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# To George Steiner, Europe was his home long after his family had bee

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To George Steiner, Europe was his home long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S., and he returned to the continent as an adult to lecture at several major universities.

A. To George Steiner, Europe was his home long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S.,

B. For George Steiner, long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S., Europe was still his home,

C. George Steiner thought of Europe as his home long after his family to be forced to emigrate to the U.S.,

D. Long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S., George Steiner thought of Europe as his home,

E. Long after his family was being forced to emigrate to the U.S., Europe was home to George Steiner,

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Originally posted by aragonn on 16 May 2018, 18:00.
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16 May 2018, 22:00
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D..?George Steiner thought and returned....//elism tested....we also need past perfect to maintain timeline....
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17 May 2018, 06:53
D seems correct but what's wrong with B then?

To someone,
For someone,

Which is appropriate here?
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03 Jun 2018, 00:44
"Thought of" in D made me to eliminate this choice as I thought it changed intended meaning of sentence. So I choose B

Can someone please explain difference between B and D
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03 Jun 2018, 01:57
I think D is the most concise and the word Europe is placed closer to the second part of the sentence which makes it clearer that the continent refers to Europe not US like in choice A and C

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03 Jun 2018, 19:01
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"Thought of" in D made me to eliminate this choice as I thought it changed intended meaning of sentence. So I choose B

Can someone please explain difference between B and D
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Hi,

The devil is in details. Don't you see "still home"? The intended meaning is: Europe became his home long after his family... Now think how can it "became home still after".
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03 Jun 2018, 19:27
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"Thought of" in D made me to eliminate this choice as I thought it changed intended meaning of sentence. So I choose B

Can someone please explain difference between B and D
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Hi push12345,

The difference between B and D is that while B does not have the noun(George Steiner in this case) DOING both the actions,D has the noun DOING both and hence maintains parallelism.
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16 Jul 2018, 22:10
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Will someone pls post OE out here and also suggest,

1. Why B is wrong out here ?
2. Doesn't D change the meaning out here. Original sentence didn't mention anywhere that he thought about his home.
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15 Aug 2018, 11:41
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Why is D preferred over B?? Didn't really understand the logic behind the OA
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15 Aug 2018, 23:44
aragonn wrote:
To George Steiner, Europe was his home long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S., and he returned to the continent as an adult to lecture at several major universities.

A. To George Steiner, Europe was his home long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S.,

B. For George Steiner, long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S., Europe was still his home,

C. George Steiner thought of Europe as his home long after his family to be forced to emigrate to the U.S.,

D. Long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S., George Steiner thought of Europe as his home,

E. Long after his family was being forced to emigrate to the U.S., Europe was home to George Steiner,

And triggers parallelism here...

George Steiner thought------- and he returned.....

B doesn't maintain any parallelism.
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29 Aug 2018, 09:18
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aragonn wrote:
To George Steiner, Europe was his home long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S., and he returned to the continent as an adult to lecture at several major universities.

A. To George Steiner, Europe was his home long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S.,

B. For George Steiner, long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S., Europe was still his home,

C. George Steiner thought of Europe as his home long after his family to be forced to emigrate to the U.S.,

D. Long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S., George Steiner thought of Europe as his home,

E. Long after his family was being forced to emigrate to the U.S., Europe was home to George Steiner,

And triggers parallelism here...

George Steiner thought------- and he returned.....

B doesn't maintain any parallelism.

How is B not maintaining parallelism?
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29 Aug 2018, 09:20
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What is wrong with option B??
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29 Aug 2018, 10:51
aragonn wrote:
To George Steiner, Europe was his home long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S., and he returned to the continent as an adult to lecture at several major universities.

A. To George Steiner, Europe was his home long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S.,

B. For George Steiner, long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S., Europe was still his home,

C. George Steiner thought of Europe as his home long after his family to be forced to emigrate to the U.S.,

D. Long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S., George Steiner thought of Europe as his home,

E. Long after his family was being forced to emigrate to the U.S., Europe was home to George Steiner,

The 5 options cut down to C,D as per parallelism out of which D seems fine
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29 Aug 2018, 10:55
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In option D, why do we need a "he" in the non underlined part of the subject (George) is already at the beginning.

George thought...and returned
. One subject two verbs joined by "and"
Do we need "he" because "thought "is not really an action verb here and does not sit parallel with "returned" ?

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29 Aug 2018, 10:59
chetan2u GMATNinja daagh

In option D, why do we need a "he" in the non underlined part of the subject (George) is already at the beginning.

George thought...and returned
. One subject two verbs joined by "and"
Do we need "he" because "thought "is not really an action verb here and does not sit parallel with "returned" ?

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Could you please tell me the POE for B?
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29 Aug 2018, 11:06
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chetan2u GMATNinja daagh

In option D, why do we need a "he" in the non underlined part of the subject (George) is already at the beginning.

George thought...and returned
. One subject two verbs joined by "and"
Do we need "he" because "thought "is not really an action verb here and does not sit parallel with "returned" ?

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Could you please tell me the POE for B?

Hi there !
I understand why you chose B, and you are right on your part.
IMO it should be B .

I had a particular doubt about D so I wanted to clear it out.

I'm expecting an expert to say "not a good question" for this one. Don't loose sweat over this one. Even the OA is debatable
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29 Aug 2018, 16:45
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Lets drop the modifier in B and check it ot. Do you like the sentence without modifier. But lets not stop here lets dive further.

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B. For George Steiner, long after his family had been forced to emigrate to the U.S., Europe was still his home,

Let see the non underline part. if find an 'and' which starts with subject 'He' and then a verb. I think out of these two choices only D saved the parallelism.
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30 Aug 2018, 01:55
B is definitely wrong. As aragonn has stated, we can't say "For George Steiner, Europe was still his home." It's redundant. If Europe was George's home, what is the point of saying "For George Steiner"? There are many better ways of saying that clearly.

It's true that this isn't an official question, but it is a very close copy. We can learn from the real thing, but the problems with B are the same: https://gmatclub.com/forum/to-josephine ... 64758.html
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