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# After the Civil War, contemporaries of Harriet Tubman s

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13. After the Civil War, contemporaries of Harriet Tubman’s maintained that she has all of the qualities of a greater leader: coolness in the face of danger, an excellent sense of strategy, and an ability to plan in minute detail.

(A) Tubman’s maintained that she has
(B) Tubman’s maintained that she had
(C) Tubman’s have maintained that she had
(D) Tubman maintained that she had
(E) Tubman had maintained that she has

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24 Feb 2012, 01:22
D.

Eliminate A, B, and C because Tubman doesn't need the 's

Eliminate E because (apart from being awkward) "had maintained" is inconsistent with "has"; her contemporaries still maintained the awesome qualities that she had at the time, and presumably never changed their minds. Plus, they're all dead.

Ok, that's how I thought it out.
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24 Feb 2012, 01:27
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13. After the Civil War, contemporaries of Harriet Tubman’s maintained that she has all of the qualities of a greater leader: coolness in the face of danger, an excellent sense of strategy, and an ability to plan in minute detail.

(A) Tubman’s maintained that she has
(B) Tubman’s maintained that she had
(C) Tubman’s have maintained that she had
(D) Tubman maintained that she had
(E) Tubman had maintained that she has

Correct Ans D.
Straightaway eliminate A,B & C.
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24 Feb 2012, 03:21
+1 D

A,B,C get eliminated because of Tuman's

E has incorrect verb tense had & has
E is also awkward

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24 Feb 2012, 20:56
+1 for D.

that of X's = incorrect ( that of itself shows possessive relationship)
of X's = okay though awkward.
that of X = correct
of X = correct

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24 Feb 2012, 23:10
crick20002002 wrote:
+1 for D.

that of X's = incorrect ( that of itself shows possessive relationship)
of X's = okay though awkward.
that of X = correct
of X = correct

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How did you learn to break structures down like that?
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29 Mar 2012, 06:14
crick20002002 wrote:
+1 for D.

that of X's = incorrect ( that of itself shows possessive relationship)
of X's = okay though awkward.
that of X = correct
of X = correct

Crick

X's means of X
then red part above become of of X
m i wrong
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29 Mar 2012, 06:15
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crick20002002 wrote:
+1 for D.

that of X's = incorrect ( that of itself shows possessive relationship)
of X's = okay though awkward.
that of X = correct
of X = correct

Crick

How did you learn to break structures down like that?

X's = of X

Baki sub manipulation.
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31 Mar 2012, 04:55
D for me.............
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07 Jan 2013, 04:25
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D.

Eliminate A, B, and C because Tubman doesn't need the 's

Eliminate E because (apart from being awkward) "had maintained" is inconsistent with "has"; her contemporaries still maintained the awesome qualities that she had at the time, and presumably never changed their minds. Plus, they're all dead.

Ok, that's how I thought it out.

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30 Sep 2017, 23:03
BANON wrote:
13. After the Civil War, contemporaries of Harriet Tubman’s maintained that she has all of the qualities of a greater leader: coolness in the face of danger, an excellent sense of strategy, and an ability to plan in minute detail.

(A) Tubman’s maintained that she has
(B) Tubman’s maintained that she had
(C) Tubman’s have maintained that she had
(D) Tubman maintained that she had
(E) Tubman had maintained that she has

A, B, C are out straight (possessive problem)

Between D & E

E has tense issue (past perfect matched with present; events are not matching)
D the earlier past action (had all the....) is in the past perfect tense, while the later past action is in the simple past tense (maintained)
hence D
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01 Oct 2017, 01:48
BANON wrote:
13. After the Civil War, contemporaries of Harriet Tubman’s maintained that she has all of the qualities of a greater leader: coolness in the face of danger, an excellent sense of strategy, and an ability to plan in minute detail.

(A) Tubman’s maintained that she has
(B) Tubman’s maintained that she had
(C) Tubman’s have maintained that she had
(D) Tubman maintained that she had
(E) Tubman had maintained that she has

Narrowed down to D and E...

E is not consistent...had maintained,,,,she has.... ---> sounds awkward,,,

IMO D

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