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Having bowed our heads, the minister led us in prayer.

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Having bowed our heads, the minister led us in prayer.  [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 04:19
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Having bowed our heads, the minister led us in prayer.

a. ...
b. after we bowed our heads, the minister led
c. after we bowed our heads, the minister leads
d. after we had bowed our heads, the minister led
e. having bowed our heads, the minister leads

please provide explaination to your findings.. Thanks in advance.
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Re: SC - Modifiers [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 05:18
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Having bowed our heads, the minister led us in prayer.

a. ...
b. after we bowed our heads, the minister led
c. after we bowed our heads, the minister leads
d. after we had bowed our heads, the minister led
e. having bowed our heads, the minister leads

please provide explaination to your findings.. Thanks in advance.


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OA [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 07:12
That's not the official answer. We need to discuss further.
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Re: OA [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 08:00
alimad wrote:
That's not the official answer. We need to discuss further.


You are right.

After we had bowed our head, the minister led us in prayer.
It is D.

past perfect tense because we have two actions. bowed is the first action that ended. therefore, had bowed.

past perfect ==> had + past participle.

led is the simple past and is the 2nd past action.
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Re: OA [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 08:15
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alimad wrote:
That's not the official answer. We need to discuss further.


You are right.

After we had bowed our head, the minister led us in prayer.
It is D.

past perfect tense because we have two actions. bowed is the first action that ended. therefore, had bowed.

past perfect ==> had + past participle.

led is the simple past and is the 2nd past action.


Doesn't that seem redundant though? The word "after" clearly defines when the two past actions took place. That's why I opted for B over D.
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Re: OA [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 01:56
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led is the simple past and is the 2nd past action.


Doesn't that seem redundant though? The word "after" clearly defines when the two past actions took place. That's why I opted for B over D.[/quote]

Same reasoning here :-)
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 13:17
I would have picked B but since we already know that that is not the OA ( I wonder why?), my second choice is A.

D can not be the answer as others have clearly mentioned that it is redundant to use 'had' there...
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Re: SC - Modifiers [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 19:56
alimad wrote:
Having bowed our heads, the minister led us in prayer.

a. ...
b. after we bowed our heads, the minister led
c. after we bowed our heads, the minister leads
d. after we had bowed our heads, the minister led
e. having bowed our heads, the minister leads

please provide explaination to your findings.. Thanks in advance.


two actions - one after another. past perfect required.

D - best.
Re: SC - Modifiers   [#permalink] 04 Jul 2007, 19:56
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