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  1. #1

    tense choice

    Which one is correct?

    When I ---- astronomy at the University of Yale, quasars ---- yet ---- discovered.

    A) studied / was not / discovered
    B) was studying / had not / been discovered
    C) had studied / was not / discovered
    D) was studying / was not / discovered
    E) studied / had not / been discovered

  2. #2

    Re: tense choice

    answer B

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    #3

    Re: tense choice

    Or E

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    Re: tense choice

    What about this one? I changed the alternatives a bit. To me, the correct alternative is B. Do you think the other ones, especially E, stand any chance of being correct too?

    When I ---- astronomy at the University of Yale, quasars ---- yet ----.

    A) studied / were not / discovered
    B) was studying / had not / been discovered
    C) had studied / were not / discovered
    D) was studying / were not / discovered
    E) studied / were not / being discovered
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    Re: tense choice

    A, though not very natural or common, is possible. E is less likely because they probably remained undiscovered until he or she had finished university.


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    Re: tense choice

    Dear,

    To the best match "E" is more applicableto the condition, as its always better to be simplenot try any extra ordinary formats.

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