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# Shortly after their first expeditions to the region, the Spanish initi

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Re: Shortly after their first expeditions to the region, the Spanish initi [#permalink]
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Shortly after their first expeditions to the region, the Spanish initi [#permalink]
Choice A is not correct as the entire statement is talking about some past event. Hence takes is incorrect.

Choice C was going to take is too wordy . Why would I use past continuous tense to depict something happened in past . Use of SIMPLE past tense is apt for stating a past fact.

Choice D and E . No antecedent for the pronoun they. They cannot refer to SPANISH .

Choice B is winner.

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Re: Shortly after their first expeditions to the region, the Spanish initi [#permalink]
Since it's is given "170 years before", you can use simple past tense .

It is more meaningful to use Pronoun "it" as it states a fact, and not use Pronoun "they"

So option B is correct here

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