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17. 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  OA
(D) its superiority over the horse
(E) with its superiority to the horse having been

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correct idiom is 'superiority to' OR 'superior to'

WE are left with A, C, E
A -> with 'being' is wrong
E -> is not parallel to 'was demonstrated '

In C, the parallelism is manitained with 'was demonstrated and its superiority to the horse proved .. -> 'was' before 'proved' is implicit here

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17. 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  OA
(D) its superiority over the horse
(E) with its superiority to the horse having been

Please explain how to proceed


superior to is correct. SO B & D are out.

being is clearly not needed. A is out

E is not parallel.

Non underlined part before and is in past tense. Need another part in past tense.

C fits the requirement.

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OA is C
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spriya wrote:
17. 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  OA
(D) its superiority over the horse
(E) with its superiority to the horse having been

Please explain how to proceed


superior over is redundant usage -- superior is over someone, so no need to use over

superior to is the right usage. This leaves us with choices A,C and E.

in A - "being proved" is passive
in E - i guess "having been proved" is also passive

leaves us with C
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