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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    unusual for her independence

    Aphra Behn was the first professional woman writer in English literature. She was born near Canterbury in 1640. In 1664, she (A)[married/married with] Johan Behn, a merchant of Dutch parentage, but the marriage didnít last very long. Imprisonment for debt in 1666 led her to write for an income. Behn wrote a series of successful play. Her first novel, The Forced marriage was produced in 1671. Behnís novel Oroonoko (1688) was the story of an enslaved African prince, now (B)[considering/considered] a foundation stone in the development of the English novel. As well as plays and prose Behn wrote poetry and translated works from French and Latin.
    In her time she was a celebrity, unusual for her independence as a professional writer and her concern for equality between the sexes. Behn died on April 16th, 1689 and (C)[buried/was buried] in Westminster Abbey.

    Which do you think this "unusual" refers to? I think it could be 1

    1. it was unusual that in her time she was a celebrity.
    2. it was unusual that she was a celebrity.
    3. she was unusual.

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    Re: unusual for her independence

    In her time, she was unusual for:
    1- being an independent professional writer,
    2- advocating equality between the sexes.

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