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# The much-maligned royal family member, having come off a recent divorc

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Struggling between B and D. Why B?

In my opinion the effect of present perfect in D is still valid and therefore the answer may be right. Does anyone have an extensive explanation?

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Struggling between B and D. Why B?

In my opinion the effect of present perfect in D is still valid and therefore the answer may be right. Does anyone have an extensive explanation?

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not really an extensive explanation but I believe D is wrong because much maligned is used differently incorrectly modifying the family member
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GMATNinja can you help us out, please?
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Re: The much-maligned royal family member, having come off a recent divorc [#permalink]
hsin281 wrote:
rudywip wrote:
Struggling between B and D. Why B?

In my opinion the effect of present perfect in D is still valid and therefore the answer may be right. Does anyone have an extensive explanation?

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not really an extensive explanation but I believe D is wrong because much maligned is used differently incorrectly modifying the family member

Hey, it is supposed to modify the family member and it conveys the same meaning in all the options.
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Brian123 wrote:
hsin281 wrote:
rudywip wrote:
Struggling between B and D. Why B?

In my opinion the effect of present perfect in D is still valid and therefore the answer may be right. Does anyone have an extensive explanation?

Cheers

not really an extensive explanation but I believe D is wrong because much maligned is used differently incorrectly modifying the family member

Hey, it is supposed to modify the family member and it conveys the same meaning in all the options.

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Re: The much-maligned royal family member, having come off a recent divorc [#permalink]
GMATNinja can you help , explain how D is preferred over B
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It’s the had vs has . Recently divorced , reassured all signify that the event is being talked about in the past tense. At least that’s what helped me choose B .

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The much-maligned royal family member, having come off a recent divorc [#permalink]
Comma+V-ing (B) AND adj clause (D) are the same meaning, so this should NOt be the main split.
I guess the main difference is the tense: D uses present perfect, and maybe this is why D is wrong.
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Comma+V-ing (B) AND adj clause (D) are the same meaning, so this should NOt be the main split.
I guess the main difference is the tense: D uses present perfect, and maybe this is why D is wrong.

Hello Mavisdu1017,

We hope this finds you well.

To provide a bit of clarity here, "having recently divorced an immensely popular woman" and "who has recently divorced an immensely popular woman" actually convey slightly different meanings.

Due to the use of the "comma + present participle ("verb+ing" - "having" in this sentence)" construction, "having recently divorced an immensely popular woman" conveys a cause-effect relationship between the royal family member recently divorcing an immensely popular woman and him reassuring his family that he would not remarry without public support; remember, the introduction of present participle ("verb+ing"- “having” in this case) after comma generally leads to a cause-effect relationship; the present participle phrase can also come before the main clause.

To understand the concept of "Comma Plus Present Participle for Cause-Effect Relationship" on GMAT, you may want to watch the following video (~3 minutes):

All the best!
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Re: The much-maligned royal family member, having come off a recent divorc [#permalink]
ExpertsGlobal5 wrote:
Mavisdu1017 wrote:
Comma+V-ing (B) AND adj clause (D) are the same meaning, so this should NOt be the main split.
I guess the main difference is the tense: D uses present perfect, and maybe this is why D is wrong.

Hello Mavisdu1017,

We hope this finds you well.

To provide a bit of clarity here, "having recently divorced an immensely popular woman" and "who has recently divorced an immensely popular woman" actually convey slightly different meanings.

Due to the use of the "comma + present participle ("verb+ing" - "having" in this sentence)" construction, "having recently divorced an immensely popular woman" conveys a cause-effect relationship between the royal family member recently divorcing an immensely popular woman and him reassuring his family that he would not remarry without public support; remember, the introduction of present participle ("verb+ing"- “having” in this case) after comma generally leads to a cause-effect relationship; the present participle phrase can also come before the main clause.

To understand the concept of "Comma Plus Present Participle for Cause-Effect Relationship" on GMAT, you may want to watch the following video (~3 minutes):

All the best!
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ExpertsGlobal5 hello expert,thanks for your explanation. ANd is the present perfect in D correct?
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Re: The much-maligned royal family member, having come off a recent divorc [#permalink]
Mavisdu1017 wrote:
ExpertsGlobal5 wrote:
Mavisdu1017 wrote:
Comma+V-ing (B) AND adj clause (D) are the same meaning, so this should NOt be the main split.
I guess the main difference is the tense: D uses present perfect, and maybe this is why D is wrong.

Hello Mavisdu1017,

We hope this finds you well.

To provide a bit of clarity here, "having recently divorced an immensely popular woman" and "who has recently divorced an immensely popular woman" actually convey slightly different meanings.

Due to the use of the "comma + present participle ("verb+ing" - "having" in this sentence)" construction, "having recently divorced an immensely popular woman" conveys a cause-effect relationship between the royal family member recently divorcing an immensely popular woman and him reassuring his family that he would not remarry without public support; remember, the introduction of present participle ("verb+ing"- “having” in this case) after comma generally leads to a cause-effect relationship; the present participle phrase can also come before the main clause.

To understand the concept of "Comma Plus Present Participle for Cause-Effect Relationship" on GMAT, you may want to watch the following video (~3 minutes):

All the best!
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ExpertsGlobal5 hello expert,thanks for your explanation. ANd is the present perfect in D correct?

Hello Mavisdu1017,

We hope this finds you well.

To answer your query, the use of the present perfect tense is correct here, as the action concluded in the recent past, but the use of this tense alongside the adverb "recently" is redundant; remember, the present perfect tense (marked by the use of the helping verb “has/have”) is also used to refer to actions that concluded in the recent past; however, the use of present perfect tense is redundant if the sentence otherwise indicates that the action concluded in the recent past, such as through the use of “recent” or “recently”.

We hope this helps.
All the best!
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ExpertsGlobal5 hi expert, I mean whether should use present perfect or past perfect? Cuz “reassured” is simple past.
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