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When he had run for mayor of Cleveland in 1968, Carl Stokes

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When he had run for mayor of Cleveland in 1968, Carl Stokes won the election, proving that an African American candidate can be elected in a city in which African Americans constitute a minority of the population.

(A) When he had run for mayor of Cleveland in 1968,

(B) He ran for mayor of Cleveland in 1968, and

(C) Running, in 1968, for mayor of Cleveland,

(D) When he ran for mayor of Cleveland in 1968,

(E) In 1968 he had run for mayor of Cleveland, and
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16 Mar 2008, 15:29
i have it down to A and D, and will choose D.

I dont think 'he had' is needed in this sentence; 'he ran' is fine because it is the only action in the sentence and therefore the past perfect is unecessary.
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vscid wrote:
When he had run for mayor of Cleveland in 1968, Carl Stokes won the election, proving that an African American candidate can be elected in a city in which African Americans constitute a minority of the population.

(A) When he had run for mayor of Cleveland in 1968,

(B) He ran for mayor of Cleveland in 1968, and

(C) Running, in 1968, for mayor of Cleveland,

(D) When he ran for mayor of Cleveland in 1968,

(E) In 1968 he had run for mayor of Cleveland, and

A - uses "had" unnecessarily

B- run on sentence.

E - uses "had" unnecessarily

It boils down to either C or D. They both look good to me. Which one is right or wrong?

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19 Mar 2008, 17:10
pmenon wrote:
i have it down to A and D, and will choose D.

I dont think 'he had' is needed in this sentence; 'he ran' is fine because it is the only action in the sentence and therefore the past perfect is unecessary.

Thats correct.
OA is D.
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vscid wrote:
pmenon wrote:
i have it down to A and D, and will choose D.

I dont think 'he had' is needed in this sentence; 'he ran' is fine because it is the only action in the sentence and therefore the past perfect is unecessary.

Thats correct.
OA is D.

What wrong with C?
I think "when" in D indicates a progress, for example: when I came, she was doing something. So I choose C
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