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Lincoln, discovering in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddl

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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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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


IMO D;

A, B, C - incorrect - the learning happened before the discovery so past perfect is needed.
C - incorrect - misplaced modifier - "in young manhood before him" wrongly suggests that there were other manhoods before him

E - incorrect - wrongly suggests that Lincoln was discovered.
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Can any verbal expert give explanation, I felt B is also a good candidate.
Can some one point out whats wrong in B
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Can any verbal expert give explanation, I felt B is also a good candidate.
Can some one point out whats wrong in B

The context is in the past, so use of "has"(present perfect) is not correct.

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 --> The context is in the past, so use of "has"(present perfect) is not correct

(B) Discovering in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddler has learned before him, Lincoln knew --> same as A

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

(D) In young manhood Lincoln discovered the secret that the Yankee peddler had learned before him: --> correct

(E) Lincoln, discovered in young manhood the secret that the Yankee peddler had learned before him, knew --> two main verbs w/o any conjunction
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970. 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



Bunuel answer is B in other sites and in D answer we have semicolon ....you write colon
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