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Entrepreneurs’ and venture capitalists’ concerns are striking

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Entrepreneurs’ and venture capitalists’ concerns are striking because for a long while after Microsoft long reign of the 1990s, startups have free rein

A. because for a long while after Microsoft's long reign of the 1990s, startups have free rein

B. because for a long while after Microsoft's long reign, in the 1990s, startups have free rein.

C. because for a long while after Microsoft's long reign of the 1990s, startups are having free rein

D.because for a long while after Microsoft's long reign of the 1990s, startups had free rein

E.because for a long while after Microsoft's long reign, Since 1990s, startups had free rein.

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Originally posted by AshutoshB on 07 Jun 2018, 01:42.
Last edited by Vyshak on 17 Jun 2018, 06:20, edited 5 times in total.
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New post 07 Jun 2018, 21:47
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IMO D
The sentence says 2 actions completed in past.So, "had" fits here after comma.
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New post 09 Jun 2018, 07:00
IMHO,

Have/had is used for 2 purposes.

1. To indicate timelines that one action is happened before another.

2. And, To indicate 'possession'. e.g.. I had blue umbrella.
I have a pet dog. etc.

Here, in this sentence, 'Had' is used in 2nd way. Hence we need 'had'

In D and E, D only shows this purpose.

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Why isn't option A correct? The un-underlined part of the statement is in present continuous
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What is the correct answer to this question? I chose A because "startups have free rein" is present continuous and the first part of the sentence "are striking" justifies the use of present continuous. Please explain.
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New post 11 Jun 2018, 15:07
AshutoshB wrote:
Entrepreneurs’ and venture capitalists’ concerns are striking because for a long while afterwards the Microsoft’s long reign of the 1990s, startups have free rein

A. because for a long while afterwards the Microsoft’s long reign of the 1990s, startups have free rein

B. because for a long while afterwards the Microsoft’s long reign, in the 1990s, startups have free rein.

C. because for a long while afterwards the Microsoft’s long reign of the 1990s, startups are having free rein

D.because for a long while afterwards the Microsoft’s long reign of the 1990s, startups had free rein

E.because for a long while afterwards the Microsoft’s long reign, Since 1990s, startups had free rein.

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None of the answer choices is viable.

In each of the answer choices, the phrase in red seems intended to serve as an object for afterwards, but afterwards is not a preposition and thus cannot take an object.
Incorrect: for many years afterwards the company's long reign
Correct: for many years AFTER the company's long reign

Also, no native speaker would say THE Microsoft.
Incorrect: the Microsoft's long reign
Correct: Microsoft's long reign

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New post 17 Jun 2018, 06:17
how option D is correct.

option D has ' had' , which is wrong.

IMO, correct answer should be between A and B. i opted for option because it has 'in the 90s' separated by commas.

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