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joshephine baker Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:13 pm
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To Joshephine baker, Paris was her home long before it was fashionable to be an expatriate, and she remained in france during the second WW as a performer and an intelligence agent for the resistance.

A.To Joshephine baker, Paris was her home long before it was fashionable to be an expatriate
B. For Joshephine baker, long before it was fashionable to be an expatriate, paris was her home
C. Joshephine baker made Paris her home long before to be an expatriate was fashionable expatriate
D. Long before it was fashionable to be an expatriate, Joshephine baker made Paris her home before
E. Long before it was fashionable being an expatriate, Paris was home to Joshephine baker

this is an OG question. whats the actual answer? is B incorrect?

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Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:59 pm
Yes it is incorrect. D is the right answer.

A/B - pronoun reference 'her' is redundant.

Its similar to 'X, he is reading'. - Here the 'he' is not necessary and the structure is awkward as well. We can use 'he' when it comes in a subordinate clause.

C - to be an expatriate is wrong

E - being is wrong, Long before it was fashionable being an expatriate - modifies Paris, which is wrong.

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Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:59 pm
pappueshwar wrote:
To Joshephine baker, Paris was her home long before it was fashionable to be an expatriate, and she remained in france during the second WW as a performer and an intelligence agent for the resistance.

A.To Joshephine baker, Paris was her home long before it was fashionable to be an expatriate - Not parallel
B. For Joshephine baker, long before it was fashionable to be an expatriate, paris was her home - Not parallel
C. Joshephine baker made Paris her home long before to be an expatriate was fashionable expatriate - Ambiguous
D. Long before it was fashionable to be an expatriate, Joshephine baker made Paris her home before - Josphephine and She is parallel
E. Long before it was fashionable being an expatriate, Paris was home to Joshephine baker - Not parallel

IMO:D

this is an OG question. whats the actual answer? is B incorrect?

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Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:53 pm
I agree with the 'Parallelism' theory, but when you look at the initial modifier " Long before it was fashionable to be an expatriate": what does "it" refer to? Isnt the pronoun left as orphan?

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Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:14 am
Hi, could someone explain why 'her home before' phrase is not weird? Can 'before' be used at the last of the sentence ?

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Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:48 pm
neashwar wrote:
I agree with the 'Parallelism' theory, but when you look at the initial modifier " Long before it was fashionable to be an expatriate": what does "it" refer to? Isnt the pronoun left as orphan?

The OA above has been transcribed incorrectly. Answer choice D should read as follows:

Long before IT was fashionable TO BE AN EXPATRIATE, Josephine Baker made Paris her home.

In this sentence, it is an expletive: a placeholder pronoun used to delay the subject.
IT is standing in for TO BE AN EXPATRIATE.
In other words:
TO BE AN EXPATRIATE was fashionable.

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