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The personal income tax did not become permanent in the United States

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This was a trick question I believe. Would like to know the level difficulty level for this one. Anyone?
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PrijitDebnath wrote:
But here, the correct option uses past perfect. So, should we consider this an exception?


Option B does not match with what Manhattan SC guide states, and I cannot see any reason that this should be an exception. Probably the question writer could explain the usage, unless it is an oversight.



Exactly!! This is the reason I was not sure which one to go with!

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New post 29 Nov 2017, 19:31
A. INCORRECT- The subject (Federal govt) is singular
B. CORRECT- had can be used as and.but markers are not there
C. INCORRECT- Wordy and awkward
D. INCORRECT- source dependent on tariffs. (NONSENSE)
E. INCORRECT- Their plural, government singular

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This was a trick question I believe. Would like to know the level difficulty level for this one. Anyone?


It is categorized as easy on gmat page.

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