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

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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

Since 1961, when the DuBois moved to Ghana at the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, then President, and became citizens there, Mrs. DuBois had lived abroad. Her husband died in 1963, and in 1967, after Mr. Nkrumah's regime was ousted by military coup, she was forced to flee Ghana and for several years lived in Cairo.

Originally posted by noboru on 19 Aug 2009, 11:21.
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20 Aug 2009, 03:43
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I think that there's a slight changing in meaning between A and B.

In A) Kwame Nkrumah invited W. E. B. Du Bois to settle in Gharla

In B) Is not clear whether Kwame Nkrumah invitated W. E. B. Du to settle in Gharla or not. Perhaps Kwame Nkrumah invited W. E. B. Du to visit the country but not to settle in Gharla.
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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

A. seems perfect. B. is not bad, and may actually be the right answer. Let me come back to these two. Not C. or D. E. seems also possible.
So, I have A, B and E. A reads the best initially and on this reread. In B. it seems the invitation and the settling and becoming happened at the same time. E. seems more awkward each time I look at it. I wish I could explain why, but I am saying A. What is the source and what is the answer?

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The term when is used as a subordinate conjunction to denote a narrow, restricted time frame. Here B means to say that W. E. B. Du Bois reacted 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 the mark. That is why A is a better choice.
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Originally posted by daagh on 08 Nov 2010, 07:21.
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When he was invited by Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled in Gharla and became the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana. -- means invitation, settlement and becoming editor all happened together which is not true. It distorts the meaning. This is a tough one. I am sure I will get this kind of question wrong in real test.
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09 Nov 2010, 17:04
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noboru wrote:
I'm still confused with this one.
Could anybody elaborate?

Thanks!

I think that Daagh's post provides the most logical explanation.

I answered B, thinking that A sounded awkward and might even be unidiomatic.

If A is grammatically correct, then B changes the meaning.
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09 Nov 2010, 07:50
I'm still confused with this one.
Could anybody elaborate?

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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.

Hope it helps.
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28 Jul 2018, 20:49
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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