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# Sentence Correction

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10 Feb 2019, 12:02
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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10 Feb 2019, 12:15
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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.

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11 Feb 2019, 03:32
Is there a specific GMAT question that is bothering you, in this regard.

Can you post the exact question.
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12 Feb 2019, 02:08
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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12 Feb 2019, 02:55
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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Re: Sentence Correction   [#permalink] 12 Feb 2019, 02:55
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