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In recent years, despite the ethnocentrism of Western cultures, Easter

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New post 25 Sep 2018, 06:20
IMO D

(A) are understood. requires present perfect tense because of starting phrase In recent years
(B) are becoming better understoodPresent continuous not required
(C) which have gained understanding,fragment lacks main verb.[color=#ed1c24]
(D) have become understood[color=#00a651]Correct

(E) have since become understoodIllogically introduces since
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New post 25 Sep 2018, 06:57
+1 for D.

(A) are understood --> Verb-Tense error

(B) are becoming better understood --> Verb-Tense error

(C) which have gained understanding, --> Run-on

(D) have become understood --> Rectifies Verb-Tense error

(E) have since become understood --> Redundant

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New post 26 Sep 2018, 05:55
Bunuel wrote:
In recent years, despite the ethnocentrism of Western cultures, Eastern customs are understood in the international community.

(A) are understood
(B) are becoming better understood
(C) which have gained understanding,
(D) have become understood
(E) have since become understood


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This question also involves usage of the present perfect tense. Because it is ‘in recent years’, you need a form that can cover those years. Neither the simple past tense nor the present tense can do this. You need a tense that goes back into the past and covers the period up to the present. That means choices A and B are incorrect. C is not a complete sentence. E unnecessarily adds the word ‘since’. Choice D is the correct answer.
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