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

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23 Dec 2010, 11:20
A is the right one. When doesnt sound right in this question.
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21 Mar 2011, 07:08
A....
Chose this over B because it's always good to negate "it, it's, they etc" when possible
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25 Oct 2016, 11:22
age wrote:
noboru wrote:
age wrote:
IMO B..
the question test modifier...
onln in B...correct modifying phrase...modifying W.E.B.....

OA is A.

PS: what does IMO mean? i see that in every post!

I think OA...is wrong..it is 1000 SC...question??
Search the question on google....u may find discussion on other forums also...I still maintain it is modifier problem here...
Moreover "At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah," seems prepositonal phrase.....and prepositional phrases don't modify..noun..have to chk this...

Prepositional phrase modifies both noun and verb.
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01 Apr 2017, 22:52
daagh wrote:
The term when is used as a subordinate conjunction is to denote a narrow, restricted time frame. Here B means to say that W. E. B. Du Bois recated the moment he was invited by Nkrumah. The essence of the matter is that Bois decided to settle in Ghana because he had to oblige Nkrumah. Viewed from that angle, when becomes off mark. That is why A is a better choice.

is invitation from grammatically acceptable
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15 Jun 2018, 16:52
Hi Verbal Experts (Daagh),
Could you please explain why option E is wrong?
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17 Jul 2018, 19:18
I think the answer should be E

A is not the answer for the meaning. Plausible ans B & E.

But E is rather simplified and meaningful in this case.

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28 Jul 2018, 09:03
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152. 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

Vyshak

Kindly mark the OA as A for this question.
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28 Jul 2018, 19:49
C, D and E is completely wrong.

Now race is between A and B.
Lets take B first,
When he was invited by X, Y settled...and became....
At first, use of passive voice which is not preferred.
Second, use of when is used for particular time frame but no such time frame is indicated by action.
B is out.

Compared to B, A is precise and clear in meaning, at the invitation of X, Y settled.....

A is correct.
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15 Aug 2018, 22:41
Some one provide the official answer for this question. I chose A by recalling the idiom 'At the invitation' from the Flash cards on GMAT Toolkit app.
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