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# The harvest of grapes in the local valleys decreased in 1990 for the t

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11 Apr 2017, 11:58
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The harvest of grapes in the local valleys decreased in 1990 for the third straight year but were still at a robust level.

(A) The harvest of grapes in the local valleys decreased in 1990 for the third straight year but were
(B) The harvest of grapes in the local valleys began to decrease in 1990 for the third straight year but were
(C) In 1990, the harvest of grapes in the local valleys decreased for the third straight year but were
(D) The harvest of grapes in the local valleys decreased for the third straight year in 1990 but was
(E) The harvest of grapes in the local valleys began decreasing in 1990 for the third straight year but was

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11 Apr 2017, 13:06
Imo D.

A,B,C have subject verb error. 'were' has been used to refer to the harvest.

In E, began decreasing the 3rd year doesn't make sense.The action needs to be a specific one and it needs to have ended. We have to show a fact in the past.

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The harvest of grapes in the local valleys decreased in 1990 for the third straight year but were still at a robust level.

(A) The harvest of grapes in the local valleys decreased in 1990 for the third straight year but were (Harvest is singular)
(B) The harvest of grapes in the local valleys began to decrease in 1990 for the third straight year but were (Same as A)
(C) In 1990, the harvest of grapes in the local valleys decreased for the third straight year but were (Same as A)

(D) The harvest of grapes in the local valleys decreased for the third straight year in 1990 but was (Correct)
(E) The harvest of grapes in the local valleys began decreasing in 1990 for the third straight year but was (Both events should be mentioned in the past tense)

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