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8. The young man was surprised to find that his experience as a tutor had been used as the basis for the protagonist in a short story written by a former girlfriend.

A. that his experience as a tutor had been used as the basis for the protagonist in
B. his experience as a tutor having been used as the protagonist in
C. his experience as a tutor had been used as the basis for the protagonist's in
D. his experience as a tutor being used as the basis for the protagonist of
E. that his experience as a tutor had been used as the basis for events in the life of the protagonist in
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13 Sep 2011, 03:57
Why C is worng?
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the is necessary here for a reporting verb "find"
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13 Sep 2011, 04:05
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Sorry, I meant "that", not the, and I've edited my post above. Also, read the section "verb + (that)" in these two links :

http://www.eslbase.com/grammar/reporting-verbs

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13 Sep 2011, 13:30
Is this actually a type of sentence correction? Which SC category does this fits in? I mean Subject-Verb error, or Pronoun Error etc ?
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13 Sep 2011, 18:24
C uses possessive - wrong
D - uses being - wrong
B - uses having been - wrong in this context

Between A & E, A uses wrong style in describing experience as basis for protagonist. Experience cannot be a basis for protagonist. Experience can be used to describe something done by protagonist..

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15 Sep 2011, 02:57
Hey guys ,

can someone guide me where exactly do we use the word 'that' ? are there any rules depicting the use of the word that?

any help would be appreciated.
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15 Sep 2011, 03:04

Usage of that.

That is to be used in
1. restrictive clauses
2. after subjunctive verbs
3. after reporting verbs
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15 Sep 2011, 09:40
ksp wrote:

Usage of that.

That is to be used in
1. restrictive clauses
2. after subjunctive verbs
3. after reporting verbs

Can you please elobrate on the three points mentioned above?
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