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Located in the vast Atlantic Ocean, about seven miles off the coast of

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Located in the vast Atlantic Ocean, about seven miles off the coast of Venezuela, is a small but fertile island that had retained from the period of its first discovery the name of Trinidad, and though picturesque, has rarely been visited by Europeans until the sixteenth century.

A. is a small but fertile island that had retained from the period of its first discovery the name of Trinidad, and though picturesque, has rarely been
B. was the small but fertile island of Trinidad, which retained its name from the period when it had first been discovered, and though picturesque, it had rarely been
C. Trinidad is a small but fertile island that retains its name from the period of its first discovery, and though picturesque, has rarely been
D. is a small but fertile island, which has retained from the period of its first discovery the name of Trinidad, and though picturesque, had rarely been
E. the small but fertile island of Trinidad, retaining its name from the period of its first discovery, though picturesque, rarely
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New post 29 Aug 2017, 22:52
Can someone explain C vs D
confused here like anything

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Can someone explain C vs D
confused here like anything


The statement says that the island was not discovered until 16th century. C uses 'has' which is present. in option D it uses 'had' which is past.

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New post 30 Aug 2017, 03:42
IMO D
D uses perfect past tense. The act of visiting by Europeans had not been by Europeans before the sixteenth century.So ' rarely had been ' should come.This is clearly reflected by option D.Please give me kudos. I need them badly.

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New post 30 Aug 2017, 11:59
D because :
1. Uses past perfect tense to define a sequential activity.
2. Correct modifier usage.
3. 'Which' rightly justifies the noun immediately before it.

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New post 31 Aug 2017, 02:17
Narrowed down to C and D,,,,
can experts pitch in please,,,,

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