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In 1632, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan began constructing the Taj...

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In 1632, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan began constructing the Taj Mahal, whose design was partly inspired by the majestic Humayun’s tomb, which itself had been inspired by the Gur-e Amir.

(A) which itself had been inspired
(B) itself being inspired
(C) having been inspired
(D) whose inspiration was
(E) inspiring

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(A) which itself had been inspired
(B) itself being inspired - only "itself" = incorrect
(C) having been inspired - "having" = incorrect
(D) whose inspiration was - " was by" = incorrect
(E) inspiring - "inspiring" = incorrect
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In 1632, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan began constructing the Taj Mahal, whose design was partly inspired by the majestic Humayun’s tomb, which itself had been inspired by the Gur-e Amir.

(A) which itself had been inspired - "inspired" is used as verb here. Correct!!
(B) itself being inspired - Incorrect
(C) having been inspired - Incorrect
(D) whose inspiration was - Incorrect - inspired has been converted to "inspiration"
(E) inspiring - incorrect.
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I believe this sentence requires past perfect continuous tense to express the intended meaning i.e. design of humayun's tomb happened earlier than design of Taj Mahal and Humayun's Tomb's inspiration was design of another structure until the point of time design of Taj Mahal came into existence. Therefore, [url]had been[/url] is a must in answer choices.
Except choice A no other answer choice seems the best option.
Hope my line of reasoning has some merit?
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The key to solving this easily is understanding the timeline of events:

Object 1 was built and inspired by Object 2, Object 2 was built before object 1 and inspired by object 3, Object 3 was built first.

Past perfect is required to establish a clear timeline of the build sequence.
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