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# Set26-21 Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic

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Set26-21

Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering in
igloos, the ice-block domes that are peculiar to north-central Canada,
and in structures made of stones, bones, driftwood, and skins.
A. Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering
sheltering.
C. In the times that are recent, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence,
sheltered.
have sheltered.
were sheltered.
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07 Apr 2009, 11:50
Economist wrote:
Set26-21

Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering in
igloos, the ice-block domes that are peculiar to north-central Canada,
and in structures made of stones, bones, driftwood, and skins.
A. Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering
sheltering.
C. In the times that are recent, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence,
sheltered.
have sheltered.
were sheltered.

B - changes the meaning.
C- akward
D- tense problems ... it should be past tense because now we know that task is done and dusted

E- passive voice and I think akward construction as well.

So I pick A on POE.
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07 Apr 2009, 14:18
in A if we remove the comma part "the inuit..existence" , sentence doesnt make sense.

it should be E
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07 Apr 2009, 15:43
neeshpal wrote:
in A if we remove the comma part "the inuit..existence" , sentence doesnt make sense.

it should be E

yes you are correct ... didn't see from that angle ... thanks.
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08 Apr 2009, 07:17

http://www.nytimes.com/1985/12/22/nyreg ... useum.html

5th paragraph

and according to this its A.
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08 Apr 2009, 20:17
Well we already know that OA is A. My take from this question, we need sheltering..why? Because thats continuous activity, hence only A and B qualify. Between them choice is obvious.
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19 May 2009, 08:42
I have found this same question from verbal set where the OA is D.

Do you believe that D could be the answer? Some people say that "until" should precede particular time ex. "until 8AM". I think A should be OK. Please post your explanation.
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19 May 2009, 13:41
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
I have found this same question from verbal set where the OA is D.

Do you believe that D could be the answer? Some people say that "until" should precede particular time ex. "until 8AM". I think A should be OK. Please post your explanation.

D? "up until" doesnt sound right..does any one have proof that this is correct?
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20 May 2009, 17:48
bigtreezl wrote:
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
I have found this same question from verbal set where the OA is D.

Do you believe that D could be the answer? Some people say that "until" should precede particular time ex. "until 8AM". I think A should be OK. Please post your explanation.

D? "up until" doesnt sound right..does any one have proof that this is correct?

D does not sound right because "Up ...until" (which is not wrong but I think is awkward) suggests past and then it is "leading" which does not concur.

A baby. I meant "A" baby. Not a baby.
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