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Deepak Varshney Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Q172/ 1000SC

Post Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:30 am
Hi

Can anbody tell me that is wrong with C.

OA is A


Qn:172
Before the Civil War, Harriet Tubman, herself an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland to guide other slaves along the Underground Railroad to freedom.

(A) herself an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland to guide
(B) being an escaped slave herself, returned again and again to Maryland so as to guide
(C) an escaped slave herself, returned again and again to Maryland for guiding
(D) herself as an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland so as to be the guide of
(E) who had been herself as an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland for the guiding of

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Post Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:28 pm
Option A
is the correct answer. As it correctly depicts the writer's mind in good tense construction and proper parallelism

Option B
construction looks awkward because of the use of 'being an' this

Option C
the use of 'guiding for' here gives another meaning to the sentence and makes it look improper.

Option D.
'so as to be' is so word in this option and it doesnt not follow proper parallelism.

Option E.
'who had been' this gives the option another tense which does not fit the sentence

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Post Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:22 am
A seems correct
B use of being seems akward also use of so as to seems wordy
C For guiding ; ing forms should only be used for activity that is still going on hence C is wrong
D again so as to be guide is verboise
E does not fit the sentence for guiding of is akward

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Post Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:38 pm
C is not right because the phrase for guiding is not idiomatic. to guide is idiomatic

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Post Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:05 am
what is wrong with B

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