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# San Francisco of the 1890's mocked the claim that declared

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San Francisco of the 1890's mocked the claim that declared [#permalink]

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26 Apr 2006, 20:20
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San Francisco of the 1890's mocked the claim that declared Los Angeles a word city, yet within twenty years a powerful municipal will had made this boast a reality.

A.)yet within twenty years a powerful municipal will had made this boast a reality.
B.) yet within twenty years a powerful municipal will made this boast a reality.
C.) yet a powerful municipal within twenty years will make this boast a reality.
D.) yet this boast had become a reality within twenty years because of a powerful will municipal.
E.) yet within twenty years a municipal will had made this boast a powerful reality.
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26 Apr 2006, 20:28
B.) 'will made' --> 'made' is the incorrect tense when used with 'will'

C.) 'powerful municipal within twenty years' has no meaning

E.) 'powerful reality' --> meaning changed from powerful municipal to powerful reality

I'll take A on this one.
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26 Apr 2006, 20:32
Is it B??

Well, I am voting for B.

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Brajesh
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26 Apr 2006, 20:53
OA given for this is A.

Picked up this question from internet.
It was mentioned that the source is Kaplan.
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26 Apr 2006, 22:30
Professor wrote:
i also go with B. donot know how A is correct?

1890`s is well in the past, so the structure "will had made" clarifies a future prediction within a historical context.

(A) Stands.
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27 Apr 2006, 03:00
I am attaching an explanation that was given in another site for the same question.

The tense usage that works with "WIthin a few years" is same as that which works with "by"

By the time the clockstruck 1, the mouse HAD finsihed eating the cheese
Within a few years of the annoucement, he HAD come up with a strategy ...

The above was the best explanation I could find.

Last edited by remgeo on 28 Apr 2006, 02:15, edited 2 times in total.
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27 Apr 2006, 03:05
C) this statement suggests that in 20 years the municipal will make this happen.
D) sounds good
E) the word powerful is used with reality which is wrong.

Hence D
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27 Apr 2006, 05:29
GMATT73 wrote:
Professor wrote:
i also go with B. donot know how A is correct?

1890`s is well in the past, so the structure "will had made" clarifies a future prediction within a historical context.

(A) Stands.

"will had made is always wrong". the verb is "had made" which is in past perfect. imo, the dependent clause with "within 20 years" should follow the independent clause. still confused how dependent clause

buzzgaurav wrote:
San Francisco of the 1890's mocked the claim that declared Los Angeles a word city, yet within twenty years a powerful municipal will had made this boast a reality.

A.)yet within twenty years a powerful municipal will had made this boast a reality.
B.) yet within twenty years a powerful municipal will made this boast a reality.
C.) yet a powerful municipal within twenty years will make this boast a reality.
D.) yet this boast had become a reality within twenty years because of a powerful will municipal.
E.) yet within twenty years a municipal will had made this boast a powerful reality.
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27 Apr 2006, 09:30
GMATT73 wrote:
Professor wrote:
i also go with B. donot know how A is correct?

1890`s is well in the past, so the structure "will had made" clarifies a future prediction within a historical context.

(A) Stands.

IMo..you guys are wrongly interpreting the use of will.
Will here doesnt refer to the tense..instead..will means..wish...

I am willing to study hard for the gmat exam. Notice the use of will in this statement...I think it is this will...what is being refrred to in d question.
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27 Apr 2006, 10:42
itishaj wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
Professor wrote:
i also go with B. donot know how A is correct?

1890`s is well in the past, so the structure "will had made" clarifies a future prediction within a historical context.

(A) Stands.

IMo..you guys are wrongly interpreting the use of will.
Will here doesnt refer to the tense..instead..will means..wish...

I am willing to study hard for the gmat exam. Notice the use of will in this statement...I think it is this will...what is being refrred to in d question.

i havenot said that "will" here is a verb (or tense). it is pretty much clear that "will" is used as a part of noun phrase "a powerful municipal will".
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27 Apr 2006, 10:50
itishaj wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
Professor wrote:
i also go with B. donot know how A is correct?

1890`s is well in the past, so the structure "will had made" clarifies a future prediction within a historical context.

(A) Stands.

IMo..you guys are wrongly interpreting the use of will.
Will here doesnt refer to the tense..instead..will means..wish...

I am willing to study hard for the gmat exam. Notice the use of will in this statement...I think it is this will...what is being refrred to in d question.

Sorry for interpreting it wrongly....
I read the question agaan n seems B is correct..A wud hav bn correct had it been...The san francisco of 1980's....
Re: SC :San Francisco   [#permalink] 27 Apr 2006, 10:50
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