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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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02 Apr 2006, 12:07
I pick B

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

{awkward sentence construction, concerns about health cannot lead to a construction of a time frame}

B. Concerns about public health have led to the construction of three separate sewer systems between 1876 and 1904 to serve
{I believe this is corect, follows the correct idiom, between x and y, and concerns agrees with the verb have}

C. Concerns about public health have led between 1876 and 1904 to the construction of three separate sewer systems for serving
{incorrect, for the same reason as A}

D. There were concerns about public health leading to the construction between 1876 and 1904 of three separate sewer systems serving
{incorrect, construction of x is the proper usage}

E. There were concerns leading between 1876 and 1904 to the construction of three separate sewer systems for serving
{awkward construction}
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02 Apr 2006, 12:32
I will take B

"construction between 1876 and 1904 of three separate sewer systems to serve" is looking wrong.

There is no point in splitting "Construction of sewer..." with "between 1876 and 1904 "
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02 Apr 2006, 15:52
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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

I'll go for A.

in B and C use of have is not correct because "concerns" happened in past.
D and E are ackward and wordy construction.
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02 Apr 2006, 19:37
It is A for sure

there is no need to use 'have led' when a simple 'led' will do
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02 Apr 2006, 19:47
TeHCM wrote:
It is A for sure

there is no need to use 'have led' when a simple 'led' will do

Agree with you...No need for "have led"..... simple past would do
02 Apr 2006, 19:47
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