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It was not long after the 1930s commenced that such baritone

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As is also used an adverb in the meaning of 'for instance, to denote examples. India has many cites over a population of 10 million as Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai or even s in beautiful flowers as roses
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JCLEONES wrote:
It was not long after the 1930s commenced that such baritone singers as Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo contributed to the popularization of a type of romantic, soothing singing that came to be called “crooning.”

A. It was not long after the 1930s commenced that such baritone singers as Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo contributed to
B. Not long after the commencement of the decade of the 1930s, baritone singers such as Bing Crosby and also Russ Columbo decided to contribute in
C. Not long after the 1930s commenced, baritone singers like Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo contributed to
D. Not long after the beginning of the 1930s commencement, baritone singers like Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo had contributed to
E. It was not long after the 1930s commenced that baritone singers such as Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo had contributed in


A - No errors found. Keep.
B - unnecessarily word in the beginning, and they didn't decide to contribute, but they contributed. Out.
C - Like usage is incorrect. We use 'such as' to introduce examples.
D - Redundant depend clause with beginning and commencement. Second error is the usage of like.
E - Tense error. Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo contributed after 1930s commenced, not before. And contributed in is awkward in my opinion. Out.

A is the right answer.
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JCLEONES wrote:
It was not long after the 1930s commenced that such baritone singers as Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo contributed to the popularization of a type of romantic, soothing singing that came to be called “crooning.”

A. It was not long after the 1930s commenced that such baritone singers as Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo contributed to

Correct

B. Not long after the commencement of the decade of the 1930s, baritone singers such as Bing Crosby and also Russ Columbo decided to contribute in

Very wordy and wrong idiom.

C. Not long after the 1930s commenced, baritone singers like Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo contributed to

Such as is the correct idiom to be used not like

D. Not long after the beginning of the 1930s commencement, baritone singers like Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo had contributed to

It is awkward and wordy

E. It was not long after the 1930s commenced that baritone singers such as Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo had contributed in


Use had is not proper as we already have a phrase implying the action .

Lets analyze the original sentence .
Clause 1 It was not long after the 1930s commenced
Clause 2 that such baritone singers as Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo contributed
Clause 3 to[/u] the popularization of a type of romantic, soothing singing that came to be called “crooning.”


Meaning : The sentence means that the two singers started contributing to the the popularization of a type of romantic, soothing singing that came to be called “crooning" as soon as the 1930s began .

Only option A is right
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The original sentence correctly uses the simple past tense “contributed” to refer to an event that occurred in the past. Furthermore, the original sentence correctly uses “such as” to refer to specific baritone singers who made a contribution to the popularization of the “crooning” style of singing.

(A) CORRECT. As explained above, this choice uses the proper verb tense and is idiomatically correct.

(B) This choice is wordy, awkward, and redundant. Since the 1930s is a decade, there is no reason to state “of the decade.” Similarly, if baritone singers such as Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo contributed, it is unnecessary to say they “decided” to contribute. Furthermore, this choice makes two errors in idiomatic construction: the “and also” construction is unidiomatic – the word “also” should be eliminated, and “contribute in” should be “contribute to.”

(C) This choice uses the unidiomatic “like” to refer to specific baritone singers. On the GMAT, “like” means “similar to,” while “such as” refers to specific examples.

(D) Stating “the beginning of the 1930s commencement” is redundant, since “beginning” and “commencement” are synonyms. Furthermore, this choice incorrectly uses “like” instead of the idiomatic "such as" to refer to specific baritone singers. Finally, it incorrectly shifts to the past perfect “had contributed,” which would only be correct if they “had contributed” prior to some other action in the simple past tense; here there is no such simple past tense verb.

(E) In this choice, “contributed in” is unidiomatic; the proper construction is “contributed to.” Furthermore, this choice incorrectly uses the past perfect “had contributed,” which would only be correct if they “had contributed” prior to some other action in the simple past tense, such as “the 1930s commenced.” This verb tense usage reverses the intended order of events: this choice clearly indicates that they contributed “not long after” the 1930s commenced.
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