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Golf games often turn out to be more tiring than they originally seeme

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Golf games often turn out to be more tiring than they originally seemed.

(A) they originally seemed
(B) they originally seem to
(C) they seemingly would tire originally
(D) it would have seemed originally
(E) it originally seemed they would

Originally posted by Shawnik on 11 Jun 2016, 10:22.
Last edited by Bunuel on 09 Oct 2018, 02:23, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 11 Jun 2016, 11:19
Construction is X than Y

X = turn out to be more tiring
than
Y = they seemed
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Option A. is right.
B was close one but seem to without a finishing infinitive like "seem to be" is incorrect. Others have meaning issues.
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The idea here is that the games seemed less tiring in the past, before they turn out otherwise. The past tense creates a contrast that wouldn't otherwise be there. Imagine someone saying "This isn't turning out to be as fun as I thought."

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188. Golf games often turn out to be more tiring than they originally seemed.
(A) they originally seemed
(B) they originally seem to
(C) they seemingly would tire originally
(D) it would have seemed originally
(E) it originally seemed they would

I think the sentence implies a general assertion or judgement. So using past tense is not the right way to put the idea forward. For example : the chocolate often turns out to be more sweet than it seems to. It's more of a general statement rather than a particular person's perspective so using past tense ( according to me) wrong! Please correct me if my line of thinking is wrong.

I'd go with B

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Golf games often turn out to be more tiring than they originally seemed.

(A) they originally seemed
(B) they originally seem to
(C) they seemingly would tire originally
(D) it would have seemed originally
(E) it originally seemed they would



MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:



The correct tense for the verb ‘seem’ is the past. Choice A uses the past tense and is the shortest and most efficient of the options. Choice A is the correct answer.
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Shawnik wrote:
Golf games often turn out to be more tiring than they originally seemed.

(A) they originally seemed
(B) they originally seem to
(C) they seemingly would tire originally
(D) it would have seemed originally
(E) it originally seemed they would



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Your remark- The idea here is that the games seemed less tiring in the past, before they turn out otherwise. The past tense creates a contrast that wouldn't otherwise be there. Imagine someone saying "This isn't turning out to be as fun as I thought."


The example you provided implies a current situation ie., "This ISN'T turning out to be fun - present tense"
Hence the usage of past is appropriate.

In the given question -
The word "often" means a generally or not actually at the moment so the usage of past cannot be used because we are stating a generalised statement.

Though I'm still reserved over the structure of B as to the incomplete idiom "seem to" I would bet on B.

Please explain your reasoning and help me correct mine
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