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# Balzac drank more than fifty cups of coffee a day and died

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Balzac drank more than fifty cups of coffee a day and died [#permalink]

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Balzac drank more than fifty cups of coffee a day and died of caffeine poisoning; furthermore, caffeine did not seem to bother Samuel Johnson, the great writer and lexicographer, who was reported to have drunk twenty-five cups of tea at one sitting.
(A) furthermore, caffeine did not seem to bother
(B) however, caffeine did not seem to bother
(C) however, caffeine did not seem to have bothered
(D) furthermore, caffeine did not seem to have bothered
(E) in addition, caffeine did not seem to bother
I choose C,but The answer is B.I think this action to bother happened in the past

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21 May 2009, 05:19
C is my choice.

2nd statement after semicolon should present in contradiction hence should have 'however'.

Out of B and C, C has have bothered which is correct. Hence C.

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21 May 2009, 16:51
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I went with B , more of a gut feeling , was not able to find any error with C.
Anyway , here is discussion

sc-caffeine-poisoning-63051.html

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