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The concert having been finished and the audience having filtered out, the maestro relaxed in the dressing room with the impresario.
A) The concert having been finished and the audience having filtered out, the maestro relaxed in the dressing room with the impresario.

B) Because the maestro had finished the concert and because the audience had been filtered out, he relaxed in the dressing room with the impresario.

C) Since the concert had been finished and the audience had filtered out, the maestro relaxed in the dressing room with the impresario.

D) Since the concert had finished and the audience had filtered out, the maestro had relaxed in the dressing room with the impresario.

E) The concert having been finished and the audience having filtered out, the maestro had relaxed in the dressing room with the impresario.
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24 Jun 2006, 01:39
I am going for C for sure on this one

this is the case of past perfect tense followed by past simple... the concert had finished and audience had left sometime in the past before maestro relaxed... 2 actions preceeded the fact that maestro relaxed. The only choices that put maestro in past simple are A and C

A is incorrect, because... oh... what the hell... C uses past perfect perfectly... even has "since" which is usually used in past perfect.
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24 Jun 2006, 02:06
foolz_rulz wrote:
The concert having been finished and the audience having filtered out, the maestro relaxed in the dressing room with the impresario.
A) The concert having been finished and the audience having filtered out, the maestro relaxed in the dressing room with the impresario.

B) Because the maestro had finished the concert and because the audience had been filtered out, he relaxed in the dressing room with the impresario.

C) Since the concert had been finished and the audience had filtered out, the maestro relaxed in the dressing room with the impresario.

D) Since the concert had finished and the audience had filtered out, the maestro had relaxed in the dressing room with the impresario.

E) The concert having been finished and the audience having filtered out, the maestro had relaxed in the dressing room with the impresario.

go for C

(A), (B) 'S ~ing ans S ~ing' and 'because and because' don't look good, because two events are not separate ones (concert end, and audience out).

In comparison with (D), (E),
tense of (C) looks good. 'had been finished', 'had filtered out', and 'relaxed'
For reference, 'since' in (C) is thought to be used as 'As' not 'From'.
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24 Jun 2006, 05:30
C.

Strange one, though. C is the best of the lot - correct use of tenses.
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24 Jun 2006, 05:41
OA is C though even that is not too good
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24 Jun 2006, 05:51
What is the source of this question?

I am pretty sure it is not an official GMAT question, not even a retired one, because its OA violates one very important GMAT English concept.
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24 Jun 2006, 05:52
oh no this is not an official question

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24 Jun 2006, 06:05
GMAT English will never use the word since when its meaning in the sentence is vague. That is, because it has two different meanings, the first is because and the second is from the time, GMAT very rarely uses it in the correct answers.
Even here the meaning of the OA is not clear. Did they relax because the concert had finished , or did thay do it from the time that it had finished?
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24 Jun 2006, 06:23
deowl wrote:
GMAT English will never use the word since when its meaning in the sentence is vague. That is, because it has two different meanings, the first is because and the second is from the time, GMAT very rarely uses it in the correct answers.
Even here the meaning of the OA is not clear. Did they relax because the concert had finished , or did thay do it from the time that it had finished?

You da man! That 'since' was troubling me quite a bit, but I wasn't able to put a finger on it exactly. Perfect explanation
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Re: The concert having been finished and the audience having [#permalink]

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03 Sep 2013, 09:51
Ok usage of 'Had filtered'f is correct to show time sequence but 'Since the concert had been finished ' seems incorrect.'Since' is used for present perfect and with present perfect Has/Have can be used but not Had. Please confirm !!
Re: The concert having been finished and the audience having   [#permalink] 03 Sep 2013, 09:51
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