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# Schliemann determined at the age of seven to find the site

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Schliemann determined at the age of seven to find the site of ancient troy and devoted his subsequent career to do it
A. devoted his subsequent career to do it
B. has devoted his subsequent career to do that
C. devoted his subsequent career to such an end
D. has devoted his subsequent career for that
E. devoted his subsequent career to that end

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20 Feb 2009, 15:07
I think the answer is either A or E, more likely E.
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20 Feb 2009, 21:18
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Firstly, one kudo for posting SC Qs
I love SC vis a vis CR

determined to find the site of .....is parallel with.....to do that(IMO B)
my confusion was with "has devoted" vs "devoted"
i think "has devoted" becoz its still continuing

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Schliemann determined at the age of seven to find the site of ancient troy and devoted his subsequent career to do it
A. devoted his subsequent career to do it
B. has devoted his subsequent career to do that
C. devoted his subsequent career to such an end
D. has devoted his subsequent career for that
E. devoted his subsequent career to that end

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21 Feb 2009, 17:12
baggio wrote:
Schliemann determined at the age of seven to find the site of ancient troy and devoted his subsequent career to do it
A. devoted his subsequent career to do it
B. has devoted his subsequent career to do that
C. devoted his subsequent career to such an end
D. has devoted his subsequent career for that
E. devoted his subsequent career to that end

Tks for ur help/.

A. "it" no has clear reference
B. "that" no has clear reference
C. "such an end" is awkward
D. "that" no has clear reference.
E. Correct, "that" has a clear reference
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