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# Although the Supreme Court ruled as long ago as 1880 that

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Although the Supreme Court ruled as long ago as 1880 that Blacks could not be excluded outright from jury service, nearly a century of case-by-case adjudication has been necessary to develop and enforce the principle that all juries must be drawn from â€œa fair cross section of the community.â€

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30 Oct 2006, 14:38
Answer is A.... we should use "has been"....because the sentence has as long as...
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31 Oct 2006, 19:08
Yipe A it is. However I was wondering if one of the answer choices started with had been, wonder which one would be better - has been or had been

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01 Nov 2006, 04:07
g.matter wrote:
Yipe A it is. However I was wondering if one of the answer choices started with had been, wonder which one would be better - has been or had been

I guess..we use "had been" when we are comparing two past actions. This doesnt seem to be the case here.
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01 Nov 2006, 04:56
[quote="arjsingh1976"]Although the Supreme Court ruled as long ago as 1880 that Blacks could not be excluded outright from jury service, nearly a century of case-by-case adjudication has been necessary to develop and enforce the principle that all juries must be drawn from â€œa fair cross section of the community.â€

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01 Nov 2006, 05:21
[quote="dwivedys"][quote="arjsingh1976"]Although the Supreme Court ruled as long ago as 1880 that Blacks could not be excluded outright from jury service, nearly a century of case-by-case adjudication has been necessary to develop and enforce the principle that all juries must be drawn from â€œa fair cross section of the community.â€

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22 Feb 2008, 16:56
has been because the event has occurred in the past

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11 Mar 2008, 13:34
bobinabob2 wrote:
has been because the event has occurred in the past...

....a number of times (century of case-by-case adjudication) and may happen in the future

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09 Aug 2011, 10:54
Why is D wrong can someone explain it ??
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19 Aug 2012, 05:17
D is right IMO.

The sentence begins with a fact happened in the past, and turns to present time by stating what is necessary to develop and enforce the principle.

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