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George s personal diary and album formed the basis for his [#permalink]
11 Feb 2009, 12:27

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George’s personal diary and album formed the basis for his book about the places he had visited.

• the basis for his book about the places he had visited. • the basis for his book regarding the places he had visited. • the basis of his book about the places he visited. • the basis of his book about the places which he had visited. • the basis of his book about the places he had visited. _________________

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A seems to be the correct answer. Choices C through E can be eliminated due to the use of of after the basis which is incorrect (form the basis for is correct). Book can be about or on some topic or something. Therefore, the only choice satisfying the criteria is A.

Reasoning 1. basis of 2. he had visited implies a specific trip. He visited is more general, changing the meaning slightly

Firstly, basis of is not idiomatic English, and you are likely to be wrong choosing anything among C, D, or E. Use of Part Perfect implies the fact that he travelled prior to writing a book. Therefore, I still stick to A.

Reasoning 1. basis of 2. he had visited implies a specific trip. He visited is more general, changing the meaning slightly

Firstly, basis of is not idiomatic English, and you are likely to be wrong choosing anything among C, D, or E. Use of Part Perfect implies the fact that he travelled prior to writing a book. Therefore, I still stick to A.

In fact, the idiom is in the basis of... _________________

George’s personal diary and album formed the basis for his book about the places he had visited.

• the basis for his book about the places he had visited. • the basis for his book regarding the places he had visited. • the basis of his book about the places he visited. • the basis of his book about the places which he had visited. • the basis of his book about the places he had visited.

C I believe the idiom is "basis of", and we don't need "had".

Reasoning 1. basis of 2. he had visited implies a specific trip. He visited is more general, changing the meaning slightly

Firstly, basis of is not idiomatic English, and you are likely to be wrong choosing anything among C, D, or E. Use of Part Perfect implies the fact that he travelled prior to writing a book. Therefore, I still stick to A.

In fact, the idiom is in the basis of...

Actually the idiom is form the basis for, while the basis of may also be used but without the verb form preceding it. Here is a screenshot of Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of the basis entry. Take that into account.

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