CAN YOU GUYS EXPLAIN THE REASON ...
AND WHY "BEEN" NOT "BECOME"
The debate over bilingual education centers on the issue of whether the United States should foster the idea of single common language, an idea, some believe, that has in the past been crucial in binding diverse constituencies together.
(A) been crucial in binding diverse constituencies together
(B) been crucial as a binding together of diverse constituencies
(C) been crucial to bind together constituencies that are diverse
(D) become crucial in binding together diverse constituencies
(E) become crucial to bind together constituencies that are diverse
Look at the latter part of the sentence...take out the junk in between words (in the past)
'has been crucial' sounds better than 'has become crucial' because 'in the past' indicates past tense..and 'has become' indicates present/future
Don't be afraid to take a flying leap of faith.. If you risk nothing, than you gain nothing...