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# Mannerism, a visual arts movement from the late 1400s, has marked the

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Mannerism, a visual arts movement from the late 1400s, has marked the end of the Renaissance period.

A. has marked
B. marks
C. have marked
E. marked

My issue is B vs E.
I remember doing simlar question in mgmat paper or perhaps OG.
Since we are talking about a general truth, we should use present tense. ( even though this is a sentence describing something in past)

For ex: if we say Mannerism marked the end of the Renaissance period. => Does it mean it marked earlier. Does it not mark now. ?

Hope I am clear. Can someone please clarify.
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14 May 2016, 23:25
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Mannerism, a visual arts movement from the late 1400s, has marked the end of the Renaissance period.

A. has marked
B. marks
C. have marked
E. marked

My issue is B vs E.
I remember doing simlar question in mgmat paper or perhaps OG.
Since we are talking about a general truth, we should use present tense. ( even though this is a sentence describing something in past)

For ex: if we say Mannerism marked the end of the Renaissance period. => Does it mean it marked earlier. Does it not mark now. ?

Hope I am clear. Can someone please clarify.

Hi,
clearly you require marked to talk of a past event..

other examples could be..
1947, year of indian independence, marks/marked the end of british rule.
marked should be correct

why should we not use PAST for general truth..
You can use present if that era is continuing know..
2000 marks the beginning of new millenium..

But if I talk of an era that is over..
1999 marked the end of 20th centuary..

Hope it helps you
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17 May 2016, 23:37
Got it. Thanks
PS: I dont know why I got confused with this earlier.
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06 Jan 2019, 23:11
I do not understand. It seems to me that the renaissance is a period that is defined by modern scholars. They determine when it starts and when it ends. Mannerism still distinguishes the renaissance from the period after.

This differs to "1947, year of indian independence, marks/marked the end of british rule." as it is a very clear event.
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10 Jan 2019, 13:35
philipssonicare wrote:
I do not understand. It seems to me that the renaissance is a period that is defined by modern scholars. They determine when it starts and when it ends. Mannerism still distinguishes the renaissance from the period after.

This differs to "1947, year of indian independence, marks/marked the end of british rule." as it is a very clear event.

This is the sentiment that I followed and am confused. If anyone could provide further clarification, it would be appreciated.
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10 Jan 2019, 13:46
nch2024 wrote:
philipssonicare wrote:
I do not understand. It seems to me that the renaissance is a period that is defined by modern scholars. They determine when it starts and when it ends. Mannerism still distinguishes the renaissance from the period after.

This differs to "1947, year of indian independence, marks/marked the end of british rule." as it is a very clear event.

This is the sentiment that I followed and am confused. If anyone could provide further clarification, it would be appreciated.

nch2024 philipssonicare

Don't think I fully understand your question, but I believe you are assuming needless premises, e.g something defined by modern scholars...modern scholars are not mentioned anywhere.
The meaning of the sentence is that Renaissance period ended (past) . . . it ended with something . . . (Mannerism) . . . and therefore we need simple present tense. . . "marked the end".
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