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Today the motel _________ by the members of the same family.

a-) is managed b-) was managed c-) has been managed d-) will be managed

i think "is managed" is the most acceptable one but it doesnt sound like it is correct. i know that the answer is not "b" but i'm not sure about the others. :(

  • Welcome to ELL. Please provide include more details, like your thoughts about the problem. – Em. Aug 26 '16 at 16:08
  • Answers b, c, or d could be "correct" if, for instance, the previous sentence were: Last week, some strangers took over management. That is why we need details, @pureipack ! – P. E. Dant Aug 26 '16 at 19:36
  • All four of them are grammatical. – Alan Carmack Aug 26 '16 at 23:52
  • These kinds of questions are really well suited for HiNative. You might want to check out that app. – zagadka314 Aug 26 '16 at 23:53
  • @zagadka314 thanks for the advice. I will search it. – pureipack Aug 27 '16 at 5:21
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I would choose A, but the answers are very ambiguous and depend on the context you are looking for.

A: Today the hotel is managed by the members of the same family. (Possible context: the family used to manage it and nowadays, they do too)

B: Today the hotel was managed by the members of the same family. (Context: We pulled in even more money today than yesterday, even though it was managed by the members of the same family.)

C: Today the hotel has been managed by the members of the same family. (Context: similar to B although a stretch -- I would say this is the least correct)

D: Today the hotel will be managed by the members of the same family. (Context: Yesterday the members of the family did a good job. Today they will get to do it again.)

Choice A may sound strange to you, but keep in mind that it is referring to "today" as

"at the present period of time; nowadays." -Oxford Dictionary
  • thank you so much for your answer. it looks like an easy question but it's confusing. – pureipack Aug 27 '16 at 5:19

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