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The most notorious gang in Venice, California, the Sidehackers,

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The most notorious gang in Venice, California, the Sidehackers, had stayed within neighborhood boundaries until fairly recently, when they began to claim turf to the north and south.


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[*]stayed within neighborhood boundaries until fairly recently when they began

[*]stayed within neighborhood boundaries until recently as they began

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I got it right but only on the indication that the Sidehackers is singular and need an "it". Hope my reasoning is right.
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The most notorious gang in Venice, California, the Sidehackers, had stayed within neighborhood boundaries until fairly recently, when it began to claim turf to the north and south.

The "notorious gang" is singular and requires "it" as the pronoun.
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Although we can eliminate all the options on the basis of they v/s it, another rule might help eliminate B and C is: When there are two past actions in the statement, the action that took place first has to have the word "had".

Btw, my sentence above uses the idiomatic expression Although x,y. I am not too sure about the sentence structure though..pls help improvise
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SauravPathak27 wrote:
Although we can eliminate all the options on the basis of they v/s it, another rule might help eliminate B and C is: When there are two past actions in the statement, the action that took place first has to have the word "had".

Btw, my sentence above uses the idiomatic expression Although x,y. I am not too sure about the sentence structure though..pls help improvise


There are two steps for POE in this question:

First, the verb tense:
Watch the time clue "until recently"; Two events happened ( "...stayed within neighborhood boundaries..." and "...claim turf to the north and south...")
The event that happened first will have a perfect tense (had). Eliminate B and C

Second, the pronoun agreement:
Only "it" correctly refers to "the most notorious gang".
Eliminate A and D
The correct answer is E

Hop this helps!!
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The most notorious gang in Venice, California, the Sidehackers, had stayed within neighborhood boundaries until fairly recently, when they began to claim turf to the north and south.


[*]had stayed within neighborhood boundaries until fairly recently, when they began

[*]stayed within neighborhood boundaries until fairly recently when they began

[*]stayed within neighborhood boundaries until recently as they began

[*]had stayed within neighborhood boundaries until fairly recently, when they had begun

[*]had stayed within neighborhood boundaries until fairly recently, when it began


gang is singular,,,sidehacckers

shud be E
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SauravPathak27 wrote:
Although we can eliminate all the options on the basis of they v/s it, another rule might help eliminate B and C is: When there are two past actions in the statement, the action that took place first has to have the word "had".

Btw, my sentence above uses the idiomatic expression Although x,y. I am not too sure about the sentence structure though..pls help improvise


There are two steps for POE in this question:

First, the verb tense:
Watch the time clue "until recently"; Two events happened ( "...stayed within neighborhood boundaries..." and "...claim turf to the north and south...")
The event that happened first will have a perfect tense (had). Eliminate B and C

Second, the pronoun agreement:
Only "it" correctly refers to "the most notorious gang".
Eliminate A and D
The correct answer is E

Hop this helps!!



Since until recently, already gives idea about the timeline of the events, why do you we need to use past perfect tense separately for this?

daagh, can you help?
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A,B,C,D - "they" is referring to singular "gang"

Hence E, is the answer.
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New post 29 Jun 2018, 20:08
untill recently/ or until a specific time in the past require simple past, not past perfect. this sentence is not good
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"gang" is a collective noun. "The gang are running across the street"
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Though I chose E, I didn't understand the exact meaning. use of sidehackers ?
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The most notorious gang in Venice, California, the Sidehackers, had stayed within neighborhood boundaries until fairly recently, when they began to claim turf to the north and south.


[*]had stayed within neighborhood boundaries until fairly recently, when they began

[*]stayed within neighborhood boundaries until fairly recently when they began

[*]stayed within neighborhood boundaries until recently as they began

[*]had stayed within neighborhood boundaries until fairly recently, when they had begun

[*]had stayed within neighborhood boundaries until fairly recently, when it began

Can SC questions be easier than this?

collective noun is singular so 'gang' is singular and all the 'they' pronoun to refer to gang are wrong, only option E is correct with it using 'it' to refer back to gang.
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