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# Two British hackers pleaded

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Two British hackers pleaded guilty to several computer crimes, the latest blow against online criminals with exploits that are grabbing headlines and embarrassed governments around the world.
(A) with exploits that are grabbing headlines
(B) the exploits of which have grabbed headlines
(C) whose exploits have grabbed headlines
(D) who have exploits grabbing headlines
(E) whose exploits grabbed headlines

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08 Dec 2016, 11:02
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tanzzt wrote:
Two British hackers pleaded guilty to several computer crimes, the latest blow against online criminals with exploits that are grabbing headlines and embarrassed governments around the world.

(A) with exploits that are grabbing headlines
(B) the exploits of which have grabbed headlines
(C) whose exploits have grabbed headlines
(D) who have exploits grabbing headlines
(E) whose exploits grabbed headlines

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Two British hackers pleaded guilty to several computer crimes, the latest blow against online criminals whose exploits grabbed headlines and embarrassed governments around the world.

This sentence, tests the correct use of tenses , errors in the options highlighted in RED, correct answer must be (E)

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19 Jan 2017, 16:28
tanzzt wrote:
Two British hackers pleaded guilty to several computer crimes, the latest blow against online criminals with exploits that are grabbing headlines and embarrassed governments around the world.
(A) with exploits that are grabbing headlines
(B) the exploits of which have grabbed headlines
(C) whose exploits have grabbed headlines
(D) who have exploits grabbing headlines
(E) whose exploits grabbed headlines

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for people, which cannot be used.
who vs whose -> criminals serve as "object", so whose/whom should be used.
A/B/D are out.

C uses present perfect in the non-underlined portion; nonetheless, in the other parts of the sentence, past simple is used only.
E is more concise and verb tense is more appropriate.

E it is!
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22 Apr 2017, 23:21
Could someone please elaborate on C? I don't understand why it's wrong even though pleaded is past tense. My reasoning is that if the criminals pleaded guilty yesterday their exploits could still be in the headlines and thus warrant "have" (or for this to be the case would embarrass need to be -ing to reflect its ongoing state?
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23 Apr 2017, 01:47
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mdacosta wrote:
Could someone please elaborate on C? I don't understand why it's wrong even though pleaded is past tense. My reasoning is that if the criminals pleaded guilty yesterday their exploits could still be in the headlines and thus warrant "have" (or for this to be the case would embarrass need to be -ing to reflect its ongoing state?

I agree with you - present perfect is a valid tense here and I do not see any solid reason to eliminate C. "Have" covers both "grabbed" and "embarrassed" - hence both verbs are in present perfect: this is alright in my view.

(Just a small correction to your post: if the headlines are still there then present perfect is not correct - If the effect of grabbing or embarrassing is still there, then present perfect is the right tense.)
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