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# The first observable presence of Islam in Poland begun in

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The first observable presence of Islam in Poland begun in the 14th century, when many Tartars settled in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and had continued to practice their traditional culture and religion.

A. begun in the 14th century, when many Tartars settled in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and had continued to practice their traditional culture and religion.
B. began in the 14th century, when many Tartars settled in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and continued to practice their traditional culture and religion.
C. began in the 14th century, when many Tartars were settling in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and continued practicing their traditional culture and religion.
D. had begun in the 14th century, when many Tartars settled in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and continued to practice their traditional culture and religion
E. began in the 14th century, when many Tartars settled in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and had continued to practice their traditional culture and religion
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26 Jun 2010, 04:42
tingle15 wrote:
The first observable presence of Islam in Poland begun in the 14th century, when many Tartars settled in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and had continued to practice their traditional culture and religion.

A. begun in the 14th century, when many Tartars settled in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and had continued to practice their traditional culture and religion.
B. began in the 14th century, when many Tartars settled in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and continued to practice their traditional culture and religion.
C. began in the 14th century, when many Tartars were settling in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and continued practicing their traditional culture and religion.
D. had begun in the 14th century, when many Tartars settled in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and continued to practice their traditional culture and religion
E. began in the 14th century, when many Tartars settled in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and had continued to practice their traditional culture and religion

A. begun is wrong. When using begun it should be of the form 'had begun'
B. correct answer. The modifier also has correct parallelism - settled || continued to practice
C. The modifier is not parallel. Were setting is not parallel to continued practicing.
D. had begun - unnecessary use of the past perfect. There are no two events in history - just the one event of the Tartars settling and practicing simultaneously.
E. The modifier is not parallel. Settled is not parallel to had continued. The tenses do not match here.

Also note: when correctly modifies 14th century (time period) in all the choices so this beginning of the modifier is correct in all choices.
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26 Jun 2010, 05:26
B it is

correct use of tense and parallelism

the first presence .. began .. and continued

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