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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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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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Having been named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter, the asteroid named Ida, in the middle of the belt of asteroids that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, was discovered in 1884.

A. Having been named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter, the asteroid named Ida, in the middle of the belt of asteroids that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, was discovered in 1884.

B. Discovered in 1884, the asteroid lda, named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter, is in the middle of the belt of asteroids that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.

C. In the middle of the belt of asteroids that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, the asteroid lda, discovered in 1884 and named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter.

D. The asteroid Ida, named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter and discovered in 1884, is in the middle of the belt of asteroids to orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.

E. Ida, an asteroid discovered in 1884 and which was named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter, is in the middle of the belt of asteroids to orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.



Can someone please explain what is wrong with "and discovered in 1884" in option D?
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thanhmaitran wrote:
Having been named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter, the asteroid named Ida, in the middle of the belt of asteroids that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, was discovered in 1884.

A. Having been named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter, the asteroid named Ida, in the middle of the belt of asteroids that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, was discovered in 1884.

B. Discovered in 1884, the asteroid lda, named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter, is in the middle of the belt of asteroids that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.

C. In the middle of the belt of asteroids that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, the asteroid lda, discovered in 1884 and named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter.

D. The asteroid Ida, named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter and discovered in 1884, is in the middle of the belt of asteroids to orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.

E. Ida, an asteroid discovered in 1884 and which was named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter, is in the middle of the belt of asteroids to orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.



Can someone please explain what is wrong with "and discovered in 1884" in option D?


The asteroid Ida, named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter and discovered in 1884, is in the middle of the belt of asteroids to orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter
two issues:
1. to orbit
2. The asteroid Ida, named for a mythological nymph (who cared for the infant Jupiter and discovered in 1884), is in.... this is also a different meaning coming up because of the placement of "and discovered in 1884".

Whenever you see choices keeping phrases here and there, then it means you should watch out for misplaced modifier issue. Such issues creates meaning issues.
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aviejay wrote:
thanhmaitran wrote:
Having been named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter, the asteroid named Ida, in the middle of the belt of asteroids that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, was discovered in 1884.

A. Having been named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter, the asteroid named Ida, in the middle of the belt of asteroids that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, was discovered in 1884.

B. Discovered in 1884, the asteroid lda, named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter, is in the middle of the belt of asteroids that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.

C. In the middle of the belt of asteroids that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, the asteroid lda, discovered in 1884 and named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter.

D. The asteroid Ida, named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter and discovered in 1884, is in the middle of the belt of asteroids to orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.

E. Ida, an asteroid discovered in 1884 and which was named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter, is in the middle of the belt of asteroids to orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.



Can someone please explain what is wrong with "and discovered in 1884" in option D?


The asteroid Ida, named for a mythological nymph who cared for the infant Jupiter and discovered in 1884, is in the middle of the belt of asteroids to orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter
two issues:
1. to orbit
2. The asteroid Ida, named for a mythological nymph (who cared for the infant Jupiter and discovered in 1884), is in.... this is also a different meaning coming up because of the placement of "and discovered in 1884".

Whenever you see choices keeping phrases here and there, then it means you should watch out for misplaced modifier issue. Such issues creates meaning issues.



Hi HKD1710,

I did no t understand your explanation in point 2. Could you please elaborate how is the meaning of the sentence changing?
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