This question presents a sentence, part of which or all of which is underlined. Beneath the sentence, you will find five ways of phrasing the underlined part. The first of these repeats the original; the other four are different. If you think the original is best, choose the first answer; otherwise, choose one of the others.
Being born in British India in 1903 and a soldier in the Imperial Army, novelist Eric Blair has resided in Burma, Paris, and London, finally settling in London near the end of his life.