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Lincoln, discovering in young manhood the secret that the

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Lincoln, discovering in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddler has learned before him, knew how to use a good story to generate good will.
(A) Lincoln, discovering in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddler has learned before him, knew
(B) Discovering in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddler has learned before him, Lincoln knew
(C) Lincoln, discovering the secret that the Yankee peddler had learned in young manhood before him, knew
(D) In young manhood Lincoln discovered the secret that the Yankee peddler had learned before him;
(E) Lincoln, discovered in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddler had learned before him, knew
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05 Jan 2009, 13:30
I agree with C.
OP you underlined the entire sentence which initially confused me. Please revise. Thanks
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05 Jan 2009, 13:39
vivektripathi wrote:
Lincoln, discovering in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddler has learned before him, knew how to use a good story to generate good will.
(A) Lincoln, discovering in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddler has learned before him, knew
(B) Discovering in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddler has learned before him, Lincoln knew
(C) Lincoln, discovering the secret that the Yankee peddler had learned in young manhood before him, knew
(D) In young manhood Lincoln discovered the secret that the Yankee peddler had learned before him;
(E) Lincoln, discovered in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddler had learned before him, knew

C.
We need past perfect tense. I think other choices misplace "in young manhood" as well.
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05 Jan 2009, 16:26
My vote for E, close one was B, but I felt that had learned is more proper than has learned.
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05 Jan 2009, 16:43
My vote for E, close one was B, but I felt that had learned is more proper than has learned.

I agree. A, B & C are out as they use discovering. Lincoln already discovered X long back.

So D & E remain. The answer choice D uses semi colon making D incorrect.

E seemed best of the lot and I googled to find the answer to be D. How ever the correct answer choice in that page has a semi colon and even then I dont see how D makes sense.

http://www.cyberprep.com/bschool/drills/drillsc.htm Q 14
Re: SC-Lincoln   [#permalink] 05 Jan 2009, 16:43
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