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Past Perfect is needed. Between C and E: Comparison. E
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dead body cannot be a man...so E is correct
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sasen wrote:
A has 2 problems

1) DID NOT DOUBT should be HAD NO DOUBTS
because if you notice the start of the sentence,it says "ONCE THEY BALH BLAH BLAH" which means when they started off with the experiment,tthey had some doubts whch got resolved when they BLAH BLAH BLAH...this EFFECT is not represented as well by DID NOT DOUBT as by HAD NO DOUBTS

2) "BODY RECOVERED WAS" THE MAN
new found BODY is being compared with MAN when actually
new found BODY should be compared with THE BODY OF THE MAN..

Succinct and Best Explanation...
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E for me as well. Comparison and tense
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Can some one explain the correct grammar rule behind this please?
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Once they had seen the report from the medical examiner, the investigators did not doubt whether the body recovered from the river was the man who had attempted to escape from the state prison

Is the sentence above correct then?
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+1 for E

the body couldn't possibly the man...
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Hi,

Just a basic question . The Sentence structure is Once X had (Past perfect)Y Happened (Past tense). Is "Had no Doubt" is a past tense or perfect tense?

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Hi Nitin, "had" is simple past tense when it is not followed by a verb. For past perfect, "had" should be followed by a verb. For example, "had doubted" would be past perfect tense.

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why does everyone keep saying the usage of "that of the man" is because of a comparison?

I don't see any comparison signals. In fact, it is saying the "body was the man", or "body was that of the man" . wouldn't this fall under equality, logic, or meaning?

the mgmat guide on comparisons shows nothing about "was"

But don't we say: Body of a person was found lying in the pool.

Similarly, we can say: Body recovered was that (body) of a person who disappeared couple of days back.

Of course, following would also be correct:

Body recovered was of a person who disappeared couple of days back.

Here that/body is implied.
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Once they had seen the report from the medical examiner, the investigators did not doubt whether the body recovered from the river was the man who had attempted to escape from the state prison.

(A) did not doubt whether the body recovered from the river was
(B) have no doubt whether the body recovered from the river was
(C) had not doubted that the body recovered from the river was
(D) have no doubt whether the body recovered from the river was that of
(E) had no doubt that the body recovered from the river was that of

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I chose A. Could someone explain me what's wrong with A?
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The body .... was the man ! this's even nonsensical. It should be "the body .... was that of .."
A,B and C are out.
At the beginning of the sentence it says " Once they had seen that indicate that there is something happened before a simple past event. So, we need to use a simple past to make sense of the prompt.
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the idiom is
no doubt that...


so, D is wrong.
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Once they had seen the report from the medical examiner, the investigators did not doubt whether the body recovered from the river was the man who had attempted to escape from the state prison.

(A) did not doubt whether the body recovered from the river was
(B) have no doubt whether the body recovered from the river was
(C) had not doubted that the body recovered from the river was
(D) have no doubt whether the body recovered from the river was that of
(E) had no doubt that the body recovered from the river was that of

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I chose A. Could someone explain me what's wrong with A?
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body cannot be the man..
body will be of a man/woman
so A,B,C are out.
OUt of D & E, only E sticks with correct tense usage
So, OA should be "E"
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Once they had seen the report from the medical examiner, the investigators did not doubt whether the body recovered from the river was the man who had attempted to escape from the state prison.

(A) did not doubt whether the body recovered from the river was
(B) have no doubt whether the body recovered from the river was
(C) had not doubted that the body recovered from the river was
(D) have no doubt whether the body recovered from the river was that of
(E) had no doubt that the body recovered from the river was that of

1.The investigators have no doubt is incorrect.
2.Did not doubt is incorrect for past perfect.
3.'body recoverd from the river was the man', is incorrect because the body cannot be the man,the body was that of the man is correct.
4. E is correct.
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