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859. Thomas Eakins’ powerful style and his choices of subject—the advances in modern surgery, the discipline of sport, the strains of individuals in tension with society or even with themselves—was as disturbing to his own time as it is compelling for ours.
(A) was as disturbing to his own time as it is
(B) were as disturbing to his own time as they are
(C) has been as disturbing in his own time as they are
(D) had been as disturbing in his own time as it was
(E) have been as disturbing in his own time as
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Re: 859\1000 SC [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2009, 22:13
"B" plural verb is required here

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Re: 859\1000 SC [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2009, 05:45
OA is B............
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Re: 859\1000 SC [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2009, 09:26
“Thomas Eakins’ powerful style and his choices of subject” is a plural subject and require a plural verb. So choice A, C and D are out.

The first event happened in the past and the second event is occurring in the present. So the tense should reflect the occurrence. Hence the first verb should be in past tense and second verb should be present tense. So choice E is out

So the answer is B
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Re: 859\1000 SC [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2009, 19:44
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“Thomas Eakins’ powerful style and his choices of subject” is a plural subject and require a plural verb. So choice A, C and D are out.

The first event happened in the past and the second event is occurring in the present. So the tense should reflect the occurrence. Hence the first verb should be in past tense and second verb should be present tense. So choice E is out

So the answer is B


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were as disturbing to his own time

whether disturning 'to' his own time is correct, i thought it should be disturbing in his own time
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Re: 859\1000 SC [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2010, 20:00
The easiest way would be Thomas Eakins’ powerful style ..blah bla blah - "WERE"....

example: these many things ......were...there.....
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Re: 859\1000 SC [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2010, 11:02
its plural sentence should be B
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Re: 859\1000 SC [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 05:07
Option E has tense problem even it is plural.
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Re: 859\1000 SC [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2011, 09:46
Between B & E i went with B. B sounds better. E does connects well with the rest of the sentence
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Re: 859\1000 SC [#permalink] New post 18 May 2011, 23:02
I have the same doubt as ISBTarget ! "Disturbing to his own time" is this right ? Disturbing in his own time sounds better ..
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Re: 859\1000 SC [#permalink] New post 18 May 2011, 23:43
Between B and E,the comparison element is missing in E.
B clearly has reference they are. Hence better.

have been is not necessary here.
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Re: 859\1000 SC [#permalink] New post 19 May 2011, 01:20
B should be the correct answer. Waiting for OA. And I agree that "disturbing to his own time" doesn't sound right.
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