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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2011, 00:09
Option B says "had been".

Had been is past continuous tense.
Since the statement used the word "during", shouldn't it be option B.

Could someone please clarify my doubts ?
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2011, 00:28
Agree with Daagh...Question took me more than 3 mins ....was unable to get a clear answer..

left out A because of the pronoun ambiguity Din know what "they" refered to...
B is off because of past perfect tense...
C falls flat coz of dangling modifier...
D, E are incorrect because appear changes the meaning all together...

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Re: Some parents have a very difficult time coming to grips with [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2012, 05:38
choice E, the problem with A is that it in unclear what the second they in the underlined statement refers to.
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Re: Some parents have a very difficult time coming to grips with [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2012, 18:54
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Some parents have a very difficult time coming to grips with the fact that their offspring have become adults; consequently, they see their children as they were during their adolescence.

(A) they see their children as they were during
(B) they see their children as they had been during
(C) they see their children as if during
(D) their children appear to them as they did in
(E) their children appear to them as though in

Which is the right option?

i'm not a huge fan of this question because i feel like they is an ambiguous pronoun.

that being said, i think the only viable option is A
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Re: Some parents have a very difficult time coming to grips with [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 11:32
+1 for A .....
past perfect continous in B not required
Appears in D and E changes the meaning
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Re: Some parents have a very difficult time coming to grips with [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 01:47
straight A....................!!!
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Re: Some parents have a very difficult time coming to grips with [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 02:21
Interesting one.... my money is on A
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Re: Some parents have a very difficult time coming to grips with [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 00:17
IMO, A

(A) they see their children as they were during
Correct.

(B) they see their children as they had been during
Past perfect is not necessary.

(C) they see their children as if during
As if + clause, not "as if during"

(D) their children appear to them as they did in
"Appear to" is not idiomatic. Correct idiom is "appear as"

(E) their children appear to them as though in
"Appear to" is not idiomatic. Correct idiom is "appear as"
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Re: Some parents have a very difficult time coming to grips with [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2013, 06:49
Took 3.26 min. Got to the final answer with hazy decisions.
Tough one though!
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Re: Some parents have a very difficult time coming to grips with [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2014, 02:11
very easy indeed....


it's an Hypothetical structure,,,,,its talking about something if it was true at this point of time.

eg.. i would have many cars, if i WERE a rich man.

Same goes for this question.

Choice C seems interesting but not as concise as A.

So correct choice is A.

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Re: Some parents have a very difficult time coming to grips with [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2015, 02:35
Hi Experts pls clarify,

IMO Option A has "they" which can refer to the children as well as the parents if you read carefully:

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they see their children as they were during their adolescence
Unquote

It is ambiguous. Any opinions??
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