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# Having chosen to demand an immediate vote on the issue,

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15 Jun 2011, 08:40
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Having chosen to demand an immediate vote on the issue, because of his belief that a sizable majority was within easy reach.
A) Having chosen to demand an immediate vote on the issue
B) An immediate vote on the issue having been demanded
C) He had chosen to demand an immediate vote on the issue
D) His demand had been for an immediate vote to be held on the issue
E) He had chosen that a vote on the issue should be held immediately
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15 Jun 2011, 20:48
Please correct the question options .... Option C and Option D are the same

Thus ans should be either C or D
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15 Jun 2011, 20:56
can some one please explain why the correct answer is C ...thanks
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15 Jun 2011, 21:55
chandu4gmat wrote:
Having chosen to demand an immediate vote on the issue, because of his belief that a sizable majority was within easy reach.
A) Having chosen to demand an immediate vote on the issue
B) An immediate vote on the issue having been demanded
C) His demand had been for an immediate vote to be held on the issue
D) His demand had been for an immediate vote to be held on the issue
E) He had chosen that a vote on the issue should be held immediately.

Since, Because is a subordinator ...it is forming subordinate clause ...
Therefore, what we need should be the Main clause.
Thus the given sentence i.e. option A is wrong since it is forming subordinate clause too.

Option B is lacking subject "His"

Option E is wrong because it is unnecessarily awkward and wordy and unidiomatic.

Option C and D are the left now .....both r the same ...hence ans ...and no need of elimination
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16 Jun 2011, 02:28
C is wrong

Past Perfect can't be right

Sequence of events:
1st. ---->Sizeable majority was withinin in easy reach.
2nd. ----->Therefore he chose to demand and immediate vote on the issue.

Past perfect is used with the event which occurs first.

past perfect can't be right as in option C

Seems none of the options are correct.
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16 Jun 2011, 04:45
whats the source of the question
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toughmat do you agree that the question is wrong?
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16 Jun 2011, 05:33
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C is wrong

Past Perfect can't be right

Sequence of events:
1st. ---->Sizeable majority was withinin in easy reach.
2nd. ----->Therefore he chose to demand and immediate vote on the issue.

Past perfect is used with the event which occurs first.

past perfect can't be right as in option C

Seems none of the options are correct.

I agree on past perfect.. It cant be had+ choosen
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16 Jun 2011, 06:20
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You are the king; I more than agree that this question tests whether we can spot totally wrong questions
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16 Jun 2011, 06:37
The sentence says ‘because of' and not ‘because’ ; therefore the non-underlined portion is not a subordinate clause, but simply a prepositional addendum to the main clause. The underlined portion ‘Having chosen to demand an immediate vote on the issue’ is also not a clause, but is a participial adjective modifying the subject; but sadly the subject also is missing and we have to assume it from the possessive pronoun ‘his’. His belief can’t be taken as the subject because after all ‘his belief’ can not choose to demand, only a person can
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