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# In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje,

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In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, <<claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who>> they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years.
(A) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(B) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(C) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(E) had claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
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20 May 2004, 22:21
In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, <<claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who>> they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years.
(A) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(B) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(C) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(E) had claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

IT SHOULD BE WHOM

SO A AND E ARE OUT.

E - AWKWARD - OUT

B/T B AND C

C - DOESN'T CHANGE THE MEANING OF SENTENCE

SO MY ANSWER : C
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21 May 2004, 02:56
The reference to Virgin mary should be Who and not Whom. WHenever there is a confusion between who and whom, just remove the words in between and read. In this example, remaove they say. You will find that it becomes virgin Mary, who has continued to appear.

The answer is D. Though I cannot explain fully why D is correct, I feel that D is correct. I can only say that have had will not come in such a case.
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21 May 2004, 07:48
I will go with A on this one.

I found the following link on the same topic.

http://www.testmagic.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3217
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23 May 2004, 08:38
A is the best of the choices. claimed to have had is the correct thing to say. cf: He claims to see visions etc. -- present tense
He claimed to have seen visions etc. -- -- past tense

He claims to have visions etc -- present tense
He claimed to have had visions etc -- -- past tense

If u replace "see' by 'have' and "seen" by "had" things will be clear. That is so far as it goes.

The point here however is the use of who or whom. The pronoun for visions of Virgin Mary should be which and not who/whom. Surprisingly none of the options has 'which' , which is the correct pronoun to be used here.

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