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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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