Last visit was: 22 Jul 2024, 22:53 It is currently 22 Jul 2024, 22:53
Close
GMAT Club Daily Prep
Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History
Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.
Close
Request Expert Reply
Confirm Cancel
SORT BY:
Date
Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 94517
Own Kudos [?]: 643141 [11]
Given Kudos: 86719
Send PM
School Moderator - INSEAD Masters
Joined: 07 Jan 2020
Posts: 506
Own Kudos [?]: 267 [1]
Given Kudos: 193
Location: India
GPA: 4
WE:Analyst (Accounting)
Send PM
VP
VP
Joined: 14 Jul 2020
Posts: 1115
Own Kudos [?]: 1300 [2]
Given Kudos: 351
Location: India
Send PM
Director
Director
Joined: 05 Jul 2020
Posts: 583
Own Kudos [?]: 303 [2]
Given Kudos: 151
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V38
WE:Accounting (Accounting)
Send PM
Re: In the minds of many Europeans, before Canada was Canada, it was a vas [#permalink]
1
Kudos
1
Bookmarks
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.

(A) before Canada was Canada, it was a vast wilderness

(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

(E) Canada was what had been known as a vast wilderness


IMO A

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

Nipungupta9081
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! :)
School Moderator - INSEAD Masters
Joined: 07 Jan 2020
Posts: 506
Own Kudos [?]: 267 [1]
Given Kudos: 193
Location: India
GPA: 4
WE:Analyst (Accounting)
Send PM
Re: In the minds of many Europeans, before Canada was Canada, it was a vas [#permalink]
1
Bookmarks
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.

(A) before Canada was Canada, it was a vast wilderness

(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

(E) Canada was what had been known as a vast wilderness


IMO A

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

Nipungupta9081
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 😄.

Posted from my mobile device
avatar
Intern
Intern
Joined: 30 Oct 2021
Posts: 1
Own Kudos [?]: 0 [0]
Given Kudos: 10
Location: Germany
Send PM
Re: In the minds of many Europeans, before Canada was Canada, it was a vas [#permalink]
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.

Posted from my mobile device
User avatar
Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 17525
Own Kudos [?]: 869 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
Re: In the minds of many Europeans, before Canada was Canada, it was a vas [#permalink]
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: In the minds of many Europeans, before Canada was Canada, it was a vas [#permalink]
Moderators:
GMAT Club Verbal Expert
6991 posts
GMAT Club Verbal Expert
236 posts