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# Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence,

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03 Oct 2008, 18:29
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Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering in
igloos, the ice-block domes that are peculiar to north-central Canada,
and in structures made of stones, bones, driftwood, and skins.
A. Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering
sheltering.
C. In the times that are recent, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence,
sheltered.
have sheltered.
were sheltered.

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06 Oct 2008, 02:58
spriya wrote:
arorag wrote:
Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering in
igloos, the ice-block domes that are peculiar to north-central Canada,
and in structures made of stones, bones, driftwood, and skins.

A. Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering
-> until recently is wrong !!!

C. In the times that are recent, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltered. -> awkward times that are recent divides time into diff types

have sheltered. -> up until is wrong usage

were sheltered.-> time leading is wrong

What is wrong with "until recently"? To me, B changes the meaning and there is no issue with the original sentence.

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06 Oct 2008, 07:24
I think usage of until recently is okay when we are using it in PAST TENSE.

led is also past particle of LEAD , so A should be choice of answer.

He worked in NY until recently. <-- ok, I think OK
He has worked in NY until recently. <--- I don't know. And if it's ok, is he still working there. or is that possible? PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE
He has been working in NY until recently. <--- I don't know. And if it's ok, is he still working there. or is that possible? SOUNDS ODD, NO
He used to work in NY until recently. <--- I don't think it's ok. Too little time has passed to use "used to". OK

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06 Oct 2008, 14:49
I went with A.

Between A) and B) - there's a difference between Until Recently vs During recent times.

Therefore B changes the meaning.

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05 Dec 2008, 10:21
THis is a GMAT Set question. Just to let you know, OA is not A! Have a try - I ll post OA later.

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05 Dec 2008, 12:54
I choose D. But was debating between A and D. Choose D because it is a present perfect tense.

is OA D?

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