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Daunted by the threat of costly lawsuits, it was decided by most American
pharmaceutical companies to abandon doing research in new forms of contraceptives.

(C) most American pharmaceutical companies have decided to abandon research in
new forms of contraceptives
(E) most American pharmaceutical companies decided to abandon research in
new forms of contraceptives

OA - after some discussion
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So the only difference is the present perfect vs simple past. I would go with A because there is no specific timeline given. Thus I assume the intended meaning is to say the companies, since daunted by law suites, have decided to give up research to date.
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i think option E is correct, we do not know if the decision is effective at present, so it is safer to complete the sentence with past as suggested by "daunted".
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catfreak wrote:
Daunted by the threat of costly lawsuits, it was decided by most American
pharmaceutical companies to abandon doing research in new forms of contraceptives.

(C) most American pharmaceutical companies have decided to abandon research in
new forms of contraceptives
(E) most American pharmaceutical companies decided to abandon research in
new forms of contraceptives

OA - after some discussion


I also, like to go with the Option 'C'.
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catfreak wrote:
Daunted by the threat of costly lawsuits, it was decided by most American
pharmaceutical companies to abandon doing research in new forms of contraceptives.

(C) most American pharmaceutical companies have decided to abandon research in
new forms of contraceptives
(E) most American pharmaceutical companies decided to abandon research in
new forms of contraceptives

OA - after some discussion


There is no reason to select past tense, therefore present perfect is correct option here.
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Daunted by the threat of costly lawsuits, it was decided by most American
pharmaceutical companies to abandon doing research in new forms of contraceptives.


Verb-ed modifier:
1) Always modifies the noun preceding it when it appears after the modified noun (no matter if the verb-ed modifier is separated by comma or not).
2) If the verb-ed modifier comes in the starting, then also it will modify the noun after the comma.


In this sentence, who was daunted by the lawsuits?

Pharmaceutical companies.
So we will have to bring this noun just after the comma.

The correct answer thus is C.
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Shiv2016 wrote:
Daunted by the threat of costly lawsuits, it was decided by most American
pharmaceutical companies to abandon doing research in new forms of contraceptives.


Verb-ed modifier:
1) Always modifies the noun preceding it when it appears after the modified noun (no matter if the verb-ed modifier is separated by comma or not).
2) If the verb-ed modifier comes in the starting, then also it will modify the noun after the comma.


In this sentence, who was daunted by the lawsuits?

Pharmaceutical companies.
So we will have to bring this noun just after the comma.

The correct answer thus is C.


How is it then different from (E) , which also has the same construction?
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