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-A recent study has discovered that during the past few weeks, many consumers had chosen Topp’s Supermarket rather than face the long drive to Savemore.

A. had chosen Topp’s Supermarket rather than face
B. had chosen Topp’s Supermarket instead of facing
C. have chosen Topp’s Supermarket instead of facing
D. have chosen Topp’s Supermarket rather than facing
E. have chosen Topp’s Supermarket rather than face

Why E and not D is the correct option.
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New post 08 Mar 2011, 23:11
The "ing" form in D suggest progressive tense which is wrong. The whole sentence is in past (very recent)

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-A recent study has discovered that during the past few weeks, many consumers had chosen Topp’s Supermarket rather than face the long drive to Savemore.

A. had chosen Topp’s Supermarket rather than face
B. had chosen Topp’s Supermarket instead of facing
C. have chosen Topp’s Supermarket instead of facing
D. have chosen Topp’s Supermarket rather than facing
E. have chosen Topp’s Supermarket rather than face

Why E and not D is the correct option.
Re: SC   [#permalink] 08 Mar 2011, 23:11
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