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Before George Eliot became the popular and respected novelist known as George Eliot,
she was
an anonymous translator and essayist of formidably far-ranging scholarship.
(A) Before George Eliot became the popular and respected novelist known as George Eliot,
she was
(B) Before she had been the popular and respected novelist, George Eliot, she was
(C) George Eliot has been the popular and respected novelist, George Eliot, after such time
as she was
(D) Before George Eliot became the popular and respected novelist, George Eliot, she was
(E) George Eliot, before she was the popular and respected novelist, George Eliot, had been



OA - after some discussion
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Re: Before George Eliot [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2012, 07:15
By ear, I would pick A. By strict grammatical rule, I would pick E.
The present past tense in the first half of the sentence calls for past perfect tense and E is the only option with past perfect tense.

My answer is E - keeping my fingers crossed for this one.
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Re: Before George Eliot [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2012, 09:08
IMO E.
Here, we are taking about 2 time frames one in which Eliot was a translator and other in which shw is a novelist... So, I assume past perfect make sens here...
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Re: Before George Eliot [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2012, 09:34
imo the answer is A. though the two events occur in the past and one precedes the other, the order of events is perfectly clear even without using past perfect tense(the "before" makes this easier). The comma in e is awkwardly placed.
what is OA?
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Re: Before George Eliot became the popular and respected [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2012, 01:12
I will go with A just because it's the concise of the two probable answers ( A & E)
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Re: Before George Eliot became the popular and respected [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 02:33
catfreak wrote:
Before George Eliot became the popular and respected novelist known as George Eliot,
she was
an anonymous translator and essayist of formidably far-ranging scholarship.
(A) Before George Eliot became the popular and respected novelist known as George Eliot,
she was
(B) Before she had been the popular and respected novelist, George Eliot, she was
(C) George Eliot has been the popular and respected novelist, George Eliot, after such time
as she was
(D) Before George Eliot became the popular and respected novelist, George Eliot, she was
(E) George Eliot, before she was the popular and respected novelist, George Eliot, had been



OA - after some discussion


A - Too wordy
B - She had been - Pronoun error
C - Tense Error
D - sounds ok
E - Geaorge Elliot is redundant i guess

OA please, I think its between A and D
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Re: Before George Eliot became the popular and respected [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2013, 20:28
I choose E which, I believe, presents the harmony in verb tense. Wait for the OA.
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