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# The percentage of people aged 25–44 living alone increased abruptly be

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The percentage of people aged 25–44 living alone increased abruptly between 1990 and 1995 and continued to rise more slowly over the next five years.

A. The percentage of people aged 25–44 living alone increased abruptly between 1990 and 1995 and
B. There was an abruptly increased percentage of people aged 25–44 who lived alone between 1990 and 1995 and they
C. The percentage of people aged 25–44 who lived alone increased abruptly between 1990 and 1995 and has
D. There has been an abrupt increase in the percentage of people aged 25–44 living alone between 1990 and 1995 and it
E. Between 1990 and 1995, there was an abrupt increase in the percentage of people aged 25–44 who lived alone which

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23 Jul 2017, 01:54
A for me as well
B C E lived is wrong
D it antecedent issue

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23 Jul 2017, 01:57
abhi4040 wrote:
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You can eliminate (B), (D), and (E) because “there” constructions (“there was,” “there has been,”etc.) are wordy and often turn verbs into passive voice. (C) is wrong here because the present perfect tense, “has continued,” indicates that the action began in the past but continues into the present. Because the sentence is discussing what happened between 1995 and 2000, the simple past tense is correct. Therefore, (A) is in fact correct.
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23 Jul 2017, 11:10
I am still confused. Why is C wrong? Since A used living which I thought is wrong because it should be past tense not present continuous. Please explain where I am going wrong

Also, I always try to avoid -ing verbs because I read it somewhere that GMAT doesn't like them... Which cases is it ok to use -ing verbs?
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08 Nov 2017, 04:18
Kritesh wrote:
The percentage of people aged 25–44 living alone increased abruptly between 1990 and 1995 and continued to rise more slowly over the next five years.

A. The percentage of people aged 25–44 living alone increased abruptly between 1990 and 1995 and
B. There was an abruptly increased percentage of people aged 25–44 who lived alone between 1990 and 1995 and they
C. The percentage of people aged 25–44 who lived alone increased abruptly between 1990 and 1995 and has
D. There has been an abrupt increase in the percentage of people aged 25–44 living alone between 1990 and 1995 and it
E. Between 1990 and 1995, there was an abrupt increase in the percentage of people aged 25–44 who lived alone which

over the next five years in question requires "has" .. As the percentage will be continuing to rise in next five years ?
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