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At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 10:21
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152. At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled in Gharla and became the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana.

(A) At the invitation of
(B) When he was invited by
(C) An invitation coming from
(D) An invitation that came from
(E) After having an invitation by

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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 10:51
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152. At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled in Gharla and became the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana.

(A) At the invitation of
(B) When he was invited by
(C) An invitation coming from
(D) An invitation that came from
(E) After having an invitation by


My choice is B, as it clearly conveys the whole sentence in simple past.
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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 13:35
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A for me.


and why is that?


I'm not sure about which rule is being tested here. I just like the 'At the invitation' option better than the other ones.
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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 02:43
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I think that there's a slight changing in meaning between A and B.

In A) Kwame Nkrumah invited W. E. B. Du Bois to settle in Gharla

In B) Is not clear whether Kwame Nkrumah invitated W. E. B. Du to settle in Gharla or not. Perhaps Kwame Nkrumah invited W. E. B. Du to visit the country but not to settle in Gharla.
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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 02:54
IMO B..
the question test modifier...
onln in B...correct modifying phrase...modifying W.E.B.....
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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 11:07
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IMO B..
the question test modifier...
onln in B...correct modifying phrase...modifying W.E.B.....


OA is A.

PS: what does IMO mean? i see that in every post!

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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 19:23
noboru wrote:
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IMO B..
the question test modifier...
onln in B...correct modifying phrase...modifying W.E.B.....


PS: what does IMO mean? i see that in every post!


IMO :) " IMO means In My Opinion" :)
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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 19:56
noboru wrote:
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IMO B..
the question test modifier...
onln in B...correct modifying phrase...modifying W.E.B.....


OA is A.

PS: what does IMO mean? i see that in every post!


I think OA...is wrong..it is 1000 SC...question??
Search the question on google....u may find discussion on other forums also...I still maintain it is modifier problem here...
Moreover "At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah," seems prepositonal phrase.....and prepositional phrases don't modify..noun..have to chk this...
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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 20:24
age wrote:
noboru wrote:
age wrote:
IMO B..
the question test modifier...
onln in B...correct modifying phrase...modifying W.E.B.....


OA is A.

PS: what does IMO mean? i see that in every post!

I think OA...is wrong..it is 1000 SC...question??
Search the question on google....u may find discussion on other forums also...I still maintain it is modifier problem here...
Moreover "At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah," seems prepositonal phrase.....and prepositional phrases don't modify..noun..have to chk this...


You can find discussion in gmatclub itself, try gmatclub's search engine, it has been discussed manytimes, more than 6 independent threads, and most accepted the OA as A,
and prepositional phrases modifies noun, they can function as both adjective and adverb
http://www.yourdictionary.com/grammar-r ... rases.html
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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 20:56
I misquoted it..thanks for info..I knw that they modify noun...but I have not seen them coming before comma...and modifying noun.. even then I m not satisifed that "At the inviatation .." can modify W.E.B.....thx..I will search the therads for same..
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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 21 May 2010, 16:17
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When he was invited by Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled in Gharla and became the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana. -- means invitation, settlement and becoming editor all happened together which is not true. It distorts the meaning. This is a tough one. I am sure I will get this kind of question wrong in real test.

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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 21 May 2010, 20:43
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152. At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled in Gharla and became the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana.

(A) At the invitation of
(B) When he was invited by
(C) An invitation coming from
(D) An invitation that came from
(E) After having an invitation by


A. seems perfect. B. is not bad, and may actually be the right answer. Let me come back to these two. Not C. or D. E. seems also possible.
So, I have A, B and E. A reads the best initially and on this reread. In B. it seems the invitation and the settling and becoming happened at the same time. E. seems more awkward each time I look at it. I wish I could explain why, but I am saying A. What is the source and what is the answer?

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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 22 May 2010, 14:59
I picked (A) too but I do not know the grammatical reasons for A to be correct. Will appreciate if someone can point the exact reason for A to be correct over B.
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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2010, 00:41
can an expert give his comments on this .. why A is OA ? and why B is not

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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2010, 06:21
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The term when is used as a subordinate conjunction is to denote a narrow, restricted time frame. Here B means to say that W. E. B. Du Bois recated the moment he was invited by Nkrumah. The essence of the matter is that Bois decided to settle in Ghana because he had to oblige Nkrumah. Viewed from that angle, when becomes off mark. That is why A is a better choice.

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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2010, 00:42
invitation here is suppose to connect to the time when he settled there , that too is mentioned in later part of sentence . Logically he didn't settle due to the invitation which is implied in option A
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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2010, 06:50
I'm still confused with this one.
Could anybody elaborate?

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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2010, 07:03
I would go with A as well

"When" in this sentence might imply "immediately". (for an action that follows instantly)

e.g., When the phone rang, I picked it up.
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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2010, 16:04
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I'm still confused with this one.
Could anybody elaborate?

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I think that Daagh's post provides the most logical explanation.

I answered B, thinking that A sounded awkward and might even be unidiomatic.

If A is grammatically correct, then B changes the meaning.

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Re: Encyclopedia Africana [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2010, 12:40
I guess that I'm just not familiar with the expression "At the invitation..."

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I'm still confused with this one.
Could anybody elaborate?

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I think that Daagh's post provides the most logical explanation.

I answered B, thinking that A sounded awkward and might even be unidiomatic.

If A is grammatically correct, then B changes the meaning.

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