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In 1950s, when Mother Theresa wanted to form an orphanage with only three pounds and God behind her, her adversaries scoffed at her, but in a span of 15 years, a resolute missionary will had made her dream come true.


(A) wanted to form an orphanage with only three pounds and God behind her, her adversaries scoffed at her, but in a span of 15 years, a resolute missionary will had made her dream come true

(B) had wanted to form an orphanage with only three pounds and God behind her, her adversaries had scoffed at her, but in a span of 15 years, a resolute missionary will made her dream come true

(C) had wanted to form an orphanage with only three pounds and God behind her, her adversaries scoffed at her, but a resolute missionary will in a span of 15 years had made her dream come true

(D) wanted to form an orphanage with only three pounds and God behind her, her adversaries scoffed at her, but in a span of 15 years, a resolute missionary will make her dream come true

(E) wanted to form an orphanage with only three pounds and God behind her, her adversaries would scoff at her, but in a span of 15 years, a resolute missionary will had made her dream come true

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Concept: When we have a series of events that occurred in the past and ended the past, the last of the events entails a simple past and the previous events, any number, one or more, will entail past perfect.
In the given issue
First event: In the 1950s, Mother wanted to form an orphanage
Second event: her adversaries scoffed at her
Third and the last event: in a span of 15 years, a resolute missionary will had made her dream come true

As per the thumb rule, the last event should be in the simple past as - a resolute missionary will made her dream come true -

The previous two events will take on the past perfect verbs as – Mother had wanted to …….. And her adversaries had scoffed at her

B only wins the tense debate, doesn’t it? Well! that has not come out as a choice so far.
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What verbal time is "will made"??? From where is this question?
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What verbal time is "will made"??? From where is this question?


Hi,

Here "will" is a noun and not the "will" which is used as a verb to show something in future.

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Thanks dominic...this is a little confusing. This is the first time i am seeing mulitple 'had's in a sentence. Have you come across this before?
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Thanks dominic...this is a little confusing. This is the first time i am seeing mulitple 'had's in a sentence. Have you come across this before?


Yes we can see multiple had.. thumb rule is to find the verbs and see where and how they fall in the timeline.... In fact we can see "had had" as well.

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Below is the link for all the information you need to answer these kind of questions. mikemcgarry has explained the whole concept exceptionally well with examples. Once you go through the whole article you will not have any doubt answering such questions as this.

http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/sequence-o ... orrection/

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this Q tests on the use of 'past perfect'..
The Past Perfect expresses the idea that something occurred before another action in the past. It can also show that something happened before a specific time in the past.
in this Q there are two time frames..
1) In 1950s, when Mother Theresa wanted to form an orphanage with only three pounds and God behind her, her adversaries scoffed at her
2) in a span of 15 years, a resolute missionary will had made her dream come true
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clearly event of 1) is prior to that of 2), and therefore should have the past perfect 'had'....

Q..In 1950s, when Mother Theresa wanted to form an orphanage with only three pounds and God behind her, her adversaries scoffed at her, but in a span of 15 years, a resolute missionary will had made her dream come true

A. wanted to form an orphanage with only three pounds and God behind her, her adversaries scoffed at her, but in a span of 15 years, a resolute missionary will had made her dream come true
1950's was prior to the dream come true, so 'had' should come in the first event and not the succeding events...

B. had wanted to form an orphanage with only three pounds and God behind her, her adversaries had scoffed at her, but in a span of 15 years, a resolute missionary will made her dream come true
correct.. logical construction

C. had wanted to form an orphanage with only three pounds and God behind her, her adversaries scoffed at her, but a resolute missionary will in a span of 15 years had made her dream come true
changes the meaning

D. wanted to form an orphanage with only three pounds and God behind her, her adversaries scoffed at her, but in a span of 15 years, a resolute missionary will make her dream come true
usage of 'make' changes the tense

E. wanted to form an orphanage with only three pounds and God behind her, her adversaries would scoff at her, but in a span of 15 years, a resolute missionary will had made her dream come true
wrong usage of tenses..
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chetan2u: Needed some clarification. I have doubt with the usage of 'will made her dream come true' in option B. Is the usage 'will made' correct?
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chetan2u: Needed some clarification. I have doubt with the usage of 'will made her dream come true' in option B. Is the usage 'will made' correct?


Hi Vyshak,

It is easy to get confused between words due to the proximity of two words which can take will,,,
1)a resolute missionary will had made her dream come true..
2)a resolute missionary will had made her dream come true..

in this case 2 is correct.
"a resolute missionary will " is a single word and will is used as a noun and not as a verb...
will here means the determned desire by the missionary...
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