The Purple Heart, a United States military decoration, can be awarded for an injury sustained during battle on foreign

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The Purple Heart, a United States military decoration, can be awarded for an injury sustained during battle on foreign soil, on a US ship in combat, and during an attack on US soil, but not awarded for one due to the soldier’s own negligence.

A. and during an attack on US soil, but not awarded for one
B. and during an attack on US soil, but excluding it when
C. and during an attack on US soil, but not awarded when it is
D. or during an attack on US soil, but not for one
E. or during an attack on US soil, but it cannot be awarded if it is


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The intended meaning meaning of the sentence is that the decoration can be give for either sustaining an injury during battle on foreign soil or on a US soil , but no for an injury due to the soldier's negligence.

Option A:- INCORRECT
The use of 'and' is wrong .. a soldier can't get injured at different location or situations at once.

Option B:- INCORRECT
It also make use of conjunction 'and' which is impossible to occur at any given time.

Option C:- INCORRECTIt also had the same issue as option A and B. Using the conjunction 'and'
makes the sentence seem possible.

Option D:- CORRECT
It uses 'or' to explain that the purple heart decoration can only be given if a soldier gets injured in some particular incident or situation.

Option E:- INCORRECT
The pronoun 'it' which appears twice in the sentence refers to two thing. The first is referring to the purple heart decoration while the second refers to the injury.