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# When we look at the star Alpha Centauri, we see it as it was

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97. When we look at the star Alpha Centauri, we see it as it was a little over four years ago, for it took the light that long to get here.

A. we see it as it was a little over four years ago
B. we see it as it had been a little over four years ago
C. we see it as if it was a little over four years ago
D. it appears to us as it did in a little over four years ago
E. it appears to us as though a little over four years ago

Do D has any grammar error?

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12 May 2005, 05:46
I'll take E, playing by ear on this question (not recommended for GMAT)

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12 May 2005, 07:36
Vithal wrote:
A it is...though I went for D initially!

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12 May 2005, 08:52
D and E are wrong because â€œit appearsâ€

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12 May 2005, 09:04
"A"
Rest all change the meaning.
No need for "had" in B
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12 May 2005, 10:36
OA is A

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08 Aug 2014, 09:01
Can anyone explain how and why exactly the use of 'had' wrong in b?Is there any particular rule to be followed in such cases?

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Re: When we look at the star Alpha Centauri, we see it as it was   [#permalink] 08 Aug 2014, 09:01
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