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By 1914, ten of the western states had granted women the right to vote, but only one in the East.

A. only one in the East

B. only one eastern state

C. in the East there was only one state

D. in the East only one state did

E. only one in the East had

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09 Sep 2008, 19:13
spriya wrote:
icandy wrote:
rao_1857 wrote:
By 1914, ten of the western states had granted women the right to vote, but only one in the East.

A. only one in the East

B. only one eastern state

C. in the East there was only one state

D. in the East only one state did

E. only one in the East had

Action to action comparison.

D

Why rejecting E

only one in the east had what? I am not sure whether had can refer to the action of granting right to vote. did clearly shows the action.
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10 Sep 2008, 06:44
spriya wrote:
icandy wrote:
rao_1857 wrote:
By 1914, ten of the western states had granted women the right to vote, but only one in the East.

A. only one in the East

B. only one eastern state

C. in the East there was only one state

D. in the East only one state did

E. only one in the East had

Action to action comparison.

D

Why rejecting E

here main verb is "granted" which is action verb.

"did" --> action verb

She has five buildings as he had
She owns five buildings as he had

here owns, has are -- possessive verbs.. so "had" is appropriate.
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Updated on: 10 Sep 2008, 06:50
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rao_1857 wrote:
By 1914, ten of the western states had granted women the right to vote, but only one in the East.

A. only one in the East

B. only one eastern state

C. in the East there was only one state

D. in the East only one state did

E. only one in the East had

I choose E as my answer. Whenever you have an auxiliary verbs such as has, can, would, etc....then we have to use them again in the comparison. I'll give you 2 examples:

1) Natasha has visited more countries than I have.
Because the "has" is an auxiliary verb or even the present perfect, I should use the same thing when making a comparison.

2) Natasha has more skirts than I do.
Because "has" is rather used as a verb, I should use "did" or "do" when comparing these 2 verbs.

So in option E, because our sentence uses past perfect "had granted", we should stick to the same past perfect by mentioning only "had", which is stated in option E.

Originally posted by tarek99 on 10 Sep 2008, 06:48.
Last edited by tarek99 on 10 Sep 2008, 06:50, edited 1 time in total.
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10 Sep 2008, 06:49
IMO D.

Best among the worst options
The sentence would have been better this way : only one of the eastern states did so.
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05 Nov 2008, 08:25
tarek99 wrote:
rao_1857 wrote:
By 1914, ten of the western states had granted women the right to vote, but only one in the East.

A. only one in the East

B. only one eastern state

C. in the East there was only one state

D. in the East only one state did

E. only one in the East had

I choose E as my answer. Whenever you have an auxiliary verbs such as has, can, would, etc....then we have to use them again in the comparison. I'll give you 2 examples:

1) Natasha has visited more countries than I have.
Because the "has" is an auxiliary verb or even the present perfect, I should use the same thing when making a comparison.

2) Natasha has more skirts than I do.
Because "has" is rather used as a verb, I should use "did" or "do" when comparing these 2 verbs.

So in option E, because our sentence uses past perfect "had granted", we should stick to the same past perfect by mentioning only "had", which is stated in option E.

Tarek - thank you for your crisp explanation. +1 to you. This question is being discussed in another thread also so I thought of bumping this up.
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05 Nov 2008, 11:31
Requires Verbs Parallel

(A) only one in the East – [missing verb – creating sentence fragment]

(B) only one eastern state [missing verb – creating sentence fragment]

(C) in the East there was only one state [requires doing verb]

(D) in the East only one state did [Hold]

(E) only one in the East had [why past perfect]

D!
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05 Nov 2008, 12:02
The OA is E.

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