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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote phone This topic has 1 expert reply and 8 member replies phone When he phones her, she tells him to stop calling, but he acted as if he had not understood her. 1.she tells him to stop calling, but he acted as if he had not understood her. 2. she told him to stop calling, but he acted as if he had not understood her. 3. she tells him to stop calling, but he actes as if he did not understood her. 4. she tells him to stop calling, but he actes as if he has not understood her. 5. she tells him to stop calling, but he acted as if he does not understand her. dont have OA.... pl explain.... source-manhattan sentence correction guide. Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 22 Jul 2007 Posted: 70 messages Upvotes: 8 Answer: 4 In the original sentence, "when he calls her" is in present tense (present indefinite tense) & also appears to be the first event. [He calls > she responds > still he pretends] Hence all the following phrases must be in present or future tense. It means that choice# 1, 2, 3 & 5 are incorrect (these use one or more past tense.) So #4 is the only candidate. Let me know if I am mistaken. Regards, Bharat. Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 06 Dec 2010 Posted: 10 messages Upvotes: 1 Had usage is wrong. Hence 1 & 2 are out. Usage "actes" is wrong. 3 & 4 are out. Answer - 5 Legendary Member Joined 12 Sep 2010 Posted: 752 messages Followed by: 10 members Upvotes: 20 GMAT Score: 700 advita wrote: When he phones her, she tells him to stop calling, but he acted as if he had not understood her. 1.she tells him to stop calling, but he acted as if he had not understood her. 2. she told him to stop calling, but he acted as if he had not understood her. 3. she tells him to stop calling, but he actes as if he did not understood her. 4. she tells him to stop calling, but he actes as if he has not understood her. 5. she tells him to stop calling, but he acted as if he does not understand her. dont have OA.... pl explain.... source-manhattan sentence correction guide. "4" seems correct to me.But what does "actes" mean? shouldn't it be "acts"? Legendary Member Joined 07 May 2010 Posted: 1119 messages Followed by: 2 members Upvotes: 29 advita wrote: When he phones her, she tells him to stop calling, but he acted as if he had not understood her. 1.she tells him to stop calling, but he acted as if he had not understood her. 2. she told him to stop calling, but he acted as if he had not understood her. 3. she tells him to stop calling, but he actes as if he did not understood her. 4. she tells him to stop calling, but he actes as if he has not understood her. 5. she tells him to stop calling, but he acted as if he does not understand her. dont have OA.... pl explain.... source-manhattan sentence correction guide. i think i would love to choose C for this sentence. whats the answer? Legendary Member Joined 12 Sep 2010 Posted: 752 messages Followed by: 10 members Upvotes: 20 GMAT Score: 700 I would be grateful if experts can reply Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 13 Jul 2009 Posted: 51 messages Upvotes: 1 'did not understood her'.. does this sound correct? should'nt it be 'did not understand her'???? Legendary Member Joined 12 Sep 2010 Posted: 752 messages Followed by: 10 members Upvotes: 20 GMAT Score: 700 ymach3 wrote: 'did not understood her'.. does this sound correct? should'nt it be 'did not understand her'???? agree with you 3 is definitely wrong GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 22 Jul 2009 Posted: 641 messages Followed by: 45 members Upvotes: 162 GMAT Score: 760 prachich1987 wrote: I would be grateful if experts can reply The second part should be (in my opinion -- keep in mind it looks as if the original poster wrote the problem from memory) "he acts as if he has not understood her" OR "he acts as if he does not understand her". The first employs the present perfect has understood to indicate action going right up to the present moment, the second uses the present understand to indicate currently-occurring action. Either would be correct, neither is in the answer choices. :S Legendary Member Joined 07 May 2010 Posted: 1119 messages Followed by: 2 members Upvotes: 29 ymach3 wrote: 'did not understood her'.. does this sound correct? should'nt it be 'did not understand her'???? yeah, sound like i got a mistake... too fast skim... i meant " didnt understand her" option 5 yep! thanks • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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