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# In the major cities of industrialized countries at the end

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In the major cities of industrialized countries at the end of nineteenth century, important public places such as theaters, restaurants, shops, and banks had installed electric lighting, but electricity was in less than one percent of homes, where lighting was still provided mainly by candles or gas.
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b. electricity was in less than one percent of homes and lighting still
c. there were less than one percent of homes with electricity, where lighting was still being
d. there was less that one percent of homes that had electricity, having lighting that was still
e. less than one percent of home had electricity, where lighting had still been
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02 Nov 2005, 13:44
A) is best...

B) passive/active voice
C) modifier problem + subj-verb-agreement
D) modifier + tenses
E) modifier + tenses
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02 Nov 2005, 15:22
A !

b. tense inconsistency
c. tense inconsistency
d. tense problem
e. agreement problem
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02 Nov 2005, 19:13
I vote for A.

B - Incorrect. Changes the what the sentence is trying to say.
C - Incorrect.tense usage.
D - Incorrect.tense usage/wordy. ....having ligthing...
E - Incorrect.tense usage
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06 Nov 2005, 12:39
yup OA is A.

now what is wrong with E. can anyone explain.?
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