<p>Q) Quincy took Dan to Derek's home (A: for a visit), (B:never imagining) that five years (C:would pass) before (D:seeing) Derek again. (E:No Error.)</p>
<p>The answer is D. I kinda understand this b/c "seeing" implies that the subject of this gerund is "five years"; which doesn't make sense b/c "five years" cannot see Derek.</p>
<p>The problem I have is with redressing the error.
I don't think "he saw" will work in place of D, b/c of the overall tense:</p>
<p>Q took Dn to Dk's home for a visit, never imagining that five years would pass before he saw Dk again.</p>
<p>The tense doesn't seem to work b/c "taking Dn to Dk's home" happened before Quincy's seeing Dk again. But I am in a deadlock b/c you can't write "had taken" either.</p>
<p>The second option I came to is, "~ that five years would pass before his seeing Dk again," putting the possessive pronoun "his" (for Quincy) to represent the subject of the gerund "seeing."</p>
<p>hELP ME OUt :P</p>