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25 Jun 2008, 03:31
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E.Having achieved
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25 Jun 2008, 06:37
I'll go with D. The reason: sentence should start with a descriptive phrase and should have past perfect (had).
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25 Jun 2008, 08:07
i am with C on this...Howard sten HAD success in terrestrial radio but NOW he IS on SIRUS..

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25 Jun 2008, 08:50
Could one of you point out the issue with D?

Also, what are the usage rules for Though and Even though?
Thanks!
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25 Jun 2008, 08:55
yavasani wrote:

E.Having achieved

IMO (A) is correct. additional "had" is for past perfect tense which is required to convey that the action happened before another action in the past.
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25 Jun 2008, 09:59
vksunder wrote:
Could one of you point out the issue with D?

Also, what are the usage rules for Though and Even though?
Thanks!

'having' in D,E is not conveying the contrast.
having X, Howard opted out. (no contrast)
though / eventhough X, Howard opted out. (contrast)

Thats how I eliminated D,E. Waiting for OA.
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25 Jun 2008, 11:02
The Tenses have always tensed me.

Going with A here.
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25 Jun 2008, 13:57
OA answer, anyone? I originally went with C, but the past perfect tense principle makes me think A is the answer...
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25 Jun 2008, 14:09
A for me..

Perfect tense is required here to convey that fact that Howard had a period of success in the past with Terrestrial before he opted( Simple Past) out.
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28 Jun 2008, 19:53
OA is A
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28 Jun 2008, 23:51
vksunder wrote:
Could one of you point out the issue with D?

Also, what are the usage rules for Though and Even though?
Thanks!

We are referring to 2 different incidents that have happened in the past.So we need a past perfect tense here.

action 1: opted
action 2(before action1) :has success broadcating

past perfect tense = had + past participle

Re: SC: Tenses   [#permalink] 28 Jun 2008, 23:51
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