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# Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was

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Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

a)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

b)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

c)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

d)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

e)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting upon returning to Paris because of the hectic pace.
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14 Mar 2007, 00:06

Explanation:

eliminate a and d due to sub-verb disagreement as paul gauguin in wrongly placed.

between d and e, later is awkward and D is the only correct choice left.

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14 Mar 2007, 03:07
Amardeep Sharma wrote:

Explanation:

eliminate a and d due to sub-verb disagreement as paul gauguin in wrongly placed.

between d and e, later is awkward and D is the only correct choice left.

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Amardeep

D has right modifiers in place. "Having" modifies Paul. This is right.

"where" modifies "Tahiti".
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15 Mar 2007, 11:02
faifai0714 wrote:
Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

a)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

b)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

c)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

d)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

e)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting upon returning to Paris because of the hectic pace.

I agree. The only choice that mantains the parallel structure is choice D.
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15 Mar 2007, 16:57
a)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.
b)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.
c)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.
d)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return. -- Correct
e)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting upon returning to Paris because of the hectic pace.[/quote]
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16 Mar 2007, 01:45
OA is D. "Where" should be referred to "Tahiti" not "years".
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Cam someone please explain me why E is incorrect
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22 Jun 2013, 02:53
veenu08 wrote:
Cam someone please explain me why E is incorrect

hi,

Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

a)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

b)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

c)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

d)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

e)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting upon returning to Paris because of the hectic pace.

if you read the sentence properly then actually the meaning of sentence is :
since PG was living FOR SEVERAL YEARS in TAHITI where life was SLOW and RELAXED,====>SO this is the reason that PG FACED difficulty in adjusting to PARIS lifestyle(hectic pace).....so if you add because in second part ...its like redundant and wordy.

thats why its wrong.

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Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

a)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

b)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, it was difficult for Paul Gauguin to readjust to the hectic pace of Paris upon returning.

c)Having lived in Tahiti for several years, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

d)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting to the hectic pace of Paris upon his return.

e)Having lived for several years in Tahiti, where life was slow and relaxed, Paul Gauguin had difficulty readjusting upon returning to Paris because of the hectic pace.

[C2] readjust (verb) = to change in order to fit a different situation, or to repair something slightly

After living abroad for so long, he found it difficult to readjust to life at home.

A modifying phrase has to be placed next to the noun or pronoun it is intended to modify. A modifying phrase that violates this rule is called a “misplaced modifier.” There are two misplaced modifiers in the original sentence: (1) The phrase “where life was slow and relaxed” is intended to modify “Tahiti”, but is incorrectly placed next to “years”. (2) The phrase “Having lived in Tahiti for several years” is intended to modify “Paul Gauguin”, but is incorrectly placed closer to the impersonal subject “it”. Correcting these errors will involve rewording the sentence such that each of these modifying phrases is next to the word it is intended to modify.

Another problem with the original sentence is that it ends with the words “upon returning”. Ending a sentence with such an “-ing” verb form is awkward, because the reader is left expecting a few more words to complete the thought – for example “upon returning to Paris”.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) The modifier “Having lived for several years in Tahiti”, which should modify “Paul Gauguin”, now modifies “it”. The final phrase “upon returning” is awkward.

(C) The modifier "where life was slow and relaxed" incorrectly modifies "years" instead of "Tahiti."

(D) CORRECT. "Paul Gauguin" is placed as the subject of the opening modifier "having lived in Tahiti." Additionally, the modifier "where life was slow and relaxed" is correctly placed next to its subject, "Tahiti."

(E) The phrase “because of the hectic pace” appears to be modifying the verb “returning” (in other words, it sounds like Gauguin returned because of the hectic pace). The verb “readjusting” is without a complement, so that the reader is left to wonder: “readjusting to what?”.
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