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Stanford University gave the Musician of the Year Award to Joan White,

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Stanford University gave the Musician of the Year Award to Joan White, one of only eight musicians who had performed in the end-of-the-year revue.


(A) one of only eight musicians who had performed in the end-of-the-year revue

(B) one of eight of the only musicians who have performed in the end-of-the-year revue

(C) one of the only eight musicians who performs in the end-of-the-year revue

(D) only one of eight musicians to perform in the end-of-the-year revue

(E) only one of the eight end-of-the-year musicians who performs in the revue

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Stanford University gave the Musician of the Year Award to Joan White, one of only eight musicians who had performed in the end-of-the-year revue.
(A) one of only eight musicians who had performed in the end-of-the-year revue
(B) one of eight of the only musicians who have performed in the end-of-the-year
revue
(C) one of the only eight musicians who performs in the end-of-the-year revue
(D) only one of eight musicians to perform in the end-of-the-year revue
(E) only one of the eight end-of-the-year musicians who performs in the revue


Rules tested here -

1) Placement of ONLY -
placement of 'ONLY' decides what is being modified..
he is the only one of eight people ..... means Out of the eight people, he is the only one who has done....
he is the one of only eight people .... means there are eight people and he is one of them who have done....
you can eliminate all except A and C

2) Verb issue
one of PLURAL who PLURAL verb..
Only A follows it

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A is fine with or without "the" before "only 8 musicians"
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Stanford University gave the Musician of the Year Award to Joan White, one of only eight musicians who had performed in the end-of-the-year revue.


(A) one of only eight musicians who had performed in the end-of-the-year revue

(B) one of eight of the only musicians who have performed in the end-of-the-year revue

(C) one of the only eight musicians who performs in the end-of-the-year revue

(D) only one of eight musicians to perform in the end-of-the-year revue

(E) only one of the eight end-of-the-year musicians who performs in the revue


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This question has to do with time agreement. Because the university gave the award in the past, it must further refer to a performance that had happened before that. Therefore the past perfect tense is required to refer to the performance. Only A has this tense. E also changes the meaning. A is correct.
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