the atoms and molecules created and persisted
C for me
That's a trap!!
U2Lover Girl, you gotta study those 70 SCs.
Here is a vertical comparison:
Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persisting
in even the emptiest regions of space
D. they persist
E. are persisting
From the SC test page #19
19. Scientists have recently discovered what could be the largest and oldest living organism on Earth, a giant fungus that is an interwoven filigree of mushrooms and rootlike tentacles spawned by a single fertilized spore some 10,300 years ago and extending
for more than 33 acres in the soil of a Michigan forest.
(D) it extended
(E) is extending
The OA for both is (A). Let's master this pattern.