Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #38 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #38

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Bengal-born writer, philosopher, and educator Rabindranath Tagore

Bengal-born writer, philosopher, and educator Rabindranath Tagore had the greatest admiration for Mohandas K. Gandhi the person and also as a politician, but Tagore had been skeptical of Gandhi's form of nationalism and his conservative opinions about India's cultural traditions.

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Shekhar Gupta

Can the past perfect tense split be also used as a deciding factor for elimination?
a)but Tagore had been skeptical
b)but Tagore was also skeptical

Nov 5, 2020 • Comment

Adam Lyons, Magoosh Tutor

Good catch, Shekhar, we can indeed use the past perfect as a split here. The past perfect is to denote one past event taking place before another past event. But there is no past event after Tagore being skeptical. So we don't want the past perfect.

Nov 8, 2020 • Reply

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Gravatar Mike McGarry, Magoosh Tutor

May 22, 2013 • Comment

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