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Then in early 1987 another computer analyst came up with
“evidence” that the smiling lady wore no necklace and _______ before a distant mountain range. In short, this painting may be the most controversial ever done.
(A)stand (B)stood (C)standing (D)stands
這題選擇(B)，是因為in early 1987嗎?還是有其他關鍵?
- ?Lv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
that the smiling lady wore no necklace and _stood_ before a distant mountain range
As indicated in red, the reason you need to use "stood" is because of "wore" and "and". The verbs that are connected by "and" need to agree in tense.
you can NEVER choose (A), even "wore" is changed to "wears", because it needs to be "stands".
you cannot choose (C) and (D), because it states "in early 1987", it indicates a past event. Hence, the "past tense" is a proper tense to use.
2012-10-10 13:57:35 補充：
"proper tense" I mean for this sentence. In some other situation, you might have to different tense.Source(s): self