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# The Bhagvad Gita may be at the centre of a court case

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Following is a SC question that I prepared. Please have a look at it.

The Bhagvad Gita may be at the centre of a court case in Russia but the holy book long ceased to be part of judicial proceedings in the land of its conception.

A. The Bhagvad Gita may be at the centre of a court case in Russia but the holy book long ceased to be part of judicial proceedings in the land of its conception.
B. The Bhagvad Gita may be at the centre of a court case in Russia but the holy book has long ceased to be part of judicial proceedings in the land of its conception.
C. The Bhagvad Gita may have been at the centre of a court case in Russia but the holy book has long ceased to be part of judicial proceedings in the land of its conception.
D.The Bhagvad Gita may be at the centre of a court case in Russia but the holy book had long ceased to be part of judicial proceedings in the land of its conception.
E.The Bhagvad Gita was at the centre of a court case in Russia but the holy book has long ceased to be part of judicial proceedings in the land of its conception.

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27 Feb 2018, 05:38
B as per the Subject verb agreement

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27 Feb 2018, 05:46
Chembeti,

Can you explain why C?
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06 Mar 2018, 09:15
can someone reply why not B? and moreover C is changing the meaning of the original sentence
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07 Mar 2018, 02:37
Hi MagooshExpert,

Thanks.,

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07 Jun 2018, 15:59
Please explain why D is incorrect. According to the sequence of the verbs, it was long ceased. Secondly, the author says about the center of the court case and provides the contrast. So had should come to the latter part of the verb. Please advise.
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10 Jun 2018, 10:18
tapasgupta wrote:
Please explain why D is incorrect. According to the sequence of the verbs, it was long ceased. Secondly, the author says about the center of the court case and provides the contrast. So had should come to the latter part of the verb. Please advise.

The use of past perfect is uneccesary in this case because you only have one past tense. If we have atleast two past tenses and want to show that one event happened before another the use of past perfect is valid.

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D.The Bhagvad Gita may be at the centre of a court case in Russia but the holy book had long ceased to be part of judicial proceedings in the land of its conception.

AS you can see if have a present form and one past perfect form so the use of the latter one is inappropriate. If it were "long ceased" the usage would be correct.

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10 Jun 2018, 10:31
A is definitely wrong as there is no subject-verb agreement..
acc to me B is correct as there is a subject-verb agreement
C is wrong because the usage of present perfect progressive is not required here as it changes the meaning and i think usage is wrong too.
D is wrong as had is used when there are two past events
E is wrong as it changes the meaning.

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17 Jun 2018, 04:31
Between B and C, i initially opted for C , but finally picked B.

My reasoning is 'Have been' in C is passive and B is more straight forward, active and concise.
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25 Jul 2018, 21:15
Chembeti wrote:
Friends,
Following is a SC question that I prepared. Please have a look at it.

The Bhagvad Gita may be at the centre of a court case in Russia but the holy book long ceased to be part of judicial proceedings in the land of its conception.

A. The Bhagvad Gita may be at the centre of a court case in Russia but the holy book long ceased to be part of judicial proceedings in the land of its conception.
B. The Bhagvad Gita may be at the centre of a court case in Russia but the holy book has long ceased to be part of judicial proceedings in the land of its conception.
C. The Bhagvad Gita may have been at the centre of a court case in Russia but the holy book has long ceased to be part of judicial proceedings in the land of its conception.
D.The Bhagvad Gita may be at the centre of a court case in Russia but the holy book had long ceased to be part of judicial proceedings in the land of its conception.
E.The Bhagvad Gita was at the centre of a court case in Russia but the holy book has long ceased to be part of judicial proceedings in the land of its conception.

B should be correct answer to show one is fact at present moment and later part of clause is something which has been completed in past but its effect continues.

In C both of them are in present continuous which doesn't make sense. Also from sequence prospective its not very clear which event happened at first place.
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