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During World War One, contemporaries of Woodrow Wilson's

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During World War One, contemporaries of Woodrow Wilson's [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2004, 20:58
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During World War One, contemporaries of Woodrow Wilson's contended that his plan for the League of Nations has little chance of success due to its lukewarm political support, weak financial backing, and virtually non-existent enforcement powers.


Wilson's contended that his plan for the League of Nations has

Wilson's contend that his plan for the League of Nations had

Wilson's have contended that his plan for the League of Nations had

Wilson contended that his plan for the League of Nations had

Wilson had contended that his plan for the League of Nations has
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2004, 22:35
I don't think possessive case is required for "contemporaries of Woodrow Wilson"

ABC are out.

"of" gives the required possessive character. So ABC are actually using double possessiveness ( just checked the dict...possessiveness IS a word ;)

Between D and E, since World War 1 took place in the past, past tense is required.

E is out as it uses present tense.

IMO D is the best answer.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2004, 22:36
45s & D.

"Wilson's" should be "Wilson", "contend" should be "contended" and "has" should be "had"
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2004, 07:45
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we know that the context is During world war, not before world war. Thus, there is no need to use Past perfect (continued is past, before a past incident)

D is the best. "HAD" in D b/c his plan continued to some time in past and ended in the past (from now) :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2004, 10:44
My Final answer:D

A, B, C is wrong because of "Wilson's": It should be contemporaries of "Wilson".

E: Wrong because "past perfect" should not be used.

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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2004, 11:47
Yes OA is indeed D.
My concern: No doubt that we are discussing past ..but within that past, sentence discusses " during .. contended" ..so i thought "has"
can suffice because within the sentence we are talking about chances of success of wilson's plan. Mreover, had means that friends are contending about something happened in past whereas sentence means they are discussing about a present plan.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2004, 18:10
crackgmat750 wrote:
My concern: No doubt that we are discussing past ..but within that past, sentence discusses " during .. contended" ..so i thought "has" can suffice because within the sentence we are talking about chances of success of wilson's plan.


Past Perfect: The Past Perfect expresses the idea that something occurred before another action in the past. It can also show that something happened before a specific time in the past. (we need to see everything is Past's context)

EXAMPLES:
I had never seen such a beautiful beach before I went to Kauai.
Had you ever visited the U.S. before your trip in 1992?
Yes, I had been to the U.S. once before in 1988.

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Mreover, had means that friends are contending about something happened in past whereas sentence means they are discussing about a present plan. I hope u guys get my point..


Wilson's contemporaries contended in the past, thus you can't use the present perfect for what they contended for. They contended for something done is past.
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Re: Another SC from pr online test [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2011, 21:04
ABC are ruled out because of 's . E has had contended and "has". so that's gone too. answer Should be D.
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