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Concerns about public health led to the construction between 1876 and 1904 of three separate sewer systems to serve metropolitan Boston.

A. Concerns about public health led to the construction between 1876 and 1904 of three separate sewer systems to serve
B. Concerns about public health have led to the construction of three separate sewer systems between 1876 and 1904 to serve
C. Concerns about public health have led between 1876 and 1904 to the construction of three separate sewer systems for serving
D. There were concerns about public health leading to the construction between 1876 and 1904 of three separate sewer systems serving
E. There were concerns leading between 1876 and 1904 to the construction of three separate sewer systems for serving

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B. Concerns about public health have led to the construction of three separate sewer systems between 1876 and 1904 to serve

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New post 02 Aug 2005, 07:08
idiom is between X and Y...

so we are left with B & A.

IN A the construction is awkward..it seems in A public concern led to the construction of 1876?..

B is clear...


B it is...

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Since there is a specific past time indication of "between 1876 and 1904", the past tense may be preferable to present perfect tense.

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Only A

Only past tense is sufficeinet

B - have led
C - have led and meaning is different too..
D - totally messy. It seems to mean that public health led to the construction
E - same as D. Means different too

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I choose B, though i am concerned about the have led in B, A is clearly very badly built....
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