Part or all of the following sentence isunderlined; beneath the sentence are five waysof phrasing the underlined material. Select theoption that produces the best sentence. If youthink the original phrasing produces a bettersentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.
Althea Gibson, the first African American tennis player to be recognized as a world champion,beginning to play amateur tennis in the 1940s.
(A) beginning to play
(B) began playing
(C) and she began playing
(D) she began to play
(E) she had begun playing
Choice (B) is correct. It avoids the sentence fragment error of the original by providing a main verb ("began") for the subject of the sentence, "Althea Gibson."