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Sentence Correction: Tenses - Past Simple and Progressive

Two years ago, a reduction was made to the annual budget allocated to basic and higher education every year.

This answer choice is stylistically flawed. Using both annual and year is redundant.

What helps us identify this question as a Redundancy question as well as identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:  

annual + year

This answer choice is stylistically flawed and repeats the original Redundancy error. Using both annual and year is redundant.

What helps us identify this question as a Redundancy question as well as identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:  

annual + year

Although this answer choice corrects the original Redundancy error by removing the word annual, it is grammatically incorrect. Two years ago is a specific point in time and indicates that this sentence should be in the Past Simple. However, this answer choice uses the Present Perfect (has been).

Although this answer choice corrects the original Redundancy error by removing the word annual, it is grammatically incorrect. Two years ago is a specific point in time and indicates that this sentence should be in the Past Simple. However, this answer choice uses the Past Progressive (was being).

Nice work!

Using both annual and year is redundant. This answer choice corrects the error by removing every year. Additionally, because a specific point in time (Two years ago) is mentioned, the Past Simple (was) is correctly used.

was made to the annual budget allocated to basic and higher education every year
was made to the annual budget allocated to basic and higher education
has been made to the budget allocated to school and higher education every year
was being made to the annual budget allocated to basic and higher education
 to the annual budget, allocated to basic and higher education every year, was made