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30 Sep 2011, 10:56
garimavyas wrote:
Announcing that one of its key successes had been the recent well-received beta launch, the Internet start-up claimed it would introduce several new products to the web community during the next quarter.

A: its key successes had been the recent
B: its key successes has been the recently
C: its key successes is the recently
D: their key successes is the recent
E: their key successes had been the recent

between past perfect and present perfect , what should be preferred here ?

OA should be A

Splits
1) recent vs. recently
"recent" is an adjective and "recently" is an adverb"
Since question stem contains "recent", we should stick to it. So, we can eliminate (B) and (C)

2) its vs their
since "Internet start-up " is singular, we should use "its". So, (D) and (E) can be eliminated.

We are left with A.
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30 Sep 2011, 16:11
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garimavyas wrote:
Announcing that one of its key successes had been the recent well-received beta launch, the Internet start-up claimed it would introduce several new products to the web community during the next quarter.

A: its key successes had been the recent
B: its key successes has been the recently
C: its key successes is the recently
D: their key successes is the recent
E: their key successes had been the recent

between past perfect and present perfect , what should be preferred here ?

Well this answer would have been (A)

even if we had this choice :
its key successes had been the recently

Adjective can modify Noun
Adverb can modify Verb

Here well-received beta launch is a NOUN and not VERB, so you have to go with adjective :RECENT and not adverb : REECENTLY

Coming to the use of HAD BEEN, it is parallelism....
HAD BEEN is parallel to WOULD, so this would narrow down the choices to A, E...After that ITS is the correct usage so go for A...

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23 May 2015, 22:15
Tense is clear from the tone of sentence (Past tense) and two events are occurring (both past events ) use Past perfect .... thus A .

other way ...elimination .... Pronoun it's --> company ...so their is wrong usage ...elliminate d nd e ....
new recent/recently ....clearly recent refer to event so its correct ...

only opt which is left is A ....so A is the answer
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24 Aug 2015, 15:28
so adverb can not modify an adjective ? like the recently arrived passenger?
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31 Aug 2015, 22:37
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garimavyas wrote:
Announcing that one of its key successes had been the recent well-received beta launch, the Internet start-up claimed it would introduce several new products to the web community during the next quarter.

A: its key successes had been the recent
B: its key successes has been the recently
C: its key successes is the recently
D: their key successes is the recent
E: their key successes had been the recent

between past perfect and present perfect , what should be preferred here ?

I will go with B.
well-received is an adjective and should be modified by adverb. I think this sentence looks good with both past perfect and present perfect .(jus a slight change in meaning)

But recently well-received means it was well-received just recently and (all of a sudden) it became its key successs?? I think A is correct. The start-up launched a new thing in recent time, it became succesfull and hence key success.
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14 Dec 2016, 15:02
A is the correct and best among all with proper tense , adjective usage
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