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25 Aug 2007, 20:54
C. do not remember the grammer for as if. should be in past.
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25 Aug 2007, 21:02
Fistail wrote:
C. do not remember the grammer for as if. should be in past.

c doesn't make sense. "did not understood". has to be D.
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25 Aug 2007, 21:07
B, both the actions are happening in past, telling and acting.
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25 Aug 2007, 21:21
bmwhype2 wrote:
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My vote for D.
I believe the sentence needs to be in present.
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26 Aug 2007, 06:49
Straight D. Only C and D are close; C makes it past tense while the sentence implies that the ACT of NOT understanding coincides with the act of her telling not to call her up.
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26 Aug 2007, 10:28
Another vote for D. It should not be " did not UNDERSTOOD her" but " did not UNDERSTAND her".
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26 Aug 2007, 11:04
phones ... tells. .. acts...

leaves us with C and D

has not understood is correct usage

did not understand is correct usage

Hence D
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26 Aug 2007, 15:37
I do not have the OA. However I think it is D.

D denotes the fact that he did not understand her when she said it and that he still does not understand her in the present tense. The fact that he does not understand her causes him to currently act as if he has not understood her.
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26 Aug 2007, 15:38
Fistail wrote:
C. do not remember the grammer for as if. should be in past.

that's subjunctive mood. C has a tense mismatch. acts and understood.
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27 Aug 2007, 07:08
Fistail wrote:
C. do not remember the grammer for as if. should be in past.

got the grammer structure for "as if": subj + verb(present)+ as if + subj+ verb(past).....

so it confirms D is wrong and only C stands with it.
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27 Aug 2007, 07:11
bmwhype2 wrote:
Fistail wrote:
C. do not remember the grammer for as if. should be in past.

that's subjunctive mood. C has a tense mismatch. acts and understood.

"has + PP" doesnot not fulfill the subjunctive requirement. needs "were".
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28 Aug 2007, 13:25
I also think that D is correct. My side of reasoning is - since sentence begins in present tense so it needs to maintain present tense through out unless there is real need, i.e. to give more clarity etc....

D conveys the same without getting into another tense.
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28 Aug 2007, 15:49
Fistail wrote:
Fistail wrote:
C. do not remember the grammer for as if. should be in past.

got the grammer structure for "as if": subj + verb(present)+ as if + subj+ verb(past).....

so it confirms D is wrong and only C stands with it.

Good thing fistail. the rule is fine. but did not understOOd should be typo in order for the answer to be C.
I would go with C if the tenses used is fine.

do you think GMAT Prep has typo...?
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28 Aug 2007, 18:25
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Fistail wrote:
Fistail wrote:
C. do not remember the grammer for as if. should be in past.

got the grammer structure for "as if": subj + verb(present)+ as if + subj+ verb(past).....

so it confirms D is wrong and only C stands with it.

Good thing fistail. the rule is fine. but did not understOOd should be typo in order for the answer to be C.
I would go with C if the tenses used is fine.

do you think GMAT Prep has typo...?

i also did not get you.

i mean the tense should be in past.

though "as if" is not typically covered in gmat.
Re: SC Tense   [#permalink] 28 Aug 2007, 18:25
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