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by nipunranjan » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:42 pm
For members of the seventeenth century Ashanti nation in Africa, animal-hide shields with wooden frames were essential items of military equipment, a method to protect warriors against enemy arrows and spears.

A) a method to protect
B) as a method protecting
C) protecting
D) as a protection of
E) to protect

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by ganeshrkamath » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:31 pm
nipunranjan wrote:For members of the seventeenth century Ashanti nation in Africa, animal-hide shields with wooden frames were essential items of military equipment, a method to protect warriors against enemy arrows and spears.

A) a method to protect
B) as a method protecting
C) protecting
D) as a protection of
E) to protect
I would go with C
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by rajasekaran » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:47 pm
Answer E

using military equipment as a method of protection. It is tool for protection - Eliminate A and B
as a protection of - akward - Eliminate D
Protecting - akward - Eliminate C

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by bharath2787 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:14 pm
i would also go with C,

comma indicates a suborndinate clause is best defined with the use of a gerund protecting which clearly modifies animal-hide shields.

However, i would go with E if there was no comma before "to protect". using to after a comma is right or wrong ??
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by faraz_jeddah » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:29 am
E for me too.
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by sameerballani » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:51 am
IMO C
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nipunranjan wrote:For members of the seventeenth century Ashanti nation in Africa, animal-hide shields with wooden frames were essential items of military equipment, a method to protect warriors against enemy arrows and spears.

A) a method to protect
B) as a method protecting
C) protecting
D) as a protection of
E) to protect
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