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Kennedy's belief that the Eisenhower administration had allowed a miss

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Kennedy's belief that the Eisenhower administration had allowed a missile gap to develop between the US and the Soviet Union was proven wrong when intelligence reports revealed that the missile program of the Soviet Union was far behind that of the US.

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revealed that the missile program of the Soviet Union was far behind that of

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had revealed that the missile program of the Soviet Union was far behind that of

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revealed that the missile program of the Soviet Union was far behind

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have revealed that the missile program of the Soviet Union has been far behind

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have revealed that the missile program of the Soviet Union was far behind that
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right, A is the answer.

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Kennedy's belief that the Eisenhower administration had allowed a missile gap to develop between the US and the Soviet Union was proven wrong when intelligence reports revealed that the missile program of the Soviet Union was far behind that of the US.

A. revealed that the missile program of the Soviet Union was far behind that of

B. had revealed that the missile program of the Soviet Union was far behind that of

C. revealed that the missile program of the Soviet Union was far behind

D. have revealed that the missile program of the Soviet Union has been far behind

E. have revealed that the missile program of the Soviet Union was far behind that


We are comparing the missile program of the Soviet Union with that of the US, so correct answer must be (A)

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why B wrong... past perfect should be correct first it should be revealed and then proven wrong two related events?...

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why B wrong... past perfect should be correct first it should be revealed and then proven wrong two related events?...



The use of word "when" clarifies the sequence of two events. Hence we should use past tense instead of perfect tense. Perfect tense along with when will be redundant. Hope it helps bishalpodder.

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bishalpodder wrote:
why B wrong... past perfect should be correct first it should be revealed and then proven wrong two related events?...


Also, noticing that "Eisenhower administration had allowed..." -> B distorts the original meaning as well.

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