(D) having intimate knowledge of the ecology of the land, Native Americans helped the rescue of
(E) knowing intimately the ecology of the land, Native Americans helped to rescue

E Vs C
somehow C sounds good ,E changes the meaning saying while knowing ecology they helped But C rightly says with the knowledge they helped...
IMO C
OA pls
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21 Sep 2008, 04:36
C because it's less awkward than the other choices.
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