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In the summer of 1980, the excavators found a fossilized bone, leading to the discovery of a species of dinosaur that was / has been the largest to ever walk the earth
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Was.

This is actually checking your tenses. “Was” is a past tense and says that Dinosaurs walked on the earth once.
Has been is a present perfect tense which implies continuity. Which is wrong since dinosaurs aren’t still walking on the surface of the earth.

This video here explains this concept really well.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hVNdCZ7oG ... dxDTV&t=0s

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Is there a specific GMAT question that is bothering you, in this regard.

Can you post the exact question.
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EducationAisle wrote:
Is there a specific GMAT question that is bothering you, in this regard.

Can you post the exact question.


This what the question is. What should be used was or has been ?
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What I meant was if you could let us know the source of this question and also post the entire sentence (along with all 5 options).
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