Grammar CB WR

<p>Only since the publication of her first novel (Olivia has been considering) herself a genuine writer.</p>

<p>A)DUH
B)Olivia considered
C)has Olivia considered
D)was Olivia considering
E)could Olivia be able to</p>

<p>Answer: C
I chose B.</p>

<p>WHY is it C ?</p>

<p>Well iam not really in a great grammer person but my tutor told me once that if there are 2 things happening in the sentence and one before the other choose has/have/had .</p>

<p>in the sentence that you mentioned :</p>

<p>The 1st : The publication of the novel
The 2nd : she considered herself a genuine reader .</p>

<p>And the second happened after the first and that means we should use has . </p>

<p>I always use this way and it always seems to be working .</p>

<p>Wait for a better explanation though , mine CAN be wrong .</p>

<p>Best of luck .</p>

<p>Wrong tense bro, how about we rearrange the sentence?</p>

<p>Olivia considered herself a genuine writer only since the publication of the novel.
It's not right, that's not the correct tense to use in this sentence, because Olivia still perceives herself as a genuine writer till this day, since her novel was published, therefore;</p>

<p>Olivia has considered herself a genuine writer only since the publication of her novel.</p>

<p>Good luck.</p>

<p>Only since the publication of her first novel (Olivia has been considering) herself a genuine writer.</p>

<p>A)DUH
B)Olivia considered
C)has Olivia considered
D)was Olivia considering
E)could Olivia be able to</p>

<p>The thing is, whenever "since" comes out in a sentence, it is always in this tense form:
("since"+past) + (main independent clause: present perfect)</p>

<p>So abiding by this grammar law, C is the only logical choice, I guess.</p>

<p>But, you know what; I think the whole sentence is just wierd.</p>

<p>No one that I know uses "since" this way.. Isn't it supposed to be "after"?</p>

<p>Ex:Only after the publication of her first novel did Olivia consider herself a genuine writer.
(Olivia considered herself a genuine writer only after the publication of her first novel.)</p>

<p>This sentence makes more sense to me lol.</p>

<p>Hope this helped you :)</p>

<p>P.S.- Sentences that start with "only" have the verb sequence inverted 100% of the time... That's one of the reasons why B is wrong, I guess. :D</p>

<p>Since must be followed by has in this case.</p>

<p>This question is testing inversions.
The word 'only' is a negative adverb (negative connotation- comes from not all the time); therefore, whenever the negative adverb is at the start of a sentence the subject and the helping verb are inverted to form sort of a question. </p>

<p>So,
Helping + subject + main verb NOT Subject + helping + main which is the usual structure of a sentence </p>

<p>So the sentence should be rephrased as has olivia considered/been considering i.e. like a question sort of form. Both present perfect 'has considered' and present perfect continuous 'has been considering' mean the same. That is, the question is not testing verb tenses but inversion of sentences!
Hope this helps</p>