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The Board’s response did not surprise Mandy at all; she was, in fact,

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The Board’s response did not surprise Mandy at all; she was, in fact, expecting such a response.

(A) did not surprise Mandy at all; she was, in fact, expecting

(B) had not surprised Mandy at all; she was in fact expecting

(C) had not surprised Mandy at all; she had, in fact, expected

(D) did not surprise Mandy at all; she had, in fact, expected

(E) did not surprise Mandy at all; because she was expecting

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New post 28 Sep 2018, 11:13
Imo A

past perfect tense is wrong (had not surprised)
So B and C are out.

In E after semicolon sentence lacks main verb.
D with use of had illogically conveys she finished expecting.

So A
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(A) did not surprise Mandy at all; she was, in fact, expecting -Incorrect . this suggests that result and expectation happen at same time. but expectation is before result so Wrong tense usage

(B) had not surprised Mandy at all; she was in fact expecting- Same as A. OUT

(C) had not surprised Mandy at all; she had, in fact, expected- No need to use HAD specifically

(D) did not surprise Mandy at all; she had, in fact, expected - Correct

(E) did not surprise Mandy at all; because she was expecting -Same as A

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New post 29 Sep 2018, 00:29
arun6765 wrote:
Imo A

past perfect tense is wrong (had not surprised)
So B and C are out.

In E after semicolon sentence lacks main verb.
D with use of had illogically conveys she finished expecting.

So A
Correct me if I am wrong.


arun6765,
I too think that to indicate simultaneity of the two actions, we need past progressive tense here. For example: The baby was crying when the father walked into the room.
So, A should be the answer. But OA is D, need some expert comment on this.
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New post 29 Sep 2018, 04:42
Can anyone help? Not sure why D is correct
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