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quot;Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic

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"Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering" in igloos, the ice-block domes that are peculiar to north-central Canada, and in structures made of stones, bones, driftwood, and skins.

A. Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering

B. During recent times, the Inuit people lead a nomadic existence,sheltering.

C. In the times that are recent, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltered.

D. Up until recently, the Inuit people, leading a nomadic existence,have sheltered.

E. Until recent times, leading a nomadic existence, the Inuit people were sheltered.



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 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 17:10
The explanation I figured out ...

'D'

A is wrong because we need "sheltered" not sheltering, if we consider the main clause as simple past

I searched NYTIMES and found "Up Until Recently" is used both with simple past and present perfect

Any comment will be appreciated.
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