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# Except for you and I, everyone brought a present to the

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15 Feb 2008, 19:37
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Except for you and I, everyone brought a present to the party.

A] Except for you and I, everyone brought
B] With exception of you and I, everyone brought
C] Except for you and I, everyone had brought
D] Except for you and me, everyone brought
E] Except for you and me, everyone had brought

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16 Feb 2008, 01:37
Good One – the object of preposition must contain objective form – eliminate A,B and C
Between D and E, E has incorrect past perfect form.

A] Except for you and I, everyone brought
B] With exception of you and I, everyone brought
C] Except for you and I, everyone had brought
D] Except for you and me, everyone brought
E] Except for you and me, everyone had brought

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16 Feb 2008, 07:34
can you explain that concept a little more ? what is objective form ?

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16 Feb 2008, 08:36
Subject Pronoun - I
Object Pronoun - me
Possessive Pronoun - mine

For example: Who are you going to marry ?
Correct : Whom are you going to marry ?

You = subject, pronoun (who) is the object and hence needs to use Object Pronoun (whom).

Except for you and I, everyone brought a present to the party.

You = subject, Pronoun (I) is the object and hence needs to use Object Pronoun (me)

Makes sense ?
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17 Feb 2008, 19:11
neelesh,

thnks for those tips on subject and object pronouns.
but why is 'had brought' incorrect past perfect?
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19 Feb 2008, 20:54
You use past perfect tense only when you need to compare two past actions. Eg: I had visited my uncle before he died. Here just a simple past is required as there is only 1 past action.

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20 Feb 2008, 16:45
rakesh22 wrote:
You use past perfect tense only when you need to compare two past actions. Eg: I had visited my uncle before he died. Here just a simple past is required as there is only 1 past action.

thank you sir.
OA D.

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17 Jul 2016, 12:15
start the motar,and then you should remove the blocks.
A.start the motar, then removing the blocks.
B.start the motar, the blocks should then be removed.
C.start the motar and then remove theblocks.
D.starting the motor remove the blocks

plese explain

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17 Jul 2016, 13:26
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