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# The capital gains tax, levied against profits earned on investments

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The capital gains tax, levied against profits earned on investments, have been being the subject of recent political debate.

A. have been being
B. have been
C. were
D. has been being
E. has been

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A. have been being
B. have been
C. were
D. has been being
E. has been --> Correct, Tax....has been....

Hence, E.
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The capital gains tax, levied against profits earned on investments, have been being the subject of recent political debate.

A. have been being
B. have been
C. were
D. has been being
E. has been

Subject : the capital gains tax
Verb : It must be singular . So , has been is the correct answer. Being makes the sentence awkward.

The best answer is E.
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The capital gains tax, levied against profits earned on investments, have been being the subject of recent political debate.

A. have been being
B. have been
C. were
D. has been being
E. has been

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A. have been being
B. have been
C. were
D. has been being
E. has been

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The capital gains tax, levied against profits earned on investments, have been being the subject of recent political debate.

A. have been being
B. have been
C. were
D. has been being
E. has been
Correct Answer must be (E) for the highlighted errors in other options.
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