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# The Western world s love affair with chocolate is

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The Western world’s love affair with chocolate is well-documented: few people have been known to have tasted it for the first time without requesting more.
(A) few people have been known to have tasted it
(B) few having been known to taste it
(C) it has been tasted by few people
(D) few people have been known to taste it
(E) few people having tasted it

i need help in have been known to have vs have been known to

(A) Vs (D) whats the logic behind this
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06 Sep 2008, 10:17
spriya wrote:
The Western world’s love affair with chocolate is well-documented: few people have been known to have tasted it for the first time without requesting more.
(A) few people have been known to have tasted it
(B) few having been known to taste it
(C) it has been tasted by few people
(D) few people have been known to taste it
(E) few people having tasted it

i need help in have been known to have vs have been known to

(A) Vs (D) whats the logic behind this

IMO A)

Since this is an action from past going into present we need present perfect.

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06 Sep 2008, 13:52
have been known already conveys the continuous tense.

the second have is redundant. also why do we want tasted (past tense) in the middle of a present continuous tense

IMO D.

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08 Sep 2008, 03:05
icandy wrote:
have been known already conveys the continuous tense.

the second have is redundant. also why do we want tasted (past tense) in the middle of a present continuous tense

IMO D.

I thought "tasted" is used in the past participle form.

I will go with A. "have been known" shows continuity in "know" whereas "have tasted" shows continuity in "taste".

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08 Sep 2008, 06:05
spriya wrote:
The Western world’s love affair with chocolate is well-documented: few people have been known to have tasted it for the first time without requesting more.
(A) few people have been known to have tasted it
(B) few having been known to taste it
(C) it has been tasted by few people
(D) few people have been known to taste it
(E) few people having tasted it

i need help in have been known to have vs have been known to

(A) Vs (D) whats the logic behind this

The fact that the people taste it has been known. Past perfect tense indicates no more action or action completed at the time of past.

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08 Sep 2008, 09:59
D seems right to me. I would have to brush up on my grammar before I could say why

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08 Sep 2008, 19:13
Actually OA is D

X is known to have met Y
X Has been known to meet Y
X has been known to have met Y

I understand that the have been is already with people and thus action taste need not be in past participle.!!!but can anyone clearify these statements above !!!
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08 Sep 2008, 19:15
ssandeepan wrote:
1 verb/Clause ?

Yeupp ... I read it some where that using 2 verbs in one clause/sentence is not a good construction

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10 Sep 2008, 14:31
I went with A. Where did you get this question?

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11 Sep 2008, 21:13
Also go for D.

spriya wrote:
The Western world’s love affair with chocolate is well-documented: few people have been known to have tasted it for the first time without requesting more.
(A) few people have been known to have tasted it
(B) few having been known to taste it
(C) it has been tasted by few people
(D) few people have been known to taste it
(E) few people having tasted it

i need help in have been known to have vs have been known to

(A) Vs (D) whats the logic behind this

rao_1857 wrote:
ssandeepan wrote:
1 verb/Clause ?

Yeupp ... I read it some where that using 2 verbs in one clause/sentence is not a good construction

not necessarily true. if two verbs are put unnecessarily and in an awkward way such as in this question, definitely yes. for example:

Banks are not performing well this time doesnot mean that they are always risky.

Whats wrong with this sentence?
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12 Sep 2008, 01:34
I chose A ...

HELP NEEDED (

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12 Sep 2008, 02:03
Bang on target! D was what i thought, though OA got released too early.

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12 Sep 2008, 06:29
But I still don't see an explanation of why A over D, except icandy's.

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