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# The proliferation of personal computing by laptops and desktops

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24 Jan 2019, 02:53
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The proliferation of personal computing by laptops and desktops had started in 1998 with the advent of internet and is continuing since then so much so that over 90% of Americans now own at least one personal computing device.
A) had started in 1998 with the advent of internet and is continuing since
B) had been started in 1998 with the advent of internet and has been continuing since
C) started in 1998 with the advent of internet that has been continuing since
D) has started in 1998 with the advent of internet and has been continuing since
E) started in 1998 with the advent of the internet and has been continuing since

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24 Jan 2019, 03:01
Skyline393 wrote:
The proliferation of personal computing by laptops and desktops had started in 1998 with the advent of internet and is continuing since then so much so that over 90% of Americans now own at least one personal computing device.
A) had started in 1998 with the advent of internet and is continuing since
B) had been started in 1998 with the advent of internet and has been continuing since
C) started in 1998 with the advent of internet that has been continuing since
D) has started in 1998 with the advent of internet and has been continuing since
E) started in 1998 with the advent of the internet and has been continuing since

My take at this.

Pre think -> Proliferation -> rapid increase of something, meant that something happened in past which is still continuing, the effect of personal computing is still there

With Pre think in mind, I eliminated option A B and D.

C) started in 1998 with the advent of internet that has been continuing since
has been is correct here, but the meaning gets distorted, 2 things happened, its not because of advent of internet, but because of rapid increase, people own more computers

E) started in 1998 with the advent of the internet and has been continuing since
Correct Answer, and is required here.
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24 Jan 2019, 07:19
The proliferation of personal computing by laptops and desktops had started in 1998 with the advent of internet and is continuing since then so much so that over 90% of Americans now own at least one personal computing device.

A) had started in 1998 with the advent of internet and is continuing since (Wrong - Had Started)
B) had been started in 1998 with the advent of internet and has been continuing since (Wrong - Had Started)
C) started in 1998 with the advent of internet that has been continuing since (Wrong - That has been)
D) has started in 1998 with the advent of internet and has been continuing since (Wrong - Has started)
E) started in 1998 with the advent of the internet and has been continuing since (Correct)
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