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New post 16 Feb 2012, 19:12
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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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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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
(8) 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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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
(8) 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


Meaning: Once the investigators saw the report of medical examiner,they were convinced that the body recovered from the river was of a man who attempted to escape from the state prison..

Use of whether is incorrect in Original sentence and all options with whether can be safely removed, A,B and D out..Also we need of in the end of the underlined part as the sentence nonsensically means the body recovered was the man

Once investigators had seen (Past perfect)...so there should be an event in the past which is related to past perfect tense...D use have which is incorrect.

Ans is E which uses, had no doubt in Simple past...
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the idiom is
no doubt that...


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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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