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Most citrus that reaches New York State comes from orchards in Florida, where it has been grown, harvested, concentrated, and frozen.

(A) where it has been grown, harvested, concentrated, and frozen
(B) where they are grown, harvested, concentrated, and have been frozen
(C) where it is grown, harvested, concentrated, and frozen
(D) where it was grown, harvested, concentrated, and frozen
(E) where they are grown, harvested, concentrated, and frozen

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Explanation:
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The presence of the pronoun (it) should alert you that that is what is being tested.

Rule and Fix:
Pronouns must agree with the noun that it refers to (citrus), this one does so check the choices to see if any of them change the pronoun to one that does not agree.

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B and E both change the pronoun to the plural "they", which does not agree with the singular citrus.

Chunk and Compare:
Compare A to C.
The difference between these two choices is the verbs "is" and "has been". Since the citrus is grown (and harvested) at only one point in time rather than over a period of time as the [[present perfect]] (has been) suggests "is" is more appropriate here.

Compare C to D. Again the verb is the difference, this time its the past (was) versus the present (is). Since nothing implies that the citrus is no longer grown use the present not the past.

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Choose C.
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I think this question, or a very similar one is in the OG as well. Good illustration of the fact that "citrus" is singular
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The use of the singular present tense verb reaches in the un-underlined portion indicates that the author considers most citrus singular and the happening a usual event entailing a simple present tense. As such Choice C fulfils these norms and is the right choice
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excellent catch Daagh! well done. I Didn't notice that piece.

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The key word here is 'reaches'...

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why A is wrong? a present perfect is used to talk about fact happening in the past and continuing into the present. So, A is right

pls, explain why A is wrong or we have to accept that this question is not good.
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Most citrus that reaches New York State comes from orchards in Florida, where it has been grown, harvested, concentrated, and frozen.

So, "Most citrus" will take singular verb.

(A) where it has been grown, harvested, concentrated, and frozen
(B) where they are grown, harvested, concentrated, and have been frozen
(C) where it is grown, harvested, concentrated, and frozen - Correct
(D) where it was grown, harvested, concentrated, and frozen
(E) where they are grown, harvested, concentrated, and frozen

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Can anyone explain why A is wrong.

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