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Not until 1932, nearly a century and a half after the first senatorial

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Not until 1932, nearly a century and a half after the first senatorial election, had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be a United States Senator

(A) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be
(B) was a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, elected as
(C) was a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be
(D) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected for
(E) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected in order to be

OA is B

I chose A
Tell me where I am wrong????
I chose A because 2 time periods have been compared here
1932 and nearly a century and a half before that
Hence I chose the past perfect tense
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entry point
elected to be vs elect as
also Not x but/as y
untill 1932....was B & C remains

elect someone (as) something
to select someone to be something by ballot.
We elected her as our representative. She was elected as our president.

elect someone to something
to select someone to be a member of something by ballot; to select someone to be an officer in something by ballot.
We elected you to office, so do your job. Tom was elected to the congress.

per the meaning we need elect as - only in B
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Not until 1932, nearly a century and a half after the first senatorial election, had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be a United States Senator

(A) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be
(B) was a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, elected as
(C) was a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be
(D) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected for
(E) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected in order to be


The question is all about telling the role of a women. So, 'AS' is the best way of telling the role.

Also, there are no TWO time frames given. The question simply states that a women became US senator for first time in 1932. Hence, HAD should not be used.

So, A,D and E are out.

Now, out of B and C, as I mentioned the role should be presented by using as. hence, B.
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paidlukkha wrote:
entry point
elected to be vs elect as
also Not x but/as y
untill 1932....was B & C remains

elect someone (as) something
to select someone to be something by ballot.
We elected her as our representative. She was elected as our president.

elect someone to something
to select someone to be a member of something by ballot; to select someone to be an officer in something by ballot.
We elected you to office, so do your job. Tom was elected to the congress.

per the meaning we need elect as - only in B




Why cant "had" be used here..
I mean there are 2 time periods compared..so present perfect tense could be used...
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suramya26 wrote:
paidlukkha wrote:
entry point
elected to be vs elect as
also Not x but/as y
untill 1932....was B & C remains

elect someone (as) something
to select someone to be something by ballot.
We elected her as our representative. She was elected as our president.

elect someone to something
to select someone to be a member of something by ballot; to select someone to be an officer in something by ballot.
We elected you to office, so do your job. Tom was elected to the congress.

per the meaning we need elect as - only in B




Why cant "had" be used here..
I mean there are 2 time periods compared..so present perfect tense could be used...


You meant past perfect, I suppose ("had been elected" is past perfect tense).
The election of 1932 is the latter event - past perfect is used for the earlier event. Therefore simple past "was elected", not past perfect "had been elected", is correct.
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What I do not understand is the phrase " a women"
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