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Few parents find it difficult to cope with the fact that their children have become adults; consequently, they see their children as they were during their adolescence.

A. they see their children as they were during
B. they see their children as they had been during
C. they see their children as if during
D. their children appear to them as they did in
E. their children appear to them as though in

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Few parents find it difficult to cope with the fact that their children have become adults; consequently, they see their children as they were during their adolescence.

A. they see their children as they were during
B. they see their children as they had been during
C. they see their children as if during
D. their children appear to them as they did in
E. their children appear to them as though in


Nothing wrong with the original sentence, errors in other options marked in Red, answer must be (A)

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Few parents find it difficult to cope with the fact that their children have become adults; consequently, they see their children as they were during their adolescence.

A. they see their children as they were during
B. they see their children as they had been during
C. they see their children as if during
D. their children appear to them as they did in
E. their children appear to them as though in


Intent of the sentence is that the children are no more adolescents.

A. they see their children as they were during
Correct intent.

B. they see their children as they had been during
nothing is coming from past into the present, they no more are adolescents. -> Out

C. they see their children as if during
There is no condition present -> Out

D. their children appear to them as they did in
Illogical referrer of "their"

E. their children appear to them as though in
They are still adolescents-> this is not the intent -> Out
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Can you please explain why B is wrong and A is right in terms of the verb tenses?

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Can you please explain why B is wrong and A is right in terms of the verb tenses?

Hi smlprkh, option B uses past perfect tense (had been).

Past perfect is used when there are two events, both of which happened in the past. In such a case, past perfect tense is used to depict the earlier of the two events.

That is however, not the case here (they see is simple present). Hence, past perfect is not justified.

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Can you please explain why B is wrong and A is right in terms of the verb tenses?

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Hi Dear,

I would like to make this subtle point of "Were" vs "Had been" more clear as it bothers me also sometimes.

A. they see their children as they were during
B. they see their children as they had been during


Let's think first that we don't have doubt about tenses here, as , it's quite viable to consider "were during" as "Past continuous" and "Had been during" as "Past perfect continuous" which will create a mess to comprehend meaning vs tenses.

So, first thing, A is using simple past and B is using Past perfect. If you have this doubt, then it's easy to clear confusion between answer choices easily.
How?

Were is in "To be" role in A and Been is in "To be" role in B.
How?

Just consider same answers as below, (If look doesn't suits well, you can replace with appearance. It's only to exemplify.)
A. they see their children as they looked during
B. they see their children as they had looked during


Now, just solve the same question.
"They looked" should be used if we are taking about simple past. That's what exactly we are doing here by talking about their children in present.
"They had looked" should be used if we are talking about this past event(1) to reference it with another past event(2) and show that this event(1) had finished before event(2). That's not the case. So, B is incorrect.
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