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Running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain begins. When she found the doors locked and saw her keys lying on the front seat, she knew that she was in for a soaking.

A. Running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain begins.

B. Running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain would begin.

C. Running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain began.

D. While running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain begins.

E. While running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain would begin.



This one is prepared by me (I actually saw the correct sentence while browsing a grammar website.

http://chompchomp.com/csfs04/csfs04.08.htm

As I could not understand the construction, I am posting it here hoping someone can explain it)

I am posting answer as well, but would appreciate if someone explain the wrong part.

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Hi Chembeti,

A. Running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain begins.
B. Running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain would begin.
C. Running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain began.
D. While running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain begins. - Meaning change
E. While running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain would begin. - Meaning change

I think the reason C is correct is when she is running and hoping that she gets into the car,
the rain has not started. Therefore, the rain began seems to be the correct choice to word in this case.
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Hi Chembeti,

A. Running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain begins.
B. Running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain would begin.
C. Running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain began.
D. While running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain begins. - Meaning change
E. While running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain would begin. - Meaning change

I think the reason C is correct is when she is running and hoping that she gets into the car,
the rain has not started. Therefore, the rain began seems to be the correct choice to word in this case.


For something that is supposed to happen in the future is it proper to use the term began?

It began raining before we could step out.
He began to argue before I could explain myself.
He began eating before the Grace was said.
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I got C because I felt that it was an issue of parallelism between "began" and "hoped". "Hoped" was past tense so "began" should have been as well.


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pushpitkc wrote:
Hi Chembeti,

A. Running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain begins.
B. Running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain would begin.
C. Running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain began.
D. While running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain begins. - Meaning change
E. While running through the parking lot, Aisha hoped to get to her car before the rain would begin. - Meaning change

I think the reason C is correct is when she is running and hoping that she gets into the car,
the rain has not started. Therefore, the rain began seems to be the correct choice to word in this case.


pushpitkc how does while running changes the meaning???

while denotes simultaneous action or comparison,,,,correct???

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