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    Default My today's doubts

    He said that alothough the U.S. had come a long way in ensuring equal rights, unresolved issues still remained.

    Shouldn't the word be remain for remained to get the correct sense?

    Doubt#2: Prospects suspect that from late 2002 to 2007, UBS helped American clinets..

    In a sriking admission, UBS said that from 2000 through 2007, some of its.. What about the difference the usage of the above two preposition? Why is that variation?

    Doubt#3: What does 'Who's who of suspects in tax evasion' mean?

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    Default Re: My today's doubts

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    He said that alothough the U.S. had come a long way in ensuring equal rights, unresolved issues still remained.

    Shouldn't the word be remain for remained to get the correct sense? No, 'remained' agrees with 'had'.

    Doubt#2: Prospects suspect that from late 2002 to 2007, UBS helped American clinets.. From late 2002 up to an unspecified time in 2007.

    In a sriking admission, UBS said that from 2000 through 2007, some of its.. What about the difference the usage of the above two preposition? Why is that variation? From an unspecified time in 2000 right through (to the end of) 2007.

    Doubt#3: What does 'Who's who of suspects in tax evasion' mean? A list of the details, names etc. of the people suspected of tax evasion.

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    Default Re: My today's doubts

    Kiran, Just I would like to clarify your first doubt.

    "He said that alothough the U.S. had come a long way in ensuring equal rights, unresolved issues still remained"

    Rule - When we say two past actions, first action shall be in past perfect tense and second action shall be in simple past tense.

    Accordingly, U S intiatiation to ensures equal rights is first action and
    remined issues is second action.

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    Default Re: My today's doubts

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    he said that alothough the u.s. Had come a long way in ensuring equal rights, unresolved issues still remained.

    Shouldn't the word be remain for remained to get the correct sense?as bhaisab rightly said "remained" needs to agree with "had".
    i'm guessing you're doubt might be that a present tense should be used here. I'm guessing it's because it's reported speech. his actual word were probably; "although the US has come a long way in equal rights, unresolved issues still remain."

    doubt#2: Prospects suspect that from late 2002 to 2007, ubs helped american clinets..

    In a sriking admission, ubs said that from 2000 through 2007, some of its.. What about the difference the usage of the above two preposition? Why is that variation? i would say; "from 2000 through to 2007"
    only real difference here for me would be a question of style. The latter being formal.


    doubt#3: What does 'who's who of suspects in tax evasion' mean?
    SEE ABOVE


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