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A March 2000 Census Bureau survey showed that Mexico [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 14:11
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A March 2000 Census Bureau survey showed that Mexico accounted for more than a quarter of all foreign-born residents of the United States, the largest share for any country to contribute since 1980, when about 30 percent of the country’s foreign-born population was from Germany.

A. the largest share for any country to contribute
B. the largest share that any country has contributed
C. which makes it the largest share for any country to contribute
D. having the largest share to be contributed by any country
E. having the largest share to have been contributed by any country

Please explain. Tks
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Re: A March 2000 census [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 14:21
A March 2000 Census Bureau survey showed that Mexico accounted for more than a quarter of all foreign-born residents of the United States, the largest share for any country to contribute since 1980, when about 30 percent of the country’s foreign-born population was from Germany.

A. the largest share for any country to contribute -- "share for" sound awkard
B. the largest share that any country has contributed - seems correct
C. which makes it the largest share for any country to contribute - which should refer to Mexico and not the entire clause
D. having the largest share to be contributed by any country
E. having the largest share to have been contributed by any country
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Re: A March 2000 census [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 16:58
humm , very interesting question , i initially picked B however after reading your comments I think the correct answer is A

B is not correct as the action is no longer valid now , action that is survey in this case happened in the past and closed now

I also checked Present Prefect definition on Present prefect

http://www.perfectyourenglish.com/gramm ... -tense.htm
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Re: A March 2000 census [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 17:14
IMO B. you need a continuous tense since you have 'since 1980 ...' in the question. So only B is the best choice.
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Re: A March 2000 census [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 21:42
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IMO B. you need a continuous tense since you have 'since 1980 ...' in the question. So only B is the best choice.


Since 1980 to "March 2000 ... showed .... ": a period of time in the past --> using present perfect seems incorrect?
Ex: I stoped playing football last year after I have played it since I was 10. Is it correct?

If you choose B because the adv since ... --> please explain the above sentence. I just try to make this answer clearer. Tks
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Re: A March 2000 census [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2009, 01:21
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A March 2000 Census Bureau survey showed that Mexico accounted for more than a quarter of all foreign-born residents of the United States, the largest share for any country to contribute since 1980, when about 30 percent of the country’s foreign-born population was from Germany.

A. the largest share for any country to contribute -- "share for" sound awkard
B. the largest share that any country has contributed - seems correct
C. which makes it the largest share for any country to contribute - which should refer to Mexico and not the entire clause
D. having the largest share to be contributed by any country
E. having the largest share to have been contributed by any country


agree with B.

Can you please explain what exactly 'which' is referring to, as per you, in C?
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Re: A March 2000 census [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2009, 05:45
OA is
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A
Could anyone explain why it is
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A
. I have choosed
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Re: A March 2000 census [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2009, 09:34
Are you sure about the OA?
Is it A?
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Re: A March 2000 census [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 22:12
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OA is
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A
Could anyone explain why it is
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A
. I have choosed
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B



Please check your source again !

The OA is B for the above question. Confirmed .

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Re: A March 2000 Census Bureau survey showed that Mexico [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2014, 22:09
Can anyone confirm what is the OA?

Since in the doc I have downloaded from the forum, the OA is (A).

I marked (B).
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A March 2000 Census Bureau survey showed that Mexico [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2014, 03:31
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/dou ... t8489.html
Ron said "Option B is the correct answer to this problem."
"actually, the only acceptable tense for a clause modified by "since..." is the present perfect."

I hope no doubt left on OA etc.
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