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Inflation has made many Americans reevaluate their assumptions about the future; they still expect to live better than their parents have, but not so well as they once thought they could.

(A) they still expect to live better than their parents have

(B) they still expect to live better than their parents did

(C) they still expect to live better than their parents had

(D) still expecting to live better than their parents had

(E) still expecting to live better than did their parents

In between B and C, I selected C... but was wrong.

Any explanation why C is incorrect

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Re: SC : Parents [#permalink]

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Inflation has made many Americans reevaluate their assumptions about the future; they still expect to live better than their parents have, but not so well as they once thought they could.

(A) they still expect to live better than their parents have

(B) they still expect to live better than their parents did

(C) they still expect to live better than their parents had

(D) still expecting to live better than their parents had

(E) still expecting to live better than did their parents

In between B and C, I selected C... but was wrong.

Any explanation why C is incorrect

Thanks


comparing "to live" with some other main verb(not auxiliary).

had or have can not be used here..it must be 'did'.

simple tenses use "have/had" as the main verb.
perfect tenses use "have/had" as an auxiliary verb.

vote for B

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sjgmat wrote:
Inflation has made many Americans reevaluate their assumptions about the future; they still expect to live better than their parents have, but not so well as they once thought they could.

(A) they still expect to live better than their parents have

(B) they still expect to live better than their parents did

(C) they still expect to live better than their parents had

(D) still expecting to live better than their parents had

(E) still expecting to live better than did their parents

In between B and C, I selected C... but was wrong.

Any explanation why C is incorrect

Thanks


ask question what parents had???? do they had bananas.. :lol:
it sounds like ... parents had [noun]

ask question what parents did???? parents lived in the past.

here we are comparing " americans live better than parents did live in the past

B is better.
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