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# What has often been forgotten about Paine was that, after he

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What has often been forgotten about Paine was that, after he discovered his vocation, he became a professional revolutionary.
a)...
b)is that, after he had discovered his vocation
c)is that, once his vocation was discovered
d)is, after he had discovered his vocation, that
e)was that, once his vocation was discovered
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20 Jul 2005, 09:02
Also for B

Two actions stated, and clearly one action (dicovering his vocation) precedes another (becoming a professional revolutionary). Hence the past perfect tense.
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20 Jul 2005, 12:07
cybera wrote:
What has often been forgotten about Paine was that, after he discovered his vocation, he became a professional revolutionary.
a)...
b)is that, after he had discovered his vocation
c)is that, once his vocation was discovered
d)is, after he had discovered his vocation, that
e)was that, once his vocation was discovered

Agree with B.

C - "once his vocation was discovered" - by who ?

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20 Jul 2005, 12:18
My choice is B.

about Paine is is more appropriate than "was".

"has" indicates that the sentence is in the present perfect tense, therefore "is" should be used to denote the present tense. This narrows our choices to B and C. C is wrong, because "his vocation was dicovered" is grammatically wrong. Thus B
20 Jul 2005, 12:18
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