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The limousine driver has waited for almost an hour before deciding his client was not going to show up.

A. The limousine driver has waited for almost an hour before deciding

B. The limousine driver waited for almost an hour before deciding that

C. The limousine driver has waited for almost an hour before he decided that

D. The limousine driver was waiting for almost an hour before deciding

E. The limousine driver waited for almost an hour before deciding

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The limousine driver has waited for almost an hour before deciding his client was not going to show up.

A. The limousine driver has waited for almost an hour before deciding

"that" followed by a clause is required after "deciding" INCORRECT
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B. The limousine driver waited for almost an hour before deciding that

presence of "before" makes past perfect optional. We can use just simple past tense "waited". CORRECT
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C. The limousine driver has waited for almost an hour before he decided that

"has waited" indicates present perfect and "decided" indicates simple past. Use of present perfect "has waited" to denote action that happened before simple past "decided" is INCORRECT
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D. The limousine driver was waiting for almost an hour before deciding

Incorrect use of past continuous tense. Also "that" followed by a clause is required after "deciding" INCORRECTINCORRECT
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E. The limousine driver waited for almost an hour before deciding

"that" followed by a clause is required after "deciding" INCORRECT
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Hence option B
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26 Jul 2018, 04:16
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+1 for B.

A. The limousine driver has waited for almost an hour before deciding

B. The limousine driver waited for almost an hour before deciding that --> Correct, uses correct tense, and uses 'that' to refer to an independent clause

C. The limousine driver has waited for almost an hour before he decided that

D. The limousine driver was waiting for almost an hour before deciding

E. The limousine driver waited for almost an hour before deciding --> 'That' is needed before another independent clause

Hence, B.
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30 Jul 2018, 02:24
Bunuel wrote:
The limousine driver has waited for almost an hour before deciding his client was not going to show up.

A. The limousine driver has waited for almost an hour before deciding

B. The limousine driver waited for almost an hour before deciding that

C. The limousine driver has waited for almost an hour before he decided that

D. The limousine driver was waiting for almost an hour before deciding

E. The limousine driver waited for almost an hour before deciding

KAPLAN OFFICIAL SOLUTION:

Correct Choice: (B)

The driver completed both actions, waiting and deciding, in the past, so choice (A)’s “has waited”—which implies that he’s still waiting — is wrong. The other problem here is that, while it’s acceptable in conversation to say the driver waited “before deciding his client wasn’t going to show up”, GMAT English requires a “that” to introduce the independent clause “his client was not going to show up”. Choice (B) corrects both of these mistakes.Choice (E) corrects the first mistake but not the second. Choice (C) corrects the second but not the first; moreover, (C) also errs by needlessly changing“deciding” to “he decided”. Choice (D) incorrectly uses the past participle form, “was waiting,” and neglects to put a “that” after “deciding”.
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