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# Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was

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Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

a)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

b)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

c)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

d)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

e)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting upon returning to Paris because of the hectic pace.
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13 Mar 2007, 23:06

Explanation:

eliminate a and d due to sub-verb disagreement as paul gauguin in wrongly placed.

between d and e, later is awkward and D is the only correct choice left.

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14 Mar 2007, 02:07
Amardeep Sharma wrote:

Explanation:

eliminate a and d due to sub-verb disagreement as paul gauguin in wrongly placed.

between d and e, later is awkward and D is the only correct choice left.

regards,

Amardeep

D has right modifiers in place. "Having" modifies Paul. This is right.

"where" modifies "Tahiti".
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15 Mar 2007, 10:02
faifai0714 wrote:
Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

a)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

b)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

c)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

d)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

e)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting upon returning to Paris because of the hectic pace.

I agree. The only choice that mantains the parallel structure is choice D.
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15 Mar 2007, 15:57
a)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.
b)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.
c)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.
d)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return. -- Correct
e)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting upon returning to Paris because of the hectic pace.[/quote]
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16 Mar 2007, 00:45
OA is D. "Where" should be referred to "Tahiti" not "years".
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22 Jun 2013, 01:37
Cam someone please explain me why E is incorrect
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22 Jun 2013, 01:53
veenu08 wrote:
Cam someone please explain me why E is incorrect

hi,

Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

a)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

b)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

c)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

d)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

e)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting upon returning to Paris because of the hectic pace.

if you read the sentence properly then actually the meaning of sentence is :
since PG was living FOR SEVERAL YEARS in TAHITI where life was SLOW and RELAXED,====>SO this is the reason that PG FACED difficulty in adjusting to PARIS lifestyle(hectic pace).....so if you add because in second part ...its like redundant and wordy.

thats why its wrong.

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