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# Once the economic and social usefulness of the motor car was

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02 Nov 2005, 15:39
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Once the economic and social usefulness of the motor car was demonstrated and with its superiority to the horse being proved, much of the early hostility to it in rural regions disappeared.

(A) and with its superiority to the horse being
(B) and its superiority over the horse had been
(C) and its superiority to the horse
(D) its superiority over the horse
(E) with its superiority to the horse having been
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02 Nov 2005, 15:54
C.

with in A is incorrect
B tense error
D missing conjunction or comma
E wrong preposition with(missing comma as well)
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02 Nov 2005, 15:57
IMO - C

(A) being proved is wrong
(B) wrong participle
(C) and its superiority to the horse - CORRECT
(D) results in 2 indepndent clauses
(E) wrong participle

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02 Nov 2005, 19:15
The OA is C!
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02 Nov 2005, 19:17
The OA is C!
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02 Nov 2005, 23:33
Late, but C.

Correct idiom is superior(ity) to... therefore, kick B and D to the curb. A uses the dreaded being which ETS despises. E is redundant.
That leaves us with C- Clear and Concise.
02 Nov 2005, 23:33
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