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Factories in southern states like Georgia and Mississippi employed more than 300,000 workers in the late nineteenth century, but they were driven out of business by increasing federal taxes as well as a labor supply that migrated north in the hope of finding better wages.

A.Factories in southern states like Georgia and Mississippi employed more than 300,000 workers in the late nineteenth century, but they

B. More than 300,000 workers had been employed by factories in southern states such as Georgia and Mississippi in the late nineteenth century, but they

C. In the late nineteenth century, more than 300,000 workers were employed by factories in southern states such as Georgia and Mississippi, but they

D. More than 300,000 workers had been employed by factories in southern states like Georgia and Mississippi in the late nineteenth century, but these factories

E. Factories in southern states such as Georgia and Mississippi employed more than 300,000 workers in the late nineteenth century, but these factories
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A and D are out, because both are using "Like" where "Such as" is needed.
B and C are out, because of the pronoun error "but they"; here "they" is referring to Workers not Factories.
E fixes all the above issues.

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Factories in southern states like Georgia and Mississippi employed more than 300,000 workers in the late nineteenth century, but they were driven out of business by increasing federal taxes as well as a labor supply that migrated north in the hope of finding better wages.

A.Factories in southern states like Georgia and Mississippi employed more than 300,000 workers in the late nineteenth century, but they

B. More than 300,000 workers had been employed by factories in southern states such as Georgia and Mississippi in the late nineteenth century, but they

C. In the late nineteenth century, more than 300,000 workers were employed by factories in southern states such as Georgia and Mississippi, but they

D. More than 300,000 workers had been employed by factories in southern states like Georgia and Mississippi in the late nineteenth century, but these factories

E. Factories in southern states such as Georgia and Mississippi employed more than 300,000 workers in the late nineteenth century, but these factories


Answer will be (E) , for the highlighted errors in the other options...

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In Option D is "had been" right? because here we are talking about earlier event.

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