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After u2lovergirl lay down, having finished a hard day's work, sleep descended on her like a soft blanket.

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

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22 Jul 2006, 18:45
well the choice is clearly between A and E. I go for E here, although I dont know the exact difference between "completing" and " finishing" work.
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Re: SC: u2lovergirl [#permalink]

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22 Jul 2006, 18:49
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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Re: SC: u2lovergirl [#permalink]

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22 Jul 2006, 19:08
Ater u2lovergirl lay down, having finished a hard day's work, sleep descended on her like a soft blanket.

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
too wordy

C) sleep descended on her having finished a hard day's work
sleep did not finish a hard day's work

D) having finished a hard day's work, sleep had descended on her
past perfect not needed

E) having completed a hard day's work, sleep descended on her

it is A vs E. I am guess A. (boils down to the right idiom)
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22 Jul 2006, 20:08
ok... we've got almost a full collection... A B D and E

anybody for C
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22 Jul 2006, 20:22
A

B is wrong because no body can feel how sleep descended after he/she has slept.
D is wrong because there is no need of past perfect tense.
C is wrong because it looks like sleep finished work.

Now fight is between A and E. I will fight for E if both A and E are conveying the same meaning.

Hope my reasoning is correct !!!!
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22 Jul 2006, 23:02
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Re: SC: u2lovergirl [#permalink]

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22 Jul 2006, 23:39
mailtheguru wrote:
so whats the OA/OE?

let's wait for the "night" shift to answer and I will post OA...

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23 Jul 2006, 00:12
U2Lovergirl finishes a hard days work and completes 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.

If not B then A.

OK, A.

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Re: SC: u2lovergirl [#permalink]

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23 Jul 2006, 00:17
u2lover wrote:
After u2lovergirl lay down, having finished a hard day's work, sleep descended on her like a soft blanket.

I like your sense of humor! Keep up the lively spirit in this forum!
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23 Jul 2006, 01:30
I'm with B.

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.
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23 Jul 2006, 09:29
I would go for A even if in this type of reasoning A and E looks the same and then I would pick something different
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23 Jul 2006, 15:15
its between a and e

one finishes a days work ---

'complete' some how sounds as if its all over not an interim stop

our u2lover is going to get up the next morning and put on the gloves to beat the xxxx out of GMAT....... ooops a Bush faux pau .... are the mics on? BTW I meant xxxx= life.

You'll be paid on completion of the project.
He's just completed filming his 17th feature film.
The palace took over twenty years to complete.
She will complete her studies in France.
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23 Jul 2006, 17:37

any last minute changes??? this is exciting
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23 Jul 2006, 19:55
"like" certainly requires noun to compare to blanket.
Call is between A and E.

I would go with A.

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23 Jul 2006, 20:51
A looks best.

But its really confusing between A and E.
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23 Jul 2006, 22:03
B...I think

B) having finished a hard day's work, she felt sleep descend on her

it needs 'she'
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23 Jul 2006, 22:04
Hello u2lover....OA plz...
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24 Jul 2006, 06:41
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

OE:
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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25 Jul 2006, 18:41
Nothing like that folks, always challenge the solution if you are not convinced, it doesn't matter what others think of you
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