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Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in yesterday's museum fire were painted by a famous Russian artist.

A.) Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in yesterday's museum fire were
B.) In yesterday's museum fire, several of the canvases that had been signed and incinerated were
C.) Yesterday several of the canvases that were singed or incinerated in the museum fire were
D.) several of the canvases that were signed and incinerated in yesterday's museum fire had been
E.) several of the canvases that were signed or incinerated in yesterday's museum fire had been
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Re: Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 09:37
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its a straight E :several of the canvases that were signed or incinerated in yesterday's museum fire had been

u need past perfect for sequence
u need "or"
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Re: Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 11:31
aditya8062 wrote:
its a straight E :several of the canvases that were signed or incinerated in yesterday's museum fire had been

u need past perfect for sequence
u need "or"



I understand that we need past perfect.but Why we need or here.. why and will not work here as in D choice
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Re: Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 13:06
what is wrong with D???

singed and incinerated...
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Re: Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2013, 08:43
Why should a posessive word yesterday's be used???
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Re: Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2013, 13:51
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what is wrong with D???

singed and incinerated...



technically the canvas cannot be singed and incinerated, they need to be one or the other.

For example, you cannot have a house that is destroyed and damaged, it needs to be either destroyed or damaged.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2013, 13:34
I think the OA is D.

The context of this sentence is "Most number of canvases burned in fire are signed".

Experts comment is very helpful in this scenario.
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Re: Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in [#permalink] New post 28 May 2015, 20:45
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