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# After much deliberation, The Supreme Court determined, by

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After much deliberation, The Supreme Court determined, by royal decree, that the Count, who have first been bequeathed with the property, would no longer be the legal owner of the land.

(A)who have first been bequeathed with the property
(B)to which the property has first been bequeathed
(C)being first bequeathed with the property
(D)to whom the property was first bequeathed
(E)to which the property had first been bequeathed

I am having trouble understanding the sentence . Appreciate if someone can elaborate ...

thanks !

Originally posted by guerrero25 on 02 Apr 2013, 03:16.
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02 Apr 2013, 03:35
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my take wud be D :to whom the property was first bequeathed

confirm if am right so as i may put my explanation
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02 Apr 2013, 03:42
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After much deliberation, The Supreme Court determined, by royal decree, that the Count, who have first been bequeathed with the property, would no longer be the legal owner of the land.

Meaning:
-First, the property was bequathed (given by will) to the Count.
-Latter, the supreme court determined that the count would no longer be the legal owner of the land

(A)who have first been bequeathed with the property
Pronoun referent issue (who) ; must use to which
(B)to which the property has first been bequeathed
Present perfect is Wrong here; must use past perfect to emphasize that this action is in the past and was before the latter
(C)being first bequeathed with the property
wrong, change of meaning + fragmented
(D)to whom the property was first bequeathed
wrong, Same issue as A
(E)to which the property had first been bequeathed
Correct
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02 Apr 2013, 03:46
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E to which the property had first been bequeathed
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how can u refer to "Count" with "to which": "count" is a person !!
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02 Apr 2013, 03:49
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E to which the property had first been bequeathed
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how can u refer to "Count" with "to which": "count" is a person !!

I think it is the correct option because if you rephrase it :

After much deliberation, The Supreme Court determined, by royal decree, that the Count, to which the property had first been bequeathed , would no longer be the legal owner of the land.

The property had first been bequeathed to the Count
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02 Apr 2013, 03:54
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I think it is the correct option because if you rephrase it :

After much deliberation, The Supreme Court determined, by royal decree, that the Count, to which the property had first been bequeathed , would no longer be the legal owner of the land.

The property had first been bequeathed to the Count

well u might be but all i am saying is that "count" is a title same as professor or president .now we never refer to president by "to which" .so same rule sud be followed for "count" !!
lets see what the answer ,provided the original poster puts the answer !!
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02 Apr 2013, 03:56
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I think it is the correct option because if you rephrase it :

After much deliberation, The Supreme Court determined, by royal decree, that the Count, to which the property had first been bequeathed , would no longer be the legal owner of the land.

The property had first been bequeathed to the Count

also i find usage of past perfect little wrong here :when u saying first then what is the need to stress that point with the past perfect !!!
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Updated on: 02 Apr 2013, 07:13
my take wud be D :to whom the property was first bequeathed

confirm if am right so as i may put my explanation

hi.. I have edited the post with answer . Correct OA is "D"

Originally posted by guerrero25 on 02 Apr 2013, 07:07.
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02 Apr 2013, 07:09
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hi.. I have edit post with answer . Correct OA is "D"

thanks for putting the answer .i hope u might have got ur answers by now .plz share the source as well
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02 Apr 2013, 11:43
well u might be but all i am saying is that "count" is a title same as professor or president .now we never refer to president by "to which" .so same rule sud be followed for "count" !!
lets see what the answer ,provided the original poster puts the answer !![/quote]

(D) is Correct. In (E) Relative pronoun which can’t be used to refer to people.
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03 Apr 2013, 18:38
Hi Guerrero25.

As you see the sentence "the Count,............ no longer the the legal owner....". so the Count must be a person, we cannot use "which", we have to use "whom". Furthermore, C is awkward because of using "being".
Down to A and D. A is incorrect, because the Count is singular, so "have" is wrong.
D is the best.

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After much deliberation, The Supreme Court determined, by royal decree, that the Count, who have first been bequeathed with the property, would no longer be the legal owner of the land.

(A)who have first been bequeathed with the property
(B)to which the property has first been bequeathed
(C)being first bequeathed with the property
(D)to whom the property was first bequeathed
(E)to which the property had first been bequeathed

I am having trouble understanding the sentence . Appreciate if someone can elaborate ...

thanks !

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