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Through analysis of a microsite, which is a small area containing many fossils, a paleontologist can reconstruct a local ecosystem as it had been millions of years ago.

A. it had been
B. it might have been
C. it was
D. if during a time
E. though it were
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Through analysis of a microsite, which is a small area containing many fossils, a paleontologist can reconstruct a local ecosystem as it had been millions of years ago.
A. it had been
B. it might have been
C. it was
D. if during a time
E. though it were
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Why is option B wrong. Please explain

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Only option C is the best choice. Option A uses had been, which shows a task completed in Past but the non underline part is not in past tense so A is wrong.

option B introduces a possibility which sound incorrect as the original sentence does not mention any possibility.

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After a quick vertical scan of answer choices, it can be sensed that the knowledge of tense is being tested. "millions of years ego" suggests past tense.

Through analysis of a microsite, which is a small area containing many fossils, a paleontologist can reconstruct a local ecosystem as it had been millions of years ago.


A. it had been - "had been" is used to indicate an incident which occurred before another past incident. Since in the sentence there is no reference to any other past incident, use of "had been" is not appropriate.

B. it might have been -" might have been" used to express uncertainty. So it changes meaning. hence incorrect

C. it was

D. if during a time - "if " changes the meaning

E. though it were -Changes the meaning

So the correct ans is C.

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The event happened at some point in time - million years ago - that is why we use - was.
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When we read the original sentence, we should note it had been is in the past perfect tense, which should only be used to describe action that is completed earlier than some other past action (expressed in the simple past tense). Since the other action (can reconstruct) is not in the past tense, the past perfect is incorrect.

Therefore, choice (A) is incorrect.

Choice (B) is incorrect because it uses the present perfect tense (have been) and introduces the hypothetical might. The author isn’t trying to communicate that the paleontologist might reconstruct a local ecosystem as though the paleontologist might never know for sure.

Answer Choice (C) is correct because it uses the simple past tense to describe a past condition.

Choice (D) is incorrect because of the introduction of the awkward expression as if and the use of redundant during a time. During indicates time.

Choice (E) is incorrect because the use of though introduces a hypothetical element similar to choice (B). The pronoun it also doesn’t have a clear antecedent (the word the pronoun renames).
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Through analysis of a microsite, which is a small area containing many fossils, a paleontologist can reconstruct a local ecosystem as it had been millions of years ago.

A. it had been
B. it might have been
C. it was
D. if during a time
E. though it were


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Through analysis of a microsite, which is a small area containing many fossils, a paleontologist can reconstruct a local ecosystem as it had been millions of years ago.

A. it had been
B. it might have been
C. it was
D. if during a time
E. though it were



A. it had been - wrong past perfect
B. it might have been - wrong present perfect tense
C. it was
D. if during a time - awkward
E. though it were - verb error

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