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Since 1993, when it passed a referendum approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was using casino tax revenue to improve its streets, sewers, buildings, and other public works.

A. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was using
B. for the approving of casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri,has used
C. approved casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, has used
D. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, has used
E. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was to be using
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Since 1993, when it passed a referendum approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was using casino tax revenue to improve its streets, sewers, buildings, and other public works.

A. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was using
B. for the approving of casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri,has used
C. approved casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, has used
D. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, has used
E. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was to be using


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Points to consider..
1) 'it' should have a proper antecedent. All choices follow it.
2) approving is a present participle and would modify preceding noun 'a referendum'.
3) usage of SINCE tells us that it's an ongoing event and therefore would require present perfect HAS

Ans is D
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Since 1993, when it passed a referendum approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was using casino tax revenue to improve its streets, sewers, buildings, and other public works.

A. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was using
B. for the approving of casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, has used
C. approved casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, has used
D. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, has used
E. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was to be using

As the sentence starts with "Since" usage of "was" will not be accurate, it should be "has"

Also, referendum approving ...... is correct usage

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The sentence tests use of tense. The intended meaning is that after the referendum was passed the town started using casino tax for x purpose and this is still in force.
Therefore, A & E can be ruled out. In choices B "for the approving of" is unidiomatic.
Choice C can be eliminated for using "approved". Choice D is the final answer.

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Since 1993, when it passed a referendum approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was using casino tax revenue to improve its streets, sewers, buildings, and other public works.

A. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was using
B. for the approving of casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri,has used
C. approved casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, has used
D. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, has used
E. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was to be using



As the sentence starts with since, present perfect is needed, A & E eliminated
We need a modifier after 'referendum' therefore "for the approving and "approved" are wrong

D is the correct answer
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Since 1993, when it passed a referendum approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was using casino tax revenue to improve its streets, sewers, buildings, and other public works.

A. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was using
B. for the approving of casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri,has used
C. approved casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, has used
D. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, has used
E. approving casino gambling, the town of Riverside, Missouri, was to be using


First decision point is the verb tense, "Since" in the beginning of the sentence indicates that the action is still continuing in the present which means we need present perfect tense ==> Eliminate A&E

"approving Casino gambling" modifies "referendum" therefore it cannot be "for the approving" or " approved" as it needs -ing modifier B&C are eliminated

D is the correct answer
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