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The governor's approval ratings has been extremely high until a series

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The governor's approval ratings has been extremely high until a series of corruption scandals rocked his administration last year.

A. has been extremely high until
B. have been extremely high until
C. had been extremely high until
D. were extremely high as
E. had been extremely high as




Also, my question is "until" counted as time series? If yes, then past perfect should not be used in this question.
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The governor's approval ratings has been extremely high until a series of corruption scandals rocked his administration last year.

A. has been extremely high until
B. have been extremely high until
C. had been extremely high until
D. were extremely high as
E. had been extremely high as




Also, my question is "until" counted as time series? If yes, then past perfect should not be used in this question.


It should be C

A. has been extremely high until - Use of present tense is wrong, not to mention the singular 'has'.
B. have been extremely high until - Use of present tense is wrong.
C. had been extremely high until - Correct - Past Perfect helps elaborate the chronological order of two past events.
D. were extremely high as - Does not properly convey the causal relationship between the two events.
E. had been extremely high as - Same as D.
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Answer is C. This question tests us on the usage of tense and as/until.

A. has been extremely high until (Ratings is the subject , have should be used)
B. have been extremely high until (Present tense does not convey the intended meaning of the sentence)
C. had been extremely high until
D. were extremely high as (As cannot be used to convey the intended meaning of the sentence)
E. had been extremely high as (As cannot be used to convey the intended meaning of the sentence)

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