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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.

Originally posted by faifai0714 on 13 Mar 2007, 22:34.
Last edited by Bunuel on 26 Nov 2018, 20:06, edited 1 time in total.
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Answer is D

Explanation:

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

Eliminate C as when should follow after years instead of where.

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

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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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Cam someone please explain me why E is incorrect


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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.

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.

moreover ....PG had difficulty readjusting......here its meaning is not clear what he is readjusting .
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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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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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.
where should modify Tahiti , which is too far

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.
Paul should be the subject

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.
where should modify Tahiti , which is too far

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.
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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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A classic problem with C is that the phrase 'for several years' is not modifying the noun Tahiti but modifying the verb 'lived' hence, where life was slow cannot refer to Tahiti.

A and B are modifier errors.

E is meaning error.

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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.



A & B eliminated for Having not refering to Paul, modifier error. C is eliminated because where cannot jump over Several years to modify Tahiti as for several years is modifying verb. E is awkward and D is the right choice and makes more sense
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