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# At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W.E.B. Du Bois settled

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At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W.E.B. Du Bois settled [#permalink]

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180.At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W.E.B. Du Bois settled in Gharla and became the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana.
(A) At the invitation of
(B) When he was invited by
(C) An invitation coming from
(D) An invitation that came from
(E) After having an invitation by
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31 May 2004, 02:08
My choice: E is properly modifying the modifier.

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31 May 2004, 10:33
After being invited by - is correct
After having an invitation from - is correct.

I think A is the best choice. I have seen such usages.

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31 May 2004, 12:16
I have seen the phrase "at somebody's invitation" used so I guess A is the answer.

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31 May 2004, 21:00
I chose B because invited by is correctly used.
Why do u guys think its incorrect? (May be I'm missing something)

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01 Jun 2004, 20:27
Thanks anand for the explaintion of answer ....

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Re: At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W.E.B. Du Bois settled [#permalink]

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12 Apr 2013, 19:39
B. is wrong because he didn't settle in Africa at the exact moment he received the invitation. He probably took some time to think about it? It changes the meaning too much. Also, weird pronoun reference.
C. is wrong because it turns the rest of the sentence into a modifier
D. is wrong because it turns the rest of the sentence into a modifer too
E. is wrong because it's either idiomatically incorrect, changes the meaning of the sentence, or messes up the time (as in, he only moved to Africa AFTER HAVING the invitation, which implies that he no longer had the invitation at the time he moved...)

That leaves only choice A.

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Re: At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W.E.B. Du Bois settled [#permalink]

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12 Apr 2013, 22:41
baruna wrote:
180.At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W.E.B. Du Bois settled in Gharla and became the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana.
(A) At the invitation of
(B) When he was invited by
(C) An invitation coming from
(D) An invitation that came from
(E) After having an invitation by
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A is 100% correct.
Correct idiom "at the invitation of....."
For example: At the invitation of Prime Minister V. Putin, President Barack Obama had the official trip to Russia.

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