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# Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in

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21 Mar 2013, 10:28
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Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in yesterday's museum fire were painted by a famous Russian artist.

A.) Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in yesterday's museum fire were
B.) In yesterday's museum fire, several of the canvases that had been signed and incinerated were
C.) Yesterday several of the canvases that were singed or incinerated in the museum fire were
D.) several of the canvases that were signed and incinerated in yesterday's museum fire had been
E.) several of the canvases that were signed or incinerated in yesterday's museum fire had been
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21 Mar 2013, 10:37
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its a straight E :several of the canvases that were signed or incinerated in yesterday's museum fire had been

u need past perfect for sequence
u need "or"

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21 Mar 2013, 12:31
its a straight E :several of the canvases that were signed or incinerated in yesterday's museum fire had been

u need past perfect for sequence
u need "or"

I understand that we need past perfect.but Why we need or here.. why and will not work here as in D choice

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21 Mar 2013, 14:06
what is wrong with D???

singed and incinerated...
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03 Apr 2013, 09:43
Why should a posessive word yesterday's be used???
Anybody???

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Re: Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in [#permalink]

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08 Apr 2013, 14:51
anish123ster wrote:
what is wrong with D???

singed and incinerated...

technically the canvas cannot be singed and incinerated, they need to be one or the other.

For example, you cannot have a house that is destroyed and damaged, it needs to be either destroyed or damaged.

Hope that helps.

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11 Apr 2013, 14:34
I think the OA is D.

The context of this sentence is "Most number of canvases burned in fire are signed".

Experts comment is very helpful in this scenario.
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05 Oct 2017, 11:09
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Re: Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in [#permalink]

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I think the difference between options D and E lies in the meaning of the two words singed and incinerated. So lets first try to understand the meaning.

singed - burned superficially(partially burned)
incinerated - burned to ashes(completely burned)

Hence, using singed and incinerated will not be correct as it is not possible for anything to be singed and incinerated at the same time.

Hence - singed or incinerated - makes sense here.
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Re: Several of the canvases that were singed and incinerated in [#permalink]

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06 Oct 2017, 03:11
The original sentence uses AND; if we use OR we change the meaning of the sentence: is this a possible question during the real exam?

I was going to choose E but in the end I chose D for this reason

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