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another Sentence Correction

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another Sentence Correction

by thecoolguy » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:36 am
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
B. During recent times, the Inuit people lead a nomadic existence,
sheltering.
C. In the times that are recent, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence,
sheltered.
D. Up until recently, the Inuit people, leading a nomadic existence,
have sheltered.
E. Until recent times, leading a nomadic existence, the Inuit people
were sheltered.

D seems awkward. Is it right ?
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by Vignesh.4384 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:56 am
C is wrong i guess ..

I would have chose A

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by pranavc » Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:12 pm
I am going with A. What is the official answer?

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by Arabian Baba » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:23 pm
IMO A

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by chidcguy » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:30 pm
recently ! = recent times

B C E are out

Between A & D, I will pick A because we are talking about a lifestyle of the past and not the current lifestyle. Past tense is needed here.

Also up until recently is awkward compared to until recently.
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by reachac » Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:57 am
Up Until is awkward but between A and D, I will go for D...

In A, Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering...sheltering seems as if to modify existence...

IMO D.

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by codesnooker » Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:31 am
IMO (A)

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by chidcguy » Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:12 am
On a second look, reachac's point makes sense
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by senthil » Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:47 am
as mentioned in A , the modifier phrase is not that perfect .. but in D .. what does UP UNTIL RECENTLY mean ? .. can anybody explain .. if that phrase is correct then D wud be the right answer

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Re: another Sentence Correction

by kiranlegend » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:32 am
thecoolguy 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
B. During recent times, the Inuit people lead a nomadic existence,
sheltering.
C. In the times that are recent, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence,
sheltered.
D. Up until recently, the Inuit people, leading a nomadic existence,
have sheltered.
E. Until recent times, leading a nomadic existence, the Inuit people
were sheltered.

D seems awkward. Is it right ?

my pick is D too.. what is the correct answer?

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by desidoc9 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:38 am
i would go for D

"UP UNTIL RECENTLY" does not make sense.

GMAT likes less wordy simple sentences.

UNITL RECENTLY should be the correct phrase.

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by raajan_p » Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:55 pm
I believe the answer is A.

Seems like this sentence has been taken from the below article.

https://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.h ... A963948260

An Asiatic people, the Inuits arrived in Canada during the last Ice Age, but some time after the Indians. Until quite recently, they led a nomadic existence, sheltering in igloos, the ice-block domes that are peculiar to northern-central Canada, and structures made of stones, bones, driftwood, sods and skins.

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by Bidisha800 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:42 pm
reachac wrote:Up Until is awkward but between A and D, I will go for D...

In A, ...sheltering seems as if to modify existence...

IMO D.
This is unbelievable.

John went home, singing and dancing.

Does this modify home ? No :shock: :shock:

Only (A) is grammatically correct.
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by amitabhprasad » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:33 pm
I believe we have to use present perfect tense here, so I believe it should be "D"

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by Utkarsh86 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:32 am
Im going for A whats the god dam answer