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The emergence of political parties, usually referred to as "fractions"

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The emergence of political parties, usually referred to as "fractions", were anticipated and generally disapproved of by the first generation of American statesmen.

A. were anticipated and generally disapproved of
B. was anticipated and, in generall not approved
C. were anticipated, though with disapproval
D. had been anticipated and generally disapproved
E. was anticipated and generally disapproved of
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I would go for B or E since the subject "The emergence of..." is singular, and between them I would choose B, because I think that "disapproved of by" is not correct, but I am not sure. Could you please help me?

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The emergence of political parties, usually referred to as "fractions", were anticipated and generally disapproved of by the first generation of American statesmen.

A. were anticipated and generally disapproved of
B. was anticipated and, in generall not approved
C. were anticipated, though with disapproval
D. had been anticipated and generally disapproved
E. was anticipated and generally disapproved of


I'D GO WITH E Because the subject "the emergence" is singular so A, C are out. B doesn't make sense. D uses "had been" which is used when we want to show when actions happened in the past.

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Only B) and E) use "was", which correctly is singular because is refers to "emergence". The idiom is "to be anticipated by" to my knowledge, thus B) is correct.

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The emergence of political parties, usually referred to as "fractions", were anticipated and generally disapproved of by the first generation of American statesmen.

A. were anticipated and generally disapproved of
B. was anticipated and, in generall not approved
C. were anticipated, though with disapproval
D. had been anticipated and generally disapproved
E. was anticipated and generally disapproved of

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1. As it was mentioned above, we have "emergence", it is singular. So we need "was". A, C out.
2. There is no need in past perfect here, we do not have 2 actions that happened in past. So D is out. Moreover, yes, "approve/disapprove of" is a correct idiom, so we can eliminate C, D and B.
3. Look at B. "in general" it is not the same as "generally".
First means: emergence was approved a little bit. Disapproved in general, but.
Second means:emergence was not approved at all. Generally.
So one more time B is out.

4. So it is E. Was - singular. Correct meaning of the sentence. And right idiom "disapproved of".

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New post 06 Mar 2018, 11:42
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Didn't quite understand why D is incorrect. Why cant we use past perfect tense here? It signifies a sequence of events in the past( first "anticipated" and second "disapproved"). Also not sure why B is wrong and E is correct
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