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The plaintiff in the civil case claims that the company's harassment

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The plaintiff in the civil case claims that the company's harassment began with a packet of letters over a year ago and has been continuing ever since.

A. that the company's harassment began with a packet of letters over a year ago and has been continuing

B. that the company's harassment had begun with a packet of letters over a year ago and had been continuing

C. that the beginning of the company's harassment was a packet of letters over a year ago that has continued

D. the beginning of the company's harassment to have been a packet of letters over a year ago that is continuing

E. the company's harassment to have begun with a packet of letters over a year ago and has been continuing

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The plaintiff in the civil case claims that the company's harassment began with a packet of letters over a year ago and has been continuing ever since.

A. that the company's harassment began with a packet of letters over a year ago and has been continuing

B. that the company's harassment had begun with a packet of letters over a year ago and had been continuing

C. that the beginning of the company's harassment was a packet of letters over a year ago that has continued

D. [that] the beginning of the company's harassment to have been a packet of letters over a year ago that is continuing

E. [that] the company's harassment to have begun with a packet of letters over a year ago and has been continuing


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Correct answer: A

(A): Correct. (A) correctly uses the simple past "began" to indicate the moment when the harassment began and the present perfect "has been continuing" to show that it has continued from that point to the present.
(B): Incorrect. (B) incorrectly uses "had been" to refer to an action that is ongoing (as indicated by "ever since"). "Had been continuing" would suggest that the harassment has ended.
(C): Incorrect. (C) incorrectly illogically refers to the "beginning" of the harassment as "a packet of letters" and suggests that it (the packet of letters) has continued ever since.
(D): Incorrect. (D) incorrectly makes "the beginning" a direct object of "claim"; rather, as reported speech (i.e., what the plaintiff said), the phrase should read "claims that." Further, (D) commits the same error as above in (C), referring to the harassment as the packet of letters.
(E): Incorrect. (E) commits the same direct-object error as (D). The lack of "that" following "claims" creates the further error of attributing the verb "has been continuing" to the plaintiff (the actor of "claims").
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Is the expression "has been continuing" idiomatic? Sounds weird to me, but as a non-native I'd like your opinion :)
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