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In the Deccan region of India, spice growers still grow spices as they have done for centuries, hand-picking their crop and storing their precious spices in specially designed containers.

A. spice growers still grow spices as they have done
B. the spice grower still grow spices as he has
C. spice growers still grow spices as was done
D. spice growers still grow spices as has been done
E. spice growers still grow spices as they did
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In the Deccan region of India, spice growers still grow spices as they have done for centuries, hand-picking their crop and storing their precious spices in specially designed containers.

A. spice growers still grow spices as they have done
B. the spice grower still grow spices as he has
C. spice growers still grow spices as was done
D. spice growers still grow spices as has been done
E. spice growers still grow spices as they did


Answer should be D

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In the Deccan region of India, spice growers still grow spices as they have done for centuries, hand-picking their crop and storing their precious spices in specially designed containers.

A. spice growers still grow spices as they have done
B. the spice grower still grow spices as he has
C. spice growers still grow spices as was done
D. spice growers still grow spices as has been done
E. spice growers still grow spices as they did


between A and D chose A for parallelism.
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In the Deccan region of India, spice growers still grow spices as they have done for centuries, hand-picking their crop and storing their precious spices in specially designed containers.

A. spice growers still grow spices as they have done
B. the spice grower still grow spices as he has
C. spice growers still grow spices as was done
D. spice growers still grow spices as has been done
E. spice growers still grow spices as they did


Answer should be D


Agree with you....OA should be D
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In the Deccan region of India, spice growers still grow spices as they have done for centuries, hand-picking their crop and storing their precious spices in specially designed containers.

A. spice growers still grow spices as they have done
B. the spice grower still grow spices as he has
C. spice growers still grow spices as was done
D. spice growers still grow spices as has been done
E. spice growers still grow spices as they did



I think A is correct.

Some people are confused between A and D.

Don't know why you would need "has been". D looks like a bad choice.


I would go with A.
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I think A. Action started in past and still it is continue. So present perfect tense is correct.

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By active/passive contrast, we can choose A over D.
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In the Deccan region of India, spice growers still grow spices as they have done for centuries, hand-picking their crop and storing their precious spices in specially designed containers.

A. spice growers still grow spices as they have done
B. the spice grower still grow spices as he has
C. spice growers still grow spices as was done
D. spice growers still grow spices as has been done
E. spice growers still grow spices as they did


Answer should be D


I think that in D has been done is passive and hand picking their crop is active, so we will reject that and choose A for maintaining the parallelism.
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GMAT seems to like active voice, which is the only difference between a and d. So a is the answer.

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sujithshetty2209 wrote:
GMAT seems to like active voice, which is the only difference between a and d. So a is the answer.


the issue is not active voice over here but to maintain the parallelism. If the other part had passive voice then we would have preferred the passive voice over here.
But since the non underlined part has active voice we will go with active voice in our answer choice.
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