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# Of all the scandals of 1984 election season, maybe none is

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16 Jan 2019, 12:10
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Project SC Butler: Day 71: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Of all the scandals of 1984 election season, maybe none is controversial as the one that ended the 30-year political career of the senator from Alaska.

(A) maybe none is controversial as

(B) maybe it is none that was more controversial than

(C) perhaps none was more controversial than

(D) it maybe that none is more controversial as

(E) perhaps it is none that is more controversial than

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16 Jan 2019, 13:51
sudarshan22 wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 71: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Of all the scandals of 1984 election season, maybe none is controversial as the one that ended the 30-year political career of the senator from Alaska.

Meaning: there was a lot of scandals in 1984 election season, moreover one scandal was the most controversial among others.

So we are comparing one the most controversial scandal with others, all scandals in the past - we need past simple to describe this events. (A), (D) and (E). To compare two nouns better to use comparative construction "more...than". (A) and (D) out one more time.
Split between "maybe" and "perhaps" is not essential, both of them conveys the same logic.

(A) maybe none is controversial as

We have (B) and (C), to me both of them gramatically okey, in (B) "it is" acts as a placeholder and seems making this answer wordy, but in comparison with (C), (B) is not good enough to me (C) elegantly conveys the same meaning

(B) maybe it is none that was more controversial than

(C) perhaps none was more controversial than

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(D) it maybe that none is more controversial as

(E) perhaps it is none that is more controversial than

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17 Jan 2019, 23:18
Official Explanation :

The election season occurred in 1984, which is in the past. The verb in the sentence should therefore be in the past tense. The current verb is, is in the present tense. Eliminate (A) and any answer that repeats the mistake. This includes (B), (D), and (E).

Examine (C) just to be sure. Choice (C) corrects the error and does not make any new errors. The correct answer is (C).
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