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# During an era when interracial tensions in the United States

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During an era when interracial tensions in the United States [#permalink]

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24 Oct 2007, 08:22
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256. During an era when interracial tensions in the United States have run high, Rosa Parks became a quiet, unassuming symbol of the continued struggle for human dignity.
(A) have run high
(B) ran high
(C) had run highly
(D) run high
(E) were running highly

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24 Oct 2007, 09:08
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256. During an era when interracial tensions in the United States have run high, Rosa Parks became a quiet, unassuming symbol of the continued struggle for human dignity.
(A) have run high
(B) ran high
(C) had run highly
(D) run high
(E) were running highly

Excluded A and C: don't need had / have in any answer b/c "interracial tensions" did not do two separate things in the past.

Excluded D: indicates that the interracial tensions continue today--not the case.

Excluded E: would dismiss right away b/c "running highly" is awkward

Left with B. Correct past tense

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Re: SC 1000: interracial tensions [#permalink]

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24 Oct 2007, 10:24
eyunni wrote:
256. During an era when interracial tensions in the United States have run high, Rosa Parks became a quiet, unassuming symbol of the continued struggle for human dignity.
(A) have run high
(B) ran high
(C) had run highly
(D) run high
(E) were running highly

B

"highly" is wrong in C and E.

A is the wrong tense.

"run" in D is the participle of the verb, not the past tense of it. No reason to use the participle in this case.

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26 Oct 2007, 14:13
OA is B indeed.

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26 Oct 2007, 17:04
eyunni wrote:
OA is B indeed.

Yep was going for 'B' as well..

ran...became - parallel

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Re: SC 1000: interracial tensions [#permalink]

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29 Oct 2007, 17:52
spider wrote:
eyunni wrote:
256. During an era when interracial tensions in the United States have run high, Rosa Parks became a quiet, unassuming symbol of the continued struggle for human dignity.
(A) have run high
(B) ran high - Correct - past tense
(C) had run highly
(D) run high
(E) were running highly

B for me too, keep everything in the simple past is the key in this question...

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31 Oct 2007, 12:17
Absolutely B 'Rosa Park became" and therefore should match with simple past and had is not needed (no two actions at different times). have is unnecessary.

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31 Oct 2007, 12:17
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