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    a restatement question

    Question : What is the restatement of the following sentence? and could you please clarify the point?

    Michael, having written a wonderful book on grammar, deserved to be called a Test Master.

    a) Michael, after having written a wonderful book on grammar, deserved to be called a Test Master.

    b) Michael, because he had written a wonderful book on grammar, deserved to be called a Test Master.

    c) Michael, who had written a wonderful book on grammar, deserved to be called a Test Master.

    d) Michael, as he had written a wonderful book on grammar, deserved to be called a Test Master.

    e) Michael, when he had written a wonderful book on grammar, deserved to be called a Test Master.

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    Re: a restatement question

    Quote Originally Posted by curious
    Question : What is the restatement of the following sentence? and could you please clarify the point?
    Michael, having written a wonderful book on grammar, deserved to be called a Test Master.

    a) Michael, after having written a wonderful book on grammar, deserved to be called a Test Master.
    This is the correct answer.
    The perfect participle indicates an action that takes place immediately after another. In this case, "deserving to be called a Test Master" takes place immediately after "writing a wonderful book on grammar." This is simply clarified in a) by "after".

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