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64. After Queen Isabella asked Admiral Columbus to describe the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti), which was newly discovered, he had reached for a sheet of paper, crumpled it, and said, “It looks like that—beyond the mountains, more mountains.”
(A) After Queen Isabella asked Admiral Columbus to describe the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti), which was newly discovered, he had reached
(B) On being asked to describe the new discovery of the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti) by Queen Isabella, Admiral Columbus, reaching
(C) Queen Isabella asked Admiral Columbus to describe the newly discovered island of Hispaniola (now Haiti), then he reached
(D) When asked by Queen Isabella to describe the newly discovered island of Hispaniola (now Haiti), Admiral Columbus reached

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10 Jul 2007, 17:23
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64. After Queen Isabella asked Admiral Columbus to describe the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti), which was newly discovered, he had reached for a sheet of paper, crumpled it, and said, “It looks like that—beyond the mountains, more mountains.”
(A) After Queen Isabella asked Admiral Columbus to describe the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti), which was newly discovered, he had reached
(B) On being asked to describe the new discovery of the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti) by Queen Isabella, Admiral Columbus, reaching
(C) Queen Isabella asked Admiral Columbus to describe the newly discovered island of Hispaniola (now Haiti), then he reached
(D) When asked by Queen Isabella to describe the newly discovered island of Hispaniola (now Haiti), Admiral Columbus reached

hmmm. well I go w/ A b/c of past perfect. But I really don't know. I know its not B.
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10 Jul 2007, 19:18
A can not be right. Past perfect is used for some event happened before a past event. In A, it says After the queen asked, therefore the action of reached is after the action asked.
B, on being is weird and awkward expression
E is wrong because of the use of past perfect in both asked and reached action.

I am between C and D. Although D is a little passive voice kind of construction, I think I still kind of like D better than C.

What is the OA?
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10 Jul 2007, 22:24
I will go with D. Clear.
In C then reached is incorrect .
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11 Jul 2007, 06:36
OA is D
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