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# In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje,

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In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years.

(A) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(B) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(C) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(E) had claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
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21 Jan 2006, 04:38
I pick A

--> who they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years

who appears before the verb appear ! and acts as the subject

whom is object and will come after the verb

OA?
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21 Jan 2006, 04:45
ps_dahiya wrote:
In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years.

(A) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(B) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(C) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(E) had claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

The questions in this part of SC1000 are complicated.

You want a detailed explanation and got it initially wrong?
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21 Jan 2006, 04:49
ps_dahiya wrote:
In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years.

(A) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(B) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(C) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(E) had claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

The questions in this part of SC1000 are complicated.

You want a detailed explanation and got it initially wrong?

What ever I am posting now is not that I got wrong? Few of themI got wrong and few of them I just wanted to share with you guys. I feel, some of them are real good in learning concepts.
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21 Jan 2006, 05:09
"whom" is a favorite GMAT trap answer.

Nothing wrong with (A).
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21 Jan 2006, 08:16
ps_dahiya wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years.

(A) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(B) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(C) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(E) had claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

The questions in this part of SC1000 are complicated.

You want a detailed explanation and got it initially wrong?

What ever I am posting now is not that I got wrong? Few of themI got wrong and few of them I just wanted to share with you guys. I feel, some of them are real good in learning concepts.

Ok, I ask because I generally respond shorter to questions not placed with the intention to get a detailed explanation.

proposal
In case of showing concepts one could place a short note in the subject to emphasize what the concept be.
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21 Jan 2006, 08:32
ps_dahiya wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years.

(A) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(B) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(C) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(E) had claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

The questions in this part of SC1000 are complicated.

You want a detailed explanation and got it initially wrong?

What ever I am posting now is not that I got wrong? Few of themI got wrong and few of them I just wanted to share with you guys. I feel, some of them are real good in learning concepts.

Ok, I ask because I generally respond shorter to questions not placed with the intention to get a detailed explanation.

proposal
In case of showing concepts one could place a short note in the subject to emphasize what the concept be.

The reason why it is not D is that a change in the tense would be wrong right?
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21 Jan 2006, 08:32
ps_dahiya wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years.

(A) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(B) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(C) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(E) had claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

The questions in this part of SC1000 are complicated.

You want a detailed explanation and got it initially wrong?

What ever I am posting now is not that I got wrong? Few of themI got wrong and few of them I just wanted to share with you guys. I feel, some of them are real good in learning concepts.

Ok, I ask because I generally respond shorter to questions not placed with the intention to get a detailed explanation.

proposal
In case of showing concepts one could place a short note in the subject to emphasize what the concept be.

The reason why it is not D is that a change in the tense would be wrong right?
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21 Jan 2006, 10:08
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Can someone explains why it is not D

Tomgw,

(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who

This sounds awkward in this context, it changes the meaning. Probably, following example will be helpful in understanding this...

eg:
1) I have had my lunch. --> I ate my lunch.
2) I have my lunch
--> indicates possession of lunch.

Needless to mention, all other choices with "whom" are meaningless!
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21 Jan 2006, 10:51
Interesting one ps_dahiya!

I definitely fell into the whom trap Will surely remember this.
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21 Jan 2006, 21:12
It waqs between A and D..
D changes the meanings...
A it is
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21 Jan 2006, 23:17
You guys are great. OA is A
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