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# Oblivious to the existence of the Pacific Ocean, Columbus

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11 Sep 2017, 00:29
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Oblivious to the existence of the Pacific Ocean, Columbus, the great explorer of “New World”, was certain that his journey had been along the east coast of Asia.

A. was certain that his journey had been along the east coast of Asia
B. had certainty that his journey had been along the east coast of Asia
C. was in certainty as to his journey being along the east coast of Asia
D. was certain about having journeyed along the east coast of Asia
E. was certain of journeying along the east coast of Asia

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Re: Oblivious to the existence of the Pacific Ocean, Columbus [#permalink]

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11 Sep 2017, 01:29
Answer might be a..since this action happened long ago...past perfect..

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Re: Oblivious to the existence of the Pacific Ocean, Columbus [#permalink]

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11 Sep 2017, 05:47
broall wrote:
Oblivious to the existence of the Pacific Ocean, Columbus, the great explorer of “New World”, was certain that his journey had been along the east coast of Asia.

A. was certain that his journey had been along the east coast of Asia
B. had certainty that his journey had been along the east coast of Asia
C. was in certainty as to his journey being along the east coast of Asia
D. was certain about having journeyed along the east coast of Asia
E. was certain of journeying along the east coast of Asia

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Going with A
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11 Sep 2017, 05:57
Oblivious to the existence of the Pacific Ocean, Columbus, the great explorer of “New World”, was certain that his journey had been along the east coast of Asia.

A. was certain that his journey had been along the east coast of Asia

Incorrect:Had incorrect. needs two events that have completed.

B. had certainty that his journey had been along the east coast of Asia

Incorrect:Had incorrect. needs two events that have completed.

C. was in certainty as to his journey being along the east coast of Asia

Incorrect:was in certainty as to - wordy

D. was certain about having journeyed along the east coast of Asia

Correct : action started in the past and is continued in present - certain about - correct idiom
E. was certain of journeying along the east coast of Asia

Incorrect: participle journaling needs a verb.
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Re: Oblivious to the existence of the Pacific Ocean, Columbus [#permalink]

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16 Sep 2017, 11:35
Hello Expert,
I want to confirm that as 'had' is being used in the correct sentence, can you suggest which 2 events is author talking about?
Re: Oblivious to the existence of the Pacific Ocean, Columbus   [#permalink] 16 Sep 2017, 11:35
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