Verbal Ability - Sentence Improvement - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Improvement - Section 1 (Q.No.71)

In questions given below, a part of the sentence is italicised and underlined. Below are given alternatives to the italicised part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, option 'D' is the answer.

71. 

The poor villagers have waited in the bitter cold for more than 4 hours now.

[A]. have been waiting
[B]. had waited
[C]. has been waiting
[D]. No improvement

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Tejas said: (Jan 13, 2016)  
Why not has been waiting?

Kinjal said: (Sep 28, 2016)  
Because in this sentence action is not over so, here we use 'have + ing + been'.

Utkarsh Dada said: (Dec 21, 2018)  
Thank you @Kinjal.

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