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Sleeping pills had been showing up with regularity as a factor in traffic arrests, sometimes involving drivers who later claim that they have no memory of getting behind the wheel after ingesting the pills.
A) Sleeping pills had been showing up with regularity as a factor in traffic arrests
B) Sleeping pills had been showing up with regularity as factors in traffic arrests
C) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity as a factor in traffic arrests
D) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity as factors in traffic arrests
E) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity in traffic arrests
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01 Jul 2007, 21:13
Picking C.

We need "have been" for correct SVA.
This leaves C,D and E.

D) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity as factors in traffic arrests
E) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity in traffic arrests......this seems to suggest that pills are found in traffic arrests
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01 Jul 2007, 21:48
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Picking C.

We need "have been" for correct SVA.
This leaves C,D and E.

D) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity as factors in traffic arrests
E) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity in traffic arrests......this seems to suggest that pills are found in traffic arrests

Why do we use present perfect rather than simple past?
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01 Jul 2007, 22:10
bmwhype2 wrote:
buzzgaurav wrote:
Picking C.

We need "have been" for correct SVA.
This leaves C,D and E.

D) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity as factors in traffic arrests
E) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity in traffic arrests......this seems to suggest that pills are found in traffic arrests

Why do we use present perfect rather than simple past?

That's because the non-underlined portion in the question does not hint that the the event occurred in the past. It is still happening.
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02 Jul 2007, 19:13
OA is C
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02 Jul 2007, 19:43
C.

Was stuck between C and D. But... Sleeping pills, though plural, is only one factor. Close one.
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07 Jul 2011, 10:26
+1 C , present perfect because of "involving"
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08 Mar 2016, 07:47
Sleeping pills had been showing up with regularity as a factor in traffic arrests, sometimes involving drivers who later claim that they have no memory of getting behind the wheel after ingesting the pills.

Error Analysis:
Usage of past perfect is not justified. You have to have another past event to relate to.

POE:

A) Sleeping pills had been showing up with regularity as a factor in traffic arrests

Usage of past perfect is not justified. You have to have another past event to relate to.

B) Sleeping pills had been showing up with regularity as factors in traffic arrests

Usage of past perfect is not justified. You have to have another past event to relate to. Sleeping pills is one of the factor for traffic arrests not factors.

C) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity as a factor in traffic arrests

This looks fine.

D) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity as factors in traffic arrests

Sleeping pills is one of the factor for traffic arrests not factors.

E) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity in traffic arrests

This changes the meaning. Does it mean that Sleeping pills are frequently found with people arrested in traffic arrests irrespective of factors.

Should be C
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05 Dec 2016, 06:06
Why can't the answer be E????
I thought the meaning is sleeping pills are found in the crime site...
Can't it be like the cops did investigation and they found sleep pills...
Can't it be this case?????

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08 Jul 2017, 08:23
tarunk31 wrote:
Sleeping pills had been showing up with regularity as a factor in traffic arrests, sometimes involving drivers who later claim that they have no memory of getting behind the wheel after ingesting the pills.

Error Analysis:
Usage of past perfect is not justified. You have to have another past event to relate to.

POE:

A) Sleeping pills had been showing up with regularity as a factor in traffic arrests

Usage of past perfect is not justified. You have to have another past event to relate to.

B) Sleeping pills had been showing up with regularity as factors in traffic arrests

Usage of past perfect is not justified. You have to have another past event to relate to. Sleeping pills is one of the factor for traffic arrests not factors.

C) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity as a factor in traffic arrests

This looks fine.

D) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity as factors in traffic arrests

Sleeping pills is one of the factor for traffic arrests not factors.

E) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity in traffic arrests

This changes the meaning. Does it mean that Sleeping pills are frequently found with people arrested in traffic arrests irrespective of factors.

Should be C

If Sleeping pills is a factoR .... then shouldn't it be sleeping pills has been showing up as a factor in .....

Sleeping pills (factor) has been showing up??? what is wrong in this. (pills is plural but sleeping pills is a factor here and not actually sleeping pill right?)
Help me with this question please
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10 Sep 2017, 06:53
santoshreddyk wrote:
tarunk31 wrote:
Sleeping pills had been showing up with regularity as a factor in traffic arrests, sometimes involving drivers who later claim that they have no memory of getting behind the wheel after ingesting the pills.

Error Analysis:
Usage of past perfect is not justified. You have to have another past event to relate to.

POE:

A) Sleeping pills had been showing up with regularity as a factor in traffic arrests

Usage of past perfect is not justified. You have to have another past event to relate to.

B) Sleeping pills had been showing up with regularity as factors in traffic arrests

Usage of past perfect is not justified. You have to have another past event to relate to. Sleeping pills is one of the factor for traffic arrests not factors.

C) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity as a factor in traffic arrests

This looks fine.

D) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity as factors in traffic arrests

Sleeping pills is one of the factor for traffic arrests not factors.

E) Sleeping pills have been showing up with regularity in traffic arrests

This changes the meaning. Does it mean that Sleeping pills are frequently found with people arrested in traffic arrests irrespective of factors.

Should be C

If Sleeping pills is a factoR .... then shouldn't it be sleeping pills has been showing up as a factor in .....

Sleeping pills (factor) has been showing up??? what is wrong in this. (pills is plural but sleeping pills is a factor here and not actually sleeping pill right?)
Help me with this question please

same question here...I didn't think I can assume that sleeping pills are one factor-
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