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Hi All !

Sharing some SCs from a recent mock test (thought that u may or may not get the same q when you take the same mock and that it'd be a good practice for all... ). Please post some explanation with the answers.

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3. tricky-sc-series-86100.html
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6. tricky-sc-series-86104.html
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8. tricky-sc-series-86106.html
9. tricky-sc-series-86107.html
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31 Oct 2009, 22:58
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Sharing some SCs from a recent mock test (thought u may or may not get the same q and it'd be a good practice for all... ). Please post some explanation with the answers.

The issue is the use of correct form of verb: began vs begun.

1. began - past form, which can be used with out any helping verb, of begin.
2. begun - past participle form, which cannot be used without any helping verbs/models such as can, could, will, would, shall, should, ought to, has/have/had, may/might/must etc.....

Considering the verb form, it should be "beganB.
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02 Nov 2009, 22:14
Had no idea initially thanku is OA B?
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02 Nov 2009, 22:22
Both of you have nailed it right.. thanks!
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"began" parallel with "attained".
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03 Aug 2010, 12:18
i see. can someone explain the discretency between b and c?
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03 Aug 2010, 12:22
agree with GMAT TIGER.

'began' and 'attained' are parallel.

B for me.

C is incorrect because 'began' does not 'had'.....it is incorrect to say 'had began'

begin --> began --> begun

'begun' is the past participle of 'begin' and needs helping verb but 'began' does not need a helping verb.
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04 Sep 2010, 04:22
Option B sounded right even w/o applying any rules...
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06 Oct 2011, 10:31
gmattokyo wrote:
Hi All !

Sharing some SCs from a recent mock test (thought that u may or may not get the same q when you take the same mock and that it'd be a good practice for all... ). Please post some explanation with the answers.

Others in this series:
2. tricky-sc-series-86099.html
3. tricky-sc-series-86100.html
4. tricky-sc-series-86101.html
5. tricky-sc-series-86102.html
6. tricky-sc-series-86104.html
7. tricky-sc-series-86105.html
8. tricky-sc-series-86106.html
9. tricky-sc-series-86107.html
10. tricky-sc-series-86108.html
11. tricky-sc-series-86110.html

I chose B because "began" should be used and best expresses the flow of events.
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16 Aug 2012, 10:44
I go with the option B - because of having - work and began
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16 Aug 2012, 11:33
The participle form of BEGIN should be BEGUN, not BEGAN. So, that is the reason why choice C is incorrect.
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