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# In the minds of many Europeans, before Canada was Canada, it was a vas

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Nipungupta9081 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
In the minds of many Europeans, before Canada was Canada, it was a vast wilderness, a cold and inhospitable place that nonetheless was the ancestral home of many Inuit tribes.

(B) before there was Canada, it was a vast wilderness

(C) it was a vast wilderness that was Canada

(D) Canada was what was a vast wilderness

IMO A

Confused Between A and E but there is a tense error in E use of past-perfect , IMO A

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Additionally, in option E the usage of "known as" is incorrect. Vast Wilderness was not Canada's previous name! It's just what canada was. Hope this brings more clarity!
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Brian123 wrote:
Nipungupta9081 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
In the minds of many Europeans, before Canada was Canada, it was a vast wilderness, a cold and inhospitable place that nonetheless was the ancestral home of many Inuit tribes.

(B) before there was Canada, it was a vast wilderness

(C) it was a vast wilderness that was Canada

(D) Canada was what was a vast wilderness

IMO A

Confused Between A and E but there is a tense error in E use of past-perfect , IMO A

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Additionally, in option E the usage of "known as" is incorrect. Vast Wilderness was not Canada's previous name! It's just what canada was. Hope this brings more clarity!

Brian123 didn't notice but thanks for letting me know.
Thanks for Pointing out 😄.

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TarunKumar1234 wrote:
I.

(E) Canada was what had been known as a vast wilderness -> "had been" incorrect use of tense.

So, I think A.

Why is the use of the tense incorrect? Isn’t it rhe passive voice in the past perfect tense?

Like:
- She had finished the job.
vs.
- The job had been finished by her.

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