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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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New post 24 Jan 2009, 11:17
Confused b/w C and E. but C looks better.
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New post 24 Jan 2009, 11:23
I don't have OA for this....but in any case do you think abt D....is (:) makes sense in D?
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New post 24 Jan 2009, 12:48
Every answer is wrong though D could be better choice with proper punctuation....

(A) Lincoln, discovering in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddler has learned before him, knew- has learned > past action in present form?

(B) Discovering in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddler has learned before him, Lincoln knew - has learned > past action in present form?

(C) Lincoln, discovering the secret that the Yankee peddler had learned in young manhood before him, knew - misplaced modifier

(D) In young manhood Lincoln discovered the secret that the Yankee peddler had learned before him: - Missing punctuation?

(E) Lincoln, discovered in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddler had learned before him, knew - Lincoln is discovered
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New post 25 Jan 2009, 21:17
This is a strange question but I'll go with C.
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New post 25 Jan 2009, 21:45
IMO B.

Discovering .....present continuous....

has learnt..... present perfect...
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New post 26 Jan 2009, 17:01
rampuria wrote:
IMO B.

Discovering .....present continuous....

has learnt..... present perfect...


B for me too.

And i believe in D the answer does not contain ":", but rather ";". Please, verify that. If it indeed has a semicolon, then it would be clearly incorrect, as the phrase right after the semicolon is not complete, as it should.
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New post 26 Jan 2009, 22:05
But in B, is this ok?
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New post 26 Jan 2009, 22:15
this is quite confusing question. H ope, GMAT never gives quasi-correct options.

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