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Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2012, 01:05
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Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the recent growing injury list among starting players, the minor league baseball team said it would start a month-long search for better physical trainers and physicians.

(A) its many difficulties had been the recent
(B) its many difficulties has been the recently
(C) its many difficulties is the recently
(D) their many difficulties is the recent
(E) their many difficulties had been the recent
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Re: Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 13:57
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Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the recent growing injury list among starting players, the minor league baseball team said it would start a month-long search for better physical trainers and physicians.

my doubt was how can a recent (Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time) thing still be growing??
its many difficulties had been the recent growing injury list
So I did not choose past perfect tense is option A




This is the point I had been making, I think the question is faulty and has been built on the MGMT mock question posted a few post earlier (extended sales slump...).
I hope the original posted sites the source and OA for this one.

Thanks Dmitry for your explanation.
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Re: Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 14:38
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"Recent" doesn't have to refer to something that is over--it can refer to something current or ongoing, as long as it is relatively new.

By the way, the other question you're referring to ("extended sales slump") isn't ours--it's #48 in the 2nd edition Verbal Review.
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Re: Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 14:47
DmitryFarber wrote:
"Recent" doesn't have to refer to something that is over--it can refer to something current or ongoing, as long as it is relatively new.

By the way, the other question you're referring to ("extended sales slump") isn't ours--it's #48 in the 2nd edition Verbal Review.



Sorry mistake on my part

Thanks for clarifying that
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Re: Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the [#permalink] New post 11 May 2013, 21:34
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Re: Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2013, 01:00
first of all it has been incorrectly titled as a sub 600 question and secomd of all can the use of has been and recent in the same sentence be considered redundant?
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Re: Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2015, 03:56
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Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the recent growing injury list among starting players, the minor league baseball team said it would start a month-long search for better physical trainers and physicians.

(A) its many difficulties had been the recent
(B) its many difficulties has been the recently
(C) its many difficulties is the recently
(D) their many difficulties is the recent
(E) their many difficulties had been the recent



Clearly choice A is correct.

its refers to minor league baseball team; We can take the clue from the second' it' that follows 'said' in the sentence.
So, D and E are out.

C is out because the overall tense of the sentence in past tense as indicated by the non-underlined part of the sentence.

Between A and B , A is correct-

In B, the tense has wrongly been changed to present perfect which is wrong.
Moreover , recently is an adverb which seems to modify the participle verb Growing which is actually modifying the noun injury list.

But we need to modify the NOUN PHRASE- growing injury list and so we need an adjective-RECENT.

Hope it helps!!!

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Re: Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2015, 03:57
kapilhede17 wrote:
Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the recent growing injury list among starting players, the minor league baseball team said it would start a month-long search for better physical trainers and physicians.

(A) its many difficulties had been the recent
(B) its many difficulties has been the recently
(C) its many difficulties is the recently
(D) their many difficulties is the recent
(E) their many difficulties had been the recent



Clearly choice A is correct.

its refers to minor league baseball team; We can take the clue from the second' it' that follows 'said' in the sentence.
So, D and E are out.

C is out because the overall tense of the sentence in past tense as indicated by the non-underlined part of the sentence.

Between A and B , A is correct-

In B, the tense has wrongly been changed to present perfect which is wrong.
Moreover , recently is an adverb which seems to modify the participle verb Growing which is actually modifying the noun injury list.

But we need to modify the NOUN PHRASE- growing injury list and so we need an adjective-RECENT.

Hope it helps!!!

Kudos if you like the post
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Re: Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2015, 20:25
Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the recent growing injury list among starting players, the minor league baseball team said it would start a month-long search for better physical trainers and physicians.

(A) its many difficulties had been the recent

(B) its many difficulties has been the recently

(C) its many difficulties is the recently

(D) their many difficulties is the recent

(E) their many difficulties had been the recent
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Re: Explaining that one of its many difficulties had been the [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2015, 04:54
Difficult question. The argument is between recent and recently.
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