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# The field of mathematics, which in recent years was neglected by eleme

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17 Sep 2018, 00:08
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The field of mathematics, which in recent years was neglected by elementary school teachers, who prefer topics that can be easily illustrated by hands-on activities.

(A) mathematics, which in recent years was
(B) mathematics that was to be
(C) mathematics, one which has, in recent years, been
(D) mathematics is one that in recent years has been
(E) mathematics, in recent years, is one that was

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Updated on: 17 Sep 2018, 05:32
Bunuel wrote:
The field of mathematics, which in recent years was neglected by elementary school teachers, who prefer topics that can be easily illustrated by hands-on activities.

(A) mathematics, which in recent years was
(B) mathematics that was to be
(C) mathematics, one which has, in recent years, been
(D) mathematics is one that in recent years has been
(E) mathematics, in recent years, is one that was

+1 for E

(A) mathematics, which in recent years was --> Modifier error. Field of mathematics was neglected not mathematics
(B) mathematics that was to be
(C) mathematics, one which has, in recent years, been
(D) mathematics is one that in recent years has been --> Corrects the missing verb error
(E) mathematics, in recent years, is one that was --> Misplaced modifier
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Originally posted by Akash720 on 17 Sep 2018, 03:09.
Last edited by Akash720 on 17 Sep 2018, 05:32, edited 1 time in total.
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17 Sep 2018, 04:46
Akash720 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
The field of mathematics, which in recent years was neglected by elementary school teachers, who prefer topics that can be easily illustrated by hands-on activities.

(A) mathematics, which in recent years was
(B) mathematics that was to be
(C) mathematics, one which has, in recent years, been
(D) mathematics is one that in recent years has been
(E) mathematics, in recent years, is one that was

+1 for E

(A) mathematics, which in recent years was --> Modifier error. Field of mathematics was neglected not mathematics
(B) mathematics that was to be
(C) mathematics, one which has, in recent years, been
(D) mathematics is one that in recent years has been
(E) mathematics, in recent years, is one that was --> Corrects the modifier error.

Could you explain in detail why D is wrong and E is correct?
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17 Sep 2018, 05:18
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IMO D.

The field of mathematics, which in recent years was neglected by elementary school teachers, who prefer topics that can be easily illustrated by hands-on activities.

(A) mathematics, which in recent years was ---No full verb
(B) mathematics that was to be ---No full verb
(C) mathematics, one which has, in recent years, been ---No full verb
(D) mathematics is one that in recent years has been ---Correct, the sentence has a full verb, 'to be' and the modifier is correctly placed.
(E) mathematics, in recent years, is one that was --- misplaced modifier, 'in recent years'.

Kindly correct me if my understanding is wrong.
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17 Sep 2018, 05:33
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Kunal760 wrote:

Could you explain in detail why D is wrong and E is correct?

Hi Kunal760

tarunanandani has pointed out the right errors. My understanding about D and E was wrong. I've edited my post accordingly
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18 Sep 2018, 01:37
Bunuel wrote:
The field of mathematics, which in recent years was neglected by elementary school teachers, who prefer topics that can be easily illustrated by hands-on activities.

(A) mathematics, which in recent years was
(B) mathematics that was to be
(C) mathematics, one which has, in recent years, been
(D) mathematics is one that in recent years has been
(E) mathematics, in recent years, is one that was

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

The first thing you have to determine is whether to use the simple past or the present perfect. Because you are talking about a period of time which started in the past and continues in the present you need the present perfect. If you were talking about a specific point in the past you could use the simple past. Eliminate A and E. B also has the wrong tense. C unnecessarily splits the verb ‘has been’. Choice D is the correct answer.
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