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An independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy is the true winner two days after Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby.

An independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy is the true winner two days after Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby.

An independent commission has reviewed videotapes of the race and determined Take It Easy to be the true winner two days after Running Steady was named the winner.

Two days after being named the winner, an independent commission has reviewed videotapes of the race and determined Take It Easy to be the true winner of the Indiana Derby.

When Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby, an independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy is the true winner of the Indiana Derby.

Two days after Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby, an independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy was the true winner.
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IMO B

A tense mismatch
C being named the winner, an independent commission -- modifier issue
D looks good but "two days after" is eliminated
E Run on sentence
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New post 13 Jun 2009, 06:42
i am still having problem with this present perfect. Can u tell me why it is be B.

I cornered down to A or B. Then go it wrong.

The two verbs are reviewed and determined. Why one has to " has reviewed " and the
other in past. please explain.

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An independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy is the true winner two days after Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby.

An independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy is the true winner two days after Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby.

An independent commission has reviewed videotapes of the race and determined Take It Easy to be the true winner two days after Running Steady was named the winner.

Two days after being named the winner, an independent commission has reviewed videotapes of the race and determined Take It Easy to be the true winner of the Indiana Derby.

When Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby, an independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy is the true winner of the Indiana Derby.

Two days after Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby, an independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy was the true winner.


very confused with the names of horses ... took a while to figure that out.

my answer is E .. but A is also close . ..

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E is the correct Ans...A has misplaced modifier....Two days after....shuld be a modifier of An independent commission....


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mbaMission wrote:
An independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy is the true winner two days after Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby.

An independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy is the true winner two days after Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby.

An independent commission has reviewed videotapes of the race and determined Take It Easy to be the true winner two days after Running Steady was named the winner.

Two days after being named the winner, an independent commission has reviewed videotapes of the race and determined Take It Easy to be the true winner of the Indiana Derby.

When Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby, an independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy is the true winner of the Indiana Derby.

Two days after Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby, an independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy was the true winner.


very confused with the names of horses ... took a while to figure that out.

my answer is E .. but A is also close . ..

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Re: An independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race [#permalink]

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nice one
IMO E
1. correct sequence.
2. logical too.
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Re: An independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race [#permalink]

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1)An independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy is the true winner two days after Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby.-- Wrong

2)An independent commission has reviewed videotapes of the race and determined Take It Easy to be the true winner two days after Running Steady was named the winner.

3)Two days after [b]being named the winner,[/b] an independent commission has reviewed videotapes of the race and determined Take It Easy to be the true winner of the Indiana Derby.-- wrong modifier+ being passive voice

4)When Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby, an independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy is the true winner of the Indiana Derby.

5)Two days after Running Steady was named the winner of the Indiana Derby, an independent commission reviewed videotapes of the race and determined that Take It Easy was the true winner.

right answer IMO : E
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I also chose E. This answer does not provide a run on sentence as mentioned before, the part before the comma does not function as a whole sentence, rather it puts it in a order regarding the timeline of events.
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Can some one please explain why A is wrong here?
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Got to be E.

A. and B. are wrong because they imply that "Take It Easy" is the true winner two days after "Running Steady" was named the winner

which could mean that "Take It Easy" won a second race, two days after "Running Steady" won the first... the timeframe is vague.

C. implies that the comission was named the true winner
D. implies that the comission started when running steady was named winner, and the tense is wrong (Should be "was the true winner" rather than "is the true winner")

E. is the only option that clears all of these issues up.

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Got to be E.

A. and B. are wrong because they imply that "Take It Easy" is the true winner two days after "Running Steady" was named the winner

which could mean that "Take It Easy" won a second race, two days after "Running Steady" won the first... the timeframe is vague.

C. implies that the comission was named the true winner
D. implies that the comission started when running steady was named winner, and the tense is wrong (Should be "was the true winner" rather than "is the true winner")

E. is the only option that clears all of these issues up.


dave785 wrote:
Got to be E.

A. and B. are wrong because they imply that "Take It Easy" is the true winner two days after "Running Steady" was named the winner

which could mean that "Take It Easy" won a second race, two days after "Running Steady" won the first... the timeframe is vague.

C. implies that the comission was named the true winner
D. implies that the comission started when running steady was named winner, and the tense is wrong (Should be "was the true winner" rather than "is the true winner")

E. is the only option that clears all of these issues up.



I will go with A.

Below is my reasoning.

Commission issued a statement saying that " Now we determine "takeiteasy" is true winner" (present tense). But When author is mentioning commision's statement in the present tense, he is saying that "commision determined that X is true winner 2 days after Y was named winner"

With E, I think there is a shift in the meaning.

"2 days after Y was named winner, Commision started its independent investigation ....."..However comission didnot start its investigation 2 days after Y was named winner...rather Comission declared X is winner after 2 days of ivestigation.

I am interested to know the OA.
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