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The Census Bureau predicts that within the next ten years a significant number of Black executives in US will have left corporate job so as to start their own businesses, as many Black engineers and computer experts have done already.

(A) have left corporate job so as to start their own businesses, as many Black engineers and computer experts have done already.

(B) have left corporate job so they can start own businesses, as have many Black engineers and computer experts already.

(C) have left corporate job to start their own businesses, as did many Black engineers and computer experts already.

(D) leave corporate job to start their own businesses, as many Black engineers and computer experts have done already.

(E) leave corporate job so as to start their own businesses, as many Black engineers and computer experts already have left.

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In c, does the part "as did many black engineers and computer experts already" have any problems grammatically??
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in every part of answer choice C the tense of the text is wrong

C. have left corporate job to start their own businesses, as did many Black engineers and computer experts already.

the use of "have left" is wrong, since from the beginning of the text we can assume that this part must be in future tense.

as for "did many guys already", u need here a past perfect to show that the result of past action exists.

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D. Simple and straight. Maintained proper use of tense.
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good question ..got it wrong choose C.
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We can not use future tense here since we know time horizon - within next ten years. Only D is correct and concise
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The 'will' is not to be underlined; That is a typo; All choices including D have to be read with 'will'; yes D makes sensse in using a future tense for a prediction that is going to happen in the next 10 years.
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Could anyone please explain why option A is incorrect?
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Hi eybrj2,

Since you are asking about a specific answer, let's compare C to the correct answer D:

C. have left corporate job to start their own businesses, as did many Black engineers and computer experts already.

When saying "as did," it suggests that Black engineers and computer experts left their jobs in the past, but aren't still leaving them today. This keeps the action solely in the past, which isn't true - these people will continue to leave their jobs over the next 10 years too - they just started doing so sooner.

D. leave corporate job to start their own businesses, as many Black engineers and computer experts have done already.

When saying "have done," it means that the action started in the past, and it continues to happen now (or into the future). Therefore, this is the better answer to show when and how long the action takes place.
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between D and E, "so as to" is incorrect here.
"have done" and "have left" are all fine.
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