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The Circuit Judges Act of 1869 fixed the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, and the court has stayed at this number to this day.

A. fixed the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, and the court has stayed at this number to this day
B. fixed the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, and the court stayed at this number to this day
C. fixes the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, and the court has stayed at this number ever since
D. had fixed the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, and to this day that number has stayed
E. fixes the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, and the court stays at this number to this day

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C and E eliminated because of the verb 'fixes' .
This action happened in past it can't be represented by simple present tense.
'Fixes' show that it's a daily act of fixing.

D is out too...had fixed(past perfect) needs a past tense later in the sentence for past perfect to be the correct usage here.

We are left with A and B
A is correct because it says that SC has fixed the number..and till this date that number 'has stayed'
We need present perfect to display continuing action.
So the direct verb here would be present perfect and not past tense(as given in B)
So B is out
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The Circuit Judges Act of 1869 fixed the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, and the court has stayed at this number to this day.

A. fixed the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, and the court has stayed at this number to this day No error,subject ver agreement.
B. fixed the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, and the court stayed at this number to this day
C. fixes the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, and the court has stayed at this number ever since
D. had fixed the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, and to this day that number has stayed
E. fixes the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, and the court stays at this number to this day


Did not look at the rest of the choices :P
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