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02 Jul 2007, 23:13
1. In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years.

(A) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who

(B) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

(C) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who

(E) had claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
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02 Jul 2007, 23:21
stevegt wrote:
1. In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years.

(A) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(B) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(C) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom
(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who
(E) had claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

guess A for "who ........... has".
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02 Jul 2007, 23:23
1. In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years.

(A) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who

(B) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

(C) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who

(E) had claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

Need possesive pronoun 'whom' here as virgin mary is object and not subject

B,C,E - left

E - had claimed ... have had - awkward and not correct tense - out

B & C - tough choice

C - 'had' refers to past perfect tense and we do not have a past action here - may not be right. Please correct me if i am wrong with this choice.

B looks best.
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03 Jul 2007, 09:33
stevegt wrote:
1. In June, 1981, six teenagers in the village of Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years.

(A) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, who

(B) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

(C) claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

(D) claimed to have visions of the Virgin Mary, who

(E) had claimed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary, whom

I'll go with (A) here.
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03 Jul 2007, 12:02
"Whom" is incorrect usage so eliminate B, C, E

Down to A or D I go w/ A as "have had" is parallel to "has continued"
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03 Jul 2007, 12:25
What's the OA?
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03 Jul 2007, 12:31
I feel C. Virgin Mary is the object so whom is requireed. Also had is required as there are 2 events. One is having the visions and the other is the claiming.
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16 Oct 2010, 07:35
This one is up for debate
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17 Oct 2010, 16:31
I am with A.

HAVE HAD is correct because it is a continuous thing but of the past which is still true today (so it cannot be past perfect HAD HAD dreams) and takes good bearing on the verb CLAIMED. They CLAIMED to HAVE HAD dreams. it cannot be "they CLAIMED to HAVE dreams" as it indicates they are having dreams now and it cannot be "they CLAIMED to HAD dreams". So out go everything except A and C.

Now for the pronoun for Mary, it is a WHO since it is the subject of the subordinate clause " who they say has continued to appear to them over the ensuing years." Whenever we have the subject being referred the correct pronoun is WHO not WHOM. So C is out.

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26 Oct 2010, 02:49
Straight A ...as 'who/whom' refers to 'teenagers' in the subject of the verb, hence 'who' is correct.

Since the visions continue to appear ... use of Present perfect(have) is correct and to denote the sequence of events the use of Past perfect (had) is also correct.
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16 Nov 2010, 06:51
I'll go with A as well. Also, I'm from Yugoslavia and we haven't seen Mary, at least not the virgin one

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16 Nov 2010, 21:37
'C'.

two things happening in past. claimed, and visions. hence had visions is correct.
also mary is the object hence whom is required.
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