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Although it closed its doors forever in 2000, the Desert Inn

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New post 07 Jan 2017, 09:56
Hi all,
I could narrow down to (A) and (C),but couldn't find any rigid elimination to pick the right one.Could you please shed some light on the difference between "in which" and "where"? Also the reason why past perfect is not require?
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New post 07 Jan 2017, 11:59
sleepynut wrote:
Hi all,
I could narrow down to (A) and (C),but couldn't find any rigid elimination to pick the right one.Could you please shed some light on the difference between "in which" and "where"? Also the reason why past perfect is not require?
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Check the previous posts. You will see that the past perfect "had performed" in choice A is incorrect.
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New post 08 Jan 2017, 00:43
sleepynut wrote:
Hi all,
I could narrow down to (A) and (C),but couldn't find any rigid elimination to pick the right one.Could you please shed some light on the difference between "in which" and "where"? Also the reason why past perfect is not require?
Thanks


For a physical place, use "where".
For a metaphorical place (situation, arrangement etc.), use "in which".

Your other query has already been responded by cledgard.

Please let us know, if you still have doubt.
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Although it closed its doors forever in 2000, the Desert Inn was a cornerstone of classic Vegas, in which the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin had once performed in the now demolished Crystal Showroom.

(A) in which the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin had once performed in the now demolished Crystal Showroom
(B) in which the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin have once performed in the Crystal Showroom, which is now demolished
(C) where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin once performed in the now demolished Crystal Showroom
(D) where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin once performed in the Crystal Showroom, which is now demolished
(E) where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin had once performed in the Crystal Showroom, which has now been demolished


can someone give me the Official explaination? IMO E.
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New post 19 Jun 2018, 22:08
I chose E over C,D,E, surprised to find out the correct answer was C.

I guess ONE WAY that the writer of the question COULD argue (though I' not tooooooooo sure if this really was the intent of the question) is that "now demolished ballroom" is not a non-essential noun modifier, in which case usage of which could be (hence eliminating D and E) acceptable.

Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!
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Praetorian wrote:
Although it closed its doors forever in 2000, the Desert Inn was a cornerstone of classic Vegas, in which the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin had once performed in the now demolished Crystal Showroom.


(A) in which the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin had once performed in the now demolished Crystal Showroom

(B) in which the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin have once performed in the Crystal Showroom, which is now demolished

(C) where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin once performed in the now demolished Crystal Showroom

(D) where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin once performed in the Crystal Showroom, which is now demolished

(E) where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin had once performed in the Crystal Showroom, which has now been demolished



Expert, would someone pls clarify what is wrong with D & E.
D could be wordy, but do we have any other error out there ?

In E why past perfect tense is incorrect. From sequence prospective "Performance" was done before "it closed its doors forever in 2000". SO we need to show the sequence of event and for that past perfect looks to be fine. In absence of past perfect tense, it looks like act of closing and act of performing took place at the same time, which is not true and intended meaning.
ALso "has been demolished" correctly convey its current state and effect which continues at this moment.

Pls suggest !
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