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Sentence Correction: Tenses - Reported Speech

Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel prizes, claimed that without sufficient Vitamin C, veins and arteries would become damaged, and that the body would use a lining of fat and cholesterol in order to prevent a completely rupture.

Incorrect.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech error, it is grammatically incorrect. In Reported Speech, when the reporting verb is in the Past tense (claimed), the following conjugated verbs should also be in the Past. However, become and uses are in the Present tense.

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Incorrect.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech error, it is grammatically incorrect. In Reported Speech, when the reporting verb is in the Past tense (claimed), the following conjugated verbs should also be in the Past. However, have become and has used are in the Present Perfect tense.

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Very nicely done!

This answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech error by using an adjective (complete) to describe a noun (rupture). Additionally, because the reporting verb is in the Past tense (claimed), the following conjugated verbs are correctly in the Past (in this case future past), as well.

Incorrect.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech error, it is grammatically incorrect. In Reported Speech, when the reporting verb is in the Past tense (claimed), the following conjugated verbs should also be in the Past. However, uses is in the Present tense.

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Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect because it uses an adverb (completely) to describe a noun. An adverb should only be used to describe a verb.

would become damaged, and that the body would use a lining of fat and cholesterol in order to prevent a completely
would become damaged, and that the body uses a lining of fat and cholesterol in order to prevent a complete
would become damaged, and that the body would use a fat and cholesterol lining in order to prevent a complete
have become damaged, and that the body has used a lining of fat and cholesterol in order to prevent a complete
become damaged, and that the body uses a lining of fat and cholesterol in order to prevent a complete