During an era when interracial tensions in the United States have run high, Rosa Parks became a quiet, unassuming symbol of the continued struggle for human dignity.
(A) have run high
(B) ran high
(C) had run highly
(D) run high
(E) were running highly
I chose E for this question, but the OA is B. What makes B a better choice? can somebody explain? thanks
Simple Past. E is passive. If you have MGMAT's SC
book I would suggest you look at chapter 3.
A: the era isn't continuing today.
C: past perfect is not needed here
D: is present wrong