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What has often been forgotten about Paine was that, after he discovered his vocation, he became a professional revolutionary.
a)...
b)is that, after he had discovered his vocation
c)is that, once his vocation was discovered
d)is, after he had discovered his vocation, that
e)was that, once his vocation was discovered
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Also for B :)

Two actions stated, and clearly one action (dicovering his vocation) precedes another (becoming a professional revolutionary). Hence the past perfect tense.
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What has often been forgotten about Paine was that, after he discovered his vocation, he became a professional revolutionary.
a)...
b)is that, after he had discovered his vocation
c)is that, once his vocation was discovered
d)is, after he had discovered his vocation, that
e)was that, once his vocation was discovered


Agree with B.

A,D and E - don't start with "is that"
C - "once his vocation was discovered" - by who ?

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My choice is B.

about Paine is is more appropriate than "was".

"has" indicates that the sentence is in the present perfect tense, therefore "is" should be used to denote the present tense. This narrows our choices to B and C. C is wrong, because "his vocation was dicovered" is grammatically wrong. Thus B
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