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# At the time of the Great Depression

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02 Mar 2014, 11:13
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At the time of the Great Depression, the government was more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever was before, which is why it is often blamed for the economic collapse.

(A) was more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever was before
(B) was more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever would have been before
(C) having been more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever was before
(D) was more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever had been before
(E) was to be more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever will have been before
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03 Mar 2014, 00:06
IMO A.

'before' indicates that we are talking a past event. Hence, we explicitly don't need a past perfect 'had been before'

1. correct
2. 'would've been' is not correct.
3. no verb in the main clause
4. 'had been' is not required
5. 'was to be' is wrong in this case and it sounds like a re-interpretation of the past.
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03 Mar 2014, 02:16
kingb wrote:
At the time of the Great Depression, the government was more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever was before, which is why it is often blamed for the economic collapse.

(A) was more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever was before
(B) was more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever would have been before
(C) having been more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever was before
(D) was more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever had been before
(E) was to be more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever will have been before

What "Which" in non underline portion is referring to?

IMO A
OA?
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17 Aug 2015, 03:58
My vote is for A aswell.

At the time of the Great Depression, the government was more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever was before, which is why it is often blamed for the economic collapse.

(A) was more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever was before
(B) was more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever would have been before
(C) having been more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever was before
(D) was more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever had been before
(E) was to be more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever will have been before

In each of the sentences, we can view "than it ever was before" as "than it was ever involved before".
A. Ok
B. "Than it ever would have been involved before". This language makes no sense. Way too wordy.
C. "Having been more involved [...] than it ever was involved before". Also too wordy.
D. "Than it ever had been involved before". Too many words again!
E. "Than it ever will have been involved before". Makes no sense.

A is a pretty no brainer to me. "Than it was ever involved before" is the most direct way of expressing that statement.
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17 Aug 2015, 04:25
IMO D ,
2 verbs are being used ...was involved and was before ...this is incorrect usage....we need a past perfect tense 'had been' in place of the 2nd verb to indicate that 2 things have happened. The government was less involved before and it is more involved now.
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13 May 2018, 05:09
At the time of the Great Depression (a past event)
, the government was more involved in the regulation of the economy - (this was happening at the time of Great Depression - a past event)
than (at a time further before this event)
than it ever was before, which is why it is often blamed for the economic collapse.

Something is happening in the past until another event which happened in the past. Past Perfect Continuous -> had been.
Correct - D.
(D) was more involved in the regulation of the economy than it ever had been before.
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