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# It’s having been announced in the morning, the news was no surprise. (

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Updated on: 06 Dec 2018, 10:37
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It’s having been announced in the morning, the news was no surprise.

(A) It’s having been announced in the morning, the news was no surprise.
(B) Its having been announced in the morning, the news was no surprise.
(C) Its having been announced earlier, the news was no surprise.
(D) Its having been already announced, the news was no surprise.
(E) Its having been announced that morning, the news came as no surprise.

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06 Apr 2017, 12:38
IMO the answer should be C.
Can someone please explain why B is the right answer and not C?
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07 Apr 2017, 02:52
niteshwaghray wrote:
IMO the answer should be C.
Can someone please explain why B is the right answer and not C?

my 2 cents:
I feel having been -ed construction shows that event already happened. Hence, the usage of earlier seems to be redundant.
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07 Apr 2017, 10:18
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niteshwaghray wrote:
IMO the answer should be C.
Can someone please explain why B is the right answer and not C?

Choice (A) is incorrect. It’s always means it is, and it is in this sentence makes no sense.
Choice (B) is the correct answer. The possessive form, its, is preferred with the participial
phrase, having been.
Choice (C) unnecessarily changes the wording of the sentence.
Choice (D) adds an apostrophe after the “s” in its and thus creates a nonword.
Choice (E) also tries to change the wording for no purpose.
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10 Jul 2017, 05:10
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It’s having been announced in the morning, the news was no surprise.

(A) It’s having been announced in the morning, the news was no surprise.
(B) Its having been announced in the morning, the news was no surprise.
(C) Its having been announced earlier, the news was no surprise.
(D) Its having been already announced, the news was no surprise.
(E) Its having been announced that morning, the news came as no surprise.

Is this question legit?
For me It having been announced in the morning, the news was no surprise, makes more sense than
Its having been announced in the morning, the news was no surprise.

Can anyone explain this a little more.
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10 Jul 2017, 05:17
A. It is .....what is it is not clear.
B. seems correct.
C. in the morning is missing. Changes the context of original sentence
D. in the morning is missing. Changes the context of original sentence
E. that morning is ambiguous.
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26 Aug 2017, 07:29
Why is E wrong? Can someone post a detailed explanation?
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26 Aug 2017, 09:35
narrowed between B and C??
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07 Feb 2018, 03:25
What kind of construction is this?
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07 Feb 2018, 03:51
IMO B

Not a typical GMAT type question though.

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