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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.
Removed the poll as difficulty level gets adjusted automatically
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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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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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New post 10 Jun 2018, 02:37
Why isn't option A correct? The un-underlined part of the statement is in present continuous
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New post 11 Jun 2018, 13:11
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
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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

Ignore this SC.
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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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New post 24 Jul 2018, 23:38
AshutoshB wrote:
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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As per my opinion option A should be correct because venture capitalists’ concerns and free rein , both of them are in current time frame. SO it should be "have".
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New post 02 Nov 2018, 01:05
This doesn't look like an official GMAT Question since none of the answer choices fit logically or grammatically.

Please do mention the source of the question without which it would be difficult to solve the question.

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New post 02 Nov 2018, 06:27
Ok, here are my comments on this one, use of past perfect VS. present perfect

Present perfect use: an event happened at an unknown time in the past
Use of Past Tense is always recommended with known 'Time in Past', 'finished in Past', and 'our reference point' is past

here the 'long while after of X in 1990s' defined the 'Time in past' ...use of had is correct. Ok with D
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