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    in the past few years

    Housing prices ___ sharply in the past few years.

    a. dropped

    b. have dropped
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    1. Which one is more appropriate a or b? Please explain.

    2. What does 'in' mean?

    3. Can I replace 'in' with 'during' or 'within' and with no meaning change?


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    Re: in the past few years

    Housing prices have dropped sharply in the past few years.

    Is it correct ?


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    Re: in the past few years

    Why?

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