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Having been named for a mythological nymph

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New post 28 May 2017, 21:46
I know that difficulty level is decided automatically by system as per the no. of correct attempts but this question was difficult. I got the right answer but it took me 2.30 min. Can someone check the level of this question from its source?

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New post 29 May 2017, 03:22
utkarshthapak wrote:
I know that difficulty level is decided automatically by system as per the no. of correct attempts but this question was difficult. I got the right answer but it took me 2.30 min. Can someone check the level of this question from its source?


Hi utkarshthapak ,

This question tests the concept of meaning. In my opinion, the current level of the question is appropriate.

I hardly took 45 seconds to solve this question. May be you were lacking somewhere.
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New post 04 Dec 2017, 18:45
still not convinced why answer A is incorrect. " need more solid explanations than "having doesn't sound right"

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New post 05 Dec 2017, 07:18
LakerFan24 wrote:
still not convinced why answer A is incorrect. " need more solid explanations than "having doesn't sound right"


"Having" + participle is used to depict a completed event, e.g.,
Having finished my lunch, I left for the station...... implies that AFTER I fnished my lunch, I left for the station.


The structure of option A is as follows:
Having been named for a nymph, the asteroid was discovered.
The above implies that the AFTER the asteroid was named, it was discovered. This is absurd because naming cannot happen before an asteroid is discovered.

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