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Thomas Eakins’ powerful style and his choices of subject—the advances

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(D) had been as disturbing in his own time as it was

Edited as per your idea.

(D) had been as disturbing in his own time as they was

'They was' is a basic error. In addition, we are talking about contemporary times of ours. How will you use past tense for current events?



Hi daagh, Thanks for your reply.
But what I thought that some person said the following statement in past, that is why I asked whether 'was' can be used.

So basically what you are saying is if there is any question which is saying anything similar or is talking abt OUR time and I have to put myself in that spot and think of that moment as present.
Right?
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GMATNinja i eliminated a,c and d . I'm stuck between b and e . Please help.

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Take another look at (E): "have been as disturbing in his own time as compelling for ours."

"Have been" is the present perfect tense, which is used for an action that began in the past and continues into the present. But the action takes place "in his own time," which is in the past. (If the action really did continue into the present, it wouldn't make any sense to differentiate between his own time and ours, as they'd both be the present!) Because we want a past tense action, "were" is the correct form of the verb, and so (B) is better.

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Can anyone elaborate on Parallelism marker ....as.....as in this question. What structure is required for this marker and how is it maintained in choice B.
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Why do you think as…as is a parallelism marker? It is a comparison marker. It is used in such cases as-- as tall as the Himalayas, as big as China, as tough as GMAT, etc. You see the real structure is -- as adjective as a noun. If you want parallelism in play here, it must really be as noun as noun ex: as the Himalayas as the Taj Mahal - or as tall as tough; such a structure never exists
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Dear GmatNinja, are we obliged to add “are” in choice b for parallellism purposes?
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Dear GmatNinja, are we obliged to add “are” in choice b for parallellism purposes?
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