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# As its reputation for making acquisitions of important masterpieces

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As its reputation for making acquisitions of important masterpieces has grown, the museum has increasingly turned down gifts of lesser-known paintings they would in the past have accepted gratefully.

(A) they would in the past have accepted gratefully

(B) they would have accepted gratefully in the past

(C) it would in the past have accepted gratefully

(D) it previously would have accepted gratefully in the past

(E) that previously would have been accepted in the past

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17 Feb 2016, 20:06
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As its reputation for making acquisitions of important masterpieces has grown, the museum has increasingly turned down gifts of lesser-known paintings they would in the past have accepted gratefully.

(A) they would in the past have accepted gratefully

(B) they would have accepted gratefully in the past

(C) it would in the past have accepted gratefully

(D) it previously would have accepted gratefully in the past

(E) that previously would have been accepted in the past

I was considering C and E; ended up choosing E. Is that passive voice makes choice E wordy?

Hi punta,
reasons why E is wrong..
(E) that previously would have been accepted in the past

1) redundancy:-
previously and past are referring to same thing, so usage of both is not required.
2) passive voice:-
ofcorse we avoid PASSIVE voice, if a compact answer is available because invariably passive results in WORDINESS..

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17 Feb 2016, 04:11
(A) they would in the past have accepted gratefully - Incorrect - Museum is singular.

(B) they would have accepted gratefully in the past - Incorrect

(C) it would in the past have accepted gratefully - Correct

(D) it previously would have accepted gratefully in the past - Incorrect - Change in meaning. Either previously or past is required. Not both.

(E) that previously would have been accepted in the past - Incorrect - Tense error

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17 Feb 2016, 10:49
carcass wrote:
As its reputation for making acquisitions of important masterpieces has grown, the museum has increasingly turned down gifts of lesser-known paintings they would in the past have accepted gratefully.

(A) they would in the past have accepted gratefully

(B) they would have accepted gratefully in the past

(C) it would in the past have accepted gratefully

(D) it previously would have accepted gratefully in the past

(E) that previously would have been accepted in the past

Only choice (C) remains !!

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17 Feb 2016, 19:39
carcass wrote:
As its reputation for making acquisitions of important masterpieces has grown, the museum has increasingly turned down gifts of lesser-known paintings they would in the past have accepted gratefully.

(A) they would in the past have accepted gratefully

(B) they would have accepted gratefully in the past

(C) it would in the past have accepted gratefully

(D) it previously would have accepted gratefully in the past

(E) that previously would have been accepted in the past

I was considering C and E; ended up choosing E. Is that passive voice makes choice E wordy?
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17 Feb 2016, 22:13
A and B are wrong because these choices are using "they" which is plural whereas museum is singular
D and E are wrong cuz of redundancy..either use "past" or "previously"
So C is right
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As its reputation for making acquisitions of important masterpieces has grown, the museum has increasingly turned down gifts of lesser-known paintings they would in the past have accepted gratefully.

(A) they would in the past have accepted gratefully

(B) they would have accepted gratefully in the past

(C) it would in the past have accepted gratefully

(D) it previously would have accepted gratefully in the past

(E) that previously would have been accepted in the past

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17 Feb 2016, 22:13
A and B are wrong because these choices are using "they" which is plural whereas museum is singular
D and E are wrong cuz of redundancy..either use "past" or "previously"
So C is right
carcass wrote:
As its reputation for making acquisitions of important masterpieces has grown, the museum has increasingly turned down gifts of lesser-known paintings they would in the past have accepted gratefully.

(A) they would in the past have accepted gratefully

(B) they would have accepted gratefully in the past

(C) it would in the past have accepted gratefully

(D) it previously would have accepted gratefully in the past

(E) that previously would have been accepted in the past

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27 Apr 2017, 02:48
The museum has increasingly turned down gifts of lesser-known paintings they would in the past have accepted gratefully.

I'm unable to see clause connector with the OA.
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27 Apr 2017, 03:04
akash1983 wrote:
The museum has increasingly turned down gifts of lesser-known paintings they would in the past have accepted gratefully.

I'm unable to see clause connector with the OA.

As its reputation for making acquisitions of important masterpieces has grown, the museum has increasingly turned down gifts of lesser-known paintings that it would in the past have accepted gratefully

"that" is silent here.

When you have a noun to be modified by a relative clause, and that noun is the object of that clause, we can eliminate the "that". Here, "lesser known paintings" is the object of the verb "accepted". But, when the noun being modified is the subject, we must include "that"[or in case any relative pronoun]
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30 Apr 2017, 21:11
A) they would in the past have accepted gratefully. they refers to museum

(B) they would have accepted gratefully in the past. same as above

(C) it would in the past have accepted gratefully correct

(D) it previously would have accepted gratefully in the past redundant

(E) that previously would have been accepted in the past same as above
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13 Jan 2019, 03:09
Museum is Singular, so “they” is wrong. Option A, B eliminated.
Option E that previously ...... in the past. Both referring to Past.
Option D it previously...... in the past again.
So option C is correct where it refers to Museum

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23 Jul 2019, 11:21
Isn't option C a run-on sentence ?
"The museum has increasingly turned down gifts of lesser-known paintings" is a complete sentence and so we need a conjuction after it?

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23 Jul 2019, 11:55
Option A& B have incorrect pronoun ' they' for singular subject 'the museum'. So out
D & E use 'previously' & ' in the past' which is redundant.

Hence C

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