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Once near-slums with cheap rent, neighborhoods in the South Bronx have

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Once near-slums with cheap rent, neighborhoods in the South Bronx have been increasingly gentrified in recent decades as urban renewal drives away the poor.

(A) been increasingly gentrified
(B) been increasing gentrification
(C) been of increased gentrification
(D) gentrified, increasingly,
(E) increased gentrification

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(A) been increasingly gentrified. Correct
(B) been increasing gentrification. wrong seems like neighborhoods are causing gentrification
(C) been of increased gentrificationWrong choice.
(D) gentrified, increasingly,Frequency adverb(increasingly) should come between the auxilary verb(have) & past participle(gentrified) as in A.
(E) increased gentrificationSimilar in meaning to B.

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Once near-slums with cheap rent, neighborhoods in the South Bronx have been increasingly gentrified in recent decades as urban renewal drives away the poor.

(A) been increasingly gentrified
(B) been increasing gentrification
(C) been of increased gentrification
(D) gentrified, increasingly,
(E) increased gentrification


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The neighborhoods have been changed, have become gentrified. B, D and E incorrectly use active verbs. A is more efficient than C. The sentence is correct as written.
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