Pick out the most effective word/phrases from the given alternatives marked (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) given below each sentence to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningful and grammatically correct.

What is the correct answer?


By the middle of the 19th Century, the urban population of England _________ the rural population.

A. have exceed

B. exceeded

C. was to exceeds

D. exceeds

Correct Answer :

B. exceeded

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