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Please explain the answer along with the role of ",". I am not convinced with the OA.

The poll taxes enacted in the Southern states between 1889 [b]and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens, since[/b] payment of the tax was a prerequisite for voting.
(A)
(B) to 1910 disenfranchised many citizens, since
(C) and 1910 have disenfranchised many citizens since
(D) to 1910 has been disenfranchising many citizens because
(E) and 1910 had the effct of disenfranchising many citizens, in as much as
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30 Oct 2005, 16:24
A looks ok.

comma before conjunction "since" seperates subordinate clause from main clause.
B - idiom between X and Y (not between X to Y)
C/D tense change.
E. Meaning problem
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30 Oct 2005, 17:06
it can only be A or C because :

- the idiom is "between X and Y"
- the subject is plural (poll taxes)
- E is weird (past perfect + the effect of disfranchising)

My first pick was C but then I've realized that in the original sentence they are talking about a certain period of time (1889->1901) that is over now so the preterit tense should be better.

so A
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30 Oct 2005, 18:40
OA is A
I got confused by the comma and picked (C)
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30 Oct 2005, 20:08
pavrnd wrote:
The poll taxes enacted in the Southern states between 1889 and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens, since payment of the tax was a prerequisite for voting.
(A)
(B) to 1910 disenfranchised many citizens, since
(C) and 1910 have disenfranchised many citizens since
(D) to 1910 has been disenfranchising many citizens because
(E) and 1910 had the effct of disenfranchising many citizens, in as much as

none of the ACs are correct. A would be correct if it had "beccause" or "for" instead of "since". and i really donot know whether "since" does the same job as because/for does.

Another confusing question from kaplan. guys, be aware.....
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30 Oct 2005, 20:54
A - Correct usage of 'between....and' and the tenses.
B,C,D,E - Incorrect usage of tense and wrong idioms.
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30 Oct 2005, 22:41
A is correct.

between x and y is correct idiom
all the parts of the sentences are in simple past tense.
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31 Oct 2005, 01:13
HIMALAYA wrote:
pavrnd wrote:
The poll taxes enacted in the Southern states between 1889 and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens, since payment of the tax was a prerequisite for voting.
(A)
(B) to 1910 disenfranchised many citizens, since
(C) and 1910 have disenfranchised many citizens since
(D) to 1910 has been disenfranchising many citizens because
(E) and 1910 had the effct of disenfranchising many citizens, in as much as

none of the ACs are correct. A would be correct if it had "beccause" or "for" instead of "since". and i really donot know whether "since" does the same job as because/for does.

Another confusing question from kaplan. guys, be aware.....

yes, "since" does mean " because" or "for" in some cases
Re: SC from kaplan verbal workbook   [#permalink] 31 Oct 2005, 01:13
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