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The starling, a bird mentioned in one of Shakespeare’s plays, was firs

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The starling, a bird mentioned in one of Shakespeare’s plays, was first introduced in the United States in 1890 and has since become significant pest species.


(A) was first introduced in the United States in 1890 and has since become

(B) were first introduced in the United States in 1890 and has since become

(C) was first introduced to the United States in 1890 and would since become

(D) was first introduced to the United States in 1890 and since became

(E) were first introduced to the United States in 1890 and since has become

Originally posted by parijit on 22 Dec 2018, 20:57.
Last edited by Bunuel on 23 Dec 2018, 03:15, edited 1 time in total.
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Shouldn't it be 'introduced to' instead of 'introduced in' ?
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parijit wrote:
The starling, a bird mentioned in one of Shakespeare’s plays, was first introduced in the United States in 1890 and has since become significant pest species.


(A) was first introduced in the United States in 1890 and has since become

(B) were first introduced in the United States in 1890 and has since become

(C) was first introduced to the United States in 1890 and would since become

(D) was first introduced to the United States in 1890 and since became

(E) were first introduced to the United States in 1890 and since has become

IMHO both Introduce to and Introduced in are acceptable....
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The starling, a bird mentioned in one of Shakespeare’s plays, was first introduced in the United States in 1890 and has since become significant pest species.

Answer: starling is singular -> so was & since --> has (present perfect)

(A) was first introduced in the United States in 1890 and has since become --> correct

(B) were first introduced in the United States in 1890 and has since become

(C) was first introduced to the United States in 1890 and would since become

(D) was first introduced to the United States in 1890 and since became

(E) were first introduced to the United States in 1890 and since has become
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What's wrong in using "became" in option D ?
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What's wrong in using "became" in option D ?

We are talking in general/a fact as such became is not acceptable...
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