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The poll taxes enacted in the Southern states between 1889 and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens, since payment of the tax was a prerequisite for voting.
(A) and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens, since
(B) to 1910 disenfranchised many citizens, since
(C) and 1910 have disenfranchised many citizens since
(D) to 1910 has been disenfranchising many citizens because
(E) and 1910 had the effct of disenfranchising many citizens, in as much as
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The poll taxes enacted in the Southern states between 1889 and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens, since payment of the tax was a prerequisite for voting.
(A) and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens, since
(B) to 1910 disenfranchised many citizens, since
(C) and 1910 have disenfranchised many citizens since
(D) to 1910 has been disenfranchising many citizens because
(E) and 1910 had the effct of disenfranchising many citizens, in as much as


1. between A and B, so B, D out

2. "had the effect of disenfranchising" should directly be "disenfranchised", E out

3. I often use "since" as signal for present perfect, so A out

C is the best
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I also chose C. I think A would be correct if the comma was removed before "since". However, for the sake of simplicity is the present perfect even necessary in this case (i.e. for C)?

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Correct idiom is between X and Y. A,C and E remain

E is unnecessarily wordy.

Between A and C, I'll go with A.

The 'enacted' in the first part of the sentence shows that the actions are in past tense. We do not need 'have'.We have enough clarity even without that.

Hence A

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I also chose C. I think A would be correct if the comma was removed before "since". However, for the sake of simplicity is the present perfect even necessary in this case (i.e. for C)?


Agree

1. A can answer the question WHY the taxes disenfranchised many citizens?

2. C answer the question WHEN the taxes disenfranchised many citizens?

For the sake of logic, I think C is the best!
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The poll taxes enacted in the Southern states between 1889 and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens, since payment of the tax was a prerequisite for voting.
(A) and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens, since
(B) to 1910 disenfranchised many citizens, since
(C) and 1910 have disenfranchised many citizens since
(D) to 1910 has been disenfranchising many citizens because
(E) and 1910 had the effct of disenfranchising many citizens, in as much as


between X and Y

B,D --> out
C --> have .. present perferct tense is wrong.
E --> awkward .

A is the best
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Agree with A.

C is wrong because, it uses present tense with "have".

E is unnecessarily wordy.

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Is the comma after "since" required?

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How about?

Since payment of the tax was a prerequisite for voting, the poll taxes enacted in the Southern states between 1889 and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens.


A for me.

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The poll taxes enacted in the Southern states between 1889 and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens, since payment of the tax was a prerequisite for voting.
(A) and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens, since
(B) to 1910 disenfranchised many citizens, since
(C) and 1910 have disenfranchised many citizens since
(D) to 1910 has been disenfranchising many citizens because
(E) and 1910 had the effct of disenfranchising many citizens, in as much as


the idiom "between x and y", therefore
B & D out
C have disenfranchised... since => the people are still being disenfranchised since the time that the tax was a prereq. changes meaning, therefore c out
E is wordy and A i don't like the word since, would rather have because. im gonna go for A anyway.
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On the second look, Will chose E.

In A.. How can "Poll tax enaction " disenfrachise..many citizens.?? (Gramatically it may correct. But Logically
its not correct)

Is it really "Poll tax enaction" can disenfranchise..??? Answer NO

Poll tax enaction can have effect of disenfrachising... ?? Answer Yes.



"Poll tax enacted in ..." had the effect of disenfranchising many citizens
--> poll tax enaction ..had the effect of disenfranchising many citizens.


I rejected E in the first look because "in as much as" looks awkward.
But found that "in as much as" --> since, because that.


in as much as (idiom)--> becuase that or since
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/In+as+much+as
I will go for E.
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The poll taxes enacted in the Southern states between 1889 and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens, since payment of the tax was a prerequisite for voting.
(A) and 1901 disenfranchised many citizens, since
(B) to 1910 disenfranchised many citizens, since
(C) and 1910 have disenfranchised many citizens since
(D) to 1910 has been disenfranchising many citizens because
(E) and 1910 had the effct of disenfranchising many citizens, in as much as


Hi mates,

IMO A

the point here is "between x and y", so B and D out.

E out too: "as much as"

Then, between A and C (here we have an example :lol: ) I'd go with simple past and also for the comma

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first I chose A. but after reading your explanation, I would agree with E also.
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On the second look, Will chose E.

In A.. How can "Poll tax enaction " disenfrachise..many citizens.?? (Gramatically it may correct. But Logically
its not correct)

Is it really "Poll tax enaction" can disenfranchise..??? Answer NO

Poll tax enaction can have effect of disenfrachising... ?? Answer Yes.



"Poll tax enacted in ..." had the effect of disenfranchising many citizens
--> poll tax enaction ..had the effect of disenfranchising many citizens.


I rejected E in the first look because "in as much as" looks awkward.
But found that "in as much as" --> since, because that.


in as much as (idiom)--> becuase that or since
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/In+as+much+as
I will go for E.

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