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# Having Been - always a confusion

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Hi all,

Please take a look on the attached SC problem. It's from Manhattan SC - Style.

In the end, the correc part has HAVING BEEN, which I think is incorrect. It should be WERE ADDED. The panellings and artworks were added and the action is over. So, why HAVING BEEN.

Can someone explain this usage of HAVING BEEN?

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12 May 2010, 07:27
ykaiim wrote:
Hi all,

Please take a look on the attached SC problem. It's from Manhattan SC - Style.

In the end, the correc part has HAVING BEEN, which I think is incorrect. It should be WERE ADDED. The panellings and artworks were added and the action is over. So, why HAVING BEEN.

Can someone explain this usage of HAVING BEEN?

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It should be

....to which wood paneling and the artwork of several notable Americans painters HAD BEEN ADDED.

The sentence requires Past Perfect tense not Simple Past as you have suggested WERE ADDED, this is wrong I think. Also there is a clue that you have to use Past Perfect as in the sentence there is already stated ...'MUSEUM BOASTED'..

I think the same is explained in the book also. Please check the book.
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12 May 2010, 08:41
Hi,

I didnt understand properly. Also, I didnt find any explanation in the pdf I have.

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ykaiim wrote:
Hi all,

Please take a look on the attached SC problem. It's from Manhattan SC - Style.

In the end, the correc part has HAVING BEEN, which I think is incorrect. It should be WERE ADDED. The panellings and artworks were added and the action is over. So, why HAVING BEEN.

Can someone explain this usage of HAVING BEEN?

Attachment:
Style SC.JPG

It should be

....to which wood paneling and the artwork of several notable Americans painters HAD BEEN ADDED.

The sentence requires Past Perfect tense not Simple Past as you have suggested WERE ADDED, this is wrong I think. Also there is a clue that you have to use Past Perfect as in the sentence there is already stated ...'MUSEUM BOASTED'..

I think the same is explained in the book also. Please check the book.

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Re: Having Been - always a confusion [#permalink]

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12 May 2010, 16:34
ykaiim wrote:
Hi all,

Please take a look on the attached SC problem. It's from Manhattan SC - Style.

In the end, the correc part has HAVING BEEN, which I think is incorrect. It should be WERE ADDED. The panellings and artworks were added and the action is over. So, why HAVING BEEN.

Can someone explain this usage of HAVING BEEN?

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The usage of "having been" is not correct..

After the renovations, the museum boasted X, to which Y had been added.
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15 Jun 2010, 10:35
Hi all, this question is not a Manhattan GMAT question (the tag on this thread is incorrect).

Please be aware in general that .pdf and other documents that are not purchased directly from a company or publisher may not come from the stated source. In this case, we have checked our records, and it is definitely not one of ours.

There is another, completely unrelated company with "Manhattan" in it's name, so there is a possibility that it is the source of the material you are using.
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Re: Having Been - always a confusion   [#permalink] 15 Jun 2010, 10:35
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