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A) having finished a hard day's work, sleep descended on her
B) having finished a hard day's work, she felt sleep descend on her
C) sleep descended on her having finished a hard day's work
D) having finished a hard day's work, sleep had descended on her
E) having completed a hard day's work, sleep descended on her
I am confused.. I think A,B and E are all correct..
I don't see any difference between A and E. Finish can replace Complete.
B conveys different meaning..To stick to original meaning, I have to choose either A or E.
I choose E.
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U2Lovergirl finishes a hard day`s work and complete`s a difficult assignment.
This is a very odd SC because A and E are so similiar that they might be offsetting trap answers. They are also stated in the dreaded passive voice. Anyhow, B makes a strange comparison, C needs commas, and D uses the past perfect tense.
A) It looks like 'sleep' finished a hard days work. Modifier problem.
B) Modifier problem solved. $$$
C) Changes the meaning.
D) Incorrect usage of past perfect.
E) Same problem as A. Also, 'finishing some work' is preferable to 'completing some work' methinks.
Uh uh. I know what you're thinking. "Is the answer A, B, C, D or E?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?
sorry for delaying the OAs... ironically the power went off last night, so I was
ok... the award for this question goes to...
Futuristic, who was the first to notice it
Paddyboy, whose explanations rocked one by one
vivek123, of course... he is the GURU among us (not between )
MA, who understood that going against the GURU would be wrong
and jeunesis, who wasn't sure if B was correct, but picked it anyways... good gut feeling!!!
BRAVO everyone... this was FUN
OA is B indeed
for some reason I didn't think it was b/w A and E like many of you answered... I thought the battle was b/w B and D, chose D at the end
As in other participial phrases, the subject of the phrase finished must be the subject of the verb in the main clause. This problem is corrected by (B) Otherwise it sounds as if 'sleep' had just finished a hard day's work.
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