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# The suit made superbly by the tailor, causing the cowardly, old man

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Updated on: 21 May 2017, 06:56
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The suit made superbly by the tailor, causing the cowardly, old man feel like a fierce, young lion.

a) The suit made superbly by the tailor, causing
b) The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, causing
c) When the suit can be made superbly by the tailor, it caused
d) The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, making
e) The altered suit is made superbly by the tailor, causing

What is the correct usage of both 'making' and 'causing'. Also please explain the can we interchange 'made' and altered' in this sentence. If yes, then why?
for eg. If I write ' The suit was made superbly by the tailor' will that be correct?

Source- The ultimate grammar Book. Also if there is any thread explaining the answers of the practice test 1 please post here.

Originally posted by simar121993 on 21 May 2017, 03:30.
Last edited by broall on 21 May 2017, 06:56, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: The suit made superbly by the tailor, causing the cowardly, old man  [#permalink]

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21 May 2017, 06:25
simar121993 wrote:
The suit made superbly by the tailor, causing the cowardly, old man feel like a fierce, young lion.

a) The suit made superbly by the tailor, causing
b) The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, causing
c) When the suit can be made superbly by the tailor, it caused
d) The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, making
e) The altered suit is made superbly by the tailor, causing

What is the correct usage of both 'making' and 'causing'. Also please explain the can we interchange 'made' and altered' in this sentence. If yes, then why?
for eg. If I write ' The suit was made superbly by the tailor' will that be correct?

Source- The ultimate grammar Book. Also if there is any thread explaining the answers of the practice test 1 please post here.

Hi Simar121993,

If we look at the simple structure of the sentence, X........... makes old man feel like........ lion.
X .......... causes old man feel like.............. lion doesn't make sense.
We can simply eliminate all the choices except "D". Obviously replacing made with altered has changed the meaning a bit but it is the only choice that makes sense and is grammatically correct.

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Re: The suit made superbly by the tailor, causing the cowardly, old man &nbs [#permalink] 21 May 2017, 06:25
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