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# Having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen

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Having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world, the Baby Boomers are now more affluent, with more cash left over for discretionary spending.

(A) Having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world

(B) Having provided for life's basic necessities and seeing their children off into the world

(C) Having life's basic necessities provided for and their children being seen off into the world

(D) Although they have provided for life's necessities and seen their children off into the world

(E) Despite having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world

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01 Dec 2007, 23:15
eyunni wrote:
Having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world, the Baby Boomers are now more affluent, with more cash left over for discretionary spending.

(A) Having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world

(B) Having provided for life's basic necessities and seeing their children off into the world

(C) Having life's basic necessities provided for and their children being seen off into the world

(D) Although they have provided for life's necessities and seen their children off into the world

(E) Despite having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world

I will go with B

In A "having" is not required.

C- use of being is wrong.

In D and E, time is not compared as in A, B , and C. the second clause says that baby boomers affluent now... here use of although and despite to begin the sentence doesnt make sense.

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02 Dec 2007, 02:43
eyunni wrote:
Having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world, the Baby Boomers are now more affluent, with more cash left over for discretionary spending.

(A) Having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world

(B) Having provided for life's basic necessities and seeing their children off into the world

(C) Having life's basic necessities provided for and their children being seen off into the world

(D) Although they have provided for life's necessities and seen their children off into the world

(E) Despite having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world

I pick A.

'having provided' and 'having seen' are ||; the meaning clearly conveys that both the actions are completed.

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02 Dec 2007, 06:50
Having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world, the Baby Boomers are now more affluent, with more cash left over for discretionary spending.

(A) Having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world
Correct.

(B) Having provided for life's basic necessities and seeing their children off into the world
Verbs, "provided" & "seeing" dont match in tense

(C) Having life's basic necessities provided for and their children being seen off into the world
Verbs "provided" & "being seen" dont match in tense

(D) Although they have provided for life's necessities and seen their children off into the world
Changes meaning of the original sentence.

(E) Despite having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world
Changes meaning of the original sentence.

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02 Dec 2007, 09:28
OA is A.

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02 Dec 2007, 22:30
eyunni wrote:
Having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world, the Baby Boomers are now more affluent, with more cash left over for discretionary spending.

(A) Having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world

(B) Having provided for life's basic necessities and seeing their children off into the world

(C) Having life's basic necessities provided for and their children being seen off into the world

(D) Although they have provided for life's necessities and seen their children off into the world

(E) Despite having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world

Go with A.
D and E - although and despite not required.

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18 Aug 2011, 16:13
(A) Having provided for life's basic necessities and having seen their children off into the world, the Baby Boomers are now more affluent, with more cash left over for discretionary spending.

(D) Although they have provided for life's necessities and seen their children off into the world,the Baby Boomers are now more affluent, with more cash left over for discretionary spending.

I dont get why is D incorrect.
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18 Aug 2011, 20:27
clean and crystal A with proper parallel structure.
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07 Jan 2013, 20:17
Choices (D) and (E) are out as they show contrast.
Choice (C) is not parallel.

Choice (A) and (B) are close, but (B) does the tense error in "seeing" which means that baby boomers are currently "seeing their children off into the world".

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