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Al Gore was vice-president of the United States, while earlier his fat

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Al Gore was vice-president of the United States, while earlier his father has been a senator.


(A) while earlier his father has been

(B) where his father earlier is

(C) just as earlier his father had been

(D) as his earlier father has been

(E) his father earlier being

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(A) while earlier his father has been --> Verb-Tense error

(B) where his father earlier is --> Incorrect usage of "where", and Verb-Tense error

(C) just as earlier his father had been --> Correct, rectifies Verb-Tense error, and conveys intended meaning

(D) as his earlier father has been --> Changes meaning

(E) his father earlier being --> Awkward


Hence, C.
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Al Gore was vice-president of the United States, while earlier his father has been a senator.


(A) while earlier his father has been

(B) where his father earlier is

(C) just as earlier his father had been

(D) as his earlier father has been

(E) his father earlier being


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If the first part of the sentence is in the past tense, then what happened earlier should be in the past perfect tense. That eliminates A, B, D and E. Choice C is the correct answer.
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